How to Decrease Size of Partition on Windows

Summary

If you want to better manage your disk partition, you can decrease your disk partition and shrink your partition which has much space, and then extend C drive or other partition. This article will show you how to decrease size of partition for free.

Andrew Wright

26/06/2019

by Andrew Wright

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Decreasing Size of Partition Can Help A Lot

Why you need to decrease your disk partition? How to reduce disk partition for free? When your computer has been used for a long time, you will notice the disk distribution problem, the drive need to save a lot of data nearly run out of its space, the drive barely used has a lot of free space. To make better use of your disk partition, you need to resize the size of partition.

How to Decrease Size of Partition on Windows 7/8

Windows has system built-in function to extend and shrink volume for Windows 7/8, you can use it under Disk Management to decrease or extend size of partition. I will show you the way to make it.

Step1: Right-click “Computer”, select “manage” option.

Step2: Find “Disk Management” in the window, click it.

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Step3: Choose the disk partition you want to decrease, right-click it and choose “shrink volume” option.

Step4: Put in the amount of space to shrink.

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Then you can have your disk partition decreased.

Best Way to Shrink Partition for Totally Free

For some Windows system, you may find the “extend volume” and “shrink volume”not exist, but don’t worry, you can also decrease the size of partition for free.

There is a professional partition resizer you can try, IM-Magic Partition Resizer. It is a freeware for disk partition manage. With IM-Magic Partition Resizer, you can shrink, extend, create, wipe partitions, and change file system, with this free software, you can well manage your disk partition and make your computer operate better.

Instructions to Shrink Partition with Partition Resizer Freeware

Step1: Start the software and select the drive you want to reduce. Right-click the drive partition and choose “Resize/Move Partition”.

Step2: You can shrink and resize the partition by click and drag the resize icon with your mouse.

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Step3: Apply the changes and finish.

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Note

This free edition is for Windows 7/8/10/vista/XP, if you use Windows Server system, you need to download another edition, IM-Magic Partition Resizer server edition. You can download here.

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