Fixed: Current NTFS Volume Size Is Bigger Than the Device Size

June 12, 2017

Learn to fix the error the current NTFS volume size is bigger than the device size received when using Gparted to resize partition.

The Problem

While you use GParted to resize a partition, you may receive the error that the current NTFS volume size is bigger than the device size. This error offten happens when shrink or extend partition with NTFS file system.

Gparted Error

The Cause

This error occurred when you tried to resize ntfs partition was first reported in GParted Live 0.4.8. This version of GParted has a bug that it does not work well with the NTFS file system. It also might cause data corruption while managing to resize EXT4 partition. The basic reason behind this problem was possibly that the program failed to update the Linux kernel while using Gparted to resize partition.

The Solution

This problem was only happened in a few old versions of Gparted, so you can use the latset version of GParted to avoid this problem or try a free Gparted alternative, AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard. it is a free partition manager software that helps you to resize NTFS or FAT32 partitions without losing data. You can merge two adjacent partitions into one or add nonadjacent unallocated space into an existing partition by using the Merge Partitions Feature. It allows you to create bootable USB drive or CD/DVD, so you can manage your disks and partition even if there is no system on your hard drive. It support many file systems including NTFS, FAT32/FAT16/FAT12, exFAT/ReFS, and Ext2/Ext3/Ext4. What’s more, AOMEI Partition Assistant provides the intuitive graphic users interface (GUI) and partassist.exe utility, so you can partition your hard drive with a few clicks or command scripts form an elevated command prompt.

To resize partition with free partition software:

1. Download, install and open AOMEI Partition Assistant.

2. Right click the partition that needs resizing, and in the drop down menu, choose "Resize Partition".

Select Resize

3. In the pop out window, drag the slider on the end of the partition leftwards/rightwards to adjust the partition size or you can enter an number to specify the partition size. If you cannot move the slider rightwards to extend the partition, it means there is no contagious unallocated space. In this case, you need to delete or shrink another partition to create unallocated space.

Specify Partition Size

4. The program allows you preview the partition layout after the operation. If you are content with this result, click “Apply” to apply the operation. If however you are not satisified, you can easily discard this operation.


Using AOMEI Partition Assistant, which works very well with NTFS, you will never get the error like the current NTFS volume size is bigger than the device size. Besides that, AOMEI Partition Assistant can also be used to convert dynamic disk to basic disk without affecting OS, convert NTFS to FAT32 without data loss, migrate OS to SSD, and many more.