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Split C Drive into Multiple Partitions without Losing Data

Updated on Dec 11, 2018 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 which has two partitions on it. One is C drive, which is 900 GB; the other is D drive, as the recovery drive, which has 100 GB. Can I split C drive into multiple partitions but without losing data and files? Will the splitting of the system drive affect the system performance? If it is possible, how do I do it?"

Technically, if a partition gets a huge amount of free space, we can surely make use of it by allotting some to the other partition or even create a new partition. But here we're talking about C drive, which contains the system data, and any improper operation 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.

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 Windows 10 is supported

The Best Solution for Splitting C Drive Into Multiple Partitions

To split a partition, first you should be clear that how many new partitions you want to get, and how large will the new ones be? Then find a safe and user-friendly partition manager that won't have a negative impact on the system partition data. Last, learn the procedures to split C drive into multiple parts as you want by yourself. 

Generally, you need to shrink C drive and get some unallocated space, and then create a new partition by labeling 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: Install and launch EaseUS Partition Master

On the main window, right-click on the partition that you want to shrink and select "Resize/Move".

Split a partition - Step 1

Step 2: Shrink the partition size

To shrink a partition, use your mouse to drag one of its ends to shrink partition space.

Split a partition - Step 2

You can also adjust the partition size box to shrink the target partition.
Click "OK" to continue.

Split a partition - Step 2

Step 3: Create a new partition

Right-click on the unallocated space you get by shrinking your partition and select "Create".

Split a partition - Step 3

Step 4: Adjust the new partition size, file system, label, etc.

Set the size, partition label, drive letter, file system, etc. for the new partition and click "OK" to continue.

Split a partition - Step 4

Step 5: Apply the changes

Click on the "Execute Operation" button, check the changes, then click "Apply" to start shrinking a partition and creating a new one with the free space. By doing so, you can successfully split a partition.

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

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 Windows 10 is supported