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How to Resize or Expand Storage Space in Windows 10/8.1/8

Updated on Dec 04, 2018 by Abby Haines to Partition Manager

Summary:
Best storage space management solution allows to resize, increase or expand storage pool and virtual disk storage space without losing the data in Windows 10/8.1/8 within 2 simple steps.

Storage Spaces is a technology in Windows 8, 8.1 and 10 and Windows Server that allow combining multiple hard disk drives (HDD) or solid state drives (SSD) into one storage pool. It is actually a virtual disk that offers cost-effective, highly available, scalable, and flexible storage solutions. 

Why Do You Need to Resize/Expand Storage Space of Virtual Disk

But sometimes, you may find that Storage Space running out because there are so many data stored on it. At this moment, you need to extend and resize virtual disk and storage pool. However, there is little partition software that supports to manage storage spaces and storage pools in Windows. So, to do this, you have to migrate your data to a larger volume and then extend the file system on the volume to recognize the newly-available space. After you verify that your new volume is working properly, you can delete the old volume. It's really complex and tedious! 

What Is the Best and Easiest Way to Manage Storage Pools

So, is there any easy way to resize or extend storage space virtual disk? Of course yes, here, we will introduce you the best virtual disk storage space management solution - EaseUS partition tool, a powerful and easy-to-use third-party disk management tool that allows you to increase the storage space without losing the data. Requiring none of the complex operations mentioned above, it can help you resize or expand storage space and storage pools in Windows 10/8.1/8 within 2 simple steps.

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How to Resize or Expand Storage Pools on Virtual Disk

 

Step 1: Launch EaseUS Partition Master

Run partition manager software

Step 2: Free up space to extend partition

If the hard drive has enough unallocated space to extend the target partition, jump to Step 3 and continue.

If not, free up space first:
1. Right-click on a partition next to the target partition and select "Resize/Move".
2. Drag the partition ends to free up space, leaving enough unallocated space behind the target partition, click "OK".

Free up space to extend partition

Step 3: Extend partition

1. Right-click on the target partition and select "Resize/Move".

Resize target partition

2. Drag the target partition handle into the unallocated space to extend partition.

Add space to the target partition

Step 4: Keep all changes

Click the "Execute Operation" button and click "Apply" to keep all changes.

Keep all changes for extending partition