Windows 10: Macrium Reflect Free Edition (v6.3.1665) not resizing partitions.

Discus and support Macrium Reflect Free Edition (v6.3.1665) not resizing partitions. in Windows 10 Backup and Restore to solve the problem; I'm trying to clone my 250 GB Windows hard drive to a 1TB hard drive, using Macrium Reflect Free Edition (v6.3.1665). However, it is not allowing me to... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Backup and Restore' started by hbenthow, Jan 9, 2017.

  1. hbenthow Win User

    Macrium Reflect Free Edition (v6.3.1665) not resizing partitions.


    I'm trying to clone my 250 GB Windows hard drive to a 1TB hard drive, using Macrium Reflect Free Edition (v6.3.1665). However, it is not allowing me to resize the Windows partition to fit the larger drive. It clearly shows 698.63 GB of unallocated space, but "Cloned Partition Properties" lists the "Maximum Size" of each partition as being the same as its "Original Size", and won't let me resize the partition I wish to resize (the main Windows partition), or any of the partitions for that matter, to fill the extra free space.

    Is this a glitch, or just a limitation of the free version?

    :)
     
    hbenthow, Jan 9, 2017
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  2. Jack_246 Win User

    Windows 10 won't boot "Repairing disk errors this might take more than an hour to complete"

    Do you know of any drive cloning software that will let me clone a partition to another partition? I tired using both Macrium Reflect Free and Acronis True Image Western Digital Edition.
     
    Jack_246, Jan 9, 2017
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  3. BulldogXX Win User
    BulldogXX, Jan 9, 2017
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  4. topgundcp Win User

    Macrium Reflect Free Edition (v6.3.1665) not resizing partitions.

    Just go ahead and clone as is. Once done, disconnect the 250GB drive. Boot to windows then open Disk Management, right click on C drive->Extend Volume.
     
    topgundcp, Jan 9, 2017
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  5. hbenthow Win User
    Well, I did that, and for the most part the Macrium clone works beautifully. So far, there are no signs of the problems that plagued me after EaseUS and Acronis clones - except for one: I still can't resize the partition to be larger within Disk Management. There is a "Shrink Volume" option available, but the "Extend Volume" option is greyed out.

    Here's a photo demonstrating it:


    Macrium Reflect Free Edition (v6.3.1665) not resizing partitions. [​IMG]
     
    hbenthow, Jan 9, 2017
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  6. Superfly Win User
    Try MiniTool Partition - Disk Management is for mickey-mouse stuff...
     
    Superfly, Jan 9, 2017
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  7. Word Man Win User
    Yep, and the WINRE (500 MB) partition needs to be slid to the right before you can extend C: partition - MiniTool will make that a piece of cake.
     
    Word Man, Jan 9, 2017
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  8. hbenthow Win User

    Macrium Reflect Free Edition (v6.3.1665) not resizing partitions.

    Would it be best to slide it to the right, or simply to delete it? I've read elsewhere that the recovery partition is not necessary on Windows 10 computers. Is this true?
     
    hbenthow, Jan 9, 2017
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  9. Word Man Win User
    Not necessary is a matter of debate, opinion, or personal preference, take your pick. If you delete it you will not have the recovery options that it provides if something goes wrong with your C: partition. Admittedly, if you do regular backups (rather than just cloning) with Macrium Reflect, you may consider that paired alongside the WinRE partition to be a belt and suspenders pair.
     
    Word Man, Jan 9, 2017
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  10. hbenthow Win User
    I wound up doing as advised (using MiniTool Partition Wizard Free to move the recovery partition to the right, then resize the C partition), and here are the results:


    Macrium Reflect Free Edition (v6.3.1665) not resizing partitions. [​IMG]


    Everything seems to be working satisfactorily.
     
    hbenthow, Jan 9, 2017
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  11. hbenthow Win User
    By the way, I have one more quick question: the recovery partition seems to have shrunk 1 MB in the process. It was originally 500 MB, now it is 499 MB. Is that something I need to worry about, or should it make no difference?
     
    hbenthow, Jan 10, 2017
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  12. topgundcp Win User
    No need to worry. When using one of those partition managers, it creates a 1MB gap to align the partiton.
     
    topgundcp, Jan 10, 2017
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  13. hbenthow Win User

    Macrium Reflect Free Edition (v6.3.1665) not resizing partitions.

    Thank you!
     
    hbenthow, Apr 5, 2018
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