How to Increase Space in C Drive Using Disk Management?

How to Increase Space on the C Drive Using Disk Management. The best way to extend C drive storage. The C drive extend volume option is greyed out.
How to Increase Space in C Drive Using Disk Management?

We will learn how to extend C Drive storage on our Windows 10 computer. We use Disk Management to increase the space on drive C. As for your files and folders, we assure you that no data will be lost during the process. But before going further, let me give you a brief overview of how we will extend Drive C storage.

Steps to be followed:

1. Right-click on the Windows Start-up menu and open Disk Management.

2. Back up all of your files from D Drive, after you have done that right-click on D Drive and click "Delete Volume" which will format the partition and make it an unallocated partition. 

3. Then, right-click on the drive C partition and select Extend Volume.

Note: It may be possible that the Extend Volume option is turned off, you will need to use a Third-Party Tool. However, before continuing, right-click on the unallocated partition and select New Simple Volume

4. A pop-up the window will open up. Keep on clicking "next" until the “Finish” option comes at last.  

5. At last drive, C drive will join and storage space will increase immediately.

C drive extend volume greyed out? If you can't extend volume then here goes the problem:

> It may be possible that there is no unallocated space on your hard drive, Check if there is any unallocated partition.

> The partition which you want to extend is a FAT partition. In some cases, the Extend Volume option in Disk Management only works to a RAW or NTFS partition, but there is nothing to worry you can convert FAT to NTFS using Command prompt or partition manager.

> No free space on the partition that you want to extend.

Now, we know why is Extend Volume greyed out, let's start solving the issue.

> Go to Extend Volume in Disk Management.

Note: If you want to extend a volume using Disk management, ensure that your computer can meet the two conditions below.

> Check if you have Free or Unallocated Space in PC.

Note: If you don't have free space or unallocated space on the computer,  first delete the useless partition or leave that particular partition as unallocated space for extending volume.

> Make sure the Unallocated Space is together in the sequence to the Target Partition.

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