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Merge unallocated space with my D: partition
« on: January 11, 2013, 10:39:07 AM »
I am using Easeus and I want to merge 25 Gb of unallocated space with the D: partition.

I searched and could not find out how.

C: is the primary partition.

I already tried merging D: with F: ( 25 Gb) but that did not work.

What is the trick ?

Andy

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Re: Merge unallocated space with my D: partition
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2013, 10:48:03 AM »
you want to resize partitions
sounds like - resize C:, first - i think that requires a couple re-boots
that should leave some unallocated space to expand D:

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Re: Merge unallocated space with my D: partition
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2013, 11:09:51 AM »
I already did that.

It would let me expand d: drive.

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Re: Merge unallocated space with my D: partition
« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2013, 12:00:26 PM »
hmmm
can you post a screen-shot of the drive allocation, like this...


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Re: Merge unallocated space with my D: partition
« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2013, 02:15:12 PM »
Here it is.
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Re: Merge unallocated space with my D: partition
« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2013, 02:15:50 PM »
If the partition to expand [D:\] is contiguous to the unallocated space,
it should be easy to do. If you can't then something is not working in
the expected way.

Did you try to select the D: partition and see what options you have?

I see the image you posted, you can't expand D: because the unallocated space
is not contiguous to it.
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Re: Merge unallocated space with my D: partition
« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2013, 02:20:11 PM »
you should be able to do it by resizing C: to full size again
then, resize it once more
this time, move the other slider so that the unallocated space is before C:

ok - i just looked at the dialog - it's not a slider - it's an up/down control
but, adjust the allocated space before value to free space

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Re: Merge unallocated space with my D: partition
« Reply #7 on: January 11, 2013, 02:23:40 PM »
you should be able to do it by resizing C: to full size again
then, resize it once more
this time, move the other slider so that the unallocated space is before C:


If the OS is in C:, as it usually is, I wouldn't do that. Expanding C: is almost
painless, but moving the OS can be dangerous, if it is in C:  :icon_rolleyes:

Strange configuration of the main HD indeed. Usually C: is first partition, and
D: is the second.
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Re: Merge unallocated space with my D: partition
« Reply #8 on: January 11, 2013, 02:24:56 PM »
actually, EaseUs is really good at that stuff
however, there are certain areas of an NTFS partition that cannot be moved
these are out near the middle of the partition

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Re: Merge unallocated space with my D: partition
« Reply #9 on: January 11, 2013, 02:38:01 PM »
actually, EaseUs is really good at that stuff
however, there are certain areas of an NTFS partition that cannot be moved
these are out near the middle of the partition

Ask yourself a couple of questions before doing anything with Disk C:

- have you done a backup of the data/program/OS?
- are you confident in restoring everything if needed?
- do you have the cd for restoring data?
- what about drivers for your peripherals?
- have you done a recent scandisk?

These are the usual things that you need if, for any reason,
something does not end well.

Most of the time nothing happens, but you never know if
and when something goes wrong.

I don't want to scare you, but these are the things I've learned
from my own experience with my and other collegues PC.
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Re: Merge unallocated space with my D: partition
« Reply #10 on: January 11, 2013, 03:41:25 PM »
I figured it out.

I moved the unallocated space in front of D: drive.

Then I expanded D: into the unallocated space.

frktons,

You are right.

I try to go slow in those disk changes.

I had everything backed up and I also have a BartPE disk and puppy linux on a pendrive.

When I could not get past the password prompt on my primary partition, linux on the pendrive "saved my bacon".  :t

Andy

P.S. I found out something interesting.
     
      I was able to copy whole program directories under Program Files from D: drive and paste them to  the  C: drive.
     
 A few still worked great and I found one program that didn't install in Program Files and it transferred and ran fine.





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Re: Merge unallocated space with my D: partition
« Reply #11 on: January 11, 2013, 04:46:51 PM »
Get a decent disk imaging program, create disk images of your partitions on another drive. Repartition the disk(s) then write the disk images back onto them.
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