When inserting a new drive to computer, it cannot be used directly. You must partition it into one or more partitions for data storage. However, during a period of time, many of you may find this embarrassment: one of the partitions is continually decreasing the free space and data in it is almost full. While taking a glance at the rest partitions, one of them has too much free space. If only you can transfer some of the free space to the partition that is lack of free space! In order to deal with such kind of problems, you need to change partition size in Windows 7.
The first solution that comes to mind is to use Windows Disk Management. This tool allows you to extend/shrink partition in Widows 7. However, you should know that this tool is full of limitations. Let’s say extend volume feature. Only when there is unallocated space following the primary partition, or free space following the logical partition, extend volume is workable. Although Windows 7 has built-in Disk Management, there are many limitations. For more information, you can visit: extend volume greyed out.
However, some third-party software like MiniTool Partition Wizard Free (fully support Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10, both 32 bits and 64 bits) knows how to solve this issue perfectly. Here we will show you the steps to resize partition in Windows 7, including shrinking and extending partition.
Step 1: Click on the partition (in my case, it’s partition n:) you want to change size. Then select “Move/Resize Partition“.
Step 2: Please refer to the image below to shrink/extend partition in Windows 7. Then click “OK“.
Step 3: Click “Apply” to make all changes effective.
Tip: If there is no unallocated space, you can use “Extend Partition” feature to add free space from other partitions or unallocated space.
See how convenient it is to resize partition in Windows with this program. Besides, more useful functions can be found on this program, such as copy disk, migrate OS, convert FAT to NTFS, etc. More for you to discover.
In general, changing partition size in Windows 7 by using MiniTool Partition Wizard helps you manage the volume of partition size more effectively. Besides, you data in the drive will be protected during the process of resizing partition in Windows 7. If you are trouble by extend volume greyed out in Disk Management, just try this freeware.