Free NTFS non-destructive partition resizer?

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JohnnyGreb

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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
 

scriptasylum

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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.
 

NetRyder

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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/
 

Iceman

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

 

NetRyder

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Originally posted by Iceman
don't use Ranish Partition Manager, unless you don't mind losing all your data on those partitions.

Well that settles it then ... go for Partition Magic.
 
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JohnnyGreb

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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
 

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