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Good FREE partition software

By me(who else?)
Feb 7, 2004
  1. I'm a noob to this kind of thing, so i'm a bit clueless...

    What is the best free partition software for NTFS. I tried Partition Magic, but it's a huge hassle to use. I'm hoping for a non-destructive partitioning software.

    Note: I'm going to install Fedora Core 1 on the new partition, so I just need to resize my NTFS partition.
     
  2. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 6,305   +52 Staff Member

    Partition Magic is as easy as it gets... If that's a hassle for you, I can't possible recommend any freeware software to use.

    But this is free, and good... Although you might find it even more intimidating than Partition Magic:
    http://www.ranish.com/part/
     
  3. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 5,899

    Ranish is good & I do believe it's one of the tools included in the UltimeBootCD
     
  4. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 9,431

    Rick is absolutely right.. If you think Partition Magic was difficult to use you had better forget about doing any partitioning at all.
     
  5. me(who else?)

    me(who else?) TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 433

    Misunderstanding

    I mean that getting it to support NTFS is difficult, not the actual interface. . I have tried some partitioners, but my laptop has no floppy drive at all.
     
  6. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 9,431

    Getting it to support?

    You just need the 8.0 version. Nothing else.
     
  7. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 6,305   +52 Staff Member

    Even 7.0 has NTFS support. Perhaps you have version 6 or less?
     
  8. NoisySilence

    NoisySilence TS Rookie Posts: 184

    Partition Magic does not work with servers OSes ( in case that's the problem ) . You need Powerquest Volume Manager & it is quite a penny.
     
  9. snowman

    snowman TS Rookie Posts: 312

    doesnt windows itself allow you to set up partitions?
     
  10. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 6,305   +52 Staff Member

    Not without deleting data, unfortunately.
     
  11. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 8,165

     
  12. Vehementi

    Vehementi TechSpot Paladin Posts: 3,199

  13. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 8,165

    How did you get Partition Magic? If recently bought, bring it back and exchange it for Acronis, which is also cheaper than PM.
     
  14. me(who else?)

    me(who else?) TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 433

    thanks

    Thanks, I didn't think of that :dead:
    I'll try it!
     
  15. comer lee

    comer lee TS Rookie

    I google partition manager find some freeware bellow:

    paragon I have not used,no comment!

    easeus partition manager
    I download from brother soft.it worked OK, but failed when i tried to merge partition. so i have to allocated the free space to another partition. Partition magic may merge two partitions which will cost you $69.95

    cute partition manager
    download from giveawayoftheday.
     
  16. ravisunny2

    ravisunny2 TS Ambassador Posts: 2,062   +8

    comer lee, this post is from Feb., 2004.
     
  17. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,657   +323

    Since this got brought back from over 4 years ago, I guess I can modernize it by posting one that has came out since then and is free:

    gParted
     
  18. ravisunny2

    ravisunny2 TS Ambassador Posts: 2,062   +8

    Yes, gparted is good, and works on many formats.
     
  19. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 10,074   +13

    I brought this question up many moons ago. Partition magic is about the best you'll get. I have yet to run across an open source partioner that's any good.
     
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