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How to Resize FAT32 Partition without Losing Data

Posted on Jan 22, 2018 by Brithny to Partition Master

Summary:
Fail or have trouble resizing the FAT32 partition? This page shows you how to change the size of the FAT32 volume in Windows10/8/7 with a step-by-step tutorial.

Sometimes, you may encounter a situation that a certain partition is running out of space but another volume has much free space. Such imbalanced allocation of volumes or said partitions problem usually happens and bothers lots of users. To fix the issue, you are required to resize a partition. If your partition is formatted with the FAT32 file system, it is not so easy to manage the job. Many users report that they have trouble resizing the FAT32 partition. Then here comes a problem, how to change the size of FAT32 volume? The following troubleshooting steps will guide you do it without losing data in Windows10/8/7. 

Resize FAT32 partition in Windows with EaseUS Partition manager

Whenever you fail or have problems to resize FAT32 partition, you can turn to EaseUS partition manager, a popular disk management tool for help. It allows you to shrink a FAT32 partition to free up some unallocated space, and then extend another FAT32 volume by adding the unallocated space to the partition. This is how the program usually works to resize FAT32 partition in Windows10/8/7 without losing data. For a detailed guide, please read on the following paragraph. By the way, NTFS partition is also well supported. 

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 Windows 10 is supported

To resize FAT32 partition without losing data, follow these steps:

Step 1. Launch EaseUS Partition Master, right-click the FAT32 partition to be resized and then choose "Resize/Move partition" option.

Resize FAT32 partition - choose 'Resize/Move partition' option

Step 2. Drag the partition handle to shrink or extend to the size you want when the mouse pointer changes to a double-headed arrow.

Resize FAT32 partition - change the partition size

Note: If you want to extend FAT32 partition but there is no unallocated space behind the partition, you should first shrink the adjacent partition to carve up some free space. 

Step 3. After all the operations, click “Apply” to save all the changes.