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Expand partition

  • I believe the vast majority of Windows users are familiar with the left prompt bubble. The appearance of the bubble means the partition runs out of space and has less than 200MB space left. If we go on using this partition without taking any action, the prompt bubble will appear every 4 hours when the available partition space is less than 80MB. When the available partition space is less than 50MB, the bubble will pop up every 5 minutes, which will make you crazy. Therefore, once the prompt appears, we should expand partition as early as possible. There are two ways to expand partition, namely hardware expansion and software expansion, and each of them has its own advantages. Considering costs, I suggest using software expansion, namely expanding partition with partition magic. Here, I recommend MiniTool Partition Wizard, a partition magic with good compatibility.

    Advantages of expanding partition
    It is a good choice to expand partition by using partition magic when a partition is out of space, and this method not only can prevent the appearance of prompt bubble, but also has many other advantages:
    1. Promote the running speed of the operating system: when system partition is out of space, the operating system will run much slowly. If we expand system partition, the running speed will be promoted largely.
    2. Facilitate managing files: generally speaking, computer users would like to store the same kind of files on one partition. However, after we use the partition for a long time, we will be unable to store files to this partition any more. At this time, the best way to store these files to the appointed partition is to expand partition.
    3. Decompress zip file: when system partition is out of space, users can not decompress zip file which occupies much space. That is because decompressing zip file will take up system partition space. If system partition does not have enough space to store the zip file, we will fail to decompress zip file. Only after we expand system partition can the zip file be decompressed normally.
    All above are just a part of advantages of expanding partition. After seeing these advantages, you have decided to expand the partition which runs out of space, haven't you? Now, let me demonstrate how to expand partition by using MiniTool Partition Wizard.

    Expand partition with MiniTool Partition Wizard
    If we want to use MiniTool Partition Wizard to expand partition, we should own this partition magic first, and we can free download it from its official website https://www.partitionwizard.com/. Then, run it to enter the following interface:



    This is the main interface of this free partition magic. To expand partition, we need to select the partition which needs expanding, and then click "Move/Resize" button. As long as we operate according to prompts, we can expand partition easily.

    Of course, this free partition magic with all-sided functions does not have the only function of expanding partition, and it has almost all disk management functions, such as create partition, merge partition, delete partition, format partition, and copy partition. Therefore, it is pretty wise to select MiniTool Partition Wizard to perform disk management.