Windows 10: Shrinking a volume

Discus and support Shrinking a volume in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; I'm having trouble trying to shrink a volume on an external hard drive. The Disk Management dialog window asks for the number of megabytes I want to... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by tfd3, Feb 12, 2019.

  1. tfd3 Win User

    Shrinking a volume


    I'm having trouble trying to shrink a volume on an external hard drive. The Disk Management dialog window asks for the number of megabytes I want to reduce. Every time I try a number I get a "wrong perameter" error. Why?

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  2. undo partition shrink

    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, Feb 12, 2019
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  3. mgreen10 Win User
    SHRINK C VOLUME TO SMALLER CAPACITY

    I have the same issue. I have a brand new HP Envy 17t laptop and have put no files or apps on it. I tried to use Disk Management to shrink the C: system volume but it would only allow 50% shrink. I moved the pagefile.sys and swapfile.sys to another physical
    drive, E:, but this made no difference. I can still only shrink the C: volume to 50%.

    Perhaps the only solution is to use a third-party partition editor like easeus or mini Partition Editor.

    If you have any other suggestions, let me know.

    Thanks!
     
    mgreen10, Feb 12, 2019
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  4. Shrinking a volume

    Disk Management Shrink Volume wrong capacity


    I have 6 partitions on my hard drive. Under Disk Management, when I select a partition and then "Shrink" all but one shows the total capacity correctly, along with the amount to shrink and then the remaining that will be left. However on one partition, when selecting shrink, the total capacity is the sum of the total plus the free, and not just the total capacity. As such, I cannot shrink this volume without an error. The capacity is about 350GB with the free about 200GB. When I select shrink, the total of the volume shows 550GB instead of 350GB. The correct capacity of 350GB shows correctly on the Disk Management listing and boxes on the initial screen and also under Properties on the File Manager. It is only when selecting the shrink option that it shows 550GB.
     
    Coastalguy, Feb 12, 2019
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