I want two or more portions in my hard drive? How do I partition it in windows? And the questions keep coming. This are some common but unanswered question in the technical world. Though we are perfect in the IT class and can navigate through our devices. Some of the petty stuff like partitioning are far from our minds until the need arises.
Partitioning is one of the best way to ensure all our file are organized. Am sure you want to find folders fast without checking each and every document in your device. Partition also assist in the back plan of file and information in case something goes wrong. This are basic reasons why we want to have the partition, to just have a safe cocoon for our files and folders. We can right into few steps to take, in this matters we have the shrink volume method to create space.
What is shrink volume? Shrinking a hard drive is a process of creating space or reducing the size of the partition to have extra space in the drive. This doesn’t shrink the drive but gives more space where you can save up new stuff.
Before partition process you need to ensure you have enough space on your hard drive. We can do that by:
- Open your device and go to the start button and select the “computer”then “manage”.
- The PC will require the Admin so enter ”Admin” on the search bar and in second the system will present the Administrative tools.
- After this go to the computer management from the menu.
- Go to the left side of the screen and select the word storagehere you will select the option disc management.
- Give the PC sometime to check for the details.
- After this check for the drives, USB drives you have connected to the device and from the options choose one you want to work with.
- Let label the drive as “C” where it will be in visual format.
- Now right click the drive C then select the option of shrink volume.
- Again give the system sometime to note how much it can shrink.
- The system will send a lot of numbers and information. However we are more focus on Total size after shrink in MB.
- The current partition will be that big after the whole process is done.
- On the menu select “ enter the amount of space to shrink in MB”
- On this option the new partition will be this big after the partition process is over.
- Example if one need a 2GB space then you have to type 2000 on the space given.
- Recheck the information you entered if satisfied you can then select the “Shrink” button.
- This the funny part your device will act frozen, though it is very much okay.
- Don’t operate the device since its concentrating on the hard drive.
- After the whole process is done the screen will show the hard drive which has a black box.
- The box is labelled “unallocated” now this the new space we create though needs formatting.
- Right click the box (unallocated) and select the new simple volume. The wizard will name and also format the partition.
- Select next to proceed and check the size after this name your file.
- Choose from the list of: file system, allocation unit size and volume label. This is according to the uses of the file. Don’t touch the unite size, go to the volume label and have it formatted.
- Select the next button and go to the explorer and there the black box is gone and new partition set.