I have an IdeaPad Y560p, I want to shrink partition(C). It is impossible because it allows only about 46GB of HDD to shrink.
I did not see an error message.
Please help me how to shrink the C: partition to my desired capacity as I am hoping to buy a new HDD for it.
There is a limit to how much you can shrink your C: partition in your Operating System as there are immovable Window system files stored there.
One tip: Try running a defragmentation of your system before attempting to shrink the size of your partititions. You can use the Windows Defragmentation Program to do so. A contributor to this article suggests the use of Puran Defrag as it can defrag your Pagefile.
Another tip contributed by our community: You may also wish to temporarily switch off your Pagefile as you want your data to be stored and continually so in the front of your partitions. A recommended resource is GParted--Live CD, which our contributor says is 'quite good for the resizing part'.
Note that if you use a disk image to move your data to the new HDD drive you intend to install and you have a recovery partition, make sure you do read up on how to maintain it (the recovery partition) while resizing your other partition(s) for the new disk when moving the data over.