It is well known that users can resize partition to make better use of disk space. However, the Windows built-in disk management utility has limitations in GPT disk supervision. For example, it is impossible to decrease the size of GPT disk partition with Windows DM in many situations.
Note: The widespread MBR (supports up to 3 primary partitions and 1 extended partition or 4 primary partitions per hard disk. The maximum partition size is 2TB) is an old and frequently-used disk layout. And it has many limitations which will give impact on the use of advanced hard disk. Then the GUID Partition Table (GPT) partitioning scheme appears. Compared with MBR, it has more advantages. This layout can hold up to 128 primary partitions. And the maximum capacity of a disk will be 18EB.
Fortunately, the professional partition magic – MiniTool Partition Wizard – can do disk management on GPT disk in simple steps. Users can shrink GPT partition by using this program in almost all situations.
Download MiniTool Partition Wizard from its download center.
Here, you can see that all disk partitions are displayed in this interface.
1. Select the specified partition and then click “Move/Resize Partition” to go to the next window.
2. Adjusting partition size by dragging the black triangle to the left or right. You can also directly type desired value into the input box. After that, click “OK” to continue.
3. Click “Apply” at the left top corner to execute pending execution.
At last, we can draw a conclusion that MiniTool Partition Wizard has successfully fulfilled the task of decreasing the size of GPT disk partition. In addition, this freeware also owns other functions such as “Move/Resize Partition”, “Extend Partition”, “Merge Partition”, “Wipe Partition”, “Copy Partition”, etc. Furthermore, it runs perfectly under Windows 8/8.1, Windows 10, Windows Server 2012 R2, and so on.