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 Post subject: cannot extend a harddrive partition
New postPosted: Mon Feb 16, 2009 5:26 pm 

Hi all-Could use some help,since I've not found any information addressing my question specifically.I partitioned my harddrive and now want to extend it,but the right click "extend" option is greyed out and not available.It is a basic volume and was formatted with NTFS.Does anyone know why this option is not available and/or if I can extend it another way?


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 Post subject: Re: cannot extend a harddrive partition
New postPosted: Tue Feb 17, 2009 3:58 am 

I also find the disk management tool a tad confusing :shock:
Make sure that the partition is empty, delete it, then extend your initial partition (probably C:) to full capacity. Shrink C: again but this time to the capacity you need and you should be good to go. Hope this has helped :D


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New postPosted: Tue Feb 17, 2009 12:11 pm 

Here's something I learned about Vista: you can only extend partitions to the right in disk management. If you have a partition on the left that you delete, sorry!, you can't combine it with your other partition. There are a lot of people on the forums who know a lot about partitions and free partitioning software, though, so it should be no problem.



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New postPosted: Mon Feb 23, 2009 12:37 pm 

I would download the Home version of this software:
http://www.partition-tool.com/


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New postPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2009 3:42 pm 

Thank you...all of you!Sorry I've taken so long to say that(life got chaotic for a bit).I did what rsvr85 suggested and it worked nicely!I appreciate your responses.Thanks again!


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Glad i could help :D



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New postPosted: Thu Oct 27, 2011 11:14 pm 

partition master home is a very good partition and disk management tool. i have used it over two years. now, it has upgrade to version 9.1 without many powerful functions. besides extend partition, it can merge partition, thanks its developer, it is the fist free ware with the function of merging partition.
http://download.cnet.com/Easeus-Partiti ... 63346.html


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EaseUS Partition Master is an ALL-IN-ONE Windows partition manager and reliable disk management toolkit. it can resize, create, merge partition, what a mazing, it extend the system partiton without rooting your pc.
http://www.partition-tool.com/easeus-partition-manager-server/


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