“Why can’t I extend volume on Windows?”, “How can I expand my volume without data loss?” If you have these problems, this article will give you useful advice.
As a computer user, irrespective of the window server you use, you will agree that computers tend to get slow after a period of time. This is because; more data and files are being saved as you continue to use the device. Usually, these data and files are saved directly to your C-drive (local disk) and you will find a situation where there is enough space in other partitions but you keep receiving pop-ups saying ‘you are running out of space’. It can be really frustrating as your computer speed starts reducing drastically and applications start hanging and you are unable to extend c-drive volume. Let’s take the time to learn of the various ways you can extend or enlarge C-drive volume on windows.
Following the release of Windows 10, most computer users upgraded to the new server because of the advantages it offers. But not too long into using the new windows, there were lots of complaints about extending volume and resizing partitions. Here are some steps you can follow to resize/enlarge/ extend volume on windows 10.
Every window comes with a disk management tool and windows 10 is not left out. For those who can’t extend volume, this is an easy tool to do that; all you have got to do is locate the disk management tool, click on ‘volume D’ and select the ‘extend volume’ option. A guide wizard will pop-up on your screen guiding you through the necessary processes, but this tool requires an adjacent unallocated space on the right side of your c-drive partition. Most times windows users don’t have unallocated space next to their c-drive and this makes the disk management tool useless. In such cases, it is advisable to use trusted third-party software like IM-Magic Partition Resizer Free, which is totally free for Windows 10/7/8/XP/Vista.
The diskpart is yet another tool you can employ when you are unable to extend C-drive volume on windows. This tool works by allowing you to input certain commands that will help extend/resize/enlarge c-drive volume on any window server. It is pretty easy to use as well. First, open the command prompt window by clicking windows and the ‘R’ key simultaneously and entering the letters ‘cmd’ then clicking the ‘enter’ button. After which, you input ‘diskpart’ and click on the ‘enter’ key again. On the displayed screen, type ‘list volume’ and select ‘volume 1’. Then you input ‘EXTEND’ to commence the process. Note that this also requires an unallocated space just adjacent to your C-drive. This tool is of no use if there is no unallocated space. You would have to use IM-Magic Partition Resizer Free.
When the aforementioned tools fail, you could also get a bigger hard drive to ‘extend volume’ on Windows 10 or download IM-Magic Partition Resizer Free.
Free to extend partition on Windows with partition tool
IM-Magic Partition Resizer Free is a freeware that allows you to expand/resize/enlarge c-drive on any windows without unallocated space. This freeware is your best bet if you can’t extend c-drive with unallocated space also. It is very fast and easy to use. Are you ready to manage your disk partition with no data loss? Then download the IM-Magic Partition Resizer Free and follow these few steps below;
Install and run the downloaded IM-Magic Partition Resizer free.
Locate any partition that has free space, irrespective of its position, on your computer.
Shrink the volume of the selected partition to free up some space.
Steps to resize your disk partition
Move the unallocated space to your c-drive or any partition you wish to increase.
Extend/enlarge/resize the volume of the selected partition.
Steps to resize your disk partition
Then click on ‘APPLY’ to effect the change
Simple, yeah! From the above steps, you can see the IM-Magic Partition Resizer free offers a wide range of benefits. You can shrink, resize, enlarge or extend volume or partition on any server. It goes without saying that this is your best bet when it comes to solving issues like ‘can’t extend volume’, ‘can’t resize partition’, can’t enlarge volume on windows’, etc.
Extend Partition with Non-adjacent Unallocated Space on Windows 2008