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How to Transfer Space from One Drive to Another in Windows 10/8/7

Updated by Daisy on Mar 23, 2021
Written by Brithny

When you are trying to store a large amount of data on your computer or laptop, you may find the partition is in low disk space. However, there are lots of free space on other partitions, so you may wonder if it is possible to transfer space from one drive to another so as to enlarge the partition space in Windows 10/8/7. 

For example, transfer free space to E drive, or transfer free space from F drive (on disk 1) to D drive (on disk 0). We indeed could help! Follow the two parts below to move free space from one partition to another now.

Part 1. How to Move Free Space from One Partition to AnotherThe Two Partitions are on the Same Disk

If the two partitions are on the same disk, it would be a piece of cake to move free space from one partition to another. For example, if you want to transfer D drive's free space to C drive, or move any partition's free space to another drive, you can follow these simple steps to make it.

All you need is EaseUS partition magic software. It provides a feature called Allocate Space, which can help allocate the unused space of the selected partition to another partition on the same disk.

After downloading the EaseUS disk management tool, follow the steps to allocate free space to another drive. Here, I take D drive and C drive as an example.

Step 1. Right-click on the D partition with enough free space and select "Allocate Space" to allocate the free space to the C drive.

Select partition to allocate space

Step 2. Select the target partition that you need to extend, here, choose C drive. Drag the partition panel rightward to add space allocated from the source partition to the target one. Then click "OK" to confirm.

Allocate space to extend partition

Step 3. Click the "Execute Operation" button and click "Apply" to start the process of moving free space from D drive to C drive.

finish extending partition

If you have unallocated space on your disk, you can move unallocated space to the wanted hard drive by resizing hard drive partitions with EaseUS Partition Master.

Part 2. How to Transfer Space from One Drive to AnotherThe Two Partitions are Not on the Same Disk

What if the two partitions are on different disks? For instance, the free space is on disk 0 while the E drive or D drive is on Disk 1. So, here comes the second part. To transfer or move free space or unallocated space to the other partition (on a different disk), you must convert your basic disks into the dynamic disk and then move the free space. To make it, you'll need to download EaseUS partition manager software.

Then, follow these steps below to move space to another partition even they are on different hard disks.

EaseUS Partition Master does not support cross-disk expansion for C drive, system partition,and boot partition. Only data partitions are allowed for cross-disk expansion.

Step 1. Convert Basic into Dynamic

  • Launch EaseUS Partition Master and right-click one of the disks (disk 0, disk 1 or disk 2) that you want to merge, choose "Convert to Dynamic".
choose the first disk and convert to dynamic
  • On the home menu, click "Execute Operation" to confirm the disk conversion from the Basic to Dynamic.
click apply to convert to dynamic
  • Select the other disk (with lots of free space) and convert it to a dynamic disk in the same way.
convert the second disk into dynamic
  • When both of the disks have been converted into dynamic disks, as shown below, you can follow Step 2 to merge free space from one disk to another now.
convert the second disk into dynamic

Step 2. Merge Two Disks into One Disk

Note: The other dynamic must be unallocated space. If it's not, delete all the partitions on it. What's more, you cannot merge a system partition even you have converted to dynamic.

delete disk

Select the full disk, right-click on it and choose "Resize/Move".

choose the disk and resize

Use your mouse to drag the partition panel rightward or leftward to extend partition size.

Sometimes, the unallocated space is on the left of the partition you want to extend. If you want to move unallocated space, just drag the left partition handle leftwards to the size you want.

resize the disk

Click "Execute Operation" and you are able to merge space from one disk to the other.

merge two disks space into one

ConclusionTo Sum Up This Post

You have learned at least two ways to transfer space from one partition to another in Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7 with trustworthy steps. If you have unallocated space on your hard drive, you can turn to the Resize/Move feature in EaseUS Partition Master.

FAQsHow to Move Space from One Partition to Another

Here are some hot topics and answers. If you still have questions, you can read on and get additional help.

What is unallocated space and free space?

Unallocated space means space on a hard drive that potentially contains intact files, remnants of data, or temporary files that were created and then deleted. It is the space on a hard drive or other devices that haven't been partitioned. You can extend a partition with the EaseUS partition tool if there is an unallocated space on the drive.

Free space is the vacuum of the existing partition. For example, your D drive has 200GB space, and you have used 150GB. The 50GB is the free space of the D drive.

How do I transfer space from D to C in Windows 10?

  1. 1. Download EaseUS Partition Master
  2. 2. Right-click on the D partition and select "Allocate Space" to allocate the free space.
  3. 3. Select the C drive. Drag the partition panel rightward to add space allocated from the source partition to the target one. Then click "OK" to confirm.
  4. 4. Click the "Execute Operation" button and click "Apply".

Is it possible to transfer free storage space from one hard drive to another?

Yes, it is. You can transfer free storage space from one hard drive to another if you have turned these hard drives into dynamic disks.

Why my C drive is automatically filling up?

This can be caused due to malware, bloated WinSxS folder, Hibernation settings, System Corruption, System Restore, Temporary Files, other Hidden files, etc. You can free up C drive space and increase C drive space to fix it.

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