Monday, November 28, 2011

How to Resize NTFS Partition without Data Loss?

By Richard Nalder

Brief introduction of NTFS

NTFS (New Technology File System) is the standard file system applied by the Windows NT operating system, including its advanced versions---Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, and Windows 7. NTFS surpasses the FAT file system in performance, extendibility, and reliability, therefore, NTFS is well accepted as the top choice of file system for Microsoft's Windows operating systems.

Aomei Partition Assistant resizes NTFS partition easily and safely

free partition magic can resize both NTFS and FAT32 partitions and ensure 100% data security at the same time. The operations can be realized through a few clicks and moves of the mouse.

1. First of all, You need to download partition magic pro software:

2. In main interface, it will show you local disk information, we take our test computer for instance:

3. From the main interface, we see all partition are NTFS partition, and there is some unallocated space already. If we want to extend C: drive NTFS partition with the unallocated space, select F: NTFS partition and drag it rightwards to exchange the locations between F: partition and unallocated space:

4. In main Window again, the unallocated space location changed success, drag C: NTFS partition rightwards to merge the unallocated space as the following:

5. Check the operations and then commit the changes by clicking "Apply" on the toolbar, after several minutes, you will see C: system NTFS partition was enlarged:

Summary of Resizing NTFS Partition

In conclusion, the methods to resize NTFS partition by Windows partition manager, Windows Disk Managemen and DiskPart.exe command line, all show their clear special features. However, how many of our computer users are proficient with computer operations such as Windows Disk Management or DiskPart.exe command line? Additionally, if your system is Windows XP, 2000, 2003, disk management even never support to resize NTFS partition.

Well, if it has free third party partition software, why ignore it? It is unnecessary to waste your time and energy on unwanted works. No matter which windows editions you are using, Windows 2000, XP, Vista or Windows 7. If you are using Windows Server 2003 and 2008, select an appropriate version of the Partition Assistant (such as free partition manager, Windows partition manager and partition magic server). Stop hesitating! Try now to resize NTFS partition.

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