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How to Create a Hard Drive Partition in Windows 11?

This article will show Windows 11 users how to setup a new hard drive and partition on Windows 11. Usually, a new computer may have one hard drive and one or more partitions. If you want to create separated partition to separate special data on one partition and not share one partition with the operating system, then you can create two partitions on your hard drive. Now let’s check how to create and manage a hard drive partition in windows 11 step by step.

How to Create a Partition on Windows 11?

Go to start menu, search for Create and format hard disk partitions, and then open Create and format hard disk partitions app.

Create and format hard disk partitions
Create and format hard disk partitions

The Disk Management tool will be opened, which can help you create, delete, shrink partitions on Window 11.

Disk Management
Disk Management

Create a New Partition on Windows 11

Right click the free space in the Disk Management and choose New Simple Volume and create it based on your disk size.

New Simple Volume
New Simple Volume

If you have no free space, you need to make a free space at first by clicking on the existing partition where you want to free up space and then selecting Shrink Volume.

Shrink Volume
Shrink Volume

Then select the space you want to free up and then OK. Next, you will see the partition size and shrink volume after shrinking. After that, you will find the free space on your disk and then you can create a simple volume now.

Free space
Free space

Extend Drive Volume on Windows 11

If you want to extend the volume of an existing drive, there is also an option you can to extend a volume. Right click the free space in the Disk Management and choose Extend Volume.

Extend Volume
Extend Volume

One thing you need to pay attention. Extend volume only when you have free space.

Now you’ve already known the steps to create a hard drive partition in Windows 11. Just have a try!

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