As we know, users need to manage Windows partitions in time to speed up computer running speed and facilitate file management on hard disk partition.
In fact, disk management tool and partition magic can help to manage partitions. After clicking “My Computer”-”Manage”-”Disk Management”, users can see the operating interface of Windows built-in disk management tool as follows.
In the main interface, users need to right-click the target partition which needs changing, and choose the suitable function according to actual situations. Sometimes, however, users may find the “Extend Volume” feature is grayed out. There are two main reasons. The selected partition is FAT partition, or there is no unallocated space on the right side of the partition users would like to increase.
Since disk management tool cannot work well to manage Windows partitions, users had better turn to partition magic.
There are lots of different partitioning tools on the internet. If users don’t know which one to choose, they can try MiniTool Partition Wizard because it is a free program. Besides, it provides powerful and complete functions to cater to the needs of different people. What’s more, users should not worry about data loss troubles since this tool can keep data safe all the time even in case of sudden power outage. Next, take “Extend Partition” feature for example to show how to manage Windows partitions.
In the main interface of MiniTool Partition Wizard, select the target partition which needs extending at first, and then choose the “Extend Partition” from Operations group of the action panel. After that, they can see the following dialog box.
At this time, take free space from an existing partition (it can be any partition except itself) or unallocated space, 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.
Finally, click “Apply” button on the left to execute all changes. Thus, all work has been down.
If you are still using disk management tool to manage Windows partitions, obsolete it and turn to partition magic (such as MiniTool Partition Wizard).