Partition Magic is a partition editor that allows you to safely create, combine and resize hard-disk partitions up to 300GB without damaging the information. It is the go-to solution when you wish to undo the mistakes from a disk partitioning process during a Windows installation.
Easily divide your drive into multiple partitions
With Partition Magic you have the possibility to divide one hard drive into several partitions or viceversa, as well as to safely run and switch through multiple operating systems on the same computer (via BootMagic).
Thorough management of different files
In addition, the utility can be launched from a bootable disk and allows users to browse through files, view and edit them on more than one type of file system. If you have any questions or doubts about how to use Partition Magic, then watch the presentation to better understand the concepts and keywords.
Stay on the safe side with backups
The software supports USB external drives, as well as FAT, FAT32, NTFS, Ext2, and Ext3 files systems. An obvious advantage of the software is that in case you wish to increase the size of a NTFS partition, you do not even have to restart your computer.
It is crucial to always remember to perform a file back-up before applying a radical action onto your hard-disks (Partition Magic can schedules backups for you as well).
The bottom line is that Partition Magic works great, but only on older operating systems, such as Windows XP. Unfortunately, Symantec has recently announced they are no longer working on Partition Magic in the future, due to various issues encountered by users.