How to Create Partition in Windows 11 (2 Simple ways)

2 methods to create partition in Windows 11 – using Disk management and cmd command.

partition in windows 11 pc

Partition is a separate local disk drive on Windows 11 PC allowing you to store data. This is the volume or virtual section where you install the operating system and place files folders, and backup. Each partition is independent storage that typically assigns a drive letter making it easy to work with. Let’s see How to Create Partition in Windows 11 with multiple methods.

Basically, the volume is easily created through Disk management, however, you can use command prompt too for the same. See the ways and find the simplest one for you.

Methods list

Way-1: Via Disk Management
Way-2: Through cmd Command

 

Create Partition in Windows 10

Here is How to Create Partition in Windows 11 –

Way-1: Via Disk Management

  1. Right-click on – Start.
  2. Select – Disk Management.
How to Create Partition in Windows 10
  1. From the Disk Management window, right-click the drive you want to create partition.
  2. Choose – Shrink Volume.
shrink volume for partitioning
  1. You will see a dialog “Quering volume for available shrink space. please wait for a while” as below screenshot. Wait for a little time –
Querying volume for available shrink space. please wait
  1. On the window that appears, enter the amount of space you want to shrink in MB. This will be the maximum size of your coming partition.
  2. Click – Shrink.
create partition in Windows 11
  1. Now, right-click on – unallocated.
  2. Choose – New Simple Volume.
unallocated new simple volume in disk management to partition
  1. When a window appears, click – Next.
Welcome to the new simple volume wizard next
  1. Specify simple volume size and hit – Next.
Welcome to the new simple volume wizard next
  1. Choose the drive letter you prefer and then click – Next.
create partition n windows 11 assign a drive letter
  1. Make sure NTFS is selected as file system.
  2. Click – Next.
Choose NTFS as file system
  1. In the end, hit – Finish.
completing the new simple volume wizard finish
  1. Here is your just created partition in Disk management –
partition windows 11

You can create more partitions by repeating the above steps and manage those partitions for personal files and folders. Now you’re doing great in organizing your Windows 10 laptop or PC smoothly and efficiently.

Way-2: Create Partition in Windows 11 using CMD

  1. Press – Win + R.
  2. Type – cmd.
  3. Hit – Ctrl +Shift + Enter.
How to Create Partition in Windows 11 using cmd
  1. For User Account Control, click – Yes.
user account control to create a partition through command prompt
  1. In the Command Prompt, insert – diskpart.
  2. Press the – Enter key.
How to Create Partition in Windows 11 diskpart
  1. In the appeared window, put in – list disk. Press – Enter.
list disk to find the volume number
  1. Remember the value under Disk ### (In my case it is 0 as shown in the screenshot).
  2. Type – Select Disk DiskNumber (Replace DiskNumber with the value you saw in the previous step).
How to Create Partition in Windows 11 using command prompt
  1. Copy and paste – Create partition primary size=PartitionSize (Change PartitionSize with the value as per your need). Hit – Enter.
create partition primary size
  1. Write – Assign letter=DriveLetter (Replace DriveLetter with a letter that is not already used).
Assign letter=DriveLetter
  1. Lastly, enter – Exit.

That’s all!!

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