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How to Create a New Partition on an Existing Disk Partition in Windows

Jun 29, 2022

Some users may have found there is only one C drive on their Windows after purchasing a brand new PC, which caused a lot of inconveniences. Is there a way to separate the C drive into several partitions without losing data? The answer is yes. Read this tutorial for getting help.

Why do we need to create more than one partition?

• To separate important files in different locations safely in case the computer crashes.
• To store specific data in a specific space in order to organize files easier.
• To help improve the speed and efficiency of data reading and writing.
• To improve performance and processing capability, thus optimizing software interaction.
• To run 2 or more OSs on the system.


How to enable several partitions on C drive?

Step 1, Open Disk Management

Open Windows Power User Menu by pressing Windows + X, and then press K to open Disk Management.

Step 2, Choose Windows C to shrink

Right-click on C drive (or other drive you like) and select Shrink Volume.

How to Create a New Partition on an Existing Disk Partition in Windows

Step 3, Enter the amount of space

Enter the amount of space you want to shrink in the box, then click Shrink.

How to Create a New Partition on an Existing Disk Partition in Windows

Step 4, Enable New Simple Volume

After the shrink is complete, there will be an Unallocated partition which is black. Right-click it and select New Simple Volume.

How to Create a New Partition on an Existing Disk Partition in Windows

Step 5, Finish the setting

Follow the pop-up New Simple Volume Wizard to finish setting. Check the new volume on File Explorer.

As you can see, creating partitions on your Windows is very easy but necessary. Now go and enable your own disk partitions in a few steps. If you have any thoughts or issues about this article, please contact us. We will reply to you within 72 hours.

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