Move Unallocated Space to the Left, Right or End of A Drive Easily

Brithny updated on Sep 12, 2019 to Partition Master | How-to Articles

Why You Need to Move Unallocated Space

There are many partitions on a disk, like C, D, E drives. There are also some unallocated space on the disk shown as "*" and marked as unallocated. The unallocated space is the space that hasn't been put into use. You cannot use it until you use the unallocated space to create a new partition or add the space to other drives. When the unallocated space is not right behind the partition, you are unable to extend a partition with the help of Disk Management.

unallocated space is not right behind the drive

The free built-in utility just allows you to resize windows partition with unallocated space just behind the partition you want to expand. Otherwise, you might be caught in "extend volume greyed out" error. Many users are suffering from this issue when they are trying to extend C drive

Move Unallocated Space with EaseUS Partition Tool

To fix this problem, you have to move unallocated space to the left, right or end of the drive. But how can you manage it? Windows do not offer you a way to move unallocated space, so you have to turn to a third-party disk management tool. 

We recommend you EaseUS partition software, a popular tool that can help you deal with almost all complicated disk partition related jobs in Windows 10/8/7/XP/Vista. And, here its advanced and flexible features can satisfy all your demands: 

  • Resize a partition 
  • Format a partition
  • Hide/wipe a partition
  • Clone disk/partition
  • Check or merge partitions

Here, a step-by-step tutorial will guide you to move unallocated space with no hassle. Download EaseUS partition tool and move the unallocated space to the left, right or end of the partition.

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 Windows 10 is supported

 

Step 1: Open EaseUS Partition Master

You need to know that the unallocated space can not be moved. Thus, you can change its position by moving the E partition. Right click the E drive, select "Resize/Move".

select the partition

Step 2: Move the unallocated space

Drag the E partition to the left side, you will move the unallocated space to the right side of E partition.

move E partition to the left

You will see as the following picture shows that the unallocated space is on the right

uncallocated space on the right

Step 3: Apply changes

Click "OK". Click "Execute Operation", and it will execute the operations to move the unallocated space to its right side.

apply changes

With this software, moving the unallocated space isn't a complicated thing. If you want to extend the G drive partition with the unallocated space, using the F partition to move the unallocated space to the right side, so that you can use EaseUS Partition Master to extend it. 

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Will the "Migrate OS" feature transfer the Windows system files only or the whole C drive?

To ensure that the migrated system will boot normally, the Migrate OS feature will transfer all the files in the system and the boot partitions. Generally, the boot partition is the C drive so the transfer will include all the files in C.

Does EaseUS Partition Master license apply to multiple computers?

The license of Partition Master Professional and Server editions can be used on 1 computer only, while that for for the Technician and Unlimited editions can be used on multiple machines.

What is the difference between EaseUS Partition Master Trial version and the Free version?

Free is for home users only, with most basic functions available such as partition resize and clone. While trial can help you understand how this product works and test what a full license can do on a business or server OS machine.

Will it cause any data loss after resizing the partition in EaseUS Partition Master?

Generally, it will not cause any data loss or boot issue by resizing a partition. However, in order to protect your data, we suggest that you backup the partition before resizing, in case of any unexpected situations such as power outages, computer hardware failures, etc. You can use EaseUS Todo Backup to backup the partition and its trial version is fully functioned for 30 days.

What should I prepare before resizing the partition?

On the partition that is going to be operated, there might be some files being occupied by other programs. To ensure a successful operation, we suggest that you close all the unnecessary software before resizing that partition. Otherwise, EaseUS Partition Master will detect the partition being locked by the other software and require a reboot to resize the partition under boot mode.

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