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Partitioning a hard drive!

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Daviesbad04

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#1
Ok so id like to partition my current hard disk. I already have another patition, its my D: drive, and the C: Drive is the main one. But i need another partition to put in some more back-up files, so since everyone on here is so smart and nows alot about computer stuff heres a question, whats a good program to partition a hard drive?, trick is i want it to b safe and that it doesnt have to delete my whole drive, i have way 2 much stuff on here to get it all deleted!

Thnx in advance, id appreciate the help cuz im mind boggled:confused:
 

Brad

Moderator
Political User
#3
the drive will be formatted when creating a partition because it will have to creat a new file allocation table

Brad
 
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Dragon Eye

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#4
With partition magic, what you can do is resize your current partitions, without loosing data, and then create partitions out of the space created by the resizes.

Good luck.
 
#5
Yeah, I've used Partition Magic 7.0 on XP Pro several times for all sorts of manipulations (create, resize, delete, merge) and it works wonderfully well. I think its one of the best utilities ever created. :D
I really suggest that u use it, Daviesbad04, especially since you don't want to lose any of your existing data.
 
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allan

Guest
#6
What you want to do is what Partition Magic was designed for - non-destructive partitioning.
 
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Dragon Eye

Guest
#10
its under administrative tools :)

lets you rename HDD letters and do other things :)

Quite Useful.
 
#11
Yes, I know Computer management is an Administrative tool. :)
But that can't be used to create new partitions without destroying existing data ... which was what Daviesbad04 wanted to do ... that's what left me confused. :D
 
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PseudoKiller

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#12
I have used PM7 several times to move and resize my hard drives with no problems what so ever... I would recommend it to anyone.
Just be patient and READ THE INSTRUCTIONS or you might be upset at the results.
 

Hipster Doofus

Good grief Charlie Brown
#15
Partition Magic is the way to go. Be very careful though. It is powerful & very easy to use but one wrong 'click' & you'll lose everything. Make sure you read the readmes & follow the instructions to the letter.
 

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