Unpartition?


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Brian Dude

Hello, years ago when I first set up my system I set up a partition on
my C drive. I had a project in mind at the time and I thought I was
going to need a 13GB partition. I've since done away with the idea, but
not I want to get those 13 Gigs back to my C drive. I went to "Computer
Management" and I /think/ I chose "Delete partition" from the
right-click menu. Whatever I did, it simply labeled the partition as
'unallocated'. It didn't incorporate it back into the C drive. Is there
a way to do this?

TIA,
Brian
 
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JJ

Hello, years ago when I first set up my system I set up a partition on
my C drive. I had a project in mind at the time and I thought I was
going to need a 13GB partition. I've since done away with the idea, but
not I want to get those 13 Gigs back to my C drive. I went to "Computer
Management" and I /think/ I chose "Delete partition" from the
right-click menu. Whatever I did, it simply labeled the partition as
'unallocated'. It didn't incorporate it back into the C drive. Is there
a way to do this?
What you did only free the space used for the other partition.
You'll need to extend the C: drive.

Use DISKPART from the command prompt.

Enter this command: LIST DISK
You'll see a list of disk to choose.

Look at the "Disk ###" column, then enter command: SELECT DISK #
Where "#" is the disk number. e.g.: SELECT DISK 0

Enter command: LIST VOLUME
You'll see a list of disk to choose.

Look at the "Volume ###" column, then enter command: SELECT VOLUME #
Where "#" is the volume number. e.g.: SELECT VOLUME 0

Then enter this command: EXTEND
It'll extend the selected volume to use all free space that follows.
 
J

JJ

What you did only free the space used for the other partition.
You'll need to extend the C: drive.

Use DISKPART from the command prompt.

Enter this command: LIST DISK
You'll see a list of disk to choose.

Look at the "Disk ###" column, then enter command: SELECT DISK #
Where "#" is the disk number. e.g.: SELECT DISK 0

Enter command: LIST VOLUME
You'll see a list of disk to choose.

Look at the "Volume ###" column, then enter command: SELECT VOLUME #
Where "#" is the volume number. e.g.: SELECT VOLUME 0

Then enter this command: EXTEND
It'll extend the selected volume to use all free space that follows.
Type EXIT when done
 
B

Brian Dude

Type EXIT when done
Thank you for showing me this utility. I've never used it before, but, I
got an error:

DiskPart failed to extend the volume.
Please make sure the volume is valid for extending.
 
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JJ

Thank you for showing me this utility. I've never used it before, but, I
got an error:

DiskPart failed to extend the volume.
Please make sure the volume is valid for extending.
I forgot that it can't extend the system partition since it's being used.
You'll have to use a partiton manager from a bootable CD like George
mentioned.
 

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