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Free Partition External Hard Drive Windows 10

Updated on Mar 28, 2018 by Jean to Partition Master

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Having no idea about how to free partition external hard drive Windows 10? EaseUS Partition Master Free makes it possible and easy for to you free partition external hard drive Windows 10 now.

External hard drive partitioning problem in Windows 10 really makes me feel confused and I wanna know how can it be possible to free partition external hard drive Windows 10? Why do I want to partition my external hard drive?

I recently update my computer system into Windows 10 and it turned out that my computer is running out of space. Then a friend of mine suggested me to add an external hard drive to my computer. Then I did so. But it turned out that there is only one primary partition in my computer. I need partition the external hard drive and divide more partitions. Is it possible to free partition external hard drive Windows 10?

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An external hard drive is usually used as a type of hard disk drive which can be connected to the computer as USB cable or other storing devices such as computer partition. But how to free partition or repartition external hard drive in Windows 10?

Here we’ll introduce you two free methods. One is to try Disk Management in Windows 10; the other one is to try a free partition managing software. Do remember to backup data before you do any operation to the external hard drive if you’ve stored data on it.

Solution one: partition/repartition external hard drive Windows 10 with partition management software

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Usually, a professional partition management software can make it possible and simple for ordinary users to manage their computer disk. Here we’d like to introduce you a 100% free & secure software to help you partition external hard drive easily. EaseUS Partition Master Free, which enables you to partition and repartition external hard drive easily, and create, format, merge, delete or copy the partition on the external hard drive.

1. Download EaseUS Partition Master Free and launch it on your computer.

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2.Select unallocated area on your external hard drive in Windows 10 and right click it by choosing "Create partition". If you need perform other operation, select relative button on the interface to manage partition.

3.Choose "Apply". Then your partitions are created successfully on Windows 10 free.

See? It is just so simple and easy to partition external hard drive in Windows 10. If you have other partitioning problems such as disk surface test, partition magic x64 or even partition Windows 10 free can all be effortlessly solved.

Solution 2: partition external hard drive Windows 10 by Disk Management

Disk Management is offered by Microsoft as a Windows built-in partition management tool. It offers free method and solution for great users to manage their partitions including partition external hard drive Windows 10:

1.Search “hard disk partitions” at the Start Menu or Search tool. Enter into the Windows 10 Disk Management interface.

Wondows 10 disk management

2.Right click the external hard drive and select "Shrink Volume".

Windows 10 disk management 1

Enter the amount of space you want to shrink in MB as shown below then click on the Shrink button.

3.Right click on the unallocated space and select "New Simple Volume".

Windows 10 disk management 2

4. Enter New Simple Volume Wizard interface by clicking Next and specify volume size.

Windows 10 disk management

5.Assign Drive Letter or Path, then format the partition into default file system NTFS. Click Finish to complete creating a new partition in Windows 10.

Windows 10 external hard drive partition

Now you’ve finished the whole process of partitioning external hard drive in Windows 10. If you feel it’s too complex for you to use disk management, EaseUS Partition Master Free is your best choice. It does more jobs for managing your partition: merge partition, move partition, copy dynamic volume/copy partition, extend/shrink FAT, hide partition and create WinPE bootable disk etc.