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I have 2 partitions on my 120 GB SSD (one for system, one for multimedia data which rarely changes). I am using Bitlocker encryption for both partition. After I have replaced the SSD with larger one, I wanted to enlarge both partitions, however could not find a way how to do it. Particulary I needed to extend the C drive as it was almost full and prevented further Windows updates installations.

First I cloned the entire disk with HDClone - unfortunately it treats bitlocker paritions as raw data, so can't manipulate them, only copy them block-by-block. So I have ended with my new SSD having two small partitions and after them half of SSD as unassigned space.

I tried various free partitioning tools, but could not find any which would be able to move the D drive. For all the bitlocker partition was raw data. The Windows itself is able to resize bitlocker partitions, but is not able to move them.

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Couse of problem is Bit locker, in Start menu, search for Device encription, turn it off, it would take a long time. After that, you can move data partition as usual.

  • Of course I know the "issue" is Bitlocker. But my question was about how to move "D" partition to free space for extending C partition, not how to turn off bitlocker, which would take too much time... – Marki555 Nov 3 '19 at 21:56
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Finally I was able to find AOMEI Partition Assistant, which is able to "copy" bitlocker partition even into the same drive. For D drive this is an online operation and it can "move" the partition to get some free space after the C drive. However it can't resize bitlocker partitions.

Using this I was able to make a free space between C and D drives. Then I used built-in Windows Disk Management component of Computer Management to extend both partitions (Extend Volume options after right-clicking on partition).

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