Partition Magic - Partition Manager Software

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Moving a partition to unallocated disk space

  • You might need to move a partition to:
    • Change order of letters assigned by operating system (For example, Windows 95/98/Me, unlike Windows NT/2000/XP, does not let users assign random letters to partitions, so you must move a partition to assign it the necessary letter)
    • Work with some older OS (MS-DOS, Windows 95, Windows NT 4.0), that can boot only from binary partitions located in the beginning of the disk
    • Speed up partition operations
    • Change partition configuration

  • To move a partition to unallocated disk space:
    • Select the hard disk and partition to move
    • Execute operation of partition moving by selecting Disk - Move or a similar item in the Operations sidebar list or by clicking Move the selected partition to another free space on the toolbar.
    • Acronis Disk Director Suite will automatically compare moved partition size and available free space, indicating it in the Move Partition window
  • Note that the unallocated space is smaller than moved partition size, but its data area is smaller than unallocated space. Therefore, moving the partition with its data intact 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 free space to move the selected partition to
    • On the next wizard page, select the type of moved partition ( Logical - Primary ), size and location.
  • 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 Move partition window, you'll add a pending operation to partition moving

  • The new partition structure will be graphically represented in the Acronis Disk Director Suite main window.
  • Attention
    • Moving a partition to unallocated disk space in 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.
    • Take special care when moving an operating system partition and its boot code location. The OS might stop booting. For example, Windows NT 4.0 and earlier versions limit boot code location to the first 2016 MB.