C drive is the core of the Windows operating system where all the programs and system files are saved. You may get run out of space on C drive over time if you have installed lots of programs on your computer. Well, in this situation you may want to increase the C drive space but to do it, you need to format C drive and that’s not possible. because of you format drive, you OS gets vanished, and you will need to install it again. however, there is a trick to extend C drive without formatting. This guide explains the same. You will know the easiest way on how to extend C drive without formatting and without losing any data.
How to Extend C drive without formatting
To extend a C drive you will need to shrink another drive first. Then you can add the available space in the C drive. We will see all this process one by one.
Note – You should have empty derive on your hard disk to extend C drive. Please move your drive right side of C drive and format it to make it available for a shrink.
- Step1: At first, click on the Windows icon to open the Start menu.
- Step2: Type “format hard disk” and select option, Create and format hard disk partitions
- Step3: Now, click on the Drive which is on the right side of C drive.
- Step4: Right-click and select “Shrink volume”.
- Step5: You may see the “Queue volume…..” notification, wait for the process to complete.
- Step6: Type the amount of space you want to increase the C drive in MB in the option Enter the amount of space to shrink the volume in MB
- Step7: Now, click on Shrink button and wait for the process to complete.
- Step8: The new unallocated space will be created on the right side of C drive.
- Step9: Now, right-click on C drive and select extend volume.
- Step10: Click on the extend button and C drive space will be increased.
Extend C drive process is now complete and now you can see your C drive space is increased.
How to extend C drive explains to you the procedure to increase the c drive space without formatting the hard disk and without losing any data. you just need an empty drive space on the right side of the C drive shown in disk management tool