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partitions

by tylersmiller / June 10, 2007 9:46 PM PDT

I am looking for some free partition software. Does any one have any recommendations?

Thanks in advance.

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forgot.
by tylersmiller / June 10, 2007 10:03 PM PDT
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forgot to mention, that i am looking for the type of partition software that can create partitions without erasing my data already.

Thanks

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As always, backup before you lose anything.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 10, 2007 10:12 PM PDT
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http://gparted.sourceforge.net/features.php notes what it can shrink and grow.

The brutal truth is XP can do exactly what you asked for. But I have the feeling you needed to shrink partitions as well to create space for a partition.

-> And this issue is worth knowing. I've seen people do this to put files on another partition so if they install the OS they would be saved. What they had was the RESTORE CDs for a machine which automatically partitions the drive again wiping them out.

Be sure you know what OS you are dealing with.

Bob
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Be sure to back up
by jackson dougless / June 11, 2007 12:13 AM PDT
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As Bob suggested, because there's always that small chance non-destructive partitioning software will screw up and you'll lose everything. I've had it happen to me once, fortunately with a band new system, and it was the first boot, but it can happen.

The best method has always been to back everything up and just use fdisk. It has the lowest potential for later problems.

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