Case 1: Resize Volume (Shrink/Move/Extend Volume)

Environment:
Disk size: 950GB
System Volume: C: drive 30GB
Simple Volume: D: drive 41.09GB
Simple Volume: E: drive 878.91GB

From figure 4, we can find the system volume (C: drive) is almost full (only 6.63GB free space remains), but the simple volume E: is empty. In such case, we can use AOMEI Dynamic Disk Manager to maximize disk space usage.



The Problem: How to extend system volume (C: drive)?
The Solution: Shrink simple volume E: to generate some unallocated space and move slice to make the unallocated locate behind system volume. Then we can extend system volume (C: drive) to contiguous unallocated space.

In order to solve the problem, we need to combine three above learned functions into the solution, including "Shrink Volume", "Move Slice" and "Resize/Move Volume".

Step1. Launch AOMEI Dynamic Disk Manager. Right-click simple volume E: and select "Shrink Volume".



Step2.In the pop-up window, drag the sliders of both sides to shrink volume. In addition, we can also specify the new size of the volume by typing. After that, click "OK".



Tips:

After completing step2, we can find the generated unallocated space is behind simple volume D: but not C: drive. In order to extend C drive, there must be some contiguous unallocated space behind it. Then, "Move Slice" function becomes useful.



Step3: Right-click simple volume D: and select "Move Slice". In the pop-up window, position mouse pointer on D: drive and drag it rightwards. After clicking "OK", the unallocated space will locate behind system volume.



Step4: Right-click system volume (C: drive) and select "Resize/Move Volume". In the pop-up window, drag the right slider rightwards to merge unallocated space into system volume (refer to Figure 5).



Step5: Click "Commit" on the toolbar to apply all the changes. After rebooting, we can find the system volume (C: drive) has been extended from 30GB to 408.66GB and the E: drive has been shrunk from 878.91GB to 500.25GB. At the same time, all data is intact.


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