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Move partition on Windows 10 in 1 step

This article introduces how to move partition in Windows 10 with best partition manager software. Move disk volume with 1 step by dragging and dropping on the disk map. Move Windows 10 partition to left, right or end of the disk without reinstalling Windows or losing any data.

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Typical example why moving partition

Windows 10 inherited the Shrink Volume and Extend Volume in Disk Management snap-in from previous version, with which you can decrease and increase size of existing volumes without reinstalling. Because Disk Management is Windows built-in utility, many people try to extend C drive by shrinking D. However after shrinking D, when you right click C drive, Extend Volume greyed out in Windows 10 Disk Management, so you cannot extend C drive in this configuration.

Extend volume grayed out

From Microsoft explanation, only when there is adjacent Unallocated space on the right side, you can expand this volume. So only volume D can be extend in this situation.

Extend volume available

Obviously, in Windows 10 Disk Management, the Shrink Volume function can only generate Unallocated space on the right side, if it is able to generate on the left side, you can expand C drive easily with Extend Volume function. Then is there a way to solve this problem? Actually, if you can move drive D to the right side, this problem can be solved easily.

Which tool to move partition on Windows 10?

To resize and move partition in Windows 10 (32 and 64 bit), NIUBI Partition Editor is the best choice. It provides basic partition management to create, delete, format partition, change drive letter, etc. Advanced management to resize/move existing partition without data loss, copy, merge, hide, set active, convert, defrag, check partition and much more. It is compatible with Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista and XP (both 32 and 64 bit).

Better than other tools, NIUBI Partition Editor Professional is integrated unique 1 Second Rollback technology to ensure 100% system and data safe while resizing and moving partition in Windows 10. If any software error or hardware issue happens, it can automatically roll back to original status in one second. So the computer could recover without damage rapidly. It is the safest and fast partition software for Windows PC in the market.

How to move volume with NIUBI Partition Editor?

It is very easy to move partition and Unallocated space, just drag and drop on the disk map and only 1 step is required.

Steps to move partition on Windows 10:

Download and install NIUBI Partition Editor, you’ll see all connected disk with partition layout. In my Windows 10 laptop, there is several drives with one 10GB Unallocated space. You can move any adjacent drive with the Unallocated space.

NIUBI Partition Editor

1. Move drive D to the right side:

Right click D and select “Resize/Move Volume“, drag middle position rightwards in the pop-up window.

Move Unallocated next C

Volume D will be moved to the right and the Unallocated space will be moved to the left side at the same time.

Drive D moved

Click Apply on top left to execute. (all operations before clicking Apply working in virtual mode and you can undo/redo any step.)

After it finish, Extend Volume is enabled in Disk Management. You may combine the Unallocated space to extend C drive in Disk Management or continue with this partition software.

Right click C drive and select “Resize/Move Volume” again. In the pop-up window drag right border rightwards to hold the Unallocated space.

Move Unallocated to C

C drive free space is increased by adding this Unallocated space.

C drive increased

2. Move drive E to left side:

Let’s back to original status. The 10GB Unallocated space is adjacent and on the left side of drive E, so you can expand E by simply merging this space without moving partition.

NIUBI Partition Editor

However, if you want to move the Unallocated space to the right side of E, it is similar. Right click drive E and select Resize/Move Volume, drag the middle position leftwards in the pop-up window.

Move Unallocated to right

Drive E will be moved to the left and Unallocated will be moved to the right side. Now you can add the Unallocated space to drive F.

Drive E moved

With NIUBI Partition Editor, you can move partition in Windows 10 with adjacent Unallocated space easily. However, no partition tool can move drive E to between drive C and D.

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