No matter a laptop or a desktop of brand new computer, users always
feel confused about the same problem, the unreasonable partition. When they get a new
computer, they may find the partitions already existing on the hard drive which is done
by manufacturers. There are two situations of unreasonable partition, one is setting up
a small system partition C drive with a big data partition while another is setting up
only single large C drive. Users are not satisfied with the partition in both
situations. So they need to shrink volume in Windows 7 at the first to get an
unallocated space and to create or extend partition.
The built-in Disk Management in Windows 7 has added two new features "extend/shrink
volume" comparing with the former ones, like Windows XP and so on. These two new
features help resize partition more feasible than before with Disk Management. Let's
have a look at the tutorial of how to shrink volume in Windows 7 with Disk
Step 1: Launch the Disk Management, right click the partition you want to
shrink and select "shrink volume".
Step 2:In the pop-up window, you could shrink the size within the available
shrinking space, then click the "shrink".
After the operation finished, you may find the new unallocated space is behind the
Notice: You could only shrink the partition with NTFS file system. If you want
to shrink the FAT or FAT 32 file system, it may destroy your data. And in Disk
Management, the biggest available size to shrink is the half of total size of
About the information mentioned above, there are still some limitations and risks to
shrink volume in Windows 7 with built in Disk Management, lay extend volume aside.
To break these limitations, many technicians highly recommend using the latest
partition magic Windows 7 - AOMEI
Partition Assistant Pro Edition to assist users shrinking volume and solving
other partition problems, such as running out of space or low
disk space, align partition, merge partitions or merge unallocated space,
all these problems could be solved easily and safely. This software has friendly
interface and wizard to leas operation easily, even for a green hand. And this is
reliable and trustful software providing a security to your data during operations.
Here, you can see the features clearly in the main interface:
You can download the demo to help
you manage your hard disk.