This is a common question asked by people, if you have the same problem, you come to the right place, in this article, we will show you how to increase C drive space without formatting and you can make it for totally free!
If you are familiar with Windows system tool, you may know Disk Management and CMD diskpart command line. You can try these two built-in tool to increase your disk partitions.
While before I show you the steps to make it, there are something important you need to know.
1.When you use CMD Diskpart or Disk Management to increase the C drive, there can be data loss problems on your C drive. If you don’t want to lose data on the C drive, you’d better try another way.
2.Disk Management can only work under NTFS file system. And the "Extend Volume" function can only work when there is some unallocated space.
Steps to Increase C Drive Space with CMD Diskpart
Steps to Increase C Drive Space with Disk Management
Right click the "Computer", choose "Manage" option to go, enter Disk Management, then find your C drive, right click it and choose "Extend Volume", next you can select a suitable volume size and add it to your C drive, then reboot your computer and you can have your C drive increased.
The third solution is the easiest way to increase the C drive space, you can extend any drive on your hard disk easily. Here I would like to recommend IM-Magic Partition Resizer, which is a effective partition manage tool with many useful functions. It has a free version for Windows 10/8/7/XP/Vista, you can download it and manage your disk partitions for totally free.
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Extend partition when the extend volume greyed out
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