“Hi all, I have windows 8 installed on pc, I have 2 partitions disk C and disk D I need to allocate some space from C to D. I download AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard 5.2 (PA Standard) but I can’t allocate space with this software because it’s free, I have just some other options. Can someone tell me a software or a windows method to do that? Thanks.”
This question is originally posted on Microsoft, and several users confirm they have the same issue. Thus, today we are going to cover this issue.
Free space is disk space not used in a partition, i.e. the blank part of a partition. You can use it to store data directly. However, you may have noticed that there is another kind of space unused in a hard drive, and is shown as unallocated space in Disk Management. What is unallocated space? Unallocated space is another kind of free space, which can’t be used directly unless you create a partition on it or merge it into other partitions.
Nevertheless, it is a common thing that after a period of time of computer usage, the partitions that are divided for storing kinds of data seem unreasonably created. The partition for videos may seems too small wile a partition for work is too large. Thus, many computer users might want to allocate free space from one partition to another.
1. Use Disk Management
Windows Disk Management can help you to allocate free space with the feature “Extend Volume”, but the limitation is that there must be unallocated space next to the partition which you want to extend. See more limitations on “Extend Volume”.
2. Use MiniTool Partition Wizard
As professional and reliable partition software – MiniTool Partition Wizard works flexibly to allocate disk space from one partition to another to make use of disk space reasonably. Step-by-step guide is shown below:
Download MiniTool Partition Wizard Free Edition.
Step1: Launch MiniTool Partition Wizard Free. The middle interface displays the conditions and properties of the current disks/partitions. Select a partition you want to add free space, and choose “Extend Partition”
Step 2: In the new window select which partition you want to allocate free space from. If there is unallocated space, you can also choose it. Please note you can slice the small button on the line to decide how much free space to take.
Step 3: Click “Apply” to finish this change.
This is the end of how to allocate free space from one Partition to another with Free MiniTool Partition Wizard. If you think this is helpful, share to your friends.