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November 28, 2006 8:16:32 AM

I'm fairly sure the answer to this question is going to be a simple no but I'd like to check anyway.
I have a 60GB hard drive split into 2 partitions, one is 10GB the other 50GB. I'd like to resize the first to around 20GB but without formatting and losing any data. I know this isn't possible using Windows disk management software but is there any third party software capable of this?

Thanks for any suggestions

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November 28, 2006 9:37:41 AM

Symantec's PartitionMagic can resize partitions but I always backup just in case.

November 28, 2006 9:51:52 AM

Linux qparted will do it - get knoppix and use that.
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November 28, 2006 10:12:10 AM

Yes. Use Partition Magic.

All you'll really need is enough empty space on the 50GB partition, so it can be downsized to 40GB.

I have done some resizing myself with Partition Magic. I must say that I didn't make a backup first, but all went well. If you have important data then do a backup.

Depending on how much data you have on the larger partition, the resizing might take a long time, so don't worry if it seems that the computer froze... it didn't.
(The resizing will be done after a restart, not in Windows)
November 28, 2006 12:49:50 PM

great, that'll save me the hassle of a format and fresh installation.
Thanks all for your help