To resize partition is quite necessary for most Windows 8.1 users. To be specific, when a certain partition is running out of space but others are too large, users need to extend the partition; when users want to create a new partition but there is no unallocated space, they should shrink a partition to get desired free space. Well then, how to resize partition? And since Windows built-in disk management tool can only extend or shrink NTFS partition, how to resize partition in Windows 8.1 not with disk manager? Next, we will introduce specific operations.
In fact, disk manager has other limitations. For instance: if there is no unallocated space on the right side of the partition which users like to extend, the “Extend Volume” will be grayed out. Therefore, users had better resort to Windows 8 partition manger software to resize partition. And MiniTool partition Wizard can help users to easily and quickly change partition size without influencing the original data.
First of all, users need to download this professional software and install it on computer according to prompts. After that, run it to get its main interface.
The above window is the main interface of MiniTool partition Wizard. As we know, resizing partition includes shrinking partition and extending partition. At this time, we take extending partition for example. Select the target partition and click the function “Extend Partition” from action panel to get its operating interface. Then, take free space from an existing partition (can be any partition expect itself) or from an unallocated space and drag the sliding button to determine how much free space to take. After that, click “OK” button to return to the main interface. At last, click “Apply” to execute all changes.
Seeing the above introduction, users will know how to resize partition in Windows 8.1 not with disk manager.