Is it safe to use Gparted to resize Windows partition?

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I have a 16GB Windows Partition and it already ran out of space. I want to expand it to 48GB. I have free spaces from the Disk Utility. I want to know if it's okay to use the GParted Live CD in resizing the partitions in Windows? Or will it just harm the partitions? If it doesn't work, what else can I try? I already made a disk image of the volume and restore it to a new partition, however, it didn't work. It was NTFS but it restored to FAT32 and it even failed to mount or repair it. Experts, I badly need your ideas and opinions please.

 

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Is it safe to use Gparted to resize Windows partition?

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Hello James!

Websites and most of the software manufacturers that develops hard disk partition software always warn users not to resize or partition their hard disk drives right away. Especially when they have important files saved to it.

It is imperative that before you jump into conclusion of resizing your hard disk partition always create a back-up copy of your files. So if ever your system will crash after resizing the partition you don’t have to worry about losing data.

Any software like Gparted will format (meaning to say all files will be deleted or will be preserved provided with options). Knowing the basic is the best way to determine whatever you are doing if it’s right or wrong. 

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Is it safe to use Gparted to resize Windows partition?

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I also have a 16 GB system drive before. Since I’m not installing many games I’ve decided to make the partition small. But in the long run I ran out of space because of the applications I’m using. I resized my system drive’s partition to 20 GB.

Since we have the same situation, you simply need to resize your 16 GB system drive partition and expand it to 48 GB as you said. Download EASEUS Partition Master Home Edition and install it.

If your hard disk has two partitions, one for the system drive which is used by Windows and the other is a data drive, before you can resize your system drive you need to resize first the second partition used by your data files. There must already be an existing space in your hard disk before you can resize your system partition.

When resizing the second partition used by your data files, the space that you need to create and free up should be between the system drive and the data drive. When resizing the second partition, you need to shrink the size of the logical drive first. To shrink the size of the logical drive, decrease its size in the beginning of the partition not in the end.

Once you apply the new size, it will take time to complete which depends on the total amount of data stored on the drive. Once it is complete, you can now shrink the size of the extended partition. When the extended partition has now been resized, you can now resize and expand the size of your system partition so Windows can use more space.

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