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Extend a partition in Windows 8

  • As users store more and more data on computer, low disk space often emerges in Windows 8. When a certain partition of Windows 8 runs out of space, we will meet many unnecessary troubles. For example, we are unable to store important data to appointed partition; operating system runs slowly; computer crashes. If we want to solve the problem of low disk space in Windows 8, it is requisite to extend a partition in Windows 8. Well then, how to extend a partition in Windows 8?
    To solve this problem, many users first think of Windows 8 built-in disk management tool, because this tool is able to extend partition and shrink partition. Nevertheless, when using system built-in disk management tool to extend a partition in Windows 8, we will find this tool has many limitations. For example, it is unable to extend a FAT32 partition.



    The above interface is the screenshot of Windows 8 built-in disk management tool. After right clicking a FAT32 partition, we can see its shortcut menu, like the above interface shows. The functions Extend Volume and Shrink Volume are inactivated, which shows Windows 8 built-in disk management tool does not support extending FAT32 partition. So, how to extend a FAT32 partition in Windows 8? Here is the answer, namely using professional partition magic.

    The best way to extend a partition in Windows 8
    To extend a partition in Windows 8, we need to download a professional partition magic which is completely compatible with Windows 8 at first. MiniTool Partition Wizard is such a kind of partition magic. This partition magic not only supports commonly seen Windows operating systems but supports main stream file systems of Windows such as FAT12, FAT16, FAT32, and NTFS.
    Before using the partition magic to extend a FAT32 partition, please download it from its official website https://www.partitionwizard.com/. With opening it, we can see its main interface:



    In the main interface, we can see all partition state and disk state. Select the FAT32 partition we want to extend and click "Move/Resize Partition" from action panel. Then, the following interface will appear:



    Then, drag triangles on both sides of the partition handle or input desired value to extend a partition in Windows 8 and click "OK" to return to main interface:



    Finally, click "Apply" button to apply extension to computer. After that, the work to extend a FAT32 partition in Windows 8 by using partition magic is finished successfully.

    MiniTool Partition Wizard is really a professional partition magic. It is not only able to extend a partition in Windows 8 but can help us accomplish almost all partition management. If you want to know more functional information, visit its official website.