Windows 10: Recovering 350mb Unalocated Space

Discus and support Recovering 350mb Unalocated Space in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; I'm trying with no success to combine a 350mb unallocated space with ,my primary partition. But after creating a new simple volume and formatting the... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by JamesJoey, Jul 4, 2016.

  1. JamesJoey Win User

    Recovering 350mb Unalocated Space


    I'm trying with no success to combine a 350mb unallocated space with ,my primary partition.
    But after creating a new simple volume and formatting the "Extend" option for the primary partition is disabled.

    Any way to combine the 350mb and the primary?

    James

    :)
     
    JamesJoey, Jul 4, 2016
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  2. Windows 10 november update messed up my system

    Increase the size of the 350mb System Reserved partition to 500mb. I suggest you use Easeus Partition Master (freeware) to resize your partitions.

    Free partition manager software to resize partitions - EaseUS Partition Master Free



    To increase the size of the 350mb partition you first need to reduce the size of C. This enables you to increase the size of the 350mb partition by taking up the space C has vacated. When you resize partitions it is all
    about before and after. Thus in the simple operation of C giving up space to the 350mb partition when resizing or reducing the size of C, the free space needs to be created before C. This enables you to resize the 350mb partition by expanding into the free
    space you now have after the 350mb partition. When you have done the above apply the changes.



    This page from the Easeus web site explains visually.
    Resize operations - EaseUS Partition Master
     
    Gerry C J Cornell, Jul 4, 2016
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  3. Extending partion in windows 10

    It downloaded this time, with no issues, its still 1 meg bigger than it says it should be...but, if you have had no issues.

    Looking at the instructions and capabilities of the free version. It will merge unalocated space on C to C.

    I need to merge unallocated space on D to C (C and D are on the same physical drive).

    Will the free version do this? The comparison chart says it will NOT "Allocate free space from one partition to another"
     
    Janning197, Jul 4, 2016
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  4. Berton Win User

    Recovering 350mb Unalocated Space

    What is the total size of the drive? The partition at 350MB is relatively small/insignificant now-a-days.
     
    Berton, Jul 4, 2016
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  5. JamesJoey Win User
    Even if the 350 is insignificant, how would I add it to the primary partition.
    Ys I know. I have plenty of space. I paid for this drive but I unable to use it all.
     
    JamesJoey, Jul 4, 2016
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  6. Whatphoeb Win User
    Whatphoeb, Jul 4, 2016
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  7. cereberus Win User
    It is more complicated than that. If the partition is before the special non-moveable hidden MSR partition, OP may need to delete that as well.

    This can have consequences for future changes, use of encryption etc.
     
    cereberus, Jul 4, 2016
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  8. NavyLCDR New Member

    Recovering 350mb Unalocated Space

    Yep. We can't offer any advice until we see a screenshot of disk management and see where the unallocated space is. And - actually, because the hidden MSR partition does not show up on disk management, we may need to see a screenshot of the partition layout from a program like MiniTool Partition Wizard.
     
    NavyLCDR, Jul 4, 2016
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  9. cereberus Win User
    Yeah forgot about last point.
     
    cereberus, Jul 4, 2016
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  10. JamesJoey Win User
    Sorry about the delay.
    Here's a screen shot of Disk Management.


    Recovering 350mb Unalocated Space [​IMG]

    Recovering 350mb Unalocated Space [​IMG]


    James
     
    JamesJoey, Sep 26, 2016
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  11. Beowulf1 Win User
    Try extending the Documents partition without formatting 350mb unallocated.
     
    Beowulf1, Sep 26, 2016
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  12. spunk Win User
    You can only extend a volume if the Unallocated Space is to the Right of the Partition (Volume) you wish to extend. The 351 MB volume is Left of both partitions. You cannot extend to the left unless you use a 3rd party partitioning tool. Doing this may destroy the C: drives boot file and not worth it.
    As has been stated, 351 MB is just too small and insignificant to use or worry about.
     
    spunk, Sep 26, 2016
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  13. BunnyJ New Member

    Recovering 350mb Unalocated Space

    I agree.. it's not worth the effort or possible issues for that amount of storage.
    Jeff
     
    BunnyJ, Sep 26, 2016
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  14. cereberus Win User
    Actually, I would install minitool partition wizard free and then you can move the C drive to the left.

    However, I would do this for a different reason, as it seems a bit daft to have a 900+ GB C drive and only a 4 GB D drive.

    Personally, if it was me, I would reduce the C drive to around 300 GB, and make the D drive 600+GB. Then I would only use the C drive for OS+programs, and the D drive for data storage. This makes reinstalling OS+programs easier as it would not affect D drive (assuming you do it carefully). Of course, you have a second drive anyway, but it does not hurt to keep valuable data kept on at least two drives.
     
    cereberus, Sep 26, 2016
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  15. BunnyJ New Member
    Good call. I agree that having an external/internal D drive would be much better and then just merge the current D with the C. Given the cost of drives these days a 1tb drive is dirt cheap.
     
    BunnyJ, Sep 26, 2016
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