How To Partition USB Drives In Windows 10

How To Partition USB Drives In Windows 10

There are many benefits of USB. You can take that USB anywhere. It is a great portable device and you can easily transfer your data between different computers. That USB comes with different size and shape structure like External HHD, SSD, and other storage media. And that USB drive comes with a single partition. You might be don’t know that you can make its multiple partitions. For example, you have a USB drive of 128GB and want to split it into two different drives for different purposes. Like one of Bootable drive and other for storage.  You can easily partition you USB by Windows Disk management tool or other third-party software.

So here is this article I am going to share how to partition USB drive on windows.

How To Partition USB Drives In Windows 10

Here I will show you how you can partition your USB on windows by the disk management tool. Before starting the whole process, I will recommend you, that your USB file system should be NTFS. If not then you should have to delete the storage and then reallocated the drive it will take a long process. In the NTFS file system, you can shrink your drive easily. Just follow these steps which are given below.

Step 1. Open you Windows Search and type ‘diskmgmnt.msc’ now select Create and format hard disk partition. it will open the Windows Disk Management tool. Alternative right clicks on the windows icon and select Disk management.

Open Disk Management Tool
Open Disk Management Tool

Step 2. Now select your USB drive right-click on it and then select ‘Shrink Volume’.

Select The Drive Right click on it and Choose Shrink Volume
Select The Drive Right click on it and Choose Shrink Volume

Step 3. Now there, you will see you the total available size of the USB drive. Enter the amount of USB in MB that you want to shrink. After that click on the ‘Shrink’ button.

Enter the Amount and Then Click on Shrink Button
Enter the Amount and Then Click on Shrink Button

Step 4. When you click on the shrink button you will see. Unallocated space will create of you USB drive. Now select the Unallocated area of USB and right-click on it and choose ‘New Simple Volume’.

Right Click on the Unallocated Space and Choose New Simple Volume
Right Click on the Unallocated Space and Choose New Simple Volume

Step 5. You will see Simple Volume Wizard, click on the Next button, and then specify the volume size and click on the Next button.

Enter the Amount for New Volume
Enter the Amount for New Volume

Step 6. In the next procedure, you can change the drive letter if you want it to default then move to the next step.

Step 7. In the next window, select ‘NTFS’ under the ‘Format Partition’ option and click on ‘Next’.

select the File System and then click on Next button
select the File System and then click on Next button

Step 8. Now, click on the finish button, when you click on the finish button it takes a few seconds after that you partition creation procedure done.

Click on Finish Button
Click on Finish Button

Now open you This PC you can see Two drives are now created

That’s all, that’s how you can use Disk Management utility to partition a USB Drive.

So, this is the method that you can use to make partition of the USB drive. Not only the USB drive but also can be palpable on HDD and SSD drive. If you are facing any difficulty then feel free to comment using below and share that article with your friends.

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