Partition Magic - Partition Manager Software

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Formatting a partition

  • Acronis Disk Director Suite lets you logically format a partition. It includes organizing a file system that supports files and folder data storage.

  • To format an existing partition:
    • Select a disk and a partition.
    • Run partition formatting by selecting Disk - Format or a similar item in the Operations sidebar list or by clicking Format on the toolbar.
    • Enter the partition label in the Format Partition window:
    • Select a file system to be created on a partition after formatting:
    − FAT16/FAT32, NTFS - Windows file systems
    − Linux Ext2, Ext3, ReiserFS, Swap - Linux file systems

    • Select cluster size (Auto, 512 bytes, 1, 2, 4… 64 KB). Note that:
    − The smaller the cluster size, the less disk space will be lost (see A.9.2 «FAT16» - Table 3).
    − The smaller the cluster size, the bigger the file allocation table (FAT). The bigger the FAT, the slower the operating system works with the disk.
    − Having selected Auto, you allow Disk Director Suite to automatically determine the cluster size depending on selected file system and partition size.

    • By clicking OK in the Resize Partition window, you'll create a pending operation of partition formatting (your actions may only undo or modify an existing operation; see Modifying pending operations).

  • The new partition structure will be graphically represented in the Acronis Disk Director Suite main window.

  • Attention
    • Partition formatting destroys all its data, including files and folders! Take special care when performing this operation.
    • Remember that each operation described must be executed by selecting Operations - Commit or clicking Commit Pending Operations.