The question is how do I extend my C: drive while my C: drive format is GPT and my other drives/partitions format is MBR.

I tried:

  1. EaseUS Partition manager
  2. AOMEI Partition Manager
  3. Disk Management (windows')

but didn't succeed.

Solutions other than Formating/reinstalling Windows again are appreciable.

Here is the image link of my drives. no other drive merged with C: drive:

Actually, I tried to merge C Drive with Disk2 E drive but failed to do that.

Drives Details

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    I don't think that's possible. GPT and MBR are types of partition table, there's only one on every physical disk. Please post a screenshot from Windows' Disk Management. – gronostaj Feb 21 '17 at 21:16
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    As @gronostaj suggests, you can't have both types on a single disk (and you don't). D:, S: and E: are on a separate drive. Where are you expecting to "Extend" your C: drive to exactly? – Ƭᴇcʜιᴇ007 Feb 21 '17 at 21:37
  • @Ƭᴇcʜιᴇ007, I want to Extend Disk1 GPT C drive with Disk2 E Drive My C drive space is low thats why i want to extend it without reinstalling the windows – Cm Adil Ch Feb 21 '17 at 22:31
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It has nothing to do with GPT or MBR. Partitions can't span over multiple disks. One disk can hold multiple partitions, but not the other way round.

The Images partition doesn't have any drive letter assigned. Unless you have attached it to a NTFS folder, it looks like it's inaccessible. Now, it may be a recovery partition, in that case you should absolutely leave it alone. The only solution is to buy a bigger disk and clone your current one.

If you're 100% sure you don't need the Images partition, you can delete it to recover slightly over 6 GB of space it occupies. Then you'll be able to expand C: drive to that space, but you'll have to do that without Windows running, because you can't resize a file system in use. You can for example boot off a Ubuntu flash drive and use GParted to do that.

  • Thanks for your response to this question. Yes Images partition is a recovery partition.Is it possible that i merge the disk 2 to disk 1 ? and if not then last option is to reinstall the window and make partions when installing window. IS it works? – Cm Adil Ch Feb 22 '17 at 19:25
  • It's not possible, these are two separate devices. Like totally separate, you could unplug one, drop it in this machine and keep the other one working in your computer. It's impossible now, when installing windows and at any other circumstances, just impossible. These are two disks and partition must fit on one disk, period. – gronostaj Feb 22 '17 at 21:26
  • It's not two separate devices. It's one device but I don't know how and why it shows two disks. – Cm Adil Ch Feb 23 '17 at 16:51

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