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I have to partitions, ntfs and ext3 with windows 7 and ubuntu 11 respectively. They were side by side, first ntfs then ext3. I shrunk and resized the ext3 so that there was space immedeatly after the ntfs. This worked fine using gparted. The problem is that now I am not able to extend the windows partition. Why could this be?

Edit: Possible duplicate of Why can't I extend this partition?

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My guess is that the ext3 partition is a logical drive inside an extended partition and the NTFS one is a primary partition. You've shrunk the logical drive, but not the extended partition. Shrink it too and GParted will let you resize the Windows partition.

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oh ok so i just drag the extended part as well in the gparted gui? I will try and report back thanks. – Flying Swissman Mar 1 '13 at 7:38
This worked. Thanks a lot. – Flying Swissman Mar 1 '13 at 17:21

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