Why move a partition to the end of a disk?
Moving partitions on the hard drive can help you manage your hard drive better. Sometimes, you need to move partition to end of disk in Windows 7/8/10. Like the following scenario:
"I have 2 partitions the C drive and the D drive on my SSD along with a piece of unallocated space at the end of the disk. I want to extend the C drive with the unallocated space but the D drive is in the way. As you know, extending a partition from Disk Management, the unallocated space should be right after the partition or the "Extend Volume” option will be greyed out. So, the only way is to move the D drive and the unallocated space will come to the right of the system drive.”
How to move partition to end of disk?
In Windows 10, to move a partition to the end of a disk, you should make use of some third-party software like AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard, which is a wonderful free partition manager that can help you move partition in Windows 7/8/10/11 easily and safely.
It only takes 3 steps to move a partition to the end of a disk in Windows 7/8/10/11.
Step1. Install and launch AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional. After it’s fully loaded, right-click on the drive you want to move and select “Move Partition”.
Step2. Then, it will pop up another window where you can move partition towards the right side.
Step3. Then, you will go back to the main interface, and you will see the D drive has already been moved to end of the disk. Then, you can click Apply to submit the operations.
Tips: To move partition with the AOMEI product, there’s should be unallocated space after the partition you want to move. Or else, the “Move Partition” option will be greyed out.
How to extend a partition regardless of the position of unallocated space?
There’re some limits in Disk Management if you try to use it to extend a partition with unallocated space. For example, as mentioned above, the unallocated space should be right after the to-be-extended partition. The good news is that you’ll no longer be disturbed by this issue as with AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard, you can also merge a drive with unallocated space regardless of their positions.
How to move a partition to the end of a disk on Windows 11/10/8/7 when the “Extend Volume” option in Disk Management is greyed out? Disk manager AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard has been already introduced to help move partitions in only a few steps. Meanwhile, another feature of this powerful AOMEI product – “Merge Partitions” helps users extend a partition with unallocated space even when they’re not adjacent to each other.
To apply some more useful features such as app mover and free space allocation, you must upgrade it to the Professional edition. If you want to apply this software to Server computers, you can try the Server edition.