You want to know how to use the wizard to extend partitions using Aomei Partition Assistant? Don’t worry, in this article we will teach you step by step what you should do.
Why is it necessary to resize a partition?
When we talk about resizing a partition , we mean resizing it. Either extend its size or even reduce it. In case you still don’t know, we will teach you how to make or create partitions in AOMEI .
Also, if you are running out of space in your partitions, you can extend them with the space you can reduce from other partitions. You can even use the small space to create a new partition. But how can you resize a partition?
How to resize a partition with Partition Assistant?
This time we will show you two situations in which you can extend a partition or reduce it, so pay close attention to this step by step that we will show you below. But in case you want to learn more in detail you should read more about how to resize partitions in AOMEI Partition.
Extend a partition
In the event that you want to increase the size of the partition , you need to take into account some points before starting this process.
You must first make sure that you have unallocated space on the disk where the partition to be extended is located. In case you don’t have the space, you can shrink another partition, but we’ll get to that later. In the same way you can copy or duplicate partitions with AOMEI Partition .
Also, another thing that you should keep in mind is that the space that is not assigned must be adjacent to the partition that you are going to extend, it does not matter if it is before or behind it.
If it is not located like this, then you can use the Move partition function and in this way you can adjust the position of it. Now let’s see the steps to follow:
The first thing you should do is install and run AOMEI Partition Assistant. You will be able to see all the partition settings on the main console. You will also see that there is unallocated space on drive C. Right click on the partition to be enlarged and select Resize / Move Partition.
You will be able to see a pop-up window in which you must, with the mouse date, drag the right edge of the partition to the right and in this way you can extend the partition.
After this, you must click OK. It is important to note that if you do not have unallocated space next to the partition, you will not be able to drag the border to extend it.
Now, back on the main console, you will be able to preview the partition that was extended. You must click Apply in the toolbar and in this way you will be confirming this action.
Furthermore, AOMEI Partition Assistand will also allow you to extend a partition regardless of whether you have unallocated space, or unallocated contiguous space.
It is important that you keep in mind that the Merge Partitions function will not work on the partition that is reserved on the system. In order to extend this same partition, you can move the allocated space to the right side of the partition and then select Resize Partition.
This action of shrinking a partition may help you to free up unused space on a partition. This way you can get some unallocated space. With this this space you can create new partitions and in this case extend them with that new unallocated space. However, in case you want to delete all the information from one of them, we will teach you how to format partitions in AOMEI Partition .
The first thing you should do is install and run AOMEI Partition Assistant and as in the previous case, in the main console you will be able to see all the configurations of this partition.
Then you must right click on the partition (in this case it is on drive D) that you want to reduce and select Resize / Move partition.
You will be able to see a pop-up window again and you must place the mouse arrow on the edge of the partition and drag it to reduce the partition and then click OK.
You must return to the main console so that you have the preview of the unallocated space at your fingertips and confirm this action. You just have to click Apply on the toolbar to confirm and that’s it.