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Jun 3, 2020

As I have been getting on well with my installation of Linux Ubtuntu 20.04 on a SSD I installed it to a few months back, I decided to delete the partition I was using it from on a HDD and extend the partition for saved data to utilised the entire HDD. However rather than simply extend the patition, GParted is literally moving all the data to the start of the HDD as part of the process, this shows to take 3 hours, as per attached printscreen, what is the functoin of the 'cancel' button then? Does it make a mess of things or does it leave the partition extended but simply leave the data where it was on the HDD platter? Thanks in advance.
Picture of GParted


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Moving a partition to the left is extremely expensive so the long wait time is expected.
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