How to Move Partition to End of Disk in Windows 7, 8, 10, 11

What’s the easiest way to move partition to the end of disk on Windows 7, 8, 10, and 11? Follow the tutorial to learn how to manage your disks and partitions easily and safely.


By Cherry / Updated on July 27, 2023

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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 7/8/10/11. 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.”

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How to move partition to end of disk on Windows 10

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 safely.

More important, it only takes 3 steps to move partition to end of disk in Windows 7/8/10/11, which is easily for common user. Let's download it to see how to move partition to end of disk.

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Step 1. Install and launch AOMEI Partition Assistant Standatd. After it’s fully loaded, right-click on the drive you want to move and select “Resize/Move Partition”.

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Step 2. Then, it will pop up another window where you can move partition towards the right side.

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Step 3. 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.


Tip: This is the whole process of Windows 10 move partition to end of disk. 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.


FAQs about move partition to end of disk

Q: What does moving a partition to the end of a disk mean?

Moving a partition to the end of the disk means relocating the starting position of the partition so that it is located at the furthest logical block address on the disk. In essence, it means moving the partition to the end of the storage space.

Q: Why move partitions to the end of the disk?

There may be several reasons for doing this. For example, you may want to create space for another partition at the beginning of the disk or reorganize the partition to better manage data.

Q: Is it safe to move partitions to the end of the disk?

When you use AOMEI Partition Assistant to move partitions, it is 100% safe. Such an operation will not lead to data loss. However, in order to develop good habits, you can also back up in advance before moving partitions.

Q: Can I move the operating system partition to the end of the disk?

Yes, you can. If you have no experience in disk management, it is better to seek AOMEI Partition Assistant, which will help you move partitions easily and safely without potential problems.

Q: Do I need to defragment the partition before moving it?

While defragmenting might not be strictly necessary, it can be beneficial. Defragmenting will organize the data on the partition and reduce the risk of data fragmentation during the moving process. It's a good practice to defragment before making significant changes to disk partitions.


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.

Cherry · Staff Editor
Cherry is an editor of AOMEI Technology, she covers backup & restore, hard disk & partitions management, cloud files transfer, website & database backup and so on for AOMEI. She enjoys helping people find solutions to their problems. She loves traveling, cooking, reading and so on. She takes most of time with her family when she is not working.