With the popularity of Windows 10, topics around Windows 10 disk management is now generating hot debate. As the built-in tool for windows 10 disk management, Disk Management utility is always the first thing users think about. However, it is not omnipotent. In many cases, when users open Disk Management to extend a partition, they may disappointedly find that the option “Extend Volume” is grayed out in windows 10. Below is a picture showing this case.
Then why extend volume grayed out in windows 10? This is because of the unallocated space – the key point for extending volume in Disk Management. Generally speaking, extend volume only works on the following conditions:
1. The partition users want to extend is a raw or NTFS partition;
2. There is unallocated or free space on the same hard disk and the space is contiguous and after the partition which needs extending. (unallocated space for primary partition and free space for the logical partition);
After reading here, you must have realized the reason for “extend volume grayed out in windows 10” just as showing in the above picture. Then, you must wonder about how to get out of this trouble. Next, we will tell you a perfect solution.
When there is an issue, there is always a solution. For the issue mentioned in this article, it is advised to use MiniTool Partition Wizard Free Edition to extend the partition without adjacent unallocated space. The operations are rather easy to catch. Here we go:
Step 1: Run MiniTool Partition Wizard Free Edition. In the main interface click the partition you want to extend and choose “Extend Partition“.
Step 2: In the pop-up window, choose which partition you are going to take free space from and how much free space you need. Then click “OK”.
Step 3. In the main interface, press “Apply” to execute all changes.
See MiniTool Partition Wizard Free Edition is the perfect solution for windows 10 disk management. Next time, when you can’t extend partition in Windows 10, try this freeware. Download