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Extend Partition with Non-Adjacent Space when Volume Requires Contiguous Disk Extends

Updated on Dec 12, 2018 by Tracy King to Partition Master

Disk Management can't extend a partition since the target volume requires 'contiguous disk to extends'. If the free space and partition are not adjacent on your computer disk, follow this page and use EaseUS Partition Master Free Edition to extend partition with non-contiguous space for free.

Can’t extend partition with non-adjacent space

"Hey there, do you know any way to extend a partition with non-adjacent space? I have almost 150GB free space in my PC, but it’s not right behind the partition that I want to extend. I want to extend my D drive in Windows. And the free space is laid at the end of the disk in Disk Management. I tried to extend D drive but the system warns me with ‘the volume requires contiguous disk extends’ message. 

I cannot move the free space to the D drive as contiguous space. I don’t want to waste those free space. So please help me if you do know how to fix this error. Thanks."

If you are having a similar problem and cannot find effective method to extend partition with non-contiguous space, here we’ll offer you a simple and effective method to extend partitions to non-contiguous space for free. 

How to extend partition with non-contiguous space

According to some professional partition management service providers, when users want to extend a partition with non-contiguous space, it requires users to convert basic disk partitions into dynamic partitions in advance. 

A direct method is available here to help. Professional partition manager software - EaseUS Partition Master can extend hard disk partitions even system C drive to non-adjacent free space without converting disk.

If you prefer a free method, you can directly apply the free version - EaseUS Partition Master Free for help. 

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 Windows 10 is supported

Extend partition with non-contiguous space for free

Now you can download EaseUS Partition Master Free and follow below steps to extend partitions with non-contiguous space on your PC:


Step 1: Launch EaseUS Partition Master

Run partition manager software

Step 2: Free up space to extend partition

If the hard drive has enough unallocated space to extend the target partition, jump to Step 3 and continue.

If not, free up space first:
1. Right-click on a partition next to the target partition and select "Resize/Move".
2. Drag the partition ends to free up space, leaving enough unallocated space behind the target partition, click "OK".

Free up space to extend partition

Step 3: Extend partition

1. Right-click on the target partition and select "Resize/Move".

Resize target partition

2. Drag the target partition handle into the unallocated space to extend partition.

Add space to the target partition

Step 4: Keep all changes

Click the "Execute Operation" button and click "Apply" to keep all changes.

Keep all changes for extending partition

Reboot PC if the program requires a restart and let system keep all changes on your PC.

Now you’ve successfully fixed the "Volume Requires Contiguous Extend" error and extend partition with non-contiguous/non-adjacent space without losing any data. If you are having a similar problem, follow to fix this problem on your own.