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How To Shrink A Volume Or Partition In Windows 10 | Disk Partitioning

How To Shrink A Volume Or Partition In Windows 10

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How To Shrink A Volume Or Partition In Windows 10 | Disk Partitioning

Disk Partitioning allows you to create different partitions of your hard disk. It becomes very easy to arrange data on your computer when you have at least three or more partitions. Hard disks of new computers or laptops often come with a single partition and initially you have to install your Windows in that single partition.

It is not a good practice to place your files and data in the same partition in which your Windows is installed. There are 2 reasons (1) If your Windows gets fail or corrupt you might lose your other files and data (2) It will be hard for you to arrange and find your files and folders in a single drive.

Disk Management in Windows 10 allows you to shrink the storage of partition and create more partitions from it. It is like, let’s say there is a huge hall and you create rooms by building walls. Hall is your hard disk and rooms are your partitions. Size of the rooms could be different. Some could be large and some could be small, so same goes for Windows partitions as well. You can create partitions of your choice.

In this tutorial we will guide you step-by-step to how to shrink a volume or do disk partitioning in Windows 10.
  • Follow the steps to create a new drive:

 

Step 1:

  • Click on Windows Search Bar.
  • Type Control Panel.
  • Click Control Panel.
How To Shrink A Volume Or Partition In Windows 10 | How To Do Partitioning In Windows 10? | Disk Management
  • Click Administrative Tools.
How To Shrink A Volume Or Partition In Windows 10 | How To Do Partitioning In Windows 10? | Disk Management
  • Click Computer Management.
How To Shrink A Volume Or Partition In Windows 10 | How To Do Partitioning In Windows 10? | Disk Management
  • Click Storage.
How To Shrink A Volume Or Partition In Windows 10 | How To Do Partitioning In Windows 10? | Disk Management
  • Click Disk Management.
How To Shrink A Volume Or Partition In Windows 10 | How To Do Partitioning In Windows 10? | Disk Management

 

Step 2:

Select the Drive from which you want to create partition.

  • Right click on that partition.
  • Click Shrink Volume.
How To Shrink A Volume Or Partition In Windows 10 | How To Do Partitioning In Windows 10? | Disk Management
  • It will show you the maximum available space for creating new partition.
  • Here it is showing me 22871 MB of Space.
  • To get space in GB’s, divide the available space by 1024 because 1GB = 1024 MB.
  • 22871 / 1024 = 22.3 GB.
How To Shrink A Volume Or Partition In Windows 10 | How To Do Partitioning In Windows 10? | Disk Management
  • I want to create a new drive of 2 GB.
  • I multiplied 1024 by 2. It is equal to 2048 MB.
  • Click Shrink.
How To Shrink A Volume Or Partition In Windows 10 | How To Do Partitioning In Windows 10? | Disk Management
  • You can see that it has created 2.00 GB unallocated space from Basit (D:).
How To Shrink A Volume Or Partition In Windows 10 | How To Do Partitioning In Windows 10? | Disk Management

 

Step 3:

  • Right Click on that newly created drive.
  • Click New Simple Volume.
How To Shrink A Volume Or Partition In Windows 10 | How To Do Partitioning In Windows 10? | Disk Management
  • Click Next.
How To Shrink A Volume Or Partition In Windows 10 | How To Do Partitioning In Windows 10? | Disk Management
  • Click Next.
How To Shrink A Volume Or Partition In Windows 10 | How To Do Partitioning In Windows 10? | Disk Management
  • Select the first option.
  • Click Next.
How To Shrink A Volume Or Partition In Windows 10 | How To Do Partitioning In Windows 10? | Disk Management
  • Select the following settings as it is.
  • Name the Volume of your drive.
  • Click Next.
How To Shrink A Volume Or Partition In Windows 10 | How To Do Partitioning In Windows 10? | Disk Management
  • Click Finish.
How To Shrink A Volume Or Partition In Windows 10 | How To Do Partitioning In Windows 10? | Disk Management
  • You can see the newly created drive, Basit (I:).
How To Shrink A Volume Or Partition In Windows 10 | How To Do Partitioning In Windows 10? | Disk Management
  • That’s it. You are done. You have successfully learnt to shrink a volume in Windows 10.
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Meer Basit is the founder of Meer’s World. He’s been running the show since launching the blog back in 2018. By background he is a computer scientist. Primarily, he creates content around blogging (WordPress, Blogger, Tumblr), SEO, affiliate programs, earn-online, reviews, eCommerce, & technology. He has got years of professional experience in web programming, computer programming, databases, data warehousing, & transcription. In general, he likes traveling, gardening, watching movies, is a passionate cricketer, creative writer, and a GSD lover.

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