It is true that the disk partition allocation may not satisfy your needs. Then many users may shrink Windows 8 partition to expand another. However, if one wants to do the operation in Windows built in disk management tool (DM for short), things will be complicated. And the “Shrink Volume” feature has some limitations. The unallocated space released from a partition can only be used to extend the partition itself (Windows rules that the unallocated space must stand right adjacent to the very partition). It means that you can only decrease Win 8 partition size forwards. Furthermore, the DM also does not allow users to compress a partition to the largest extent. Well then, how to get rid of the defects? Actually, resorting to a powerful third party partition manager can be good. And reliable partition magic will not only help users shrink a partition, but also permit users to move the partition to any suitable place. Here, MiniTool Partition Wizard is worth trying. This freeware is warmly welcomed by many computer users.
Before doing any operations, please download the software from its official website and install it to computer. Then, run it to get its main interface.
1. Select a partition which needs shrinking and click “Move/Resize Partition” option to get into the next window.
2. Drag the black triangles or directly input desired value to decrease Win 8 partition size. Once all operations get finished, please click “OK” button to return to the main interface.
PS: Moving the partition handle, then you can relocate the specified partition.
We can find that the capacity of the target partition has been shrunk to 32.86GB (the original size is 90.61GB).
3. With a click on “Apply” button, all changes to shrink Windows 8 partition will be executed.
In addition, MiniTool Partition Wizard can also help us do many other disk partition management operations (like “Extend Partition”, “Split Partition”,” Merge Partition” and so on). If there are any needs, please remember to use the professional partition magic.