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Resize Partition for Free in Windows 10 without Losing Data with 2 Methods

Posted on Aug 03, 2017 by Tracy King to Partition Manager

Summary:
Need a free and simple way to extend your C drive partition in Windows 10? Don’t know how to shrink partition size and extend other drive with free space? This article will provide you 2 methods to effectively resize partition free in Windows 10 without losing data: use partition manager freeware or Disk Management tool.

Low space in C drive in Windows 10, how to resize partition free without losing data?

How many of you guys have ever received 'Low disk space’ error message in your PC when the C drive or other partition is merely full and can no longer save any more new data?

Do you know how to extend and enlarge system C drive or make full use of free space on your PC? Here is a list of reason why people need to resize partition:

  • System C drive is almost full or with low disk space error;
  • Need a bigger C drive for installing more usefully programs or software;
  • Computer is running slow due to low space in system drive;
  • None system partitions have a lot of free space, need shrink the space and make full use of it;
  • ...

If you are one of them, don’t worry. Just follow and you’ll find solutions here: 
Method 1. Use partition manager freeware to resize partition in Windows 10 without losing data
Method 2. Backup data first and resize partition with Disk Management tool in Windows 10

Note: If you need a fast and effective way to resize partition in Windows 10, EaseUS free partition manager software is your best choice.

Method 1. Use partition manager freeware to resize partition in Windows 10 without losing data

Professional partition manager freeware - EaseUS Partition Master Free enables you to effectively resize target partition within simple 3 steps and no data loss issue would occur.
You may free download and install it on your PC now, follow below guide tips to resize partitions with no data loss issue in Windows 10/8/7 now:

Step 1. Launch EasUS Partition Master, right-click the partition (system C drive or another drive) you want to resize and choose "Resize/move partition".

Resize partition in Windows 10.

Step 2. Drag the right handle of the partition frame leftward to shrink or rightward to extend;

Resize partition in Windows 10 with free partition manager software.

If there is no free unallocated space right behind the partition, repeat to shrink partition and drag unallocated space behind the partition to extend partition by dragging the partition’s right handle on EaseUS Partition Master Free.

Free resize partition in Windows 10 with partition manager software.

Step 3. Click "Apply" to complete the partition resizing job.

Resize partition in Windows 10 without losing data.

After this, you’ve finished partition resize target and extend your C drive, shrink partition and make full free space on Windows 10 drive. You can access all saved data and all your data are still saved on the partition without any troubles.

Method 2. Backup data first and resize partition with Disk Management tool in Windows

This method requires you to be very careful while resizing partition with Disk Management tool.

Note:Do remember to backup data firstly since Disk Management tool would remove or delete your data on the partition which you would like to resize, extend or shrink.

Step 1. Backup important data firstly

To backup data in advance on target partition that you want to extend or shrink, you have two choices: 
1. Manually copy and paste data to target storage device so to backup data;
2. Backup partition data with professional backup software for free.

Step 2. Resize partition free in Windows 10 with Disk Management tool

1. Right-click on This PC > Manage > Disk Management;
2. Find and right-click on target partition that you need to resize > Select target partition that you want to extend or resize and right-click on it;
3. Select Extend Volume or Shrink Volume > Adjust space size to extend or shrink target partition;
Note: If you need to extend volume, you must have unallocated space right behind your target partition.
If there is no unallocated space there, you’ll need to delete the partition behind target partition in advance. There, you shall backup data in the partition again.

4. Click OK to finish the process.