For some reasons, users need to move or resize partition sometimes. To more or resize partition in an effortless way, the professional partition manager MiniTool Partition Wizard is highly recommended.

About Move/Resize Partition

Move/Resize Partition is capable of changing partition size and location in Windows with ease. It helps:

  1. Enlarge a small partition or shrink a large partition when Windows Disk Management tool does not offer Extend Volume and Shrink Volume features.
  2. Extend or shrink a FAT partition in Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, etc.
  3. Extend a partition to the left contiguous unallocated or free space.
  4. Extend a primary partition to contiguous free space.
  5. Move unallocated or free space to be contiguous to the partition users need to extend.

For different file systems, the partition size adjustment operations that MiniTool Partition Wizard can perform are as follows. To change the size of the bitlocker encrypted partition, please disable bitlocker encryption and restart the computer, and then turn on bitlocker encryption after the partition size adjustment operation is completed.

 Move PartitionResize Partition
Extend PartitionMerge PartitionSplit Partition
Linux Swap×××××
Bitlocker Encrypted×××××

How to Move/Resize Partition

In general, Move/Resize Partition contains 3 operations – shrink partition, extend partition, and move partition. Let’s see these operations in detail.

Tip: To resize partition C without boot issue, it is recommended that users create a MiniTool bootable media first, use it to boot computer then, and resize partition C finally in the boot mode.

Step 1. After successful installation, please launch MiniTool Partition Wizard to get its main interface.

Step 2. Select the partition to operate and activate Move/Resize Partition from the left action panel or choose Move/Resize from right-click menu. 

move or resize partition

Step 3. The blue handle represents partition while the blank area means unallocated space. Do the followings and click OK to go back to the main interface.

  • To shrink a partition, shorten the handle by dragging the triangles.
  • To extend a partition, lengthen the handle to occupy more unallocated space.
  • Alternatively, users can manually type specified partition size in MB, GB, or TB.

extend or shrink partition

To move a partition, drag the whole partition handle towards unallocated space or manually define unallocated space before or after the partition.

move partition

Note: In Move/Resize Partition interface, users can see the option Using Enhanced Data Protecting Mode which is checked by default. Please keep it checked since it gives the strongest protection to our data.

Step 4. From the main interface, users can preview that the selected partition has changed its position. At this time, please click Apply button to apply the change. 

click Apply

This is the end of the tutorial on Move/Resize Partition feature in MiniTool Partition Wizard.

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