How to Resize and Create Partitions with Partition Magic 8

This article tells you how to resize a partition, using the Partition Magic software. This creates another partition, which can be useful for backups.

Steps

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    Open Partition Magic.
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    Right-click on the drive you wish to partition.
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    Select Resize / Move on the drop-down menu.
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    Press the up/down arrow to increase/decrease the free space.... You can also Drag the slider until the required size is reached, "Fine Tuning" with the up/down arrows if you require an exact size.
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    Go to General > Apply Changes.
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    Restart, if need be. (On restarting, Windows XP may immediately display a "New Hardware Found", "Generic Volume" message and require yet another restart.
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    Reopen Partition Magic.
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    Right-click on the unallocated space that you tagged off of the partition.
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    Go to Create Partition on the drop-down menu.
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    Apply changes when you are finished.

Tips

  • Check and repair errors in partitions before partitioning disk.
  • Don't be hasty with your decisions.
  • Save your non-program associated files on your non OS Partition. This way, if you need to format your Windows partition, you won't lose everything.

Warnings

  • Do not delete a partition with data on it. All of your data will be lost.

Article Info

Categories: File Manipulation