Move partition is an assist function of Resize Partition and it also a missing function in Windows built-in Disk Management. With the help of this function you can reset the location of a given partition.
For example, you have a C partition, D partition and an unallocated space on your Disk 1, and you want to enlarge partition C with the unallocated space. In this case, you should first move D partition backward so as to make the unallocated space directly after C partition. After that, you can smoothly extend C partition by adding that unallocated space in.
Before you do
If there are other applications running on the partition which you are going to perform, AOMEI Partition Assistant will notice you to close those applications or to execute this operation in PreOS Mode.
It would be advisable to make reliable backup for your valuable data to the external media such as networks, CD/DVD or external hard disk drive, the free backup software – AOMEI Backupper may help you out. It is always better to be cautions than sorry.
To move partition
Choose the partition you want to move (take G partition as an example, and you can see a 33GB’s unallocated space located after G partition), right click it and then click “Move Partition”.
Put the mouse on the selected partition and drag it rightward when the mouse become a cross crux. Then hit OK to continue.
As you can see from the following screenshot, the partition G has been moved to the right side of the unallocated space. And meanwhile, the 33GB’s unallocated space has been moved directly after F partition.
Move Partition will change the original location of a given partition with its size intact. Apart from the Move Partition function, AOMEI Partition Assistant still provides a Resize Partition feature to change the size as well as the location of a specified partition.
There must be an unallocated space adjacent to the partition which you are going to move; otherwise it would never be moved. Using Resize Partition to release some unallocated space if there is no unallocated space on your hard disk.
Moving system partition will lead to reboot computer.