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Disk management ext4 partition add space

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    Disk management ext4 partition add space


    Hello. I have an ext4 type partition on my hard drive. I also have 5GB of unallocated space. How can I add the unallocated space to the ext4 partition? I would rather not format the partition, since I have data on it, and windows can't read ext4, so I can't back it up. Any help is appreciated.

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    How about booting from a live Linux from a USB drive or CD and do it from there ?
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    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    The unallocated space on the drive has to be below the partition you wish to expand..
    You may be able to move the exitsting partitions forward by using Aomei partition assistant
    You would have to use a boot disk in order to gain access to the drive - in my sig below is a boot disk that has the program you need..
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    Quote Originally Posted by CountMike View Post
    How about booting from a live Linux from a USB drive or CD and do it from there ?
    It is easier to download: Ext2 File System Driver for Windows
    Just a single executable then you can read EXT2/EXT3/EXT4 from Windows.

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    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    It is easier to download: Ext2 File System Driver for Windows
    Just a single executable then you can read EXT2/EXT3/EXT4 from Windows.
    is this Linux ? a Linux partition? a Linux program? a windows program that sees Linux..

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Disk management ext4 partition add space
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