Utilize non adjacent free space?

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  1. davewill2010

    davewill2010 Registered Member

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    I have 2 partitions on my server and 197GB of unpartitioned/unallocated space. My C partition is running low on space and I want to use the unallocated space to extend the C partition but the unpartitioned space is not adjacent to it so I am unable to use it. Is there a workround so I can extend the partition into the unpartitioned space?

    Using Partition Manager 11 Server edition by the way
     
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  2. Mech_An

    Mech_An Registered Member

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    Could you please post here a screenshot of Windows Disk Management? Then I will be able to provide step-by-step instructions how to enlarge C: partition.
    * right-click on 'My computer' and choose 'Manage';
    * select 'Disk Management' in 'Storage';
    * maximize the window;
    * click 'PrintScreen' key on the keyboard to capture the screen into the Windows Clipboard;
    * paste the image and save it as JPG, GIF or PNG file;
     
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    davewill2010 Registered Member

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    Hi here ya go

    Thanks
     

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  4. Robin A.

    Robin A. Registered Member

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    I´d do this:

    1. Backup E, creating an image in an external USB disk.
    2. Delete E. This leaves free space "to the right" of C.
    3. Extend C using this free space. Instant and risk-free operation.
    4. Restore the image to the free space left to the right of the new C.
     
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  5. Mech_An

    Mech_An Registered Member

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    Why so diffucult?

    I would recommend the following:
    1. Backup C and E first (because all partitioning operations are potentially dangerous)
    2. Right-click partition E and select Move\Resize. In the new Wizard move E to the end of your Hard Drive
    3. Apply changes.
    4. Once completed, right-click C and select Move\Resize. In the Wizard move the right partition border to cover all unallocated space between 2 partitions.
    5. Apply changes
    Done! :)
     
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    I think that image operations are faster and more reliable than "move" operations. Personal preferences. Note that probably the second procedure would be longer than the first (two backups, one move).
     
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