danteafk
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Cannot extend disk space

Hey folks,

so I have a VM with Windows 10 setup at 40Gb, over time this got full and I extended it to 60GB, however within windows disk management it just shows as additional partition of 20gb, I cannot merge it with the current windows partition.

What can be done?

Thanks

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continuum
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Please show a screenshot of diskmanagement inside the guest.


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Most likely that's because it's not contiguous with the C: drive.  You can use a partition manager, like Free partition manager software to resize partitions - EaseUS® Partition Master Free to reearrange and resize the partitions.

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danteafk
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Sehe here, the tool does not work:

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continuum
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That is because you have a recovery partition which prevents the expand.

Use a second disk instead.


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Do you need support with a VMFS recovery problem ? - send a message via skype "sanbarrow"
I do not support Workstation 16 at this time ...

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Use the tool to move the recovery partition to the end of the disk (click advanced settings on that partition, then change the free space after the partition to 0 - it'll move it all to before the partition.  Hit apply, then you can use the tool to extend the main partition to include the empty space.

One add: Copy the VM first!  Not time machine, but make a full copy when it's shut down.  Just in case.

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ygalbrami
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Thank you so much, Work for me.

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