I have a WD Elements Portable 1 TB External hard drive which was partitioned to 2 partitions at the beginning of time. One is for 900GB, and the other is for 324GB (no unallocated space is left). Now, the small partition only has 30GB space left while the larger one owns 500GB. Therefore, I want to take some space from the large one to extend the small one. Is changing partition size in external hard drive possible? PS: I’m using Windows 7 if a computer is needed.
Solution: a computer is definitely needed, and then third party partition manager should be downloaded since both Windows Disk Management and DiskPart will not work to this problem. MiniTool Partition Wizard is the very partitioning tool which can take free space from any other partitions or unallocated space on the same disk to extend the needed partition. Only 3 steps are needed. Please look at the following demonstration.
We have said partition size can be changed successfully in 3 steps, but before partitioning operations users need to download and install the partition manager on computer in accordance with prompts. Then, launch the program to get its main interface. Now, detailed steps are as follows:
Step 1: in the main interface select the partition which needs extending and choose the function “Extend Partition” from the left.
Step 2: choose one of partitions or choose an unallocated space to take free space which will be used to extend the target partition, and then drag sliding button to decide how much to take. After that, click “OK” to go back to the main interface.
Step 3: click “Apply” button on the top if the partition size is desired. If not, click “Undo” or “Discard” to cancel operations and then redo changes, which will not bring any damage to data.
After these 3 steps, changing partition size in external hard drive will be finished successfully, and we can say MiniTool Partition Wizard, a free partition manager for Windows, can resize partitions according to actual demands.