How to Split Local Disk in Windows 10, 8, 7?

How to Split Local Disk in Windows 10, 8, 7?

How to Split Local Disk in Windows 10, 8, 7?

Geeks - Splitting a local disk in Windows allows you to create multiple partitions on a single physical hard drive, each of which can be treated as a separate drive by the operating system. This can be useful for organizing files, separating system files from personal data, or installing multiple operating systems on a single machine. Here's how to split a local disk in Windows 10, 8, and 7:


Open the Disk Management tool. In Windows 10, you can do this by searching for "disk management" in the Start menu. In Windows 8 and 7, you can access the Disk Management tool by going to Control Panel > System and Security > Administrative Tools > Computer Management > Disk Management.


Right-click on the local disk that you want to split and select "Shrink Volume." This will bring up a window that allows you to specify how much space you want to allocate to the new partition.


Enter the amount of space that you want to allocate to the new partition and click "Shrink." This will create a new, unallocated space on the disk.


Right-click on the unallocated space and select "New Simple Volume." This will bring up the New Simple Volume Wizard, which will guide you through the process of creating a new partition.


Follow the prompts in the wizard to specify the size of the new partition and assign it a drive letter. You can also format the partition and give it a label at this point.


Click "Finish" to complete the process and create the new partition. You should now see the new partition listed in the Disk Management tool, and it will be treated as a separate drive by the operating system.


Keep in mind that you can only split a local disk if there is enough unallocated space available. You can free up space by deleting unnecessary files or moving them to another drive. You can also increase the size of an existing partition by shrinking another one.





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