How do you use Windows Disk Management utility? As we all know, Disk Management is a built-in Windows utility that helps us to manage hard drives easily. Today many users use it to create partition, delete partition, format partition, extend partition, shrink partition, change drive letter, convert disk to dynamic, and more. We believe the biggest advantage of using Windows Disk Management is that it can fulfill each task without asking for a reboot. So, it still enjoys great popularity although there are many third-party disk partition managers emerging these years.
But there is another chance that while using Disk Management to do hard drive maintenance, users may encounter all kinds of issues. For example, when they are trying to shrink a volume, the size of available shrink space is 0. See the following picture:
In fact, this is caused by unmovable files. Windows Disk Management tool can only shrink a partition to the point it encounters an unmovable file. If the unmovable file is located at the end of the partition, size of available shrink space in MB is 0.
Knowing the exact reason, how to remove “size of available shrink space 0”. Here users should take advantage of professional disk partition manager, since Disk Management fails to shrink the partition.
We recommended using MiniTool Partition Wizard to help you in this case. This tool is able to shrink all partition without encounter the “size of available shrink space 0” issue. If it is a data drive that needs shrinking, the free edition can fulfill this job; if it is the system disk that shrinking, the bootable edition generated by the MiniTool Partition Wizard Pro enjoys the priority in case of any accidents.
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Step 1.Select the partition that needs shrinking in the disk map. Note that the drive letter may differ from what it should be in Windows if you are using the bootable edition. Please be careful.
Step 2. Select Move/Resize Partition feature from the action panel.
Step 3. In the Move/Resize Partition window, drag the slider leftwards to shrink the partition. Then press OK button.
Step 4. Hit Apply on the tool bar to execute all pending operations.
Get a more intuitive guide by viewing the following picture:
This is the end of how to shrink partition if size of available shrink space in 0 MB. In short, Disk Management can help a lot in hard drive management. But if it fails to do a job, try third-party partition manager like MiniTool Partition Wizard.
For more information, read How Do I Fix: Size of Available Shrink Space in MB Is 0.