# How to make free space at the beginning of a partition?

On my PC with Windows 7 I have 2 partition C and D and some reserved space.

| reserved space | C partition | D partition          | some unused space|


And I want to shrink D and then increase C like this:

| reserved space | C partition          | D partition | some unused space|


But the windows 7 disk utility shrinks D from the end because files are at the beginning and it looks like this:

| reserved space | C partition | D partition | some unused space         |


| reserved space | C partition |unused | D partition  | some unused space|


And I am interested how to move files away from the beginning of drive D, if possibly to move all of them to the end of the drive, so it can be possible to shrink it from the beginning.

As a lat resort I am going to delete the D drive and increase C then again create D and return the data from backup.

But it will be better if it is possible to do it without deleting the D drive.

• You create a new partition, place the data on that partition, then split the existing partition into 2, merging that partition you originally created with the other half. Mar 20 '15 at 11:54
• When you say from beginning\end, what do you mean? Mar 20 '15 at 12:39