Free NTFS non-destructive partition resizer?

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by JohnnyGreb, Feb 22, 2003.

  1. JohnnyGreb

    JohnnyGreb Guest

    Does anyone know of a free non-destructive ntfs partition resizer? I've found myself in need of shrinking one of my NTFS partitions. No need of FAT32 support, so that's not a big deal. Something just to adjust an existing NTFS partition.

    Thanks in advance.

    -JG
     
  2. scriptasylum

    scriptasylum Moderator

    Messages:
    832
    Location:
    Des Moines,IA
    The only program I know of that can do that reliably is Partition Magic (8). It's not free but it's worth it's price!

    It will also non-destructively resize clusters too, which is handy if you've converted your FAT32 drive to NTFS (default resizes to 512byte clusters and the optimum is 4k clusters).

    Non-destructively resizing partitions is pretty heavy stuff and I'm not sure if I would trust a free app if one exists. Partition Magic has been around for a while and has done their homework.
     
  3. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

    Messages:
    13,256
    Location:
    New York City
    Yeah, Partition Magic is well worth the money. I've used it several times before, and it works really well.

    If you really want to take a shot at a free one, you could try Ranish Partition Manager. I've never tried it, so I don't know how well it works.
    Link: http://www.ranish.com/part/
     
  4. Iceman

    Iceman Moderator

    Messages:
    2,695
    don't use Ranish Partition Manager, unless you don't mind losing all your data on those partitions.

    [​IMG]
     
  5. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

    Messages:
    13,256
    Location:
    New York City
    Well that settles it then ... go for Partition Magic.
     
  6. JohnnyGreb

    JohnnyGreb Guest

    Ah well, I guess it was worth a shot.
    Thanks for the advice. It was only a one off thing as I usually think ahead and get my partitions right before hand. Not critical, and it be for only one time. I was just trying to avoid a reinstall since I just did it 2 weeks ago.

    Thanks anyway.

    -JG
     
  7. lechtard

    lechtard Guest

    Acronis Partition Expert will do it als - but it's not free ...