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Q:Why system built-in disk management tool can not extend partition with unallocated space?

In order to meet users’ demands for disk partition management better, Microsoft adds 2 functions namely “Extend Volume” and “Shrink Volume” to Windows Vista/7/8 and Windows Server 2008/2012. With the 2 functions, users can resize partition in some situations. Nevertheless, the function “Extend Volume” can only work when there is unallocated space behind and adjacent to the partition which needs extending. In other words, if the partition which needs extending is not neighboring to unallocated space or unallocated space is located before target partition, Windows built-in disk management tool is unable to extend partition.

Under this kind of situations, if users want to extend partition, try using MiniTool Partition Wizard. It can even help extend partition when there is no unallocated space on hard disk. The following screenshot is the main interface of this software:

If users want to extend partition quickly and effectively, please select the partition which needs extending in the main interface, and then click “Extend Partition” button to enter the next interface:

In this interface, users can select an unallocated space or partition to take free space and drag sliding button to decide how much free space to take. Then, click “OK” button to go back to the main interface:

In the main interface, please click “Apply” button to apply changes to computer. After that, extending partition is finished successfully.

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