Nowadays there are many ways to improve the performance of a PC, there are a variety of programs. From those that take care of cleaning the computer’s memory to those that create partitions so that we can divide the space in which our operating system works.
Making a partition on the hard disk can be a good option to increase its performance, but there will come a point when you want to be able to extend it and for that you will have to use an external tool. Today we will show you how to extend a hard disk partition using Partition Wizard.
How to download and install MiniTool Partition Wizard in its free version?
MiniTool Partition Wizard is the kind of tool that will allow us to create partitions on our hard drive, but it is not only limited to that, the great advantage of this tool is that it will help us to manage those partitions once we have created them.
This tool has a free version and a paid version. The only difference between the two is that the paid version has more advanced options, so if you just want to make a partition and after that do some basic management, then the free version is perfect for you.
In order to download the free version of MiniTool Partition Wizard you only have to access its official website and download it from there. Then you only have to run the program installer and follow the instructions of the installation wizard.
How to use MiniTool Partition Wizard to increase the partition?
Being able to increase a partition on our hard drive using Partition Wizard tool is not a task that can take some kind of complication, in fact it is far from being complicated. We only have to follow the following steps to be able to carry out this task:
- Launch the MiniTool Partition Wizard tool.
- Locate the drive you want to increase the partition to.
- Right click on it and select the ‘Enlarge’ option.
- Use the slider to determine how much space you want to add to the drive.
- Once done, select ‘OK’ and then ‘Apply changes’.
- After the operation is complete, restart your computer.
- Once you have restarted the computer you can check the changes to the drive using the file explorer.
What other features does the Partition Wizard software have?
As we mentioned before, the Partition Wizard tool will not only help us to partition our hard drive, but it also brings with it other functions that we might want to check if we want to get the most out of this tool.
Formatting or copying a partition
You may have exhausted the storage of one of your partitions with things you don’t need, so formatting that partition could contribute a lot to the hard disk performance.
In order to format a hard disk partition you just need to select the ‘Format Partition’ option, after that you just need to select the drive you want to format. In addition, you will also be able to make a copy of that partition so that you can rescue important information that may be stored there.
Rebuild or clone disks
Being able to rebuild or repair a hard disk is one of the great advantages offered by this tool, and it could save you if you suspect that there may be errors on your hard disk. When we have errors in our disk, it could be at risk of stopping working so you may be interested in cloning the hard disk, which you can also do from MiniTool Partition Wizard.
In order to rebuild your hard disk you only have to select the ‘Check File System’ option and then the ‘Check and Fix’ option.
Once you have done this the program will start scanning the drive for errors and fix them automatically. But if you only want to see what kind of errors are on your hard drive then use the ‘Check Only’ option to only run a disk scan.
Why the ‘Extend Volume’ option does not appear and how to fix it?
The ‘Extend Volume’ option comes by default in the Windows disk management tool, however, it is very common that users cannot make use of it because it is not available. This can happen either because you are trying to extend a FAT or FAT32 partition, or because you simply have unallocated space on the drive.
However, with the Partition Wizard tool you can extend the volume of your partitions without any problem by making use of the ‘Increase’ options and then applying the changes and restarting the computer as explained at the beginning of the article.
This option is quite useful especially when you want to create several partitions within your disk before formatting it to install a new operating system. This way you will be able to have the spaces of your disk in an organized way to place your personal information there.