Partition Magic - Partition Manager Software

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Copying a partition to unallocated disk space

  • Partition copy can be used:
    • As a partition backup (or rather a data backup)
    • As a system partition backup if you want to upgrade the existing operating system
    • To quickly move all data from the old disk to the new

  • To copy a partition:
    • Select a hard disk and a partition to copy.
    • Execute partition copy operation by selecting Disk - Copy or a similar item in the Operations sidebar list or by clicking Copy the selected partition to another free space on the toolbar.
    • Acronis Disk Director Suite will automatically compare the size of a copied partition and disk free space as shown in the Copy Partition window.
  • Note that the unallocated space is smaller than copied partition size, but its data area is smaller than unallocated space. Therefore copying is possible.
  • If there is not enough free space to copy a partition on a hard disk, no unallocated space will be available for selection.
  • • Select the unallocated disk space to copy a selected partition to it.
    • On the next wizard page, enter partition copy type ( Logical - Primary ), size, and location.

  • Note
    • While copying a partition, you might have to change its type. For example, you have to copy a primary partition, but there are already four primary partitions on the disk. You will be able to copy it only as a logical partition. If you need to restore the primary partition from a copy, you will be able to change its type again.

  • The size and location of partition copy can be provided with a mouse click or by entering data into the Unallocated space before , Partition size (and Unallocated space after) fields.

  • • By clicking OK in the Copy MiniTool Partition Wizard, you'll add the pending operation of partition copying and location (your actions may only undo or modify already existing operation; see Modifying pending operations)
  • The new partition structure will be graphically represented in the Acronis Disk Director Suite main window.
  • Attention
    • Copying a partition in Windows 95/98/Me and assigning it a letter can change the order of letters assigned to other partitions. As a result, some shortcuts might stop working. A detailed discussion of partition letter assignment rules for various operating systems appears in Create a new partition.