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Extending Extended Volume in Windows 7

Recently I was stuck with a peculiar scenario while trying to extend a logical volume. The disk management utility in windows 7 has a nice built-in feature for this. Well but when I right-click on the volume the "Extend Volume ..." option was greyed out. Hmm ...... this was because the volume I was trying to extend was the last volume in the Extended partition and the free space was lying to the right side but outside of the Extended Volume. I was searching for some info regarding this but I found nothing. Then I thought to give DISKPART a try. For those who don't know, DISKPART is the console based utility for disk management. And I must tell you that it is still more capable than its GUI based counterpart. Well in few minutes my disk was looking like this (please don't compare the size written I know it has not increased in the screenshot because I have created these images in mspaint as I am writing this blog after my problem was solved and I don't have probl