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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All of these things are possible with PartitionMagic, which handles partitions without destroying their contents.
New wizards and a Flash tour give simple instructions and detailed guidelines, enabling novice PartitionMagic users to easily create and manipulate partitions to increase the protection of important data and optimize the performance of their computer.
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.
In 1995, its first product, PartitionMagic, quickly became a top seller in the desktop arena, and it remains so today.