Make Use Of Unallocated Space to Create or Merge Partitions - AOMEI

April 25, 2016

When we run disk management in Windows 7/8, sometimes unallocated space listed in the partition information. How to make use of it become a question in mind, with the help of AOMEI Partition Assistant, we can use it for new partition or other low space partition.

Unallocated Space is space has not been allocated as partition; it's an available disk space that is not allocated to any volume. The type of volume that you can create on unallocated space depends on the disk type: basic disk or dynamic disk. On basic disks, you can use it to create primary or extended/logical partitions while on dynamic disks to create dynamic volumes.

How to Use Unallocated Space on Hard Drive?

It’s not to delete or remove unallocated space, but make better use of it. There are mainly two ways to use it: merge it with other partition or create partition with it. As Windows disk management has limitations using unallocated space, AOMEI Partition Assistant can directly create partition on unallocated space with secure. It’s not only windows hard disk partition software, but also a functional one. Let’s go to the detail operations following these steps:

How to Use Unallocated Disk Space with AOMEI Partition Assistant?

1. Add Unallocated Disk Space to a Partition

Take the system partition for example. sometime system may run little bubble with low disk space alert. To solve this problem, you can add more space to it with free space on other partition, or with unallocated space. Run AOMEI Partition Assistant, you can see your listed partition information. If you find unallocated space on your disk, make it to extend system drive. After choose the target one, directly clickMerge Partitions on the left. Or, just right click target partition and select Merge Partitions.

Merge Partitions

In the pop-up windows, you can tick the unallocated and system drive, other partitions far away from system drive are grayed out; it means that they cannot be added into system partition. Then click OK.

Merge C with Unallocated Space

You can do the same to other partitions too.

2.Create New Partition

If you have enough space on other partitions, you can make a new partition with this unallocated space. Click the unallocated space, you can right click it to Create Partition or choose the function from the left. Or, just click on it and press Enter key.

Create Partition

In the pop up window, you can see the space with partition label on it, click OK to proceed, or Click Advanced to set partition label, partition type: logical partition or primary partition. If you got more than four partitions already, the option is grayed out and default as logical partition. Also you can see there are optimize function for SSD, tick it. Then OK to proceed. After all the operations you have done, click

Create Partition Settings

Apply on top left to complete the final job.

Apply Create Partition

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By doing this, I think you already know how to make use of unallocated space with AOMEI Partition Assistant. In fact, there are more functions and more operations you can use to manage hard dive.