38gb unallocated space at end of my SSD?
So, it's been several years...maybe even 6...since I installed my 256gb ssd drive for my OS. I don't remember what instructions I followed when setting it up. It would have been Win 7 originally, now Win 10. I'm currently getting low on space. Windows says 12gb free of 199gb. So I opened disk management and for that disk, I have the following:
1. 100mb System Reserved
2. C:, 199.93 gb
3. an unlabeled 450mb recovery partition
4. 38gb unallocated space
I think I remember it being a thing in the past that you left some unallocated space that if Windows detects problems with spaces on the drive it could use some of the unallocated space. But I may be totally making that up too.
So, anyone know why I would have 38gb of unallocated space? Any way to access this space and add it to my c: when the recovery partition is in between?
I'm planning a new build soon, but I'd like to be able to access the extra space to limp along a little further.
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