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Is there a way to expand disk C without using a 3rd party tool or having to back up everything on E, delete E, then Extend and rebuild E?

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Scott Fell, EE MVEDeveloper & EE ModeratorAsked:
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MASEE Solution Guide - Technical Dept HeadCommented:
If you dont want to use a 3rd party there is no direct way to do this.
If you  can backup E drive (extended partitions) you can delete it and extend C drive.
You can try the below tool as well, They have a live chat support even for free version.
https://www.partition-tool.com/resource/manage-partition/resize-c-drive.htm

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Scott Fell, EE MVEDeveloper & EE ModeratorAuthor Commented:
Thanks. I have used easeus for my personal machine in the past to transfer data from my HD to SSD. They let you get through everything until the very end - then you have to pay to complete.   Have you used this one yourself?
Scott Fell, EE MVEDeveloper & EE ModeratorAuthor Commented:
The real issue is there is less than 700mb on the C drive and that is preventing some software to not run.  

Using disk clean up I found almost 4 gig mostly through cleaning up windows update.  I think that will be my short term fix.
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MASEE Solution Guide - Technical Dept HeadCommented:
I have tried it, but it was not successful due to HDD issue.
but support was with me till I finish.
ITSysTechSenior Systems AdministratorCommented:
You could also gain some more space by deleting the system junk "Clean up system files" in disk clean up, unless you already have. To buy you some time. Also, you could search for huge files (.iso files etc.,) and move them off the drive. 1.JPG
nobusCommented:
you can use bootit-BM for this task it is totally free  for partition workwww.terabyteunlimited.com/       
do not install it on disk - just run it
select partition work, and theE: drive - select slide to end of disk
now you have free space near the C: drive, and it can be expanded
Scott Fell, EE MVEDeveloper & EE ModeratorAuthor Commented:
ITSysTech, thank you, from my post 42346489 you will see I have already done that.

Nobus, I will check that out.
nobusCommented:
if you have questions - just shoot !
Scott Fell, EE MVEDeveloper & EE ModeratorAuthor Commented:
The answer to my question is it can't be done as posted by MAS. I will need to use a 3rd party tool

Thank you!
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