Partition Program

Discussion in 'Windows Applications' started by Bman, May 7, 2011.

  1. Bman

    Bman OSNN Veteran Original

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    Which partitioning program is safe? As in will not delete/erase all my data?

    I have Partition Wizard at the moment and was about to do it, but seems like it formats everything....

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  2. Admiral Michael

    Admiral Michael Michaelsoft Systems CEO Folding Team

    I've used Acronis Disk Director with no issues. All partition programs warn you to backup as **** can happen.
     
  3. Bman

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    Can anyone confirm if Partition Wizard is safe? I'd rather not install an extra program for no reason :)
     
  4. dreamliner77

    dreamliner77 The Analog Kid

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    I just used Easus Partition Manager this week on Windows 7 with no problems. Shrunk the boot partition from 465 GB to 120 GB and then created a new partition in the free space.
     
  5. LordOfLA

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    All partition programs are safe. It is the users who are dangerous :)
     
  6. Bman

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    Should a partition manager ask to reboot to complete it? Because drive is in use. Is that normal?
     
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    lol Well all righty then.
     
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  10. American Zombie

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    Should not take long unless you are trying to move unmovable files...

    ...if you resize in the area of the MBR your system will no longer boot.


    I just use gparted as I can view what may happen before I commit.
     
  11. Bman

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    Its still at that part, should I hit the reset button?

    Can you install an OS on a logical drive? I totally forget.
     
  12. LordOfLA

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    Can take a while depending on the amount of data needing to be moved in the shrink/merge.

    There are no unmovable files when windows isn't running. I'd either go to bed or watch a movie or two.
     
  13. American Zombie

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    You should never stop a partition program while in progress unless you have a backup to restore to.
     
  14. Johnny

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    Yeah, never stop a partition program while it i progress, unless it tells you to. You can lose everything.

    As for Partition programs, the only one I will use is acronis disk director. Then I haven't used one in a long time, either.