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How to Increase Partition Size in Windows 10?

Written by Jean on Jan 29, 2018

"How do I change the size of the three partitions on my hard drive? My 750GB hard drive has three partitions: C, D, E, and 75GB of unallocated space, in that order left to right.  I need to increase the partition size of my C drive and make minor adjustments to the D and E partitions. I just custom loaded Windows 10. Thanks!"

This is a real case which comes from social.technet.microsoft.com forum. How to increase partition size in Windows 10? As we know, Windows 10 built-in Disk Management can extend and shrink volume.

According to the customer's description, she/he needs to shrink partition D and E, and then increase the partition size of the C drive. There is no problem to use Windows 10 built-in Disk Management to shrink volume D and E. After shrinking volume D and E, the Extend volume option is grayed out, how to add the disk space from partition D and E to partition C? Because of this, EaseUS Partition Master was released, it can quickly move disk space from partition D and E to partition C, and then increase partition size of C drive.

Increase Partition Size with EaseUS Partition Master in Windows 10

Although Windows Vista/Windows 7/Windows 8/Windows 10 allows users to extend or shrink the partition with the built-in disk manager, there are too many limitations. Upon recommendations from many computer users, the best way to resize partition without losing data is to use the reliable third-party free partition resizing software - EaseUS Partition Master Free.

Step 1. Shrink partition to free up space to extend partition.

If the hard drive has enough unallocated space to extend the target partition, jump to Step 2, and continue. If not, free up space first:

Right-click on a partition next to the target partition and select "Resize/Move".
Drag the partition ends to free up space, leaving enough unallocated space behind the target partition, click "OK".

free up disk space to get unallocated space

Step 2. Extend target partition.

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

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

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Step 3. Keep all changes.

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

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Apart from basic and advanced partition manager features, EaseUS Partition Master, an all-in-one disk management solution, also provides powerful partition recovery wizard to recover deleted or lost partition and Copy Wizard other than handling partition management issues like extend system partition, resize/move partition, split/merge partition(s) and so on as partition manager.

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Written by Jean

Author Jean has been writing tech articles since she was graduated from university. She has been part of the EaseUS team for over 5 years. Her special focuses are data recovery, disk partitioning, data space optimization, data backup and Mac OS. By the way, she's an aviation fan!

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  • I love that the changes you make with EaseUS Partition Master Free aren't immediately applied to the disks. It makes it way easier to play out what will happen after you've made all the changes. I also think the overall look and feel of EaseUS Partition Master Free makes whatever you're doing with your computer's partitions easy.

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  • Partition Master Free can Resize, Move, Merge, Migrate, and Copy disks or partitions; convert to local, change label, defragment, check and explore partition; and much more. A premium upgrade adds free tech support and the ability to resize dynamic volumes.

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  • It won't hot image your drives or align them, but since it's coupled with a partition manager, it allows you do perform many tasks at once, instead of just cloning drives. You can move partitions around, resize them, defragment, and more, along with the other tools you'd expect from a cloning tool.

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