Extend Partition Diskpart Free for Windows 10/8/7

Video Tutorial to Resize Partitions with Partition Tool


Hard disk have no enough space on the system drive? This page is about how to extend partition with diskpart for free on Windows 10/8/7.

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There are so many reasons to extend partition on Windows 10/8/7. Top of those reasons is that you want some space on your drive to work on. While it is true that you could extend your partition using Diskpart commands, it could also quite a difficult task too, and you could end up losing some vital data if things go awry. Also, apart from using the Diskpart command, the Disk Management tool could also be used to extend partition for Windows. However, to carry out a safe disk partition you will need a trusted partition extension software.IM-Magic Partition Resizer free edition does the job well.

Reasons for Partition Extension

One of every Windows’ user nightmares is to run out of space on their hard drive. Running out of space on your computer could wreck many havocs. The first of those havocs is that you may not be able to save up important files you are working on. And when this happens, there could be a great drag in your workflow. Another havoc this could cause is that some apps make begin malfunction which could mar the way you work too. When apps begin malfunctioning, your Windows operation could also be gravely affected which could lead to a sudden system crash. To prevent all those, a partition extension is therefore necessary.

How to Extend Partition on Windows 10/8/7 Using Diskpart Cmd

You have to carefully follow the steps involved in extending Windows using Diskpart, as a slight misstep could degenerate to you losing very important data. To begin, you need to launch your start window using the start button. In the window, type in cmd. A command window will pop up after this, then input ‘diskpart’. That will bring out the diskpart window. On the diskpart window, meticulous type in list disk. Immediately, all the disks you have your computer will show. The next step to follow is to insert ‘select disk n’. Please note that the letter ‘n’ represents the disk number you want to extend. A window that allows you to choose the partition you wish to extend will come up. After selecting the preferred disk, then put in ‘extend size=n’. In this case, however, the ‘n’ stands for the size number you wish to extend the partition to. After completing all these steps, you will get a message that your extension was successful.

Extend Partition with IM-Magic Free Edition

A very important thing you should note is that Dispart session does work on disk not formatted with NTFS. This a very big letdown for using diskpart to extend partition. Using IM-Magic Free Edition saves you from this as you could extend your partition irrespective of the file system it is formatted with. Another good thing about using IM-Magic free editor software is that you do not need a reboot to begin the session. After download, launch the software. This software will show your disks, then click on the disk to partition and select the command ‘Resize/Move’.

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If you use Windows Server 2003/2008/2011/2012/2016/2019, you can also try IM-Magic Partition Resizer Server or IM-Magic Partition Resizer Unlimited to extend your partitions.

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[Guide] Steps to extend volume without data loss

This step by step guide will show you the right way to extend any volume using  IM-Magic Partition Resizer Unlimited edition;

Step-1 install, and launch the program.

Step-2 Right click the large volume to produce unallocated free space.

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Step-3  Then right click c and drag the border to acquire the free space.

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Step-4 Apply the changes.

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