PartitionMagic

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PartitionMagic

A utility for hard drive organization from Symantec that allows disk partitions to be changed on the fly without destroying existing data. Officially "Norton PartitionMagic," this highly praised product runs in Windows clients up to, but not including Vista, and supports FAT, NTFS and EXT 2/3 (Linux) file systems. In 2009, the software was no longer sold but downloads exist on the Web. Prior to products such as this, the DOS Fdisk utility was used to repartition a hard disk, and all data were lost in the process. PartitionMagic was originally introduced in 1995 by PowerQuest Corporation, which was acquired by Symantec in 2003. See partition.
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It is also the concept behind Partition Magic, the PC utility software for which PowerQuest is best known.
Partition Magic at www.powerquest.com is my choice as the most useful tool in this category.
PowerQuest offers a simple to use program called Partition Magic (PM) that can create partitions, resize them or merge them back together at any time without losing any of your data.
Partition Magic: Available in most stores, current version is 8.0, http://www.powerquest.com
You'll need a utility like Partition Magic to handle the conversion.
It is no surprise, as it is a sibling of another magic program from PowerQuest, Partition Magic.
That need was the inspiration behind January's review of Partition Magic.
Bundled with Partition magic is BootMagic, a boot manager that allows you to install and operate multiple operating systems within separate partitions of the hard drive.