In many cases, Windows 7 users want to separate their hard drives into several partitions in order to organize kinds of files better. And in some circumstance, you may want to shrink a volume to free some space to expand another partition. Thus, you try to find a tool to help you shrink volumes. Luckily, Microsoft provides the “shrink volume” function in Disk Management, so you can shrink volume in Windows 7. Many users can use this function to shrink a partition to create more partitions.
However, you should know that when you use Disk Management to shrink a volume, the unallocated space it leave out is located after the mother partition. Thus, if you want to use the unallocated space to expand the partition after it, it is not possible with Disk Management, because Disk Management only allows to extend volume with adjacent unallocated space after the target partition. At that time, a third party partition manager is of great meaning.
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