Running out the storage space is a major issue for any Windows desktop user. People create partitions with only 30-50 GB while installing Windows but later once we started to use more software the available free space is not sufficient.
So here I am going to explain how to resize the active primary partition on any computer or laptop. (the partition on which we installed Windows, usually it is C drive)
How to Extend C Drive in Windows Computer?
Windows operating system itself comes with a disk management tool named “Disk Management”. You can invoke it by typing “diskmgmt.msc” command in Start>Run dialog box. But the tool has limited flexibility to resize the disk partitions.
You need to use third-party software is to achieve more advanced functions on disk partitions. MiniTool Partition Wizard is one of the powerful disk partition application available on the internet. It provides all the required functions in the Free Home version. You can download MiniTool Partition Wizard from here.
Find some unallocated space to extend the partition
It is safe to have one unallocated partition available next to the C drive on your hard disk. For example assume that, you have 220 GB C Drive and 500 GB D drive partition. If you are not using D drive to the full extent, first right click on the D drive in MiniTool Partition Wizard application and decrease the partition size. Once the command executed, now the freed up space will be available as unallocated space.
Extend C Drive by adding unallocated partition
Now you might have 100 or 200 GB very next to the C Drive. So now right click on the C drive in the MiniTool Partition Wizard application and select the “Extend” option and in the next screen move the slider to the right side to extend the partition and finally click OK.
Once you commit the changes by restarting your Windows computer, the partition size of the C drive will be increased.
Warning: You need have proper understanding the partition structure to avoid data loss. We are not responsible if you mistakenly removed any partition while resizing and extending the partition.