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Extend Disk Partition?


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Leesie

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Hi,

 

I installed a new hard drive in my desktop last year. I'm running windows 10. What I would like to is extend the disk partition to use the unallocated space left on the hard drive, however I'm not sure how to go about that. It won't let me use 'extend' on any of them other than the alt back up drive. I'm attaching a screen cap of what my disk management screen shows. Any help would be appreciated.

 

Thank you.

Lisa

 

 


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MattFS

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The built-in Disk Management utility in Windows is limited in a few ways, so for some disk operations you need to use a 3rd party software. I would recommend the free MiniTool Partition Wizard--here is the link: http://www.partition...on-manager.html

 

And here is a link to a tutorial on how to use the software to expand a partition: http://www.partition...-partition.html

 

Let me know if you need any help or have any more questions!


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Leesie

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Great, thank you MattFs! I managed to add the 8GB to the one partition that was running out of space. It came up with the pop up after I tried to use the unallocated space that it couldn't use any more than 2tb of the hard drive (I think this one was 3tb). Any work around for that?

 

Thanks again for the help!

Lisa


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Angoid

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Hi Leesie, this could be to do with the way that the disk is initialised:
https://support.micr...n-us/kb/2581408

Although that article doesn't mention Windows 10, I think it still applies as it's not OS-specific.

If the tool suggested by MattFS doesn't do it, I think this one might help you:
http://www.disk-part...ws-10-0528.html

Let us know if this helps or you have more questions!
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