Windows users need to resize partition in many situations. For example, one partition runs out of space while other partitions are full of unused space; there is no available unallocated space to create new partitions. Well then, how to resize partition safely in Windows 7? Users can make use of 2 programs. One is system built-in Disk Management tool, and the other is MiniTool Partition Wizard, a professional partitioning tool.
To use this tool, please launch it to get its main interface shown below:
As we know, resizing partition includes 2 operations, namely extending partition and shrinking partition. To shrink a partition, users only need to right click the partition which needs shrinking and choose the function “Shrink Volume”. Next, decide how much space to shrink and confirm operations. After that, users will be successful to shrink Windows 7 partition, and the released space can be used to create new partitions. Nevertheless, to extend a partition is much more troublesome. The function “Extend Volume” works only when there is unallocated or free space located behind and neighboring to the target partition. Moreover, both “Extend Volume” and “Shrink Volume” do not support operating FAT32 partition. Therefore, Windows 7 built-in Disk Management tool can only resize partition safely in specified situations.
Similarly, users need to launch this partitioning tool to get its main interface:
To resize partition (no matter whatever file system the partition is), users just need to select the target partition and choose a suitable function from action panel:
To shrink a partition, just select the partition and choose the function “Move/Resize Partition”. Then, shorten partition handle to release unallocated space, and click “Apply” button finally to end operations.
To extend a partition, please select the target partition and click the function “Extend Partition”. After that, take free space from an existing partition or unallocated space to extend partition, and drag sliding button to decide how much free space to take. At last, click “Apply” button to apply all changes.
After comparing these 2 programs, users would know the best way to resize Windows 7 partition safely. Now, download MiniTool Partition Wizard to help solve some partition problems.