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First, before you do anything else, there is always a small chance you will loose data, so back up your data. The free (unallocated) space must be right next to (adjacent / touching) the partition you wish to expand. You have a lot of partitions in a somewhat chaotic sequence, thus the free space is not adjacent to the partition you wish to enlarge. So ...


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You need to shift /dev/sda5 to the right, so the unallocated space will be next to /dev/sda9. Then you can resize /dev/sda9. EDIT: CARE! This will take time, and you can't abort it. For such a small space however it should be ok. EDIT2: In case it's not obvious enough, you shift it by grabbing the box and pulling it to the right.


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This did the job for me: sudo ntfsfix /dev/sda1 Where sda1 is the NTFS partition with the issue. After that command and next restart into windows, it will check the disk and things will work fine again.


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After your clone, I would use gparted to resize as needed. http://gparted.org/display-doc.php%3Fname%3Dmoving-space-between-partitions



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