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How to resize C: drive with magic partition manager software

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2016-10-13 17:39:47 Posted by Barbie to Manage Partition

Summary:
The free partition manager software, EaseUS Partition Master Free Edition, helps you to resize C drive partition and manage disk partitions to solve problem of running out of space, avoiding the declining performance of your computer.

The importance of C: drive

The primary function of C: drive is usually to provide a means of permanent storage for the operating system and other files required to "boot" the machine. Hard drives can reliably store this data even while powered off or physically removed from the computer. The C: drive is also the default drive, and it is where certain files are expected to be found by the operating system while booting the system. In addition, the C: drive stores data in an orderly manner. The C: drive is also called system partition.

Why do we need to resize C: drive?

No matter which kind of operating system you have installed, the scheduled size of C: drive could not always meet your needs, as Windows continues to download a large number of updates. If C: drive is running out of place and struggles for precious unallocated space, you are unable to install new programs again. And the whole performance of your computer will decline. For example, the computer goes slow. Then you must change the size of the C: drive. Although some operating systems, such as Windows Server 2008, provide you with partition resize utility, it has some limitations. You also have some other choices such as cleaning up the hard disk drive or upgrading to a larger hard disk. But the best choice for you should be turning to a third party partition manager software to extend your system partition - the C: drive. EaseUS Partition Master is just the right partition software to resize your partition.

How to resize C: drive with partition software - EaseUS Partition Master

EaseUS Partition Master, as magic partition software, is a comprehensive hard disk partition management software to let you enjoy with all the powerful functions: Resize and Move partitions, Copy Partition, Copy Disk, Create, Delete and Format partitions, merge partitions and split partitions and much more on MBR disk and GPT disk.

The following is step-by-step instruction to extend system partition (C: drive).

1. Launch EaseUS Partition Master.

Free partition manager software

If there is no unallocated space behind the system partition, please follow the below steps. If there is unallocated space behind the system partition, please directly go to step 4.

2. Select one partition, right click it, select "Resize/Move partition" and drag the partition handle leftwards to resize it. Then there will be unallocated space.

Resize the data partition

3. Move the drive rightwards to let the unallocated space be behind the system partition (C: drive) and click OK.

Move the data partition

4. Select the system partition (C: drive), right click it and select "Resize/Move partition", drag the partition handle rightwards to extend system partition (C: drive).

Extend system partition

5. Click Apply.

For more detailed information, please visit resizing and moving partitions .

Besides repartitioning hard drive, EaseUS Partition Master provides Partition Recovery Wizard and Disk and Partition Copy Wizard features. It is a complete solution to solve your disk and partition problem.