It happens a lot that we create partitions while installing the operating system, but after some time one of the partitions starts to get completely full.
Depending on what you store and where you store you might get different partitions full. For example, if you are a person who installs a lot of Games and Apps then mostly you are going to get your C: drive full.
While if you are a person who has a lot of multimedia files and stores in drives other than C, then you might get your other drives completely full. But no matter what kind of person you are, at some point one of the drives on your PC might get full while others will still have empty space left.
Here are easy methods to transfer free space from one drive partition to another partition. Method 1 here uses a Third-party app EaseUS, while Method 2 only uses inbuilt Microsoft Disk Management utility, follow whichever method you want.
Method 1: Using a partition tool (EaseUS)
EaseUs is one of the best partition manager software available right now. For the purpose of this tutorial we are using a free version of EaseUS, you can download it from here.
EaseUS makes modifying partitions easy and also it’s easy to use that’s why here we are using EaseUS. After installation of EaseUS open it and follow the steps below.
- In EaseUS App see the list of disks for free space, click on the disk with a lot of free space. Then in the sidebar click on Resize/Move.
- Now you can click on the slider and move, or else enter the specific size of the disk you want to make after size reduction.
- For example here, I want to free up 130 GB so I am going to reduce size of the partition by 130 Gb making that partition 601GB in size.
- When you are done click on OK.
Now you should see the Unallocated space of amount that we have reduced the partition. If you want you can also create a new empty partition on that space. But here we want to transfer free space to another partition.
So click on the partition that you want to increase in size to merge this free space. In the sidebar click on Resize/Move and then slide the slider from one side all the way till end. Click on OK when you are done.
Now take a look at partitions in EaseUS and verify the changes you want to make. When you are sure click on Execute and it will start writing the changes on your hard drive. Wait till it completes and then click on Finish.
This will transfer free space from one disk partition to another.
Method 2: Transferring free partition space using Disk Management
Right-click on the start menu and click on Disk Management. This will open the Microsoft Disk Management Utility.
In disk management right-click on the disk that has plenty of free space. Then click on Shrink Volume, and wait for a few seconds. A menu will appear, in that menu enter the space you want to shrink the drive-by.
Here I am shrinking the drive by 100 GB(102400 MB). Click on Shrink, and wait for few seconds till you see Unallocated space. Now you can use this Free Space to create a new drive also but we are here focused on allocating this space to another drive.
Right-click on the drive you want to increase in size and click on Extend Drive. This will open a wizard, click on Next to continue. On the next screen click you will be able to see available free space on disk, click on Next. Then click on Finish to complete the process.
This completes the transfer of space from one drive to the other.
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