Move volume

Move partition on Windows 10 in 1 step

This article introduces how to move partition in Windows 10 with free partition manager software. Move disk volume by dragging with 1 step.

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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 edition, with which you can decrease and increase size of an existing volume 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 is grayed out in Windows 10 Disk Management.

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.

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. However, if you can move volume D to the right side, this problem can be solved easily, too.

Which tool to move partition on Windows 10?

Luckily for Windows 10 users, there is free partition manager that can finish this task well, such as NIUBI Partition Editor Free. It is free partition software for Windows 10/8/7/Vista/XP (32 & 64 bit), provides basic partition management to create, delete, format partition, change drive letter, etc. Advanced management to resize/move existing partition without data loss, copy, hide, set active, convert, defrag, check partition and much more.

How to move volume with Partition Editor Free?

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

Steps to move partition on Windows 10:

Download NIUBI Partition Editor Free Edition, right click D and select “Resize/Move Volume“.

Resize move

In the pop-up window, drag middle position rightwards to move it.

Begin move

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After moving

Click OK and back to the main window, volume D has been moved to the right side and the Unallocated space is behind C.

Partition moved

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


Volume moved

Now you can expand C drive in Windows 10 Disk Management.

Extend volume valid

Instead, you may continue expand C with this free partition manager software by simply dragging, too.

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

Drag to extend

Extend C drive

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