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Resize Bootcamp Partition without Deleting or Reinstalling Windows

2016-07-14 17:05:47 Posted by Abby Haines to Partition Manager

Summary:
This page tells you how to resize Bootcamp partition without deleting or reinstalling Windows using professional partition tool. Try it to increase or shrink Bootcamp partition without losing data.

"I’m running Windows in a Boot Camp partition on my Mac computer. And recently, I find that I need more space on my Windows partition. So, I want to give space from Mac partition to Windows partition. But I don’t know how to do it. Is there any easy way to expand or resize Bootcamp partition without deleting or reinstalling Windows?"

Overview of Bootcamp partition resizing

Boot Camp is a tool that can help users partition hard drive into 2 partitions: one is for Mac OS X and the other is for Windows. But sometimes, people may find that the Bootcamp partition is running out of space, and they need to increase its size. Have you ever met such a problem but had no idea about how to effectively and safely resize Bootcamp partition without data loss?  

It is really not an easy task as Disk Utility is unable to extend or shrink Bootcamp partition since it is Windows NTFS file system partition. And here is the Apple’s recommended solution: "If your Windows partition is too small, back up the information on it, delete it, create a larger partition, and then reinstall Windows." But don’t worry! In this page, we will introduce you professional partition magic tool that helps to resize Bootcamp partition without deleting or reinstalling Windows. 

Steps to resize Bootcamp partition with EaseUS partition tool 

EaseUS partition tool, a professional disk management tool allows you to resize Bootcamp partition without deleting or reinstalling Windows. You can try it to safely increase or shrink Bootcamp partition with no hassle in simple steps. But here before starting the job, please make sure that you have backed up all your files. 

Step 1. Use Disk Utility to shrink the Mac HFS+ partition to free up unallocated space as much as you need to add to Bootcamp partition.

Step 2. Set Bootcamp as Boot Disk and restart the Mac computer.

Step 3. Download and install EaseUS partition tool on your Mac computer. 

Step 4. Launch EaseUS partition tool, right-click the Bootcamp partition and choose "Resize/Move partition".

Choose partition ti resize

Step 5. Drag the partition handle rightwards to extend Bootcamp partition. And finally, click "Apply" to confirm all your operations.

Drag the partition handle rightwards to extend Bootcamp partition