How to Create Extended Partition in Windows

A disk partition is a defined storage space on a hard drive. There are three kinds of partitions: primary partition, extended partition and logical partition.

An HDD may contain only one extended partition, but that extended partition can be subdivided into multiple logical partitions.An extended partition cannot store any data but it can contain multiple sub-partitions inside it, or in Windows it is referred as logical drive.

Process To create Extended Partition in Windows  using  Windows Disk Management :-

    1. Find the unallocated space
        • Open Disk Management  , find if there is unallocated space on the disk where the extended partition will be created.

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Process To create Extended Partition in Windows  using command prompt :-

  1. Command prompt needs to be run with administrator privilege. Right click and choose Run as administrator.

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2. On the command prompt, type diskpart and press enter. Notice that the prompt will be changed as shown in the screenshot below

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3. Selecting the disk

Now run command select disk X, where X is the disk number where extended partition will be created. As explained in the first step, in this example the extended partition will be created in Disk 1, and the command in this example will looks like as in below screenshot:

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4. Creating extended partition

The extended partition can be created with the command create partition extended size=XXXX. The XXXX represents size specified in MB, where 1024 MB equals to 1 GB. The size parameter is optional, and if it is not used then the extended partition will takes up all the remaining unallocated space. In this example, the extended partition will be created in 1 GB size.

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