Change Partition Allocation

Question: Can I Change Partition Location in Windows 7

 
In some cases, when you shrink a partition for some unallocated space to create new partition, you may want to make the new partition to the end of the hard drive, that is to say, you don’t want to change the relative position of the current partitions.
 
Example:
Current disk layout: C, D, E, F
After shrinking: C, D, unallocated space, E, F
Desired partition location: C, D, E, F, unallocated space(new partition later)

 
If you want to keep the relative partition location and then create a new partition by using the unallocated space taken from partition D, how can you achieve this aim?
 
By operating Disk Management, you can find that Windows Disk Management only creates the unallocated space or free space after its source partition, and there is no option for you to move the unallocated space to the end of the disk, so does Diskpart. Considering these defects, you had better searching for a reliable disk/partition management software to do this job. Among the many free and paid professional partition magic, we highly suggest using MiniTool Partition Wizard Free Edition. It only requires several clicks and won’t bring any influence on your data.
 

How to Change Partition Allocation in Windows 7

 
Note:
MiniTool Partition Wizard Free Edition is only useful on Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10.

 
Step 1: launch MiniTool Partition Wizard Free Edition to get its main interface, where all your disks and partitions are listed clearly in the middle pane. Now first of all we should exchange the position of the unallocated space and partition E. Click on partition E and choose “Move/Resize Partition“.
 
Step 2: drag the whole handle to the left edge and click on “OK“.
move-partition-allocation
 
Step 3: you can see from the above picture, the unallocated space is now located between partition E and partition F. Now repeat Step 1 & Step 2 to make the unallocated space at the end of this disk.
save-changes
 
Step 4: After that, change partition allocation in Windows 7 is not finished. You should at last click on “Apply” to apply all changes. No change will be made to your personal files and information.
 
Now, the work to change partition location under Windows 7 is finished, and only 4 simple steps are required. After that, you can use the unallocated space to create new partition to store other information.
 
Here comes another question: you may ask “what if I have already created a new partition on the unallocated space and I have stored some data to it. Then I realize that I want to move partition?” in this case, backup data on the new partition by using Copy Partition feature, delete the partition, and carry out the above steps.
 

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