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[Tutorial] How to partition an external SD card (for Link2SD) using MiniTool Partition Wizard

(This post was last modified: 09-28-2017, 07:44 PM by hovatek. )

Partitioning your external SD card could help with expanding the internal storage using apps like Link2SD and Apps2SD


How to partition an external SD card using MiniTool Partition Wizard

  1. Launch MiniTool Partition Wizard and select Launch Application

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  2. The MiniTool dashboard should now be open

    [Image: Hovatek-How-to-partition-an-SD-card-for-...zard-2.jpg]

  3. Highlight the SD card by clicking on it

    [Image: Hovatek-How-to-partition-an-SD-card-for-...zard-3.jpg]

  4. Click Move/Resize Partition

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  5. The Move/Resize Partition wizard should popup

    [Image: Hovatek-How-to-partition-an-SD-card-for-...zard-5.jpg]

  6. Set the amount of space you wish to reserve for apps. To do this, drag the small arrow in a circle (the one at the right) to the left in order to assign Unallocated Space After (you could also manually enter the value). Click OK once done.

    [Image: Hovatek-How-to-partition-an-SD-card-for-...zard-6.jpg]

  7. The newly created partition should appear as Unallocated

    [Image: Hovatek-How-to-partition-an-SD-card-for-...zard-7.jpg]

  8. Highlight the newly created partition by clicking it

    [Image: Hovatek-How-to-partition-an-SD-card-for-...zard-8.jpg]

  9. Click Create Partition

    [Image: Hovatek-How-to-partition-an-SD-card-for-...zard-9.jpg]

  10. Click Yes to proceed

    [Image: Hovatek-How-to-partition-an-SD-card-for-...ard-10.jpg]

  11. Set Create As to Primary

    [Image: Hovatek-How-to-partition-an-SD-card-for-...ard-11.jpg]

  12. Set File System to Ext4 (some ROMs require Ext2 or something else)

    [Image: Hovatek-How-to-partition-an-SD-card-for-...ard-12.jpg]

  13. Give the Partition Label a name then click OK

    [Image: Hovatek-How-to-partition-an-SD-card-for-...ard-13.jpg]

  14. You should now have some Pending Operations at the bottom left

    [Image: Hovatek-How-to-partition-an-SD-card-for-...ard-14.jpg]

  15. Click Apply (top left)

    [Image: Hovatek-How-to-partition-an-SD-card-for-...ard-15.jpg]

  16. Click Yes to apply changes

    [Image: Hovatek-How-to-partition-an-SD-card-for-...ard-16.jpg]

  17. Wait while the operation is executed

    [Image: Hovatek-How-to-partition-an-SD-card-for-...ard-17.jpg]

  18. Once done, you should get a success message, click OK

    [Image: Hovatek-How-to-partition-an-SD-card-for-...ard-18.jpg]
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