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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Without getting technical, suffice it to say that PartitionMagic can solve that problem.
All of these things are possible with PartitionMagic, which handles partitions without destroying their contents.
PartitionMagic 8.0 features a new look and feel to give PC users of all skill levels the power to separate and protect user data and system files, optimize PC performance and run multiple operating systems.
Even partitions created on your Windows PC by other operating systems are easily exposed by FDISK, identified by utilities such as PowerQuest's PartitionMagic 7.0 ($69.95; www.powerquest.com).
In 1995, its first product, PartitionMagic, quickly became a top seller in the desktop arena, and it remains so today.