Partition Resizer 1.3.4
Trying to stand out in the crowd
Resizing partitions is no longer a challenge these days. The disk partitioning category includes all kinds of applications, from command line to GUI-based software, some of them free, some at steep prices, all of them aiming to be user-friendly and easy-to-use. An informed decision can only be made if you try out a couple of them, but seeing as they deal with hard disks and can cause data loss, this scenario is less likely to be taken into consideration.
If you want to take our word for it, we recommend Partition Resizer as a possible candidate. There’s no way of telling if it’s the best out there, but it seemed to work just fine for us.
Mostly aimed at experienced users
One aspect that needs to be mentioned is that it most certainly requires advanced computer knowledge and a fair amount of patience to discover its ins and outs. You can add to that another dose of patience for the actual resizing process, which may take a while depending on the partition’s size.
Offering helpful info to get you started
Our first recommendation is to check out the documents included in the download archive. The Readme document is a must, since it includes information regarding pre-requisites and advice on how to prepare the disks in question.
One compulsory condition is to run the application from a different partition than the one which is being resized. If you want to move or resize the boot partition, you can only do it from a bootable floppy disk.
Keeping your hard disk drive safe
Having been tested on several machines and on various drive types, Partition Resizer is safe to work with as long as all instructions specified in the manuals are followed strictly. In addition, it features a useful reset protection system that will resume work in case the power supply goes off.
To end with
Taking everything into consideration, we can say that Partition Resizer is a practical application overall, even though it may not be the best of its kind, nor too friendly with beginners. Once you get the hang of it, you can rest assured that space on your hard disk drive is in good hands.
Reviewed by Andreea Matei, last updated on July 18th, 2014
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- Fixed a bug with multiple primary non-FAT partition moving
- Fixed a graphics mode problem with some Graphics cards that default to 16 pixel character height
- Fixed a problem with the 2nd option (you'll now be able to change a FAT16 partition's cluster size)
- Minor documentation update
Application descriptionPartition Resizer is a useful and easy-to-use application designed to help you re-arrange, resize or move your partiti...