How to Fix the Storage on the Huawei Matebook X Pro

I have no idea why Huawei does this, but it’s super annoying.

For some reason, Huawei partitions their laptops into two separate sections: one for Windows and one for “Data” instead of the normal everything-is-in-one-place approach that we’re all used to.

Now, I can only assume the logic behind this decision is that its so your files are kept separate from your operating system files and while there might be benefits to this, it becomes a pain when Windows simply decides to install everything on the much smaller Windows partition instead of the majority of the Matebook X Pro’s storage located in the “data” partition.

Matebook X Pro Storage Paritions

For me, and other reviewers I know, it’s so much better to just have it all as one partition (and not worry about the low storage errors etc. that are caused by this dumb split method).

So for anyone else frustrated by this, I’m going to show you how to get your Matebook X Pro’s storage in order.

Matebook X Pro (2018) Storage Fix

For the older Matebook X Pro, all you had to do was:

  1. Backup anything you don’t want to lose to an external hard drive as this will erase the data partition.Backup to External
  2. Open the start menu search, search for “Create and format hard disk partitions”, and click on that.Search for partitions
  3. Right click on the D: Data drive and select Delete Volume.Delete Volume
  4. Right click on the C: Windows partition and select Extend Volume.Extend Volume
  5. Follow the prompts and select the full size allowed to extend it by.Follow Prompts
  6. You should no longer see D: in the partitions.No More D

Boom, after that, you have one partition that will function as the universe intended it to.

Check out my complete walkthrough of the Huawei Matebook X Pro (2019) video here.

Matebook X Pro (2019) Storage Fix

But, for yet another unknown reason, the new Matebook X Pro (2019) isn’t so easily convinced.

When you try to do this on the newer model, you’ll get to step 4 and be greeted by a greyed out Delete Volume and Windows refused to let you change that.

After hours messing with this, I figured out that the reason for this is the fact that Windows has decided (WHY, WINDOWS, WHY?!) to put the pagefile on this partition and because it’s there, won’t allow you to delete the volume.

So, the solution? We have to move that pagefile first (you don’t need to know what the pagefile does to do this tutorial but if you’re curious, here is a good explanation).

  1. Open the start menu search.
    Open Start Menu Search
  2. Type in System and click on it (the one that says Control Panel under it).
    Search for System
  3. Click on the Advanced System Settings option.Click Advanced System Settings
  4. Click on the Advanced tab.Click the Advanced Tab
  5. Click on Settings under Performance.Select Settings Under Performance
  6. Click on the Advanced tab.Click Advanced Tab
  7. Click Change under the Virtual Memory section.Click Change Under Virtual Memory
  8. Deselect Automatically manage paging file size of each drive.
  9. Leave the C: drive as it is and select the D: drive.Leave C and Select D
  10. Select the option for No paging file and click Set.Select No Paging File for D
  11. Click OK.Click OK
  12. It will tell you to restart the computer, click OK.Restart Computer

And now since there is no longer a pagefile.sys on that drive, we can then just do the steps we used to do on the Matebook X Pro:

  1. Backup anything you don’t want to lose to an external hard drive as this will erase the data partition.Backup to External
  2. Open the start menu search, search for “Create and format hard disk partitions”, and click on that.Search for partitions
  3. Right click on the D: Data drive and select Delete Volume.Delete Volume
  4. Right click on the C: Windows partition and select Extend Volume.Extend Volume
  5. Follow the prompts and select the full size allowed to extend it by.Follow Prompts
  6. You should no longer see D: in the partitions.No More D

You should now just have one C: Windows drive and can use the computer as normal (woo!).

One Drive to Rule Them All

Let me know if this was helpful or if you ran into any issues in the comments below and I’ll try and help out.

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  • Dani

    Thank you so much for this! I just got my Matebook yesterday and was at one point unable to transfer any more files to it, even though there were 400GB of free space. I kept getting a notification that storage was low and also couldn’t open Photoshop. I was getting kind of frustrated but then I found this 🙂

  • Dani

    Thank you so much for this! I just got my Matebook X Pro yesterday and was at one point unable to transfer more files to it, although there were 400GB of free space. Photoshop wouldn’t open either and I kept getting the notification that storage space was low. I was getting kind of frustrated but this was very helpful and everything works now 🙂

  • Jon

    Very helpful. (My 2019 Matebook pro did not have a pagefile on the D: partition so I was able to remove the partition directly.) Thanks

  • Steven Reeder

    Hi I need some help! I just got my matebook x pro 2018 i5 and I tried ur steps. I was able to delete the D drive no problem but it won’t let me expand the c drive. The option is greyed out! I don’t know what to do because now it’s saying that there’s like 400gb of unallocated space ??

    • Means you didn’t do the steps with the pagefile. Right click the unallocated drive and format it so it turns back into a real drive then start this tutorial from the beginning again. Good luck!

      • Ben

        Hi, I have a 2018, i7 version and I followed the tutorial for both 2018 and 2019 for pagefile and restarted my computer, however after deleting the D drive partition the extend option is still greyed out.

        • Can you put it back to how it came before you deleted it and post a screenshot here?

      • Ben

        The partition is not directly next to the C: drive, I’m not sure if that is the issue.

  • sebastien lake

    Hey, I’m not able to delete the D drive what should I do ?

    • Go back and start over and follow the instructions closely. You need to move the pagefile first before you’ll be able to delete the drive.

      • sebastien lake

        I have the 2018 version it didn’t work so i tried the 2019 way, I moved the pagefile but still no option to delete the D drive..

        • It’s not the same. You need to find a tutorial for the 2018 version. Sorry :/