Problem: there are multiple partitions on my hard drive. Now, system partition runs nearly out of space while partition D has much unused space left, so I want to shrink partition D to get 30GB unallocated space, and then use it to extend system partition. How can I resize partition and keep data safe? Is system built-in Disk Management available?
Solution: the best way is to ask professional partition magic for help rather than turn to Windows built-in disk management tool. First of all, only in Windows Vista and subsequently released Windows operating systems can users resize partition by using system built-in disk management tool. Secondly, functions of resizing partition have defects: do not support resizing FAT32 partition; extend partition only when there is unallocated space right and contiguous to target partition; do not provide preview effect so that data security can not be ensured. Nevertheless, excellent partition magic can make up all defects of Windows built-in disk management tool to help users resize partition easily and keep data safe.
Before resizing partition, we should confirm partition magic has been downloaded and installed to computer. If users do not know which one is excellent, try using MiniTool Partition Wizard. To download partition magic, please visit the downloading page of the website. After installation, launch it to open the main interface:
From the main interface above, we can see system partition runs out of space while partition D has more than 60GB free space left. To extend partition C via taking free space from partition D, we are provided 2 solutions:
1. Shrink partition D to get unallocated space, and then extend system partition with the unallocated space. The function “Move/Resize Partition” can help realize these 2 operations easily.
2. Extend partition C directly by using the function “Extend Partition”.
Both functions can help resize partition and keep data safe. Here, we just introduce the second solution in detail. Firstly, users should select system partition and click the function “Extend Partition”. Then, the following interface will appear:
In this interface, take 30GB free space from partition D and click “OK” to go back to the main interface:
Now, we can see unused space in system partition has become 30.76GB from original 687.5MB. At this time, we only need to click “Apply” button to apply changes to computer. After application, system partition will be extended successfully.
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