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Discus and support How to shrink a partition in Windows 10 in Windows 10 Tutorials to solve the problem; Warning: It’s always better to backup your important data before resizing your partitions. I- Why would I ever need to resize a drive? Well, I’ll start... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Tutorials' started by Win10 FaQ, Jun 19, 2018.

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    How to shrink a partition in Windows 10


    Warning: It’s always better to backup your important data before resizing your partitions. I- Why would I ever need to resize a drive? Well, I’ll start with our famous problem: Drive C: doesn’t have enough space for Windows updates, programs, downloads …etc. Therefore, we need to extend its volume. Another reason could be that you [...]

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    Hi,

    If you accidentally shrink the volume of your SSD partition, there is an option to extend the volume as well. To extend the volume of your SSD partition, follow the steps below:

    • Press Windows key + X on your keyboard and select Disk Management.
    • Right-click the partition that you want to expand and click Extend Volume.
    • Select the amount of space that you want to extend.

    Keep us in the loop with the result.
     
    Gerard Qui, Jun 19, 2018
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    Hi, disk management has limitations on the size of shrinking partition. Also extending partition with Disk Management, you must have unallocated space next to the partition which you need to expand. Otherwise, the button is grayed out.

    I suggest you use a third party free disk partition manager to help you to
    extend the partition
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    qinada, Jun 19, 2018
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    Hi Adrain,

    Thank you for posting your query in Microsoft Community.

    I understand your concern, and we in Community will try to help you in the best possible way we can.

    I suggest you to follow the steps below and check if that helps.

    • Run Disk Management. Open Run Command (Windows button +R) a dialog box will open and type "diskmgmt.msc".
    • In the Disk Management screen, just right-click on the partition that you want to shrink, and select “Extend Volume” from the menu
    • Locate your system partition — that’s probably the C: partition. Right-click on it and select “Shrink Volume.” If you have multiple partitions on your hard drive, you could also choose to resize a different partition to free up space.

    Hope the information helps. Please let us know if the issue persist and we will be happy to assist you further.
     
    Nachappa C K, Jun 19, 2018
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