Originally, my Windows hard drive was partitioned to 5 partitions. With more and more data stored, some partitions run out of space while other partitions are full of unused space. Now, I want to resize Windows partition without reformatting disk. Is there a good way?
Resizing partition contains extending and shrinking. In Windows operating systems released before Windows Vista, users will fail to complete this work via system snap-in Disk Management and have to ask third-party partitioning tool for help. In Windows Vista and later Windows operating systems, resizing partition becomes possible since “Extend Volume” and “Shrink Volume” features have been built in. Nevertheless, there are still some defects. For example, if there is no unallocated space or free space behind and neighboring to the partition which needs extending, the function “Extend Volume” will not work. Nevertheless, excellent partition tools can make up these defects. Therefore, users who want to resize Windows partition without reformatting disk had better turn to third-party partitioning tool. And MiniTool Partition Wizard is highly recommended here.
Firstly, launch the tool to get its main interface which shows specific information of each disk and partition:
Then, select the partition which needs resizing to display all performable functions, among which “Move/Resize Partition”, “Extend Partition”, “Merge Partition”, and “Split Partition” can help resize Windows partition without reformatting disk. Please select a suitable function according to practical situations, and change Windows partition size in accordance with prompts. For example, if we want to extend partition C, we should select this partition and click the function “Extend Partition” from action panel. Next, take desired free space from an existing partition or from an unallocated space. At last, click “Apply” button to apply all changes. After application, we resize Windows partition without reformatting disk successfully. For an easy and safe way to change Windows partition size? Resort to MiniTool Partition Wizard right now. It is a powerful, safe, and easy-to-use partitioning tool.