How to partition a hard drive Windows 10 | Tutorial

How to partition a hard drive Windows 10

How to partition a hard drive Windows 10

Your computer has at least one hard disk. But sometimes it can be useful to divide even this one hard disk. Therefore, we would like to show you with this article, how to partition a hard drive in Windows 10. The good thing is that you don’t need any software for this, but can do it with the basic functions of Windows 10 in a few seconds. Once you have understood the procedure, you will be able to shrink, delete or enlarge a Windows 10 partition and will be prepared for all tasks related to partitions in this area. Even spanned partitions are possible. These share storage space on several hard disks. Whether this is useful and necessary is another question, but it is possible.

Why should I create a new partition in Windows 10?

There can be several reasons for this. The simplest is to back up your data. If data is lost on one partition, this does not necessarily apply to the other. But also for the thematic separation of data this can be quite useful, if a folder structure is not sufficient for this. In the end, you will see for yourself whether the effort or the sense of such a new partition is worth it for your project and your data.

Step-by-step instructions:

  • Type “This PC” in the search bar and select “Manage”
  • Switch to the tab “Storage” -> “Disk Management”
  • For a new partition you need unallocated space. If this is not available, do the following:
    • Right-click on your hard disk (with the blue stripe)
    • Select “Shrink Volume”
    • Determine the size you need and click OK
  • Right click on the unallocated space
  • Click on “New simple volume
  • Click on “NextChoos
  • e the size of your new partition
  • Assign a drive letter
    Stick to the item “Format this volume with the following settings”
    • NTFS
    • Default
    • Assign your own name if needed
    • Perform a quick format
  • Press “Finish”
  • Done!

Conclusion: Creating a new partition in Windows 10 is possible without any problems thanks to the integrated Partition Manager. Since you have learned how to shrink a partition, you should now know where to find the settings to delete or enlarge a partition, right? In any case, we wish you much success with your projects in Windows!


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