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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Shrink any existing drive to create more drives

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Earlier we had discussed how to create a new drive inwindows direct from the desktop.The tutorial was based on drive creation from available free space, now we are going to deal with making free space from existing drives without altering any files of that drive or without deleting that drive.
We are going to elaborate how to shrink a drive in windows without any data loss.
Now the level of hardisk partition is quite high.

This process works by gaining GigaBytes from existing drives such a  drive containing Operating system or from other all drives in your system which have enough free space avilable. 
The base of tutorial is shriking of an existing drive, for example  90GB is ‘shrink’ to  50GB ; thus 40 GB has been moved to free space.

*Using this tutorial you can shrink drive in which windows OS is installed, perfect shrinking by reading this tutorial won't affect you windows files.


To begin the process of Shrinking a drive you should first go to disk management
Follow steps/refer images - to reach disk management:
  • Right click on my computer in desktop
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  • Click manage option
  • Now a new window arises
  • You can find disk management on the left side of that window 
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Now click on disk management option, now complete details about your drives can be seen.


Right click on the drive which you want to shrink or decrease size (of existing drive partition)

Here i have selected my drive which is named as ' Acer-C '
After right clicking select the Shrink Volume option.


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  • Now a small box appears

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  • Wait ultil any new box appears..
  • Now its time , a new box appears, refer image below

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  • In the above box first is total size of the drive you have selected
  • 2nd is' size of available shrink space in mb ' this shows the amount of space you can make free(in the image 33232), or decrease from the total size of this drive(in the image 144942)
  • Next is Total size after shrink in mb -- here you want to enter how much space you need to make free(in the order 1 GB = 1024 MB). *Note: value you like to enter should not be greates than size of available shrink space in mb *(in above column)
  •  After that click shrink button
  • You are done
  • Now check the amount of new available free space in your disk management window .





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Sreeraj Melath is a passionate blogger from India,
who makes technological experiments and writes to his readers. He enjoys writing on Technology,Computer,Software,SmartPhones and Mobiles niche.
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