Disk partitioning is a process of dividing a hard drive into several partitions this includes shrinking, extending, deleting, creating partitions and change partition size, label, even location.
You can partition your disk drive encrypt to add a new volume/space or maybe you want do dual-boot Linux alongside Windows.
The disk available on windows are usually labeled C:, D: or E:
How to Partition hard drive with Disk Management
Here’s how to divide it into multiple partitions for other uses.
- Open Disk Management by right-click on PC/My Computer > Click “Manage” > Enter Device Manager and click “Disk Management”.
- Click Partition hard drive
- Right-click on the unallocated space, select “New Simple Volume”.
- Click “Next” to continue, set the new partition size, drive letter, file system, click “Finish”.
Wait for the formatting to complete.
- Right-click on the partition that you want to shrink and select “Shrink Volume”
- Adjust the partition size and “Shrink” to confirm.
- Shrink partition next to the target partition that you want to extend in advance.
- Right-click on the target partition and select “Extend Volume”.
- Click “Next” to continue, add the unallocated space to extend the target partition. Click “Next” and “Finish” to complete.