After using Windows computer for a long time, I find I have to change my volumes size. To be specific, some volumes are too large while others are so small. Therefore, how to resize volume in disk management?
To use Windows built-in tool to change partition size, users need to launch it at first: right click “Computer” icon on the desktop, select “Manage” from short-cut menu, and click “Disk Management” under “Storage” item. After that, users can see the following window.
To resize volume in disk management tool, users just need to right-click the target volume at first and select the suitable function. However, if the volume which needs resizing is FAT volume, or if there is no unallocated space behind the volume which needs extending, users will fail to complete the desired work.
Therefore, users had better use third-party partitioning software to resize volume rather than use disk management tool of Windows.
There are a lot of partition management tools on the internet, and different tool has different features. Some do not support dynamic disk, and some have functional defects or security defects. At this time, MiniTool Partition Wizard is highly recommended because it has powerful function, high security and simple operations. Next, let’s see the detailed operation steps.
Firstly, run this professional and powerful partitioning tool to get its main window shown below.
At this time, as long as we select the target volume which needs resizing, all feasible functions will be shown. Here, since the “Move/Resize volume” button is specially designed to move and resize volume on dynamic disk, users can click it to get the following dialog box.
In this window, users can see a volume handle with one triangle icon on each edge. Now, to shrink volume size, drag one of the triangles towards the middle. To extend volume, users need to lengthen the volume handle. Of course, users can directly enter values in the text-boxes below to get the same effect. After getting desired volume size, click “OK” button to go back to the main interface.
Finally, click “Apply” button to apply all changes to computer. Thus, users are successful to resize volume with MiniTool Partition Wizard.
If you are still resizing volume in disk management, obsolete it and turn to the third-party software. It will bring lots of surprises to you.