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How do increase D drive volume?

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January 2, 2013 10:39:29 AM

Almost out of space on D drive. I shrunk C drive size by 5GB which is unallocated. But when I do to Disk Management and try to reallocate those 5 GB to D drive, it shows "Extend Volume" is greyed out so I can't extend size. Please help. Thank you.

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January 5, 2013 3:50:56 AM

Windows built-in disk management can only extend a volume when there is an unallocated space contiguous behind. In your situation, you need to move the unallocated space behind D drive through third party partition software, eg, AOMEI Partition Assistant, Partition Magic,etc.
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January 8, 2013 6:44:41 AM

you can not use the unallocated space that is in the front of D to extend D, the unallocated should be on the right side and next to D and then you can use Windows build in disk management to extend that partition, this is the limitations of Windows build in disk management tool.

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May 4, 2014 7:19:37 PM

It sounds like the unallocated space is not adjacent to your D drive. That’s why the “extend volume” is grayed out.
But, that’s not to say, you have no other way to extend your D drive space.
You do can try some partition resizing tool instead.
Here is a video tutorial that may give you some help:
Of course, never forget to save all important data well all the time.