Resizing partition is to change the partition size, to make it bigger or smaller, whichever you like. When you shrink a partition, only the free space of the partition can be allocated, and you can use these unallocated space to create a new partition, or to extend a volume. When you extend a partition, you can use the unallocated space to make it bigger, especially when a partition is running out of space. Today Windows 10 is gaining popularity all over the world, and is likely to share the world’s largest personal computer desktop OS. Thus, resizing partition in Windows 10 to allocate the disk space to each partition more reasonably arouses hot discussion.
To cut into point, we should download MiniTool Partition Wizard Home Edition and install it on Windows 10 computer. MiniTool Partition Wizard is able to resize Windows 10, no matter it is extending partition or shrinking partition. Besides, it works well on all packages of Windows 10/8/7/Vista/XP. Then launch this freeware to the main interface.
Case 1: Extend Partition
Step1. Right-click the partition (in my case, it’s I) you want to extend and select “Move/Resize Partition“.
Step2. In the pop-up window, drag the slider bar to the right rightwards to extend partition. Then click “OK“.
Step3. Go back to main interface and you can preview the partition will be extended. Click “Apply” on the toolbar to commit the operation.
MiniTool Partition Wizard also allows to extend a partition without unallocated space or contiguous unallocated space. Its “Extend Partition” feature can accomplish the task.
Case 2: Shrink Partition
Step1. Right-click the partition (in my case, it’s I) which you want to shrink and select “Move/Resize Partition“.
Step2. In the pop-up window, drag the slider bar leftwards to shrink partition. Then click “OK“.
Step3. Go back to main console, and you can preview the target partition is shrinked and a part of unallocated space is left behind. Click the “Apply” on the toolbar to commit the operation.