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Move/Resize Volume

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    About "Move/Resize Volume"

    Move/Resize Volume is much useful for users who are planning to change volume size on dynamic disk. With this function users can complete the following 3 operations:
    1.Shrink dynamic volumes including simple volume, mirrored volume, striped volume, spanned volume and RAID 5 volume to release unallocated space, which can be used to create new volumes or extended to other volumes.
    2.Extend a mirrored volume, spanned volume, striped volume, or RAID 5 volume to contiguous unallocated space while Disk Management can only extend simple volume and spanned volume.
    3.Move unallocated space to be adjacent to the volume we want to extend.

    Note: The free edition of MiniTool Partition software does not support "resize/move dynamic volume". So please select professional edition or advanced editions for this support.You could also view the comparison of MiniTool partition software

    How to Move/Resize Dynamic Volume

    Step 1: run MiniTool Partition Wizard to get the main interface.

    Step 2: select the volume we want to move or resize and choose "Move/Resize Volume" from the left action panel or from right-click menu.

    move resize dynamic volume select the volume to operate

    Step 3: to shrink a volume, just drag the border of the rectangle bar to shorten it. To enlarge a volume, lengthen the handle with the same way. Alternatively, you can type exact volume size in MB, GB, or TB before and after partition to edit volume size.

    move resize dynamic volume edit volume size

    To move volume location, please drag the whole handle or manually define unallocated space in MB, GB, or TB before or after the volume. After getting needed volume size and location, users need to click "OK" to continue.

    move resize dynamic volume edit volume location

    Step 4: click "Apply" button on the top to perform changes.

    move resize dynamic volume apply changes

    Note: most operations on dynamic disk will require users to reboot computer, and users should do as told. Then, MiniTool Partition Wizard will perform all changes in boot mode, which is much safe.

    Now, MiniTool Partition Wizard Tutorial on Move/Resize Volume is over.