At times, you need to shrink the partition for creating a new volume to store your data or to extend the existing partition because they are not big enough. When you first start to use your computer, it doesn’t have a perfect disk partitioning. So you need to resize the partition in order to get a better use of the entire space.
There are many methods to shrink a volume. In this post, we will show you how to use Diskpart to shrink partition at the command prompt with syntax.
Steps on how to shrink partition using Diskpart command line
Step 1: Click “Start” icon or hold “WIN+R” and enter “cmd” to open the command line prompt.
Step 2: Right-click on the command line prompt and select “Run as Administrator”.
Step 3: Enter “list volume” without the double quotes to list the number of volumes.
Step 4: Enter “select volume n” to choose the volume that you want to shrink.
Step 5: Enter “shrink desired=size” in order to shrink the selected volume.
After completing the above steps, you will shrink partition successfully with Diskpart. In case, if you get a shrink error and lost all your partitions that contain vital data then remember there is a partition recovery tool from Remo Recover to assist you.
Just read it further to understand how partition recovery is achieved
Remo Recover is inbuilt with powerful algorithms that perform recovery of lost or deleted partition with ease. This software enables you to recover corrupted, damaged and inaccessible partition. It supports the recovery of partitions from NTFS5, NTFS, FAT32, FAT16 and ExFAT. Just download the free trial version of the software and launch Remo Recover tool. Click on Drive Recovery option and you will be prompted to select the drive for partition recovery. Once the scanning process is completed, you can view the list of files/folders and select the required ones for saving.
Do’s and don’ts before you perform partition recovery
- Do not install the partition recovery software on the same disk from where you lost partitions.
- Do remember to maintain an additional backup of your important data on multiple devices.