In the Disk Management screen, just right-click on the partition that you want to shrink, and select “Shrink Volume” from the menu.
In the Shrink dialog, you will want to enter the amount you want to shrink by, not the new size. For example, if you want to shrink your 50gb partition by roughly 10gb so that it will now be roughly 40gb, enter 10000 into the box:
Extend a Partition
In the Disk Management screen, just right-click on the partition that you want to shrink, and select “Extend Volume” from the menu.
On this screen, you can specify the amount that you want to increase the partition by. In this case, I’m going to extend it back to the roughly 50GB size that it was before.
No good. First, the link is for XP, not 7.
I get to the window, select drive C, and "shrink" is available, but not "Extend" - it's grayed out.
We're not communicating well. I have shrunk E and F; now Disk Management screen shows Free Space on both those drives, but I can't see how to move it back to Drive C!
C is the primary partition, the others are in an extended partition.
Sorry, D is also in the primary partition.
E, F are in the extended partition.
I have freed up space on E & F, so I see Free Space on both of those.
How do I move that free space into the primary partition, to drive C?
1. Launch EaseUS Partition Master.
2. Use "Resize/Move partition" function to move the free space section right next to C.
3. After the steps above, there is free space behind C:. Now, use "Resize/Move partition" to extend C: partition.
4. Click Apply.
Let me know if you run into any trouble...
I don't see any "Resize/Move Partition" option!!!
There's "Create Partition", Wipe Data, Partition Recovery, and View Properties!!
Okay, I'm stuck again. If I click on a drive letter, I see the Resize/Move option. But if I click on unallocated space, it's gone!
HOW do I move the unallocated space??
You say, "2. Use "Resize/Move partition" function to move the free space section right next to C."
I can't see how to do this!! Feeling stupid right now.
I gave the unallocated space a drive letter. Now what? It shows up after drive E; can't figure out how to move it to after drive C!!