When using computers, users may receive this warning: You are running out of disk space on local disk (C:). As a result, the computer is running very slow. Aiming at this situation, users may delete some unnecessary files to release more free space. However, most files on system partition are important. In fact, the simplest way to solve this problem is to extend C drive to get more capacity.
Some Windows operating systems (like Windows 7/8) provide built-in disk management tool to manage partitions. With it, users can create volume, delete volume, extend volume, shrink volume, etc. Users can right click “My Computer” at first, and then select “Manage” button, and click ”Disk Management” to get its operating interface. After that, right click the target partition which needs changing and select the suitable feature from right-click menu. However, those functions are not comprehensive and some can only be used on a certain premise. To be specific, if users want to successfully extend partition, they must ensure that there is unallocated space on the right side of the selected NTFS partition. Otherwise, the “Extend Volume” feature is grayed out. At this time, users had better turn to third-party software.
Since Windows disk management tool has great limitations, users can turn to partition management software to resize partition without influencing the original data. And there is lots of partition magic software on the internet. If users don’t know which one to choose, try MiniTool Partition Wizard. It is a free partitioning tool with high security, powerful functions and simple operations. Next, let’s see the detailed operating steps.
Step 1: Download this free partition magic, and install it on computer, and launch it to get its main interface.
Step 2: Select the C drive and click “Extend Partition” button from the Operations group of the action panel.
Step 3: Choose an existing partition (can be any partition except itself) or unallocated space at first, and then drag the sliding button to a desirable place to determine how much free space to take, and click “OK” button to go back to the main interface.
Step 4: Click “Apply” button on the left to execute all changes to Windows. Thus, users are successful to increase partition size.
See! MiniTool Partition Wizard can help to easily and safely extend C drive with a few easy steps. For more information about this free yet professional partition magic, hurry to download it.