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How to create/resize/format/delete partition in Windows 10

We can simply realize partition management with professional partition management software. However, the management tool in your computer is more convenient,which can manage partitions in Windows 10 without downloading or paying for any other software. In this tutorial, we will show you how to manage your partition by creating/resizing/formatting/deleting.

Guide Steps
Case 1: Resize a Partition
Case 2: Create a Partition
Case 3: Delete a partition
Case 4: Format a Partition

Case 1: Resize a Partition

Step 1: Open your computer and find the search box on the taskbar. Input "partition" in the search box.

input partition and click the next

Step 2: Enter the Disk Management. You'll see a window divided into two panes.

enter the disk management

Step 3: Right click on the desired volume and select the option Shrink Volume.

right click and select the shrink volume

Step 4: This will open up the Shrink Volume window and you need to specify the amount of space you want to shrink.

specify the amount of space you want to shrink

Tips: Extending and shrinking have some basic limitations. You can only shrink a partition if it has enough free space, and you can only extend a partition if it has unallocated space on the same drive.

Case 2: Create a Partition

Step 1: Open your computer and type "partition" in the search bar on the left corner.

input partition in the search box

Step 2: This will open up the Disk Management.

enter the disk management

Step 3: Right-click inside the unallocated space and select New Simple Volume.

select new simple volume

Step 4: You'll see the New Simple Volume wizard, and click the Next.

enter the new simple volume wizard and click the next

Step 5: Choose a volume size that between the maximum and minimum sizes.

choose a volume size that between the maximum and minimum sizes

Step 6: You a can assign a drive letter or drive path to your partition. Click the Next.

assign a drive letter or drive path

Step 7: To store data on this partition, you must format it first. Choose whether you want to format this volume. Click the Next.

format partition and click the next

Step 8: Click the Next.

this wizard helps you create a simple volume on a disk

Step 9: Later, you could see the new drive in "Disk Management".

successfully create a partition

Case 3: Delete a partition

Step 1: You can open Control Panel and type partition in the search bar. Click the Create and Format Hard Disk Partitions.

open control panel and type partition

Step 2: You'll enter the Disk Management by administrative tools

enter the disk management

Step 3: Right-click a partition and select Delete Volume to delete a partition.

select delete volume to delete a partition

Step 4: Click the YES. This option deletes every single file on the partition. Back up any data you want to keep before deleting.

successfully delete a partition

Case 4: Format a Partition

Step 1: Input “partition” in the search box.

input partition in the search box

Step 2: Access Disk Management.

enter the management

Step 3: Right-click on the desired volume and select the option format.

right click and select the option format

Step 4: Click the OK.

click the ok

Step 5:  Click the OK, and you'll lose all files on the partition if you do this. Back up any data you want to keep before formatting.

successfully format a partition

Tips: You can also format partitions by right-click them in Windows Explorer and selecting the Format option.

successfully format partition in windowa explorer

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