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NTFS Partitions Resize

  • What is NTFS?

    NTFS is the standard file system of Windows NT and later versions of Windows, including Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, and Windows 7.

    NTFS supersedes the FAT file system as the preferred file system for Microsoft's Windows operating systems. NTFS has several improvements over FAT and HPFS (High Performance File System), such as improved support for metadata and the use of advanced data structures to improve performance, reliability, and disk space utilization. It also has additional extensions such as security access control lists (ACL) and file system journaling.

    NTFS partitions are only going to get more and more important in computer management due to mainly two reasons. First, NTFS partitions are frequently used in current operating systems. Secondly, most computers present are sold with preinstalled operating system and hard disk with NTFS partitions. So, we can see that reliable software for NTFS partition management is in need.

    What are NTFS partitions?

    NTFS partitions are very different from FAT file system partitions internally - in terms of their structures and how they function. However, externally, they conform to the general rules that apply to all partitions. This is necessary to ensure that the PC boot process can handle a NTFS partition in pretty much the same way that it handles a FAT partition. Therefore, like FAT partitions, you can have primary or logical NTFS partitions, and logical NTFS partitions fit within an extended partition.

    Then, how to resize NTFS partitions?

    There is an easy, safe, and fast way to resize NTFS partitions. It is to resize NTFS partition with MiniTool Partition Manager.

    First, launch the MiniTool Partition Manager and select the partition you want to resize.

    Suppose that we would like to resize partition O. Here we choose to resize partition O. From the picture above, we can see partition O is 80G, while partition C is less than 30G. At the same time, we find that this disk has a large amount of free space. With the increase of applications installed, it is necessary for us to enlarge the backup partition O and the system partition C.

    Next, we will operate partition O with MiniTool Partition Manager.

    Resize the partition O from 80 G to 50 G and move the whole partition afterward by 60 G, then, enlarge the partition C:

    With powerful functions and innovative features, Partition Wizard outperforms all other popular partition management software, such as Paragon Partition Manager, PQMagic and so on.

    Test shows that you will save as much as 80% of the time when performing partition management with MiniTool Partition Manager. What's more, all the partition resizing processes will be carried out under a special protection mode. Thus, you will never worry about data loss with MiniTool Partition Manager.

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