If you want to extend your disk partition and find it greyed out in the disk management of Windows, you come to the right place. This article will show you different ways to extend partition on Windows 7/8/10 for free.
For most people, when they want to extend their C drives, they will choose to extend the partition with Disk Management built in Windows system.
But sometimes, they will find that their "Extend Volume" greyed out, why?
Also read: how to fix windows 10/7 extend volume greyed out
There are some reasons why the "Extend Volume" greyed out:
Is there any way can extend partition on NTFS file system and without disk management tool?
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Extend Partitions on Windows 7/8/10/vista/XP
If you want to extend your partition, you can shrink another partition which has more unallocated space, or merge your partition with another free partition.
Step1: Start the software and select a large drive to delete or shrink and produce some free space.
Delete partition to make some free space
Step2: Right-click the drive partition and choose "Resize/Move Partition"
Extend partitions on Windows 7/8/10/vista/XP
Shrink Big partition to produce free space
Steps to resize your partition when you can not extend volume
Then you can extend the drive partition by dragging the mouse.
Video Tutorial to Extend Partition on Windows 7/8/10/vista/XP
If you want to extend your C drive by move space from another partition which is not adjacent to C drive, things may get a little difficult, you can watch the steps on the video tutorial, you will understand.
Here is also a Windows server repartition software for server 2003/2008/2012/2016, but it is a paid program.
Tutorial: 3 ways to enable extend volume greyed out in Windows Server