Why allocate free space in Windows 10, 8, 7?
When the hard drive is not well-partitioned at the beginning, many users are tend to
encounter the problem of “low disk space” on system drive or other data partitions.
As a result, some of them will upgrade
small hard drive to larger drive to gain larger capacity. The other of them
would like to reallocate free space from one partition to another partition to
distribute free space in a reasonable way. Here is a real user case:
“When build computer two years ago, I had partitioned my hard disk. I thought I left
enough memory for the system drive. However, with the increasing creating files and
installing programs, computer gave me a low disk space warning on C drive. I don’t
want to replace the hard drive with a new one currently and the D drive has
redundant free space. What should I do to add the free space to C drive from D
Aforementioned problem is not uncommon in daily computing. In order to optimize the
computer to get faster running speed and work correctly, many people try to find the
best way to allocate free space to existing partition. Luckily, Windows Disk
Management offers a way to allocate unused space, which might be a little bit
Disk Management: allocate free space to another partition
1. Press+to open Run dialog, and then type “diskmgmt.msc”
to open Disk Management.
2. If there is unallocated space next to the partition you’ll extend, just
right-click that partition and select “Extend Volume”. Then, you’ll be able to
expand that partition.
3. If there is no unallocated space on the hard drive, to extend one partition, you
need to delete its contiguous partition to get unallocated space and then do the
volume extending. To guarantee data security, back up partition before deleting.
Tips: If there is unallocated space at the end of hard drive, which
is not adjacent to the partition you want to extend, you can try move
partition through 3rd-party partition manager to change its location.
4. To retrieve the deleted partition, you can extend partition to the amount you need
and put the left unallocated space aside. Next, create a new partition with the
unallocated space and restore the backed up image.
As covered before, this program provides a roundabout solution for allocating free
space from one drive to another in Windows. However, there is another way to
allocate free space to existing partition without deleting or formatting
inter-jacent partition or volume.
AOMEI Partition Assistant
Professional is reliable partition software to help you allocate free space from
one partition to another partition directly. The “Allocate Free Space” feature
provides easy-to-use wizard and the entire process will be completed in a few steps.
It is suitable for Windows 10, 8/8.1, 7, Vista, and XP.
How to allocate free space to C drive without deleting in Windows 7?
Before you do all the procedures below, please download the
free trial of AOMEI Partition Assistant first. Here is an example of allocating free
space D drive to system C drive in Windows 7.
Step 1: Open it and you will see enough free space on drive D. Right
click it and choose the button "Allocate Free Space".
Step 2: The following picture will show up. It will give you
the detail. Choose the size and destination drive you want.
Step 3: Please check you procedures in "Pending Operations"
on the sidebar. If there are some mistakes, you can click "Undo" or "Discard"
on the toolbar. If all the operations are right, please click "Apply" to
commit. After that, another window will show up. Please select "Proceed".
The picture below shows all your operations are finished.
Just in a few minutes, you are able to allocate free space without data loss on
Windows 7, 8, 10. Apart from “Allocate Free Space” feature, AOMEI Partition
Assistant Professional also provides other functions that can help you take
advantage of free space on other partitions. For example, you can merge partitions that are contiguous
together to make unused space in one partition, and this will not cause data loss
because all files are stored in a separately folder.
AOMEI Partition Assistant Server is professional partition tool that can assist you allocate free space on Windows
Server OS, like Server 2008, Server 2012, Server 2016, etc. Do you want to
completely solve the unreasonable partition layout on your hard drive? Would you
like a better operational computer? Now, download it to optimize your computer!