As we know, the C drive needs lots of free space. Thus, computer users may allocate more free space on C drive to prevent the problem that the system partition is running out of space. However, in some case, there is a need to shrink C drive to make a new partition or to extend other partitions. For instance, there is so much free space on my C drive while other partitions have too little free space to store my important working data. At this time, I want to shrink C drive to extend other partition in Windows 7. Is there any chance for me to complete this task without influencing the original data since I don’t want to back up all important data in advance?
Generally speaking, users can turn to disk management tool and third-party software to extend and shrink partition. But disk management tool cannot work well to solve the above problem. The “Shrink Volume” feature can only shrink NTFS partition to get unallocated space, and this space can only be behind the C drive. As a result, users cannot extend partition since there is no unallocated space on the right side of the target partition which needs extending. Therefore, users are suggested using partition management software.
MiniTool Partition Wizard is the best partition management software to resize partition since it has high security and excellent performance. Besides, this partition magic provides detailed operating steps and wizard-like interfaces to help users to easily and quickly resize partition without influencing the original data. What’s more, users can change partition size without costing money.
First of all, users need to download this free partition magic from downloading page. And then, install it on computer and launch it.
The above window is the main interface of MiniTool Partition Wizard. Users can see all partitions and information about them. Here, to shrink C drive to extend other partition, users need to select the target partition which needs extending and click “Extend Partition” from action panel. After that, take free space from C drive, and drag the sliding button to determine how much free space to take, and click “OK” button to return to the main interface. After getting desired partition size, users should click “Apply” button on the left to execute all changes to computer. Thus, all operations are finished.
After seeing the above introduction, users can easily and safely shrink C drive to extend other partition in Windows 7.