Having a Veracrypt container with 6GB, I need to extend its size to 8GB. I used the volume expander of VC successfully. But it expands only the VC volume itself (= file size changed from 6 to 8GB) and not the inner filesystem (FAT in my case).

The VC volume isn't shown in the volume manager of Windows, neither on the CLI using diskpart. Those are the only ways for expanding volumes I know.

So how can I expand the inner FAT volume of my VC container using Windows 10?


I had the same issue - apparently invisible to Windows in the normal way.

I copied the contents of the volume to another location (outside of the encrypted volume), and formatted the Veracrypt volume - you can format the entire (larger) space. Then just copy everything back of course.

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