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Resize/Move Partitions to Solve Low Disk Space Issue

Updated by Roxanne on Mar 22, 2021
Written by Daisy

When you are out of space, or your Windows 10 is extremely slow, you can resize your hard drive partition to increase partition space. There are three ways to resize a partition in Windows 10. Here are the ways. 

The first solution is to resize a partition with EaseUS Partition Master. It is a reliable disk management tool that has helped many users in increasing C drive space, merging partitions, converting MBR to GPT, and more. 

How to Resize/Move Partitions with EaseUS Partition Master

Resize/Move partition function in EaseUS Partition Master will help you:

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  • Extend partition - extend system partition to maximize computer performance, solve low disk space problems.
  • Shrink partition - manage disk space better for different usage.
  • Move partition - make the unallocated space behind the partition you want to extend.

Download and install EaseUS Partition Master, and follow the steps below to resize a partition in Windows 10.

Step 1: Locate the drive/partition

Select the drive/partition that want to adjust its size and right-click on it to choose "Resize/Move".

choose the partition

Step 2: Resize or move the partition

1.To shrink the partition, simply drag one of its ends to free up unallocated space. Once done, click "OK". 

drag the mouse leftwards to resize partition

2. To extend the partition, make sure that there is unallocated space aside (if there isn't, follow the above steps to create some). In the same way, drag your mouse into the unallocated space. Click "OK".

drag the mouse leftwards to resize partition

3. To move a partition position, you need to leave unallocated space next to the target partition. If no, free up some unallocated space first.

Right-click the target partition, select "Reize/Move". Then drag the whole partition left or right to adjust its position. Click "OK" to confirm. 

drag the mouse leftwards to resize partition

Step 3: Apply changes

At this step, you will see the new disk partition information & diagram.

disk partition information after resizing

To save changes, click the "Execute Operation" button and then "Apply".

apply changes to the partition

How to Resize Partition Using Disk Management in Windows 10

If you prefer a manual way, you can turn to Disk Management. Windows has a built-in tool: Disk Management. It enables you to extend, shrink, and adjust partition size. Follow the steps below to resize the partition with Disk Management.

Shrink Volume in Windows 10 Disk Management

Step 1. Press Windows + X, select "Computer Management" from the list.

select Disk Management

Step 2. Right-click the target partition and select "Shrink Volume".

select shrink volume in Disk Managment

Step 3. In the pop-up window, enter the amount of space and click "Shrink" to execute.

select shrink

Extend Partition in Disk Management on Windows 10

Step 1. Press Windows + X, select "Disk Management" from the list.

Step 2. Right-click the target partition and select "Extend Volume".

Step 3. Click "Next" in the Extend Volume Wizard window.

Step 4. Adjust the space that you need to extend the target volume. Click "Finish" to confirm.

extend a partition after you have get unallocated space

How to Resize Partition Using Diskpart in Windows 10

If you are familiar with the CMD command, you can resize the partition with Diskpart. Follow the steps below to resize the partition with Diskpart.

Step 1. Press Windows + R to bring up the Run box.

Step 2. Type diskpart and hit Enter.

Step 3. Type the following command lines and hit Enter each time:

  • list volume. (Note the number of the volume you want to shrink.)
  • select volume X ("x" refers to the target volume number.)
  • shrink desired=10240

shrink disk in diskpart to resize a partition

After shrinking the partition, you can extend the partition in Diskpart. In Diskpart, type the following command.

  • list volume
  • select volume X
  • extend size

Type exit to finish and close Diskpart

Conclusion

You have learned about three ways to resize partition in  Windows 10/8/7. If you are a beginner, EaseUS Partition Master is the best shot. If you have unallocated space, Disk Management can satisfy your needs easily. If you are an expert, you can try Diskpart.

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Updated by Roxanne

Roxanne is one of the main contributors to EaseUS and has created multiple posts on digital devices like PCs, Mobile phones, tablets, Mac, etc. She loves to share ideas with people of the same interest.

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Written by Daisy

Daisy is the Senior editor of the writing team for EaseUS. She has been working in EaseUS for over ten years, starting from a technical writer to a team leader of the content group. As a professional author for over 10 years, she writes a lot to help people overcome their tech troubles.

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