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Extend Volumes of C Disk with Disk Management Tool

When you C disk is used up, and you can't install any application and programs, how to do? In Windows 7, Windows Disk Management tool allows to reallocate the volumes of hard drivers, as well as delete or create new hard driver, with this tool you can shrink and extend the capacity of any partitions rather than go to download third-party applications. Here provides useful way to increase the volume of C disk.


Simple Process to Increase the Capacity of C Disk

Before you can use the Extend Volume feature of C hard driver, you need to free up the adjacent hard driver, such as D disk, so you must backup all data and files of D disk with a removable hard disk or USB. Then format that driver and make it become unreallocated partition.

Step 1: Run Disk Management tool, go to Control Panel. In the search box of control panel, type Partition, and then hit Enter key to search. Click Create and format hard disk partitions from searching result.


You can see the Primary partition in navy-blue color, Logic partition in blue, and the Unallocated one is in black. In Windows 7, you can only extend a volume with unallocated space that is located to its right.

Step 2: Backup the data and files of D partition, then format or delete this partition, since it is the neighboring partition of C. Then right-click to select Delete Volume.

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Step 3: When the adjacent driver is in black( unreallocated), you can right-click on C, select Extend Volume.


Step 4: It'll directly select the unallocated space, you just click Next, it ends up with clicking Finish.


To Create a New Partition

If you want to add a new partition for storing your personal data, before you can create a new volume, you need to free up some space from the other big size driver, and make it have unallocated space.

Then right-click on Unallocated partition to select New Simple Volume.


Follow the Volume Wizard, and then assign the space volume, pick a drive letter, and file system.