I have one drive with dual boot. I split it evenly between Windows and Linux Mint, but right now almost never use Windows. I want to keep Windows for gaming/Office, but move some of its disk space from Windows C: drive to Linux /home. Can I do that safely? Is it possible it's as easy as explained here? Does gparted take care of moving things around on Windows drive so that no data is lost?
I've done this several times on several laptops already, never had any issues. And it is as easy as explained there.
But remember to:
- Defragment Windows drive,
- Leave some space free for both systems
- Do not "move around" partitions. If your Linux partition precedes windows → space will be freed after windows partition → you can allocate new ext4 partition and add mounting point of your prefference *
** you can move around swap partition as far as I know