I have all of my data (my documents, photos, etc) stored on a completely separate drive.
Now, after installing several different programs, including some music software which takes up considerable space, I realize that the 40GB partition I originally made as my "system drive" is just not big enough (already I only have 11GB still available).
Yet... I have plenty (around 250GB) of unallocated space just sitting there on the very same hard drive. I intended to use it originally for other things, but now I would really like to take around 40 gigabytes of that unused, unallocated space and add them to my c: drive.
What would be the best way to do this (without reformatting the drive).
Looking up the subject on Google, I found explanations, using 3rd party software (eg. Acronis Disk Director Suite) on how to merge existing partitions. But I'm kind of hoping that my situation might be simpler and less risky since I intend to merge unallocated space rather than an existing partition.
So my questions is: What would be the safest, most reliable, and easiest way to go about performing this task?