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How to Shrink Windows 10 Partition with Data Still on It

2016-03-04 15:58:01 Posted by Jean to Partition Manager

Summary:
Have no idea about how to shrink Windows 10 partition with data still on it? No worries. EaseUS Partition Master can help you shrink C:, D:, E:, etc. by resizing without destroying data on it, and create a new, separate data partition on the unallocated space.

Can I Make A New Partition by Shrinking One with Data Still on it?

"I've been thinking about decreasing my D drive in Windows 10 laptop, which is used to store internet downloads and some favorite apps. But I'm afraid to do so, will I lose the data on it? Is there any partitioning program that can help shrink Windows 10 partition with data still on it, but won't destroy the data?"

Usually, we need some extra units to hold specific info on the computer hard drive separately, but you might only have one or two of them. To create more, you need to spare some space from the existed volumes. However, unless it's a newly purchased hard drive, the partitions are filled with various data that needs taking good care of. Is there a partition management tool that is able to take out the only unused space from a partition safely and effectively? Yes, EaseUS Partition Master shall be your best choice.

How to Shrink Partition with EaseUS Partition Master?

This is a third-party free partition manager and goes 100% compatible with Windows 10. Among all the rich features, it's safe. So feel free to download and install the software, and let it help you shrink Windows 10 volumes with data still on it, but won't ruin the data.

1. Right-click the target partition, and choose "Resize/Move partition".

choose resize and move partition to shrink windows 10 partition with data still on it

2. Drag the double arrow mouse pointer leftwards or rightwards at either end of the toolbar to allot some free space.

shrink Windows 10 partition with data still on it

3. Click "OK". Then the target partition is successfully decreased, and next to it, there is an unallocated space.

4. Click "Apply" to confirm the operations.

How to Create Partition with EaseUS Partition Master?

After with the unallocated space, you can continue with EaseUS Partition Master and create a new partition on the space.

1. Right-click the unallocated space, and choose "Create partition".

create partition after shrink windows 10 partition

2. When the Create partition window pops out, you can enter a partition label, select a drive letter, cluster size, partition size, partition type (Primary/Logical) and file system from the pull-down menu. While creating partition, you also could resize the new partition to a certain size.

edit information on the newly create partition

3. Apply all the changes you made on the newly created partition.