When system prompts there is no enough space to store a specified file, users often need to enlarge the corresponding partition, so how to realize this operation? Some users think of using Disk Management tool built-in Windows to extend partition, which is indeed a good solution under specific situations. If users want to make use of this tool to expand partition, 3 conditions must be met at the same time. Firstly, the partition which needs extending must be NTFS. Secondly, there must be unallocated space adjoining and after the target partition. At last, it works only in Windows Vista and later Windows operating systems. When these 3 conditions are met, let’s see how to extend partition by using Disk Management tool.
Here, we take Windows 8 for example. Please run Windows 8 built-in Disk Management tool to open the main interface:
Then, right click the partition which needs extending and choose the function “Extend Volume…” from shortcut menu. Next, appoint desired partition size for this partition. After that, users extend partition by using Windows Disk Management tool successfully.
Nevertheless, if one of the above conditions can not be met, users had better turn to other solutions. Nowadays, third-party disk management tool is able to expand partition, too, and some of them even work without limitations. MiniTool Partition Wizard is such a program.
Firstly, launch MiniTool Partition Wizard to open the main interface:
Now, we take extending partition E for example. From the main interface we can see partition E is a FAT32 partition, and there is no unallocated space contiguous to it. To extend partition E, please select it and choose the function “Extend Partition” from action panel. Then, take free space from an existing partition or from an unallocated space, which will be used to extend partition E. Of course, users are able to decide how much free space to take by dragging sliding button. At last, click “Apply” button in the main interface to apply all changes to computer.
So far, users are successful to extend partition by using third-party disk management tool MiniTool Partition Wizard. If your Windows partition also runs out of space, try using recommended tool to enlarge it.