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I want to increase my local disk drive i.e C: partiton space..

I dont want to format my drive and do partition...

Is there any way to avoid formatting.. and increase the partition space in C: ?

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migrated from Mar 21 '12 at 12:39

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You can use an application like Acronis Disc Director Suite:

A powerful and easy-to-use tool for managing disks and volumes. With a comprehensive set of operations, you can organize your hard disk and volume configuration for optimal performance, while keeping your data safe.

or Partition Magic:

Partition Magic is a computer program that allows you to slice your hard drive up into several partitions. This allows one physical disc drive to be used as if it were several drives. Once created, the partitions can be re-sized without losing any of the data stored in them.

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As Partition Magic is no longer developed, you may be better off with PartedMagic, which is also free. This will allow you to re size the other partitions on your disk to make room for increasing the size of your C drive. It also includes Clonezilla so you can back up your drive before you re size anything

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