As we all know, we can go to Windows Disk Management utility to do hard drive management like create new volume, extend volume, delete volume, change drive letter, and so on. But sometimes, when managing hard drives, Disk Management gives an error which reads “there is not enough space available on the disk(s) to complete this operation”. See the following picture:
If you are also troubled by this issue, you may resolve it after reading this post.
Usually, this error can occur when you are creating, shrinking and extending volume using Disk Management. We will explain one by one.
Case 1: When Creating Partition
If there is not enough space available on the disk to create partition, probably you are trying to create partition on free space. In this case, you can either delete that free space to turn it into unallocated space before you create or you can use a third-party partition manager to help you. To get detailed help, read Best Way to Create Partition on Windows 10/8/7/Vista/XP.
Case 2: When Shrinking Partition
If there are unmovable files located in the disk space you want to release, you are likely to receive “there is not enough space available on the disk(s) to complete this operation” message. In this situation, Disk Management fails to do the job.
To us non-professionals, it is difficult finding these files. So it is better using MiniTool Partition Wizard to help. This software can overcome the obstacles and make the shrinking smoothly. Note that if you are shrinking system partition, we suggest doing it in WinPE. And Partition Wizard Pro provides the way to create bootable partition manager.
Reading here, you know MiniTool Partition Wizard is really very useful in dealing with the “not enough space available on the disk” issue. Don’t hesitate and get one copy to help you now.