parition changes


Gail C

Originally the 2nd non-OS disk contained two primary partitions fully
allocated to drives D and drive G. I shrunk both and the unallocated space is
separated by the second former partition (drive G). How can i get the two
unallocated spaces into one area to format and create a new partition


IF there is nothing on either drive, just delete them.

You will need to download a partition manager such as - EASEUS - or BOOTIT
NG, If you have D: and G: full of files.
Both are free and can slide the files on G: drive to the right.
Then just expand D: drive.


Correction, do not expand D: drive, you will have the unallocated spaces
combined into a single unit ready to create a new partition.

R. C. White

Hi, Gail.

You haven't given us any numbers. Like, how big is the HDD? How big were
the two partitions to start? How big are they now? How much is the
unallocated space between them? (Maybe we could guess that last answer if
we knew the old and new sizes of D:.

IF THE NUMBERS FIT, then you could create a new partition between D: and
G: - let's call it X:. Then copy everything from G: into X:. Then delete
G:. Create your new partition after X:; that's what used to be G: plus
unallocated space; we'll call it Z:. Then assign the letter G: to X:.
Final configuration: D:, G:, Z:.

For example with some random numbers; 160 GB HDD divided into two 80 GB
partitions, now shrunk to 30 and 40 GB, leaving 50 and 40 GB unallocated
spaces. Create 40 GB Drive X: between D: and G:. Move G:'s contents to X:.
Delete G:, leaving a single unallocated space of 90 GB ((50=40=10) + 40 +
40). Final: 30 GB D:, 40 GB G:, 90 GB available for X: or Z: or whatever
you choose.

There are many possible variations on this theme IF THE NUMBERS FIT. For
example, you could create Z: first, move G:'s contents there, delete the old
G: and create your new partition between D: and G: (Z:).

Give us some numbers and let us play some "What if?" with them.

R. C. White, CPA
San Marcos, TX
(e-mail address removed)
Microsoft Windows MVP
Windows Live Mail 2009 (14.0.8089.0726) in Win7 Ultimate x64

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