How can I move unallocated space to the partition I want?

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  1. MikeHawthorne

    MikeHawthorne Essential Member
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    Hi

    I'm trying to start over on the creating a recovery capsule thing.
    I have turned the old one into unallocated space.

    I can add it to drive C:\ that's not a problem, but I'd like to add it too the D:\ partition and it does't give me the option to do that.

    Here's the image, check out disk 1, C:\, unallocated, D:\...

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    Anyway that's the deal, why can I add it to C:\ but not to D:\?

    Mike
     
  2. ussnorway

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    Hi Mike,

    To be clear, when you right click on the D drive… the extend drive option is greyed out?
    extend.

    The default windows tool is a little simplistic and will only see space at the back of a drive… work around is delete the D drive then make a new larger one that uses all available space.
     
  3. MikeHawthorne

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    Hi

    Yes the option is grayed out.

    Well I can't delete the D:\ drive (it has a lot of data on it) so I guess I'll just add the space back to C:\.
    To bad I can't just extend the D:\ drive to use the unallocated space.

    I suppose I could get software that would do this, I used to use Partition Magic a long time ago before Windows had any options to do this out of dos.

    I'm going to try and create a recovery partition again and see if it works the second time through.

    Mike
     
  4. MikeHawthorne

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    OK I added the space back to C:\ so everything is back to normal.
    I started Paragon and it showed that this time it would place the recovery module behind the D:\ drive.

    I think that I screwed it up last time by shrinking the C:\ drive and putting the new partition in the wrong place.
     

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