Is It Better to Create a New Partition to Keep and Separate Data From the Operating System

I want to split the disk into two partitions in order to keep my data files from the system file. To prevent my files from being deleted, I am looking at a reliable way of disk partitioning before I install Windows. Any idea?

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Roxanne· Answered on Apr 19, 2024

Yes, creating a new partition is better for keeping and separating data from the operating system. Generally, the hard drive will come with one partition on it. However, having all kinds of files on one drive poses a high risk to data security. Now, let me introduce some main merits of disk partitioning:

  • Data organization: You won't take long to find files since they are well-organized according to your preference.
  • Data security: Storing data in an organized way is easy for data backup and recovery.
  • Dual boot: You can install a new OS with the pre-installed one without interfering with another.
  • Multiple file systems: When you create a new partition, you can choose different file systems regarding your needs.

This page will introduce two effective ways of creating new partitions with EaseUS Partition Master. This a professional tool for partition management that supports users to add/delete, resize, move, and clone their partitions in a few clicks.

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Scenario 1. New Hard Drive

If you are talking about a new disk that hasn't been partitioned, EaseUS Partition Master generates a helpful tool called New Disk Guide that can help you create new partitions at one time. Read and learn the easy steps below:

Step 1. Connect your new disk to the PC and open EaseUS Partition Master, the new disk will be recognized, and the New Disk Guide window will appear.

Step 2. Choose "Partition this disk" and set the partition number as two. Customize the partition size and style. Select "Proceed" to continue.

Step 3. Tap "Execute 1 Task" and then click "Apply."

Scenario 2. Partitioned Hard Drive

If there is only one partition on your hard drive, you can create another partition on the unallocated space. When there is no unallocated space, create some first:

  • Open "Partition Manager" under EaseUS Partition Master and right-click the only partition to choose "Resize/Move."
  • To shrink the division and make room for the new partition, click "OK" after dragging its right or left end to resize.

Then, you can use the newly created unallocated space to add a new partition:

Step 1. Go to the "Partition Manager" section and right-click the unallocated space to click "Create." 

Step 2. Customize the advanced settings, including the partition number, size, drive letter, partition label, and file system. Click "OK."

Step 3. Choose "Execute 1 Task" and click "Apply" to create a new primary partition.

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