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

Updated on Dec 04, 2018 by Brithny to Partition Master

Summary:
Here, a step-by-step tutorial is created to guide you to move unallocated space to the left, right, end of the drive, primary partition or next to c drive in Windows 10/8/7XP/Vista. Try it to extend the system or other partitions when extending volume option greyed out in Windows disk management tool.

Why did you need to move unallocated space to the partition

Extending a partition to unallocated space on the left is unsupported by Windows disk management. The free built-in utility just allows you to extend partition with unallocated space if the unallocated space is just behind the partition you want to expand. Otherwise, you might be caught in "extend volume greyed out" error, an issue that suffered by a lot of users when they are trying to recover unallocated space to c drive in Windows 10, 8, 7 or other versions. 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? Here a step-by-step tutorial is created to guide you to move unallocated space with no hassle.

Move unallocated space with the EaseUS disk management tool

Windows do not offer you a way to move unallocated space, so you have to turn to a third-party disk management tool if you want to perform the job. We recommend you EaseUS partition software, a popular tool that can help you deal with almost all complicated disk partition related jobs in Windows 10/8/7XP/Vista. And, here its advanced and flexible resize/move partition feature can satisfy all your demands: move unallocated space to the left, right, end of the drive, primary partition or next to c drive.

To move unallocated space, follow these steps:

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 Windows 10 is supported

 

Step 1: Locate the drive/partition

Which drive/partition do you want to adjust its size? Right-click on it and choose "Resize/Move".

choose the partition

Step 2: Resize the partition

You can either shrink the selected partition or extend it.

To shrink the partition, simply use your mouse to drag one of its ends into unallocated space. Expand the "Advanced Settings" list, where you can see the exact disk space for each partition. Once done, click "OK".

Fig. 1 Unallocated space before the drive.

drag the mouse leftwards to resize partition

Fig. 2 Unallocated space after the drive.

drag the mouse rightwards to resize partition

To extend the partition, make sure that there is unallocated space aside (if there isn't, follow the above steps to create some). In the same way, drag your mouse towards the unallocated space. Click "OK".

Fig. 3 Add unallocated space into the partition

drag the mouse towards unallocated space

Step 3: Apply changes

At this step, you will see the new disk partition information & diagram.

disk partition information after resizing

To save changes, click the "Execute Operation" button and then "Apply".

apply changes to the partition