Partition Magic 8.0
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.
Reviewed by Elena Opris on July 17th, 2014
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- New file management features that include the ability to browse files, and view and manipulate files or folders on multiple types of file systems.
- New NTFS features enabling you to choose the cluster size on creating a new NTFS partition or changing the cluster size of an existing NTFS partition, and NTFS format versioning (NTFS 1.4 to the latest). (This feature requires 256 MB of RAM for drives over 120 GB in size).
- Enhanced Copy Partition functionality letting you choose the partition type (logical or primary) for the destination partition and whether that partition is to be resized.
- Changes in the UI, primarily in the main screen, that adopts a Windows XP look and feel.
Application descriptionPartition Magic allows you to easily and quickly create, merge, resize and convert workstation hard-disk partitions wi...