It is quite necessary for computer users to resize dynamic disk. For instance, some volumes are so large while others are so small in my Windows Server 2008. So, I want to change the size of volume to make more reasonable utilization of the volume resource. Nevertheless, how to complete this task without bringing any damage to the original data?
I try to resize dynamic volume with built-in disk management tool, but it cannot meet my requirements. And after reading some information, I find this tool does not support extending FAT volume, and it will fail to extend volume if there is no unallocated space located behind and adjacent to the volume which needs extending.
Since Windows built-in disk management tool cannot work well to change volume size, we suggest using third-party software. But there are so many different partition programs and each one has unique features. Some only support basic disk, and some have security defects. At this time, we strongly suggest MiniTool Partition Wizard since it has complete functions and high security. Next, let’s see how to use this tool to resize dynamic volume.
First of all, users should download this partition management software from its official website or downloading page. Then, install it on computer. After that, launch it to get the following window.
The above window is the main interface of MiniTool Partition Wizard. As long as users select the target volume which needs resizing (including increasing volume size and decreasing volume size), all feasible functions will be shown. Here, we take decreasing volume for example. After selecting a volume, click “Move/Resize Volume” button from Operations or click “Move/Resize” in the toolbar.
A volume handle with one triangle icon on each edge is displayed in this window. To shrink volume size, drag one of the triangles towards the middle or directly enter values in the text-boxes below. After that, click “OK” to go back to the main interface.
In this interface, users can see the size of the selected volume has been decreased. But this is just a preview MiniTool Partition Wizard offers. At this time, click “Apply” to execute all changes. Thus, users are successful to resize dynamic disk volume without influencing the original data.