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    How can I extend my C partition with free space?

    Recently, I have checked my partition capacity in Disk Management and found there are 10GB of unallocated space. So, in order to make full use all my drive space, I decide to extend my C partition with the unallocated space. But, I am not really familiar about the computer and drive stuff. So, is it possible for me to extend it with the free space? What should I do? Any suggestion could be appreciated! Thanks!

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    Yes...
    A decent 3rd party partitioning application like MiniTool Partition Wizard Home Edition should work nicely. The UI is easy to understand and the requested task is a relatively simple one.

    But, as always when undertaking any task with manipulating partitions, ensure that you have a backup in place.
    Preferably an image based backup.
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    Invest a little time and energy in a well thought out BACKUP regimen and you will have minimal down time, and headache.

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    Open Disk Management and post a screen shot. We will let you know if it's feasible.
    Start > Run > diskmgmt.msc

    cheers, Paul

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    Here are two ways for you:
    1). If the unallocated space is coincidentally adjacent this C partition, you can directly right click C partition to extend it in Disk Management.
    2). But, if it is not behind your c partition, you also can apply some partition resizing tools like IM-Magic Partition Resizer Free, GParted and Active Partition Master, etc.
    No matter which one you choose to use, always firstly back up everything important well in case of data loss.

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    solution 1: disk management. I don't know your partitions, can you give me a screenshot?
    solution 2: partition assistant. backup first(recommend aomei backupper). shrink the partition near c then extend c, or shrink partition then move it near c.

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    I have ever had some success to extend my system partition with the guidance of a video tutorial:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jCeT7CbsKk
    Of course, never forget to make data backups at first, in case of data loss.
    I hope this also can help you out.

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    Forget about the default Windows disk manager, despite everything, it's STILL an extremely limited tool.
    In these instances you'll want a REAL partitioning modification tool.
    DRIVE IMAGING
    Invest a little time and energy in a well thought out BACKUP regimen and you will have minimal down time, and headache.

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