Problem description: I had installed lots of applications on my local drive (C partition), and I could not install new data on it since there is no free space. And my friends told me to increase the partition size to fix this problem. So well, I wonder if I could increase the partition size for free.
In general, Windows built-in disk management tool and free partition magic can help to resize partition for free. However, the disk management tool has great limitations. For instance, it cannot extend/shrink NTFS partition; its “Extend Volume” feature only works with unallocated space or free space on the right side of the selected partition which needs operating. Therefore, users had better turn to third-party software.
Users can turn to MiniTool Partition Wizard to resize partition for free. Developed by MiniTool Solution Ltd., this freeware is compatible with Windows 7/8, Windows XP/Vista and other Windows operating systems. Besides, it provides high security and complete functions to resize partition without influencing the original data. Unlike other programs, it is a friendly program which doesn’t need complicated operating steps and special skills.
After installing MiniTool Partition Wizard on computer, users need to run it to open its main interface. At this time, users can see different function features (move/resize partition and extend partition) as long as they select the target partition. Thus, they can select the most suitable one to increase partition capacity for free. Here we take the “Extend Partition” feature for example.
In the pop-up window, choose an existing partition (it can be anypartition except itself) or unallocated space to take free space, and then drag the sliding button to determine how much free space to take, and click “OK” button to go back to the main interface.
Finally, users can preview the size of the selected partition has increased. At this time, click “Apply” button on the left to execute all changes to computer.
If you want to know more information about how to increase partition capacity for free, hurry to download MiniTool Partition Wizard.