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Partition WD hdd while it is not empty

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#1 tantrik


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Posted 06 March 2017 - 07:46 AM

Dear friends, 
I have a recertified WD hdd (1 TB/931.51 GB) with two partitions - C: (21.3 GB) and D: (910 GB,free space 802 GB), both NTFS filesystem. I want to create another partition from D: drive with space 20-25 GB, since that drive got lot of empty space. Do I need to empty the whole D: drive, delete that partition, and then create 2 new partitions? Is it possible to create a new partition out of the empty space in D: drive using any partition managing program without harming its integrity, performance and stability? Which partition managing program would be the best for the task?
Thanks in advance.

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Posted 06 March 2017 - 08:03 AM

Assuming you're using Windows 7 or later, go into Disk Management. Right click on the D: partition, choose Shrink Partition and nominate a smaller size according to how large you decide you want the extra partition to be. Create the new partition in the resulting unallocated space.

With so little currently on the D: partition, there should be no restriction, but if the partition cannot be shrunk sufficiently, defragment D: then try again.

Edited by Platypus, 06 March 2017 - 08:05 AM.

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#3 tantrik

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Posted 07 March 2017 - 03:18 AM

Thanks for your suggestion.

Edited by hamluis, 07 March 2017 - 09:44 AM.
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