Free to Increase Partition Size on Windows 8

How to free increase size of disk partition on Windows 8? You usually need to increase size of partition when there is no enough free space for data storage or Windows 8 reports low disk space warning on system partition. Simply say, when you encounter the problem that any partition is running out of disk space on Windows 8, you can increase size of this partition to avoid causing further problem due to low disk space. Then, how can you increase partition size on Windows 8?

Situation 1: Increase System Partition Windows 8 Says Low Disk Space on C

One situation that you need to increase partition on Windows 8 is that Windows 8 frequently shows low disk space on C drive. As the system partition on your computer, it is important to ensure that C drive has enough available space if you do not want to run into any trouble. Therefore, Windows 8 will report low disk space alert when system partition runs out of disk space. If you receive the low disk space alert message on system partition when booting your computer or at any other time, it means that you had better increase the size of the system partition.

Situation 2: Windows 8 Shows Red Bar on Disk Partition

Windows 8 usually does not report low disk space warning if it is a data volume that runs on low disk space, but you can see that the data volume shows red bar in My Computer on Windows 8. Usually, it does not cause any further problem when a data volume is running out of disk space, but you may fail to save more data since there is insufficient free space on the partition that shows red bar. If any partition shows red bar on Windows 8, you had better check if there is enough free space on this partition when you want to save any data to this partition.

In order to check the free space on a partition, you just need to: right click the partition > select "Properties" > check the "Free Space" and "Used space"

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How to Increase Size of Partition in Windows 8?

You can increase size of system partition or data partition on Windows 8.

Step1: Free to Squeeze Unallocated Space

The first thing you need to do is to squeeze some unallocated space before you can increase a partition on Windows 8. Usually, you can get unallocated space with either of methods below:

1. You can open Windows 8 Disk Management and then shrink a partition that has enough free space. You just need to right click a partition on that has much free space and then select "Shrink Volume" so as to squeeze some unallocated space from the selected partition.

2. You can also rely on Windows 8 partition software IM-Magic Partition Resizer Free to squeeze some unallocated space from a partition that has much free space.

Tip: You can only squeeze unallocated space from the partition on the same hard disk.

Step2: Free Partition Software to Move Unallocated Space to Close to Partition You Want to Increase on Windows 8

If the unallocated space is right behind the partition you want to extend, you can ignore this step. If the unallocated space is not contiguous to the partition that needs to be expanded, you can run IM-Magic Partition Resizer Free to move the unallocated space close to the partition you want to extend.

Step3. Add Unallocated Space to Windows 8 Partition That You Need to Extend

Now, you still have two choices to add unallocated space to system partition or data partition on Windows 8 to increase the size of partition.

1. Right click the system partition (or data partition) you want to extend under Windows 8 Disk Management and then select "Extend Volume" to add the unallocated space to the selected partition.

2. Right click the partition on IM-Magic Partition Resizer Free and select "Resize / Move" option to add the unallocated space to the partition you want to increase.

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