Partition Magic - Partition Manager Software

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Delete partition

  • After a partition is deleted, its space is added to unallocated disk space. It can be used for a new partition or to resize an existing partition.

  • To delete a partition:
    • Select a hard disk and a partition to be deleted.
    • Select Disk - Delete or a similar item in the Operations sidebar list or by clicking Delete on the toolbar.
    • Select the deletion method in the Delete Partition window, you can:
    − just delete a hard disk partition (without wiping disk sectors) - set the switch to Delete partition.
    − delete a hard disk partition and fully wipe partition sectors - set the switch to Delete partition and destroy data.

    Having set the switch to Delete partition and destroy data, enter a number of passes for wiping.

    • Wiping unallocated disk space means multiple writing of special data to hard disk sectors. Acronis Disk Director Suite features a rather simple wiping algorithm. During each pass, a symbol sequence or logical zeroes (0x00) or ones (0xFF) is written to unallocated space sectors. Only logical zeroes are written during the last pass. The more passes performed, the more complete the wiping will be.
    • Acronis offers extremely powerful hard disk/partition wiping software - Acronis Privacy Expert Suite, featuring strict algorithms for guaranteed confidential information wiping and destruction.

    • Confirm partition deletion by clicking OK in the Delete Partition window.
    • By clicking OK you'll add a pending operation of partition deletion (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
    • Deleting a partition destroys all its data, including files and folders! Deleting a system partition will make a PC inoperable. Take special care when performing this operation.
    • Deleting a partition Windows 95/98/Me 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.