Shrink / Resize Partitions in Windows 8 1


This quick tip shows you how to resize or shrink the (C:) partition in Windows 8 easily. In some system installations, Windows Operation System occupies the entire hard drive which leaves no free space for you if you need it for something else.

In that case, your only option is to shrink the ( C: ) partition in order to create more free space. Then use that free space to create more partitions. That’s what this tutorial is going to show you.

To get started, press the Windows Key + X on your keyboard to open Windows 8 Tools Menu. When it opens, select ‘Disk Management’

 

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When it opens, right-click on the (C:) partition and select ‘Shrink Volume..’

 

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Then specify the amount of space you wish to shrink by in MB and click ‘Shrink’

 

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Just click next when the wizard opens to finish creating the free space. After completing the wizard, right-click the free space and select ‘New Simple Volume..’ to create additional partitions.

 

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Follow the wizard and complete the task. Go to File Explorer to access the new partition.

 

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That’s it!


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  • Dona

    Hello,I try to shrink a 2TB disk under Windows 8 so that my C: drive containing the OS and application would be 250 GB and get a big partition for my files. But my Windows did not allow me to set the size I wanted. It did this : it created two partitions of 1TB each. Now if I try to shrink further my C: partition it will not let me do it.
    Can you help me, please ? Please e-mail me if you want to help. Thank you.