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I have a Samsung F1 1TB HDD. When I first set it up, I split the hard drive into 2 partitions 500GB for each. Now My C: has only got 20GB left and my second partition has 145GB free. I want to extend the c: drive and decrease the second partition. Windows disk manager won't let me expand C: in size the option is greyed out, i'm guessing because it's in use.

Is there a program that will allow me to do it? Prefereably freeware?

Its Windows 7 64Bit
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I used the drive partition utility on a Ubuntu Live CD before for some heavy-duty partition re-arranging. That might work. The main thing is that Windows Disk Management won't be able to move the second partition to expand the first. Either you'll need a program like the one I mentioned that moves data to expand a partition, or another option is to delete the second partition which should let you expand the first.

Edit: I don't know if EaseUS works, but here's the link if you want to check it out.
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maybe try this, its a nice tool

http://www.partition-tool.com/
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Thanks ill give it a go! I don't want to delete the 2nd partition - It contains all my backup files!!

I also have 9GB of unallocated space and it won't let me allocate that to C: either
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The unallocated space would have to be adjacent to the C: partition for Expand to work.

Also, just out of curiosity, would it be easier to clear/move some stuff from C:?
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maybe try this, its a nice tool

http://www.partition-tool.com/
This worked perfectly, thank-you!!!! Rep on it's way

I have cleared out what I can from C: it's all my games that take up space!
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Glad i could help. Windows build in partition manger isnt all that great, its been getting better over time, but the esasus partition manger is a solid tool.
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