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Split C Drive into Multiple Partitions Without Losing Data

2015-09-22 16:29:02 Posted by Jean to Partition Manager

Summary:
EaseUS Partition Master Free can help split c drive (the Windows system partition) into multiple partitions without disturbing the data on it. Split c drive into serveral new partitions to get full use of the c drive space on your Windows 10/8/7 computers.

Can I split c drive into many parts but not lose data on it?

I have a new HP laptop equipped with 1 TB hard drive and got two partitions on it. One is C drive, which is with spacious room of 900 GB; the other D drive, as the recovery drive, has 100 GB. Can I split c drive into multiple partitions but without losing data and files? Will split the system drive affect the system running performance? If it is possible, how do I do it?

Technically, if one partition gets a huge amount of free space, we can surely take use of it by allotting some to the other partition or even create a new partition. But here we're talking about c drive, in which contains system data, and any improper handle with the critical partition would result in data loss or system errors. To achieve a 100% secure way to split c drive into multiple partitions, you'd better backup c drive beforehand.

Best solution for splitting c drive into multiple partitions

To split one partition, firstly you should be clear that how many new partitions you want to get, and how large will the new ones get? Secondly, find a safe and user-friendly partition manager that won't have a negative impact on the system partition data; finally, learn the procedure to split c drive into multiple parts as you want by yourself. 

Generally, you need shrink c drive and get some unallocated space, and then create a new partition by labelling a drive letter and file system. Among all the partitioning programs, we find you the best one - EaseUS Partition Master Free. Now let's take a look at how to use this free partition software to split c drive into multiple partitions.

Step 1. Launch EaseUS Partition Master. First resize c drive to get unallocated space.

shrink c drive to get unallocated space

Drag the double arrow mouse pointer to freely adjust the partition size, and click "OK". Then we got an unallocated partition.

adjust the size of unallocated space

Step 2. Create partition on the unallocated space. The following image seems irrelevant, but it applies to the case of creating a partition on unallocated space behind c drive.

create partition on unallocated space

You can edit the newly created partition by labelling a drive letter, file system and so on.

edit newly created partition

Step 3. Apply all the changes you made on c drive.

You've succeeded in splitting c drive into two parts. Follow the steps, you can split c drive into multiple partitions as you want.