can't shrink volume in D:Drive Windows 7

Hello,
When I go to the normal shrink partition in my Windows 7, it won't allow me to do it .
What do I need to do to get my pc to allow me to shrink the C; in order to allow large D:drive partition/
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  1. Hi. If your C: comes "before" D:, then you need to defrag your C: before you can shrink it.
  2. I'm fairly sure you can only extend partitions to the right and not the left. Not entirely sure if thats true but I would just use some freeware program and do it through that if so.
  3. johnsonjohnson said:
    Hi. If your C: comes "before" D:, then you need to defrag your C: before you can shrink it.

    Not sure how the partitioning programs works but this makes sense so sounds to be worth a try atleast. :)

    mouse24 said:
    I'm fairly sure you can only extend partitions to the right and not the left. Not entirely sure if thats true but I would just use some freeware program and do it through that if so.

    It could be fragmented with files on that part of the drive so if a freeware program would be willing to partition it the OP could lose data.
  4. mouse24 said:
    I'm fairly sure you can only extend partitions to the right and not the left. Not entirely sure if thats true but I would just use some freeware program and do it through that if so.

    ^ This
    In Windows you can only extend to the right.
    Use a third-party partition manager/editor.
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