- If you are a programmer, video editor, or gamer, I am sure that your C drive is loaded with a lot of programming applications, video editing softwares, and games.
- It is possible that your C drive doesn’t have enough space. This is an alarming problem, especially for tech-loving users who love to play with software and programs.
- Instead of moving your applications to another drive, or cleaning up the drive, you can extend your C drive. In this article I will show you how you can extend C drive in your computer.
1. Extending C Drive using Disk Management
Unreserved space or unoccupied space must be available behind the drive/volume you wish to extend with Windows built-in disk manager utility. You may also find Extend volume grayed out or not available.
Step 1. Go to This PC and click manage.
Step 2. Click on the partition that you want to extend, and choose “Extend Volume” to continue.
Step 3. Set and add more size to your target partition and click “Next” to continue.
Step 4. Click “Finish” to complete the process.
2. Extending C Drive using Diskpart
Another tool, Diskpart allows you to increase your drive space or volume. Diskpart command works in Windows Command Prompt the same way as Disk Management tool. It allows you to better manage disk space. It is important to remember that this method can cause irreparable damage to your entire hard drive if you make a mistake.
Step 1. Press ‘Windows Logo key + R’ and then type cmd. Command Prompt appears.
Step 2. Type the following commands, and each one ends with the “Enter” key:
diskpart list volume select volume C extend size =number (Enter the number of GB you want to extend)
In my case, the system C drive is Volume 1. If there is no unallocated space, you can’t extend the C drive in Windows 11 with this method.