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How to increase volume on C drive

Q: How to increase volume on C drive

Hi all!
C drive on my computer is almost full, I keep receiving notifications regarding no or less space in C drive. I have Partitioned my hard disk into 3 parts.
C drive is only 25 GB :/
D drive is 80 GB
E is close to 150 GB

I would like to increase my C drive space from 25 GB to 100 GB cutting E drive down . I am unable to do so through disk management. The option Extend Volume is grayed out. Please suggest an alternate way to increase the volume of my C drive. The OS I have is Windows 7 ultimate!!
Thank you in advance.

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A: How to increase volume on C drive

0. Make sure you have everything you can't afford to lose backed up.
1. Get Easeus Partition Master (the free one for home use)
2. Shrink E
3. Expand D
4. Shrink D
5. Expand C

Partition Master may let you just shrink E and expand C, but if you have a traditional partition layout the steps I listed will have to occur (even if PM hides the middle ones).

Personally, I would do 1 step at a time and reboot between each. This way if something goes wrong your chances of recovering are much greater.
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Is it possible??? Please help me out.

A:Delete a LOGICAL PARTITION to increase volume of C drive.

Hi Joe and welcome to Seven Forums.

The built in Disk Management might be able to do exactly what you want depending on where the 19.5GB partition is located in relation to the C: partition.

How To Access Disk Management in Windows 7

If the 19.5 partition is immediately to the right of the C: partition ( in other words, if the hard drive is set up as C: | 19.5 | 39 | 39 | 107 ) you could format or shrink the 19.5 partition changing it to unallocated space. Then the C: partition could then be extended to incorporate the unallocated space. It's a somewhat complicated process.

Resize a partition in Vista/Windows 7

Or you could use a different free utility called MiniTool Partition Wizard to do the same thing with a lot less hassle and without worrying about where the 19.5 partition is in relation to the C: partition. This tutorial shows exactly how to extend the C: partition.

Extend partition with partition magic software ? MiniTool Partition Wizard.
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A:How to increase the volume in XP Pro

royeo said:

I have Windows XP Pro, SP2.

When you go to a theatre the volume always seems too loud. That's so you can hear the quiet parts. But in XP Pro I've maxed out the volume in Sound and Audio and I've turned up the volume all the way on my speakers. But to no avail. I still can't hear the quiet parts. I have to go into Linux to watch a movie but I like the player I have in Windows better.

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royeoClick to expand...
What kind of sound card do you have? My old PC seemed to suck with sound quality and volume, but when I got my new PC it was much louder and sounded so much more clear.
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Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
I'd use free mini tool personally
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If you post your current set up in the disk manager similar to the pics below it will be easier.

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Which files/folders do you have on the C: drive exactly?
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A:How to increase C drive space

Hi chmosama , 
Welcome to the Community Forums.
Before you decide on changing the partitioning , it would be best that you back up your data and create your recovery media first as changing the partition may cause failure of the One Key Recovery (factory reset feature) to work .
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There doesn't seem to be any way of increasing the C drive using windows tools, I tried unallocating space from D and increasing C but the option is greyed out for C.

Any help would be appreciated, thanks!

A:Increase partition size of my C drive?

The best tool for Resizing partitions in Windows 7 which Disk Management cannot do is free Partition Wizard bootable CD.
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A:Increase hard drive space

Try under properties of your hard drive and the general tab - tick the box for "compress this drive to save disk space".
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PS: there is an easy way and a hard way. But the easy way requires to run with a free OEM program from a CD. Do you think you could handle this - download the .iso, burn to CD, boot from CD ?? We would give you the links.
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First thing I would suggest is a new system, anything with a P4 in it needs to be upgraded to a new platform.
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System Requirements

Minimum System Requirements

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If you download EaseUS Partition Master Home - EPM which is (FREE) and install it...

Download EASEUS Partition Master Home Edition - MajorGeeks

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A:No Drive letter & Volume Mix-up

Lisa-Marya said:

I run WinXP on a pc with 2 hard drives, and an external hard drive for back-ups. It was working perfectly.Click to expand...

solve them one at a time; keep the USB in the box (ie disconnected) until
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A:Cannot extend volume on External Drive

There's no such thing as an "unallocated partition". There is allocated space (partitions) and unallocated space. The latter is OUTSIDE any partitions.

Since you already have 4 partitions, any attempt to create another is going to force the conversion of ALL the partitions into Dynamic Disks.