Extend volume greyed

Jee wo 1 Reputation point

Hi there,
I recently updated to windows 11. I was trying to extend some space for the c drive. I also have an unallocated memory but the extend volume option in the c drive is greyed out. Any suggestions on how to fix it?

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  1. Leon Laude 85,566 Reputation points

    Hi @Jee wo ,

    In order to do this natively the unallocated space must be adjacent, i.e. next to the drive you want to extend.

    One method is to use third-party software which may offer the option to extend right away. With the Disk Management you would be required to delete the "New Volume 318.10GB) volume that is on the right of your Unallocated space to be able to extend your C-disk.


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  2. Limitless Technology 39,181 Reputation points

    Hi there,

    If you want to extend C drive volume but you find that extend volume is greyed out in Windows 11, that's because there is no free or unallocated space after the drive C partition. Thus, you need to delete a blank or useless partition. It will leave free space or unallocated space next to the primary volume.

    If you do not wish to use the "Delete Volume" option under the Disk Management utility, then you can shrink the volume of the partition in order to get free or allocated space.

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