How To Shrink The Hard Disk Partition In Windows 10

Introduction

 
A quality feature in the Windows family is to shrink or resize the drive partitions. We can also use this feature in Windows 10 to shrink the partitions as well. The user can shrink the drive partition by using the built-in Disk Management Tool. It is not a well-known feature among the users. 
 
By shrinking the existing drives or volumes by using the in-built shrinking feature through Disk Management, the user can create a new drive or volume to place their important data or information separately. The user can also use the newly-created driive or volume to keep backup system files and to use multiple operating systems.
 
This tutorial will show you various steps on how to resize or shrink the hard disk partition or volume in Windows 10.
 
Step 1
 
From the Start menu, open the Run dialog box or you can Press the "Window + R" key to open the RUN window.
 
Step 2
 
Type "diskmgmt.msc" and press enter to open it.
 
Run Command
 
Alternatively, you can open directly the Disk Management by pressing the "Windows + X" key and click on Disk Management.
 
Direct method
 
Step 3 
 
To shrink the particular disk partition you want, select it and then right-click on it and select "shrink volume".
 
Disk Management
 
Step 4
 
After clicking on the "shrink volume" option, "Shrink E:" Window will appear on the screen. Just enter the amount of space you want to shrink in MB and click on the Shrink button.
 
For example: If you want to shrink 20 GB, then choose 20480 MB in "Enter the amount of space to shrink in MB".
 
Shrink E:
 
After completion of the shrinking process, you will see a new Unallocated space which can be used as a new partition or volume.
 
New Disk
 

Conclusion

 
By following the above steps, you can shrink or resize any hard disk partition or volume in Windows 10.
 
In my next article, you will read about "how to hide a drive or partition in Windows 10" in the Disk Management Series.
 
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