How do I change partition size on my hard drive? My hard disk contains 4 partitions and an unallocated space (C drive, D drive, unallocated space, G drive and E drive). After using my computer for a long time, I need to resize partition since some partitions are too small while others are too large. Can I increase partition size without influencing the original data because I am unwilling to lose data?
Since I am running computer with Windows 7 operating system, I can extend/shrink partition via Windows built-in disk management tool. Sometimes, however, I find the “Extend Volume” feature provided by disk management tool is grayed out. After searching some professionals, I know that the built-in tool is workable to extend NTFS partition only when unallocated space is located after and contiguous to the target partition which needs extending.
If users want to perfectly resize Windows partition without limitation, they had better turn to third-party partition magic. MiniTool Partition Wizard is recommended here since it has been awarded as the top 10 Windows software by CNET and enjoys more than 15,000,000 downloads. Besides, any type of users can handle this app to change partition size since it provides wizard like interfaces and detailed operating prompts. What’s more, it is a piece of freeware.
Users should download this professional freeware from its official website at first, and then install it on computer. After that, launch it.
In the main interface of MiniTool Partition Wizard, users need to select the target partition which needs increasing and then choose a suitable functional from the left action panel. If there is an unallocated space neighboring to the partition which needs extending, users can click “Move/Resize Partition” feature to achieve the goal. If not, users can click the function “Extend Partition” to increase partition size.
In the pops-up window, users can choose an existing partition or unallocated space from the “Take Free Space from” according to actual situations. After that, drag the sliding button to determine how much free space to take. After getting desired partition size, click “OK” button to go back to the main interface.
Finally, click “Apply” button to perform all changes. Thus, all work has been done.
Are you still using Windows disk management tool to increase partition size? Obsolete it. And hurry to download a piece of professional and powerful partition management freeware like MiniTool Partition Wizard. Thus, you can easily change partition size without limitation.