"After installing Windows 10, we need to partition hard drive in Disk Management to distribute more free space for Windows 10 future use. How to partition hard drive in disk management? Can we partition it without data loss? I heard that you had to format hard drive to create new volume, can we do partition it without data loss? "
If you have unallocated space on your hard drive, it's ok to create partition with it without data loss, but if you have no such space available, you have to split exist partition into partitions, in Windows 10 Disk Management, Delete Volume is the function you shall use, which will not keep data when operating. We'll guide you how to partition hard drive without data loss in this page.
When a new windows popup, it means you succeed, this window is file explorer of the volume you created.
Now you have unallocated space in primary partition now, or free space in extended partition.
Another way to partition hard drive in Windows 10 is to use command prompt: diskpart. Here are the steps to create volume using command prompt, along with shrink partition and extend volume in Windows 10 CMD
Partition hard drive in Disk management or command prompt : diskpart can keep data intact on the operation of create and shrink volume, but not extend volume when the free space or unallocated space is not next to the partition you want to extend, for example, you want to extend C Drive, the system partition, but free space is right behind E partition, then Extend Volume gray out in right-click menu or C Drive, there's no way to make this function active but to delete D partition, the partition next to C Drive, and make D partition as continues unallocated space to C Drive. So we shall try another system utility to partition hard drive without data loss.
Partition Hard Drive in Partition Expert is easier than in Disk Management or Command Prompt diskpart. You can partition hard drive without losing data no matter you are creating, shrinking or extending Partitions.
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