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Resize FAT32 partition under WinXP

By jasontn
Feb 14, 2004
  1. I would like to resize my 2nd FAT32 partition to make some space for Linux. I have defragmented the drive using Norton Speedisk. However, I think, based on the graphical layout, the files have been relocated mostly to the beginning of the partition, with some files placed on the other end of the partition.

    [xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]
    [xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]
    [xxxx............................................................]
    [.............................xxxxx]

    Thus, I would not be able to resize the partition at all, right? (Would like to use Partition Magic to do so when possible.)

    How do I solve this problem?


    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,274

    You can resize with Partition Magik, it will move the files located at the end of the partition to a more appropriate area. No problems there.

    Do a backup, just in case.
     
  3. jasontn

    jasontn TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thank you! Should have asked this aeons ago. :)

    I've resized it successfully. Now to install real software.
     
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