How to Move Space from D Drive to C Drive Windows 10/8/7
Nowadays, computers have become an integral part of our lives and work. But the longer the computer works, the more we can perceive that the C drive indicates insufficient memory. When the C drive that is equivalent to the human heart, runs out of memory, countless operational problems will follow, such as computer crashes, card freezers, etc. These problems upset many users. You might haven't downloaded anything; how will the space of drive C be getting smaller? Don't worry. We will explain why the C drive space is becoming smaller and smaller. In addition to providing solutions for these causes, we'll also teach you how to move space from D drive to C drive on Windows 10/8/7 in two ways with a partition magic software -EaseUS Partition Master. With this tool's help, you can transfer space from D drive to C drive directly without any data loss.
Why C Drive Is Getting Smaller
In general, the C drive is the system disk on a computer. When the Windows operating system runs, it will generate a lot of junk files. Whether you use it or not, the C drive space will become smaller to a certain extent, and you can even see C drive shows red bar. There are many reasons why the remaining space of C drive is becoming less and less. The following aspects are summarized for you:
1. Files in the recycle bin take up space. The more data stored temporarily in the recycle bin, the more space on the C drive will be taken up. You can delete the files in the recycle bin, then C drive space will increase accordingly. You can recover deleted files from emptied recycle bin if you remove them mistakenly.
2. Is system restore enabled on your computer? The system restore setting will reduce the C drive's space; you can disable it if not necessary.
3. Page files and virtual memory. The page file is relatively large. If the page file is stored in the C drive, it may make the computer's virtual memory reaches a certain limit. Therefore, you need to run the task manager at any time to see if the computer's memory is almost exhausted. If so, you should transfer the page files to another disk.
4. Too many temporary files. You can use the disk cleaning program that comes with the C drive system to clean up junk files because this will not delete the files that should not be removed by mistake. See how to solve there is not enough space on C drive.
5. Installing software to the C drive will definitely consume memory. Although sometimes you choose to install to other disks, the relevant registration files will be placed in the system folder, which will cause the capacity of the C drive to become smaller and smaller. So, install applications outside of C drive, such as to the D drive.
If you have tried the solutions mentioned above, but the C drive still doesn't have enough free space; however, your data disk, such as the D drive, has a lot of available space, then why not try to move free space of D drive to C drive to extend?
How to Move Space from D Drive to C Drive Windows 10/8/7
EaseUS Partition Master is one of the most well-known partition management programs, enabling all levels of users to easily partition hard drives on Windows computers and make full use of your disk space.
You can use it to resize/move partitions, merge partitions, create/format/delete partitions, migrate OS to SSD/HDD to speed up Windows, and more. Use this competent partition management program to move space from D drive to C drive or any other data drive to C in two approaches.
Allocate Space from D Drive to C Drive Directly
You can use the new "Allocate Space" feature to increase C drive from D drive without deleting D drive to make unallocated space.
Step 1. Right-click on the D: partition with enough free space and select "Allocate Space".
Step 2. Select the target partition - C: drive and drag the partition panel rightward to add the free space from D: drive to C: drive. Then click "OK" to confirm.
Step 3. Click the "Execute Operation" button and click "Apply" to start the process of moving free space from D: drive to C: drive.
Shrink D Drive and Extend C Drive
Alternatively, you can also move space from D to C by shrinking D drive first, then extending C drive with the unallocated space.
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".
Step 2. Extend target partition.
Right-click on the target partition and select "Resize/Move".
Drag the target partition handle into the unallocated space to extend partition.
Step 3. Keep all changes.
Click the "Execute Operation" button and click "Apply" to keep all changes.
Video Tutorial: Move and Resize Space in Windows 10
Was This Page Helpful?
Tracy joined in EaseUS in 2013 and has been working with EaseUS content team for over 7 years. Being enthusiastic in computing and technology, she writes tech how-to articles and share technical solutions about Windows & Mac data recovery, file/system backup and recovery, partition management and iOS/Android data recovery.
Cedric Grantham is one of the senior editors of EaseUS who lives and works in Chengdu, China. He mainly writes articles about data recovery tutorials on PC and Mac and how-to tips for partition management. He always keeps an eye on new releases and likes various electronic products.
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. Read More
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. Read More
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. Read More
About EaseUS Partition Master
All-round disk & partition management software for personal and commercial use. Let it manage your storage drive: resize, format, delete, clone, convert, etc.
How to Partititon a Hard Drive on Windows 10/8/7
Was This Page Helpful
How Can We Help You
Find answers to common questions below.