Creating a separate partition on your computer’s hard drive can help you better organize your files and even improve the overall performance of your system. In this post, we’ll guide you through making a new partition in Windows 10 from the C drive using the built-in Disk Management tool.
Step 1: Open Disk Management
To start, you’ll need to access the Disk Management tool. You can do this in two different ways:
- Method 1: Right-click on the Start button and select
- Method 2: Press the
Windows key + Xand then click on
Disk Managementfrom the menu that appears.
Step 2: Shrink the C Drive
Before you can create a new partition, you’ll need to make some space on your hard drive by shrinking the C drive. To do this, follow these steps:
- Right-click on the
C drive(usually labeled as “OS“) and choose
- In the “Shrink” window, you’ll see the total available space that can be used for a new partition. Enter the desired amount of space (in MB) in the “Enter the amount of space to shrink in MB” box.
- Click on the
Shrinkbutton to proceed.
After the process is completed, you’ll see unallocated space on the disk, which can be used to create the new partition.
Step 3: Create a New Partition
Now that you have unallocated space, you can create a new partition. Here’s how:
- Right-click on the
Unallocatedspace and select
New Simple Volume.
- In the “New Simple Volume Wizard“, click
- Enter the desired size of the new partition in MB and click
- Assign a drive letter for the new partition and click
- Select the file system (NTFS is recommended for Windows 10) and enter a label for the new partition. Make sure the “Perform a quick format” checkbox is selected and click
- Review the settings and click on
Finishto create the new partition.
Your new partition should now be visible in Disk Management and Windows Explorer.
Creating partitions in Windows 10 from the C drive is a simple process using the Disk Management tool. By following the steps outlined in this guide, you can easily create new partitions to help you better organize your files and even improve your system’s performance.