How to Move Free Space From D to C Drive in Windows 10/ 11

by John, Updated on: November May 18, 2022

La fel și cu cele anterioare Windows 7 / 8, Unitatea C redă spațiu pe disc este o problemă comună în Windows 10/11 computer. When it happens, some people tried to curățați unitatea C cu Curățire disc or third party software, but they cannot get large amount of space. To solve this problem, the best method is moving space from D to C drive. Otherwise, C drive will become full again shortly. Some people may ask if it's possible to transfer space from D to C drive in Windows 10/11 without losing data. The answer is yes, but you'd better run safe partition software. In this article, I'll introduce how to move space from D to C drive in Windows 10/11 with native tool and best free partition software. 

Move space from D to C in Windows 10/11 with native tool

De la Windows 7, Microsoft added advanced new "Shrink Volume" and "Extend Volume" functions in Gestionarea discurilor to resize partition without losing data (not 100%). There's a way to move space from D to C drive in Windows 10/11 with Disk Management tool, but it is not recommended.

First of all, you should know that the size of a physical disk fixed. You can resize a partition on a disk but you cannot change size of this disk. Before extending a partition, there must be "Unallocated space" on the same disk. To get such kind of space, you may either delete or shrink a partition.

After deleting a volume, toate spațiul său pe disc va fi convertit în Nealocat, all files will be eliminat, too. After shrinking this volume, only parte din free space will be converted to Unallocated, all files keep intact.

Windows Disk Management can only delete D drive and move all space to C drive. If you want to shrink D and move part of free space to C drive, Disk Management cannot help you. Because:

As you see the screenshot, Unallocated space that shrunk from D drive is nonadjacent to C drive. Therefore, Extinderea volumului este dezactivată pentru antrenare C.

If your D drive is Primar partition and you can delete it, follow the steps below, otherwise, jump to the next section to transfer space without losing data.

How to move space from D to C drive in Windows 10/11 cu Gestionare disc:

  1. Anunturi Windows + X hot keys and click Disk Management in the list.
  2. Click dreapta D: conduceți și selectați „Șterge volumul" to convert space to Unallocated.
  3. Click dreapta C: conduceți și selectați „Extinde volumul" to combine this Unallocated space. You just need to click Pagina Următoare → la finalizarea în fereastra pop-up „Extend Volume Wizard”.

To transfer space from one partition to another in Windows 10/ 11, NIUBI Partition Editor is better choice. It can shrink D drive and move part of free space to C drive without deleting partition or losing data.

Extend Volume greyed

Move free space from D to C in Windows 10/11 with free tool

It is very easy to accomplish this task, you just need to drag and drop on the disk map. To move space from D to C drive in Windows 10/ 11, NIUBI Partition Editor has free edition to help you. Descarcă this tool and you'll see the initial disk partition size and configuration.

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Steps to move free space from D to C drive in Windows 10/11 cu NIUBI:

Pasul: 1 Faceți clic dreapta pe unitatea adiacentă D și selectați „Resize/Move Volume", trage frontiera stângă spre dreapta în fereastra pop-up.

Shrink D

Part of free space is converted to Unallocated on the left side of D.

Shrink D rightwards

Pasul: 2 Faceți clic dreapta pe partiția de sistem C și selectați „Resize/Move Volume"din nou, trageți frontiera dreapta spre dreapta.

Extend C drive

Apoi, spațiul nealocat este mutat în unitatea C.

Extend volume C

NIUBI este proiectat să funcționeze modul virtual și toate operațiunile pe care le faceți vor fi listate ca fiind în așteptare în partea stângă jos. Partițiile reale de disc nu vor fi redimensionate până la clic Apply button on top left to take effect.

If C and D drive are on different disk on your computer, no software can move space from D to C drive. In that case, you can discul de sistem clonă la una mai mare și extinde unitatea C cu spațiu suplimentar pe disc.

Take care of data when transfer space from D to C drive

It seems not different to move space from D to C drive in Windows 10/11 computer, but not all software can accomplish this task well. There is potential data loss and/or system damage risc when you resizing partition with unreliable software. Because all parameters of associated disk, partitions and files must be modified correctly, all files must be moved to new location, system boot related files must be updated. Even a slight error could cause damage.

Mai bine decât alte instrumente, NIUBI Partition Editor are tehnologii avansate pentru a vă proteja sistemul și datele.

Besides resizing and moving partition, it help you copy, convert, defrag, check, wipe, hide partition, scan bad sectors, optimize file system and much more.