How to create disk partitions in Windows 10

Among the administration programs of Windows 10 we find the Disk-Manager. This comprehensive tool will help you manage your computer memory with ease. In this article, we will focus on creating partitions and explain how to create partition to split hard drive into multiple drives.

The first step is to access Disk Manager. For this you have to click on the Windows key and create and format hard disk partitions enter (Create and format disk partitions). Choose the first result.

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From the list of disks and partitions, select the partition that you want to subdivide. In this case we will use the system drive. Right-click on it and select Shrink Volume.

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Enter the storage capacity of the new drive in the number field. By default, Windows allows you to detach the maximum amount of disk space without compromising files already on the original partition. When you have set the total size of the new partition, click shrink.

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Now you have unformatted hard drive space, which you can use to create a new partition. This box is labeled Unallocated marked and is black. Right-click to open the options menu and click New Simple Volume.

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Use the wizard to create a new partition. First choose the size of the new unit. Click on Nextto continue.

Choose the size of the new partitionChoose the size of the new partition

Assign a letter to the new partition to serve as an identifier. Use Nextto continue.

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Finally, select the file system and give it a name. Click on Nextto continue.

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After the process is complete, go to the files view and check if the changes have been applied correctly.

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From now on, you can use each partition for different purposes, such as installing applications or storing your important documents.

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