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Free Partition External Hard Drive Windows 10

Updated on Dec 05, 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 makes me feel confused, and I want to know how it can 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 on my computer. I need to partition the external hard drive and divide more partitions. Is it possible to free partition external hard drive Windows 10?

Solutions for Free Partition/Repartition External Hard Drive Windows 10

An external hard drive is usually used as a type of hard disk drive which can be connected to the computer as a 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 1: Partition/Repartition External Hard Drive Windows 10 with Partition Management Software

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 Windows 10 is supported

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/repartition external hard drive easily, and create, format, merge, delete or copy the partition on the external hard drive.

Notice:
If you want to create a partition on an empty USB, SD card or external hard drive, connect it to your PC in advance.
 

Step 1: Launch EaseUS Parition Master

On the main window, right-click on the unallocated space on your hard drive or external storage device and select "Create".

Create partition on unallocated space

Step 2: 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.

Set up new partition

Step 3: Confirm to create a new partition

Click on the "Execute Operation" button and confirm to create a new partition by clicking "Apply".

Confirm and keep all changes

See? It is simple and easy to partition an 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 provides free method and solution for great users to manage their partitions including partition external hard drive Windows 10:

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

Wondows 10 disk management

Step 2. Right-click the external hard drive and select "Shrink Volume". Enter the amount of space you want to shrink in MB as shown below then click on the Shrink button.

Windows 10 disk management 1

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

Windows 10 disk management 2

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

Windows 10 disk management

Step 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 an 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.