How to Extend C drive Volume Size in Windows XP/ 7/8/8.1/10

Extend C Drive Volume Without Format

Many of us may be using a computer or a laptop. In this modern age of technology, it is very important and necessary to be able to use devices like smartphones, computers, or laptops.

increase c drive size

We save all information or other data or files in the Phone memory or memory card in the mobile as well as on the hard disk drive of the computer or laptop.

Generally, the windows operating system and other software files are installed on the C drive that's why the C drive must require more space may be greater than 80-100 GB.

so, is it possible to extend c drive space? the answer is yes!

When the memory of the device you are using is full, its working speed decreases. you can extend c drive space from d drive or from any other drive or from unallocated space. 

In particular, if the operating system is installed on a 'C' drive in a computer or laptop, your computer or laptop will start to hang after the drive 'C' is full. 

In that case, your other drives have a lot of space, but the computer is not running properly because the 'C' drive is full. 

At that time, we think of formatting a computer, and that idea is natural, isn't it? 

This is because you do not know how to use the Unallocated space in other drives for the 'C' drive or How to Extend any Disk Volume Size in your Computer. 

In this article we are going to give you information on how to increase the space of any drive with very simple steps and this information will be very useful for everyone.

after carefully reading this article, you may be able to Extend C drive Storage size in windows 10, Windows 8, windows 8.1 Windows 7 and also windows XP too. 

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How to Extend 'C' or any Disk drive 
Volume Size in your Computer

there are many methods to extend any disk volume size in your computer but in some methods, there will be a security issue occur. 

Method: 1

how to extend C drive space in windows 10 without any software?

you can extend size of C drive volume size by Run a command Prompt (cmd). click on start button>Search>Run then enter "diskmgmt.msc" command in Run program.

you will see all drive volume with a drive letter. right-click on 'C' drive then you will see there is an option called 'extend volume' but that will be disabled. see following fig.

Disk Management
Fig. 1

by this method, you can extend any disk drive volume except 'C' drive because of security reasons. 

its hard that extend C drive space without any software so can we extend c drive space without formatting?

can you extend c drive partition? or how to extend partition c in windows 7? 

or 

can we extend c drive space windows 10 or how to extend c drive size in windows 10/ windows 7?

or 

how to extend c drive space in windows 7/8/8.1/ 10 without formatting? 

many times, some people asking questions, can't extend c drive space?

the answer of all above questions is here!

if you want to extend your 'C' drive and also other drive volume size then follow the second method.

Method: 2

how to extend c drive space without formatting?

using this method, you can extend C drive memory in your computer. you can allocate space for C drive from another Drive volume. 

How extend C drive Space?

first of all you must have a third party software called 'Mini Tool Partition Wizard'. you can download a free version of this software here. https://cdn2.minitool.com/?p=pw&e=pw-free.

When you install this software it looks like the following interface.   

Partition Wizard tool
Fig. 2


Suppose you have 500GB of hard disk and 100GB of C drive which is used more than 90GB space and have other free space drives. 

do you know that you can extend your C drive space from other drives space? or how increase c drive space without format?

To extend drive volume space from another free space drive for that there are four steps and you must carefully read these steps.
 
Steps:
  1. Create Unallocated space from free space drive.
  2. Extend from Unallocated space
let's go ahead step by step to extend the C disk drive volume size. 

Step: 1 Create Unallocated space from free space drive

to create unallocated space from another drive volume, follow these steps.
Open Mini Tool Partition Wizard (Fig. 2)> Right-click on the drive from which you want to take space > Click on Move/Resize option. 

After that, you see a new window dialog box. type required size in Unallocated space after section that will increase your C drive volume size. 

suppose you want to increase your C Drive volume size by 20 GB then type '20' in Unallocated space after section and then click OK.
 
after that you will see 1 pending operation at the bottom-left section of the window, exact below that there are two options Apply and Undo. to perform an unallocated space creation operation, click on Apply and then yes > Ok. 

If you look at the C drive, you will not see an increase in its size. Don't worry, your work is not done yet.

Ok fine you create a successful Unallocated space. now the next step is to Extend your C drive Volume Size from Unallocated space.


Step: 2 Extend from Unallocated Space

Now in this step, we will use unallocated space for C drive. for that follow these steps...
Right Click on C drive or any other drive which you want to extend its size > Click on Extend option and you see a new Extend Partition window dialog box.

you see a drop-down menu for the Take free space from option. select the 20 GB unallocated space option from the drop-down menu option. that 20 GB unallocated space created at our Step 1. 

next, you see a question How much free space do you want to take? just drag the slider 100% to the right site to take 100% space from unallocated space that is 20 GB. then click Ok.

Again you see a Pending operation at the bottom-left side section of the window. to complete the operation just click on Apply then yes and Ok

Wow! you have successfully extend your C drive volume size.
by this method you can extend c drive size windows 10 or extend c drive size windows 7. 

also you can extend c drive space in windows server 2012 r2, windows server 2003,extend c drive in vmware, etc.

In this article we have tried to cover following queries.
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  • can't extend c drive unallocated space windows 10
  • can't extend c drive with unallocated space windows 7

I hope you understand all these steps properly. If you do not understand, read this article again.

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