How to Partition a Hard Drive in Windows 10 with Disk Management Tool ?

Partition Hard Drive in Windows 10 with Disk Management Tool

Disk Management is a tool built in all Windows versions to manage hard disk partitions, such as create, delete and format partitions, change drive letter, shrink volume, extend volume and perform other disk-related tasks.

  • Step 1:  “To partition Windows 10 hard drive, let’s get started from opening Disk Management Tool in Windows 10. The easiest way is to right click Start Menu and select “Disk Management”.


  • Step 2: “Select the hard disk you want to partition. Right click a partition (here is D: drive) and select “Shrink Volume”.


  • Step 3: “In the pop-up window, you can modify the amount of space to shrink. And then click “Shrink”.


  • Step 4: “After Step 3, you will find a unallocated space behind D drive. Then, right click on it and select “New Simple Volume” and follow the wizard to format and create a new partition”.


Notes:“The unallocated space created by shrinking a partition can be only used to create new partitions. You   cannot use it to extend volume. That’s why you may find “Disk Management extend volume greyed out”.

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