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FAT32 partition resizing

  • FAT 32, a partition format more advanced than FAT 32 and FAT 16 which is extensively utilized attributing to the smaller cluster supported by FAT 32. By using MiniTool Partition Wizard Server Edition, user could resize Fat 32 partition, create partition, delete partition, format partition, wipe partition, merge partition, resize partition, copy partition, convert file system, etc.

    Advantages of FAT32:
    Compared with FAT 16, the greatest advantage of Fat 32 is that FAT 32 supports disk with a maximum volume of 2TB and minimum volume of 512MB. Windows 2000 supports a maximum partition of 32GB based on FAT 32 while supporting a maximum volume of 4GB partition on the base of FAT 16.
    FAT 32 adopts smaller cluster compared with FAT 16 to improve the disk space utilization by 10% to 15%. FAT 32 is able to relocate root folders and uses the backup copy of file allocation table rather then default copy. Moreover, the boot record of FAT 32 is also expanded including backup copy of core data structure. Therefore, FAT 32 is less easy to be affected by single point failure in comparison with FAT 16. The root folder of FAT 32 driver is ordinary cluster chain which can be placed in anywhere of driver. Previously, there isn't any limitation upon quantities of root folder. Furthermore, it can still ban the use of file allocation table to make to file allocation table instead of the first file allocation table at active state.

    Since the built in disk management tool of Windows operating system fails to accomplish FAT32 partition resizing, here I would like to recommend user MiniTool Partition Wizard Server Edition which is developed by MiniTool Solution Ltd., a partition magic server with powerful functions such as resize partition, create partition, delete partition, format partition, wipe partition, merge partition, copy partition, convert file system, etc. Furthermore, it runs perfectly under Windows 98, Windows 2000, Windows 2003, Windows server 2003, Windows XP, Windows 7 and Windows 2008 and supports FAT12, FAT16, FAT32, NTFS4 and NTFS5. User could download MiniTool Partition Wizard Server Edition at MiniTool Partition Wizard Download Center.



    Above interface shows all disk partitions on the computer and displays main functions of MiniTool Partition Wizard Server Edition, such as "Move/Resize", "Merge", "Delete", "Format", "Copy", "Label", "Properties". To resize FAT 32 partition, here user should select "Move/Resize" to perform FAT32 partition resizing.



    In this interface, user could resize FAT32 partition by dragging the left or right arrow. Meanwhile, user is recommended to check the Enhanced Data Protection Mode to secure data safety.



    In this interface, user could click "Apply" to execute pending operation or click "Undo" to cancel previous settings.
    For more information on functions of the partition magic server, please go to https://www.partitionwizard.com/.