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Partition Wizard 9.1 - Any secret "gotchas" I should know about?


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#1 britechguy

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Posted 27 September 2016 - 03:05 PM

I am currently working on a machine that appears to have suffered repartitioning of its hard drives during the Anniversary Update some weeks ago.

 

An external backup drive was repartitioned (and thank heaven we have discovered that a huge number of the files on it can be recovered from the space that's currently marked as unallocated - which is almost the entire drive)  and it appears that the on-board disc drive was too.  It has a C: and D: logical drive, with D: looking like it was once the recovery drive, that have been evenly split at approximately 225 GB each.  I've never seen a recovery drive set up like this.

 

I am currently taking a system image before proceeding as well as letting File History go through a backup cycle for the user data files as well.  After that is complete I am planning to use Mini Tools Partition Wizard to shrink the D: partition down to about 20 GB then take the space unallocated and extend the C: partition to consume that space.

 

This looks to be a very straightforward operation and my past history with various partition managers has been good.  It's been a long time since I last did this sort of thing, so I wanted to check with those who might be using Partition Wizard on a regular basis to see if there's anything I need to be watching out for that would not be obvious.

 

I am hoping that after this repartitioning I might be able to get the Win10 AU to finally install, as I think it may have insufficient space on the C: drive during the install process to complete successfully.


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Posted 27 September 2016 - 04:00 PM

Click on the disk you wish to modify and then D:, select resize/move. Left click the left arrow of the partition bar and drag to the right to get your preferred size. Click on the C: partition, resize, and then drag the right arrow fully to the right. All steps in Partition Wizard are virtual and will not complete until Apply is clicked.

 

https://www.partitionwizard.com/help/resize-partition.html



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Posted 27 September 2016 - 04:11 PM

John,

 

          Thanks much.  I've already looked at the video tutorial and other materials.

 

          I just want to be sure that there's not anything that I might accidentally be "stepping in" that's not obvious.   If things work as they should this really is a very easy task with Partition Wizard.


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Posted 27 September 2016 - 04:23 PM

Yeah, Partition Wizard makes partition movements very easy. It has never failed me.



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Posted 28 September 2016 - 04:18 PM

John,

 

          My thanks for pointing me to Mini Tool Partition Wizard.  I've used a number of these utilities at times over the years but this one is by far the easiest to use.  It's also nice that it doesn't do anything until you tell it to actually apply the changes.

 

          The GUI for this program is about as intuitive as one could possible hope for given its function.


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