Basic operations on hard drive
Create partition: When bought a new hard drive which typically has a single partition, meaning that it displays as only one drive in the disk map (as C: typically). But you don't want to keep data, applications, and Operating System on the same partition. Then you need to create new partitions to lower the risks. When you need to dual boot Windows 7 and XP, you also need to create partition to install another Operating System.
Delete partition: If there are some unused partitions, you can delete them to free up space for other usage. Once you delete partition, all the data will be lost. Make sure you have back up your data.
Format partition: Format partition is a simple and useful way to clean data quickly. At the same time, it can help you remove virus, solve the storage problems and other issues. When you format partition, you will lose everything on the partition. Also, make sure you have back up your data.
All the operations above can be completed by Norton Partition Magic 8.0 alternative - Partition Assistant easily and safely. Besides, Server Partition Magic alternative - Partition Assistant Server Edition is compatible with all the Windows System such as Windows 8/8.1/7/Vista/XP and Windows Server 2000/2003/2008/2012/2016.
How to create, delete, format partition with Partition Assistant?
To create new partition, there must be some unallocated space. If there is no unallocated space, you can resize partition to generate unallocated space with "Resize" feature. However, you may find that you cannot create new partition though there is unallocated space, the fact is that you have already 4 primary partitions, or 3 primary partitions and 1 extended partition.
Step1: Launch Partition Assistant, right-click the unallocated space and select "Create".
Step2: In the pop-up window, you can enter a partition label and select a drive letter, partition type and file system. At the same time, you also could resize the new partition to a desired size. Then click "OK".
Step1: Launch Partition Assistant, right-click the partition you want to delete and select "Delete".
Step2: In the pop-up window, if you choose the first option, you can still recover files with data recovery software; if you choose the second option, all data on the partition will be wiped completely and no data can be recovered.
Step1: Launch Partition Assistant, right-click the partition you want to format and select "Format".
Step2: In the pop-up window, you can enter a partition label and select file system, cluster size. For example, you can format NTFS to FAT32.
All the operations won't take effect before you click the "Apply" button on the toolbar.
Apart from the basic features, this Partition Magic Software also enables you to perform advanced features. For example, you can resize partition, extend system partition, copy a disk/partition, repartition a hard drive, wipe partition/hard drive, merge/split partitions and so on without losing data.
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