How to Partition an External Hard Disk in Windows 10

External Hard Disk

The method is quite easy and straightforward, and you just need to follow some simple step by step discussed below to proceed.

1. First of all, in your Windows 10 OS, you need to click on windows button and then just type diskmgmt.msc and then press enter.


How to Partition an External Hard Disk in Windows 10

External Hard Disk

2. Now the disk management dialog box will appear, there you will see your external drive storage, simply right-click on it and select shrink option.

How to Partition an External Hard Disk in Windows 10

External Hard Disk

3. Now enter the storage in an amount that you want to partition in a different drive and a simple click on ok after that.

4. Now you will see unallocated space left in the drive after you shrunk the volume and this space will you now assign to a new drive.

How to Partition an External Hard Disk in Windows 10
External Hard Disk 
5. Now right click on unallocated space and there select New Simple  Volume.

How to Partition an External Hard Disk in Windows 10
External Hard Disk 
6. Now follow the guide to choose the size you want to allocate to that drive.

How to Partition an External Hard Disk in Windows 10
External Hard Disk 
7. After you are done, a finish message will be displayed by simply clicking on next-next options there.

How to Partition an External Hard Disk in Windows 10
External Hard Disk 
8. That’s it! You are done, a new drive will get created with your allocated space to that drive, and you can now use that space to store files differently on your external drive.


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