As science and technology develops explosively, from the original several GB storage space to current storage space which uses TB as its unit, hard disk capacity becomes larger and larger. Previously, we were troubled by small hard disk storage space, but now we are annoyed by large hard disk storage space. For this reason, Microsoft adds the function "Shrink Volume" to the system built-in disk management tool of the latest operating system Windows 7. With this function, some users may think they can extend Windows 7 partition much easily, but the fact is not like that. This function has a big defect that it can only shrink partition in Windows 7 forwards and can not shrink Windows 7 partition to the largest extent. Therefore, the seemingly powerful function "Shrink Volume" of Windows 7 built-in disk management tool is useless in most cases.
Methods for shrinking Windows 7 partition
There are many methods for shrinking Windows 7 partition. Next, let's make a brief introduction to several commonly used methods.
1. Simpler but quite directly used method: use system built-in disk management tool to delete partition, and then repartition the hard disk. However, if we use this method to shrink partition in Windows 7, all data stored on the partition will be lost unless we back up all data in advance.
2. Resort to the function "Shrink Volume" of Windows 7 built-in disk management tool. This function can help users shrink Windows 7 partition without data loss, but it still has a defect which has been mentioned in the above content.
3. The simplest and safest method: use the partition magic MiniTool Partition Wizard to shrink Windows 7 partition. This partition magic not only can help us shrink partition in Windows 7 without damaging data, but can shrink partition forwards or backwards at ease, displaying high degree of freedom under high security.
MiniTool Partition Wizard is a partition magic developed by MiniTool Solution Ltd., and it can run under almost all popular operating systems. Besides, it has numerous powerful functions, such as resize partition, merge partitions, copy disk, copy partition, and convert FAT to NTFS. Moreover, integrated safety solutions offer the biggest safeguard for disk management. Next, let's see how powerful this partition magic is through demonstrating how to shrink partition in Windows 7 with it.
The simple and safe function Shrink Partition of MiniTool Partition Wizard
First, run this partition magic.
Then, select the partition which needs resizing in the main interface and click "Move/Resize Partition" option.
Next, drag triangles on both sides of the partition handle or directly input exact value to shrink Windows 7 partition. The space which can be shrunk is determined by the free space of the partition, so users can shrink as much space as possible. Then, click "OK" button. According to the prompts, we can accomplish shrinking Windows 7 partition. At last, remember to click "Apply" functional button to perform all operations. With such easy operations, MiniTool Partition Wizard helps us extend partition in Windows 7 without damaging data.
On the top of the interface, we can see the option "Using Enhanced Data Protecting Mode", and it will be checked by default. This function is mainly used to reduce operations to data as much as possible, thus promoting software working efficiency and data security. Such a perfect data protecting solution can ensure absolute data security in the process of using this partition magic.
Are you annoyed by your large partition? Hurry to shrink Windows 7 partition with MiniTool Partition Wizard, and simple and safe data protecting solution ensures perfect data safety. Do you want to know more information about the partition magic? Visit its official website https://www.partitionwizard.com/.