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How to extend/enlarge GPT disk partition?

Updated on Jan 12, 2018 by Tracy King to Partition Master

Summary:
Extend/Enlarge GPT disk partition under Windows 2000/XP/Vista/Windows 7/8 and Windows Server 2000/2003/2008 with free GPT disk partition manager - EaseUS Partition Master.

What is GPT and why we need to extend / enlarge GPT disk partition?

How to extend/enlarge GPT disk partition? Before that question, we would like to introduce GPT disk partition and why we need to extend/enlarge GPT disk partition first.

GPT is the abbreviation of GUID Partition Table. It is a disk partitioning scheme parallels with the widespread MBR partitioning scheme, while MBR imposes limitations on the use of newer hardware, Intel therefore developed a new partition-table format in the late 1990s as part of what eventually became UEFI. The GPT as of 2010 forms a subset of the UEFI specification.

Why we need to extend/enlarge GPT disk partition? Just think about the scenario, you may think a 20 or 40 GB for a system or data partition is large enough when firstly partitioning the hard disk, but after a while, especially the daily used applications may eat these space up, and before upgrade of a hard drive, use a reliable partition manager software to extend/enlarge the disk partition can always be a more cost-effective solution. This is the case for both MBR disk partition and a GPT disk partition. EaseUS Partition Master supports GPT disk partition comprehensively as GPT partition manager to initialize hard disk as GPT disk, manage/resize/move GPT partition, copy GPT partition, wipe and recover GPT disk data etc, of course it's a good choice to extend/enlarge GPT disk partition.

How to extend/enlarge GPT disk partition with EaseUS Partition Master?

The Windows built-in disk management provides limited features for GPT disk partition management which do not supporting resizing GPT disk with ease. The third party free GPT partition manager software - EaseUS Partition Master, on the other hand, works perfectly to extend / enlarge GPT disk partition.

1. You can check if it is a GPT disk under "computer management".

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EaseUS Partition Master - check GPT disk

2. Launch the partition manager software to extend/enlarge GPT disk partition - EaseUS Partition Master. If there is unallocated space right after the GPT disk partition which you want to extend/enlarge, you may point your mouse on the right board and drag it toward the right side to the size you prefer; if there is no unallocated space adjacent, you can first shrink the adjacent GPT disk partition to crave space for it, and then do as the above said.

extend / enlarge GPT disk partition

3. You may then apply the pending operation and get the GPT disk partition extended/enlarged.

Features other than GPT disk partition manager

EaseUS Partition Master, as leading MBR disk partition manager and GPT disk partition manager solution, other than handling partition management issues like extend /enlarge MBR and GPT disk partition, resize/move partition, split/merge partition(s) and so on as partition manager, also provides: powerful partition recovery wizard to recover deleted or lost partition. Copy Wizard which can do MBR disk partition copy and GPT disk partition copy.