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June 26, 2011 9:53:12 PM

Hello,
I have compy with 2 equal partitions, C and D. The C partition volume is almost used in full, the D is unused.
I would like to resize them i.e. make the C 3/4 of the disk and D 1/4 of the disk hard drive space. The Vista computer manage does not let me do it.
I do not want to lose a data reformating hard drive.
A years ego I used to do so using AESEUS program (free), but can not find it now...
a c 104 G Storage
June 26, 2011 10:54:05 PM

Hi there, and Welcome to Tom's Hardware!

The Aeseus Partition Master that you mentioned would be a great program for this situation. It has been highly rated.
If you are going to use it just this time, or rarely, the Home Edition (free) would be adequate.

As a matter of safety, anytime you are planning to manipulate partitions, don't forget to backup your data.

Here is the link:

http://www.partition-tool.com/personal.htm
June 27, 2011 7:59:06 AM

(Acronis Disk Director 11 Home) is an excellent app as well, but I have no idea about the trial limitations.
a c 154 G Storage
June 27, 2011 5:49:58 PM

bojaz said:
Hello,
I have compy with 2 equal partitions, C and D. The C partition volume is almost used in full, the D is unused.
I would like to resize them i.e. make the C 3/4 of the disk and D 1/4 of the disk hard drive space. The Vista computer manage does not let me do it.
I do not want to lose a data reformating hard drive.
A years ego I used to do so using AESEUS program (free), but can not find it now...


I think you should be able to do it.
In order for the C partition to expand, there has to be some room adjacent to it.
I think if you just delete the D partition which has nothing in it, you can then add to the C.
Just reducing the D will not work, because the released space will not be contiguous with the C.

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