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Giveaway of the day — IM-Magic Partition Resizer Pro 2013

Try IM-Magic Partition Resizer Pro to resize partition spaces without reformatting disk.
$39.99 EXPIRED
User rating: 653 (62%) 396 (38%) 57 comments

IM-Magic Partition Resizer Pro 2013 was available as a giveaway on December 5, 2013!

Today Giveaway of the Day
$39.99
free today
Resize partition spaces without reformatting disk and reinstalling OS!

C drive running out of space? Try IM-Magic Partition Resizer Pro to resize partition spaces without reformatting disk, reinstalling OS, or even trouble yourself moving large data from one place to another. Partition Resizer Pro developed by IM-Magic Inc. is 100% safe for resizing, redistributing disk space plus its extremely easy to understand interface.

It works on Windows 8,7, Vista and XP All editions. Forget about complicated partition software, just try this easy partition resizer to redistribute disk space for free now.

System Requirements:

Windows 8, 7, Vista, XP, 2000 (x32/x64); 2. Hard Disk: 100 MB hard drive space min.; 3. CPU: at least with X86 or compatible CPU with main frequency 500 MHz; 4. RAM: 512MB system memory min.

Publisher:

IM-Magic Inc.

Homepage:

http://www.resize-c.com/pro/

File Size:

12.7 MB

Price:

$39.99

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#57

Sure are a lot of chest pounders after reading through these comments...laughable. Attention neophytes and self-proclaimed "experts," this IM-Magic Partition Resizer Pro, as well as the other variants, does exactly as described. For those who didn't know about their special on the Pro version...you can purchase it for $9.60, still. These are simple to use, even for the neophyte and they ARE SAFE, as stated. Ive never seen so many Chicken Littles that sound like know-it-alls, and yet they probably less than five-ten years experience (maybe between them). This program is smooth and works on 3TB drives just fine. You do have to remember that Windows 8-8.1 are the best operating systems for large drives, yet even they have Microsoft's shortcoming of accessing only 2TB on the boot partition. The built in Drive Management system is not sophisticated and even the HDD manager programs from the manufacturers are more dangerous than this program. This program lets you take care of problems that Windows leaves behind. In any case, this program is as advertised, is safe and all of these whining "experts" should not sway anyone from trying one of the variants. Ever notice how these "expert" dumbbells won't try something new and always start putting up links to and praises for their own pet programs. Not one of them have had anything good to say about this program, yet they won't even touch it, because this is DANGEROUS. Just make backups and there isn't ANY program that's dangerous. Even if you are one who doesn't make a backup, and you ran something that wiped out your data, it's not gonna kill you! Worst case, you just reformat, start from scratch and have a clean system that runs faster than before. The you just install one program after another until you're back to normal.

Reply   |   Comment by Skylark  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#56

Just one last word on partitioning software. I just found a truly great freeware product that does just about everything. It's called AOMEI Partition Assistant 5.5 and here's their homepage:

http://www.disk-partition.com/

and here are some screenshots of this program:

http://www.disk-partition.com/screenshot.html

The layout looks strikingly like EaseUS Partition Master and Norton Partition Magic. This program seems to do it all and it's free...

Reply   |   Comment by Robert  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-6)
#55

#31
Does not work on external or 3TB drives which is what I need. It cannot even see them.

Comment by Jahala — December 5th, 2013 at 11:55 am
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Hello Jahala,

Would you please tell us the brand and detailed type of your drive?

#52
Will this work on Windows 2008 small business server,
– or any Windows server edition OS?

If not, what is different about server versions of Windows,
that partition management software can’t handle?

Comment by John — December 6th, 2013 at 12:27 am
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Hello John,

The pro edition does not work on Windows Server OS.

IM-Magic Partition Resizer Server works on ALL Windows Server OS including your Windows 2008 small business server

See details here http://www.resize-c.com/server/


If you have any other question, please email support@resize-c.com





IM-Magic Inc.

Reply   |   Comment by IM-Magic Inc.  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#54

Will this work on Windows 2008 small business server,
-- or any Windows server edition OS?

If not, what is different about server versions of Windows,
that partition management software can't handle?

Reply   |   Comment by John  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#53

No comments on the program itself.

I resized and renamed a single primary partition (did not contain an operating system) in to a total of four partitions and transferred 20 folders containing five to 20 files in each folder and randomly tested small programs in the folders. Programs ran fine even after resizing the partition containing the folders ( and programs previously tested). No problem - all programs ran as well as they did on the single partition before any resizing.

I formatted each new partition before transferring programs to it.

I ran out of time for additional testing such as renaming each partition several times.

"Magic or not" the processes seemed safe in my testing.

Reply   |   Comment by Bigun  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#52

1-For a clear explanation of why there is now a small charge($4.99) to download PartedMagic go the following link at the PHORONIX website: http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=MTQzNTI . Read the "update" comment lower half of the page. For those who have used PMagic over the years, it maybe worth the small cost to help support the developer (Patrick Verner) and keep it current and useful.
[BTW-As Giovanni predicted the most recent version of the 'Ultimate Boot CD' (UBCD_5.2.7) does Not include PMagic. The last official non-corrupted 'free' version of PMagic (v2013_06_15) was included in the June 25, 2013 released of 'Ultimate Boot CD' (UBCD_5.2.5). If you can get your hands on that you will have a good working copy of PMagic. Unfortunately for me I my copy of UBCD is a year old]

2-As for today's GAOTD, it looks like a useful program, but I already have several similar programs both paid and free (most have already been mentioned above). These currently are meeting my needs. So I'll pass on this one today.

3- Best strategy for me is to find one or 2 programs that do what I need and learn to use them well to maximize results. If I discover I can not accomplish some task with what I have already, then I'll look for software that can do it.

4- As always I appreciate the useful comments and suggestions on this site and Thanks to GAOTD and developers for making the software available for us to test and use.

Reply   |   Comment by Ernie Bell  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#51

#38 mike:

You say "working with partitions isn’t dangerous, isn’t rocket science, isn’t just for expert techs etc., *As Long As You Have A Backup You Can Restore*." I had a partition problem, and ended up going back to the original partition scheme from my computer. Sadly, even after restoring all of my files, I still could not use most of the programs I had before I tried the madness of repartitioning my drive. In addition, Windows no longer worked properly.

You also say that "You can also use partitions the same way you use folders to organize your files… it makes life & maintenance simpler." I have over 100 different folders I use for organizing my computer. Can someone really use partitions the same way that they "use folders to organize files"?? Can you explain this? What if one partition ends up needing to be larger, how would I resize it, bearing in mind that there are 100 other partitions? (With my 100+ folders, instead of 100+ partitions it's all on C: and I can have as few or as many files I want in any of the folders as long I I don't reach the disk limit.) How would having all of these partitions possibly make "life & maintenance simpler "as you claim?

Mike, please clarify this because I must be missing something here.

Reply   |   Comment by Kev  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#50

Unbelieveable. Just last night my computer gave me a little message that i was running out of disk space. Apparently my 30gig of "adult themed video" was to much. I knew I had like 180gig of completly unused space on my D drive but had no idea how to access it or use it. Then I looked at GAOT and low and behold, my prayers were answered.

Reply   |   Comment by Tim  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-10)
#49

Easy install and activation. This software looks really good, but when I run it on my laptop which uses dynamic disks, the partitions don't show up. I'll try it later on my other laptop which uses basic disk and see if it works on that. Even if it only works on basic disk, it's still a keeper, especially since it's a life-time license and can be re-installed if you download the installer from their homepage.
Thanks IM-Magic Inc. and Giveaway of the Day.

Reply   |   Comment by Monkey  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-4)
#48

It's tiny and simple. Nothing fancy. It doesn't come with a bootable media either.

Reply   |   Comment by Ant  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#47

Humm, it seems my version of todays giveaway is broken. All I can do for ($39.99) is rezise. And that is allready offered for free by Windows.

Reply   |   Comment by Micke  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#46

11: Help –
I cannot open the .gcd file.
How do I open the .gcd file?
Please advise.
Many thanks.
Comment by Faaast1
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You don't need to do anything with the .gcd file. The installation uses it to install this one trick pony.

BE CAREFUL with this program! It's not for experimenting to see what it does.

Reply   |   Comment by olrowdy01  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#45

#11 Joe Hurdle:

Windows 7 has built-in capability to extends or shrink existing partitions including the Windows boot partition. I have used that feature on several occasions to shrink a full disc partition down to a smaller size in order to install a second operating system or to make the Windows partition smaller before cloning it onto an SSD. It has worked every time with no problems. Have also extended a couple of partitions when they began to fill up and additional unused capacity was available on the hard drive. When you right-click on Computer and select Manage a window opens. On the left side menu select Storage then Disk Management and wait until it loads. The window will display all installed hard drives. Right-click on a drive or a partition and you'll see the options to Extend Volume / Shrink Volume / Delete Volume. If you select Shrink or Extend a box opens and you can choose the size/capacity you want, then proceed and Windows does the re-sizing, no problem. Couldn't be easier. Also the free version of EaseUS Partition Master software does all this and more, and it's VERY easy to use.

Reply   |   Comment by gaucherre  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)
#44

@15
Downloaded, installed, activated smoothly on Windows 7

I found the interface looks simple and easy.
I resized 3 partitions on my hard disk in less than 3 minutes easily !

My opinion:
The program looks good and it is good even if it comes from a relatively unknown provider!
Thanks for the developer and for GAOTD :)

Reply   |   Comment by A Hosny  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#43

Very much appreciate the comments here. Have just installed Win 7 Pro 64-bit on a used Dell Optiplex 780 on the C:\ drive and was wondering whether I should bother with alignment or sector size. There is only a secret 100MB boot (?) partition and the C:\ partition so far - nothing else. The HD is a used Maxtor something with 500GB capacity, and I might buy a new Samsung to replace it.

So, if you think I should bother with alignment or sector size, please point me to step-by-step instructions. (I have Easeus and Aomei and Paragon on a different computer, thanks to GAOTD.) And I really DON'T know what I'm talking about so need step-by-step instructions!!

Thanks to all.

Reply   |   Comment by glnz  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#42

#34 Al Heynneman, your first comment, congratulations!

It's a little bit suspicious that the only version you still can get as free should be sort of corrupted. And the succesor and all prior versions they have erased everywhere and only left the paid latest version 2013.11.11 (https://partedmagic.com/website/downloads). And all links even http://sourceforge.net/projects/partedmagic/files/ lead to paid version only without telling about fees in advance ($4.99 Digital Download or $49.99 One Year Subscription).

If you prefer an European software you should look out for giveaways of Paragon Partition Manager or if youp prefer the Chinese variant: EaseUs Partition Manager.

Reply   |   Comment by FrancisBorne  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)
#41

Simple, efficient registration, as one would hope for.

I do wish it had self-contained HELP, rather than Web Help. If you are resizing partitions, chances are you are not going to want to be online looking for HELP. But I feel that way with any program. I want them all to have local HELP files so you don't need to go anywhere to figure out what the program is trying to do, or what it expects you to do next.

Far too many recent apps are using online HELP now because its easier. But its also much less convenient to the user.

And I do wish it had a re-sizable/maximizable GUI window.

Nothing much more to add at this point. It will take some time to actually test all the functions in real-time. Everything so far seems very functional and professionally written.

Thank you GAOTD and IM-Magic!

-JC

Reply   |   Comment by JC  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#40

FWIW...

Working with partitions isn't dangerous, isn't rocket science, isn't just for expert techs etc., *As Long As You Have A Backup You Can Restore*.

You can't move, alter, or delete files while they're in use -- this includes the files where Windows' registry is stored -- disk/partition image backup apps [e.g. Paragon's] backup an snapshot of those files, reflecting what they looked like at that particular moment. That means you can't carry out every type of partition modification to the system partition [where your running copy of Windows lives] while that copy of Windows is running. And that means that the biggest difference you'll often see using a Windows-based partition app vs. a *nix-based solution like GParted [ http://sourceforge.net/projects/gparted/ ], is you can set up your partition jobs or tasks in Windows, then perform them during a re-boot, rather than just re-booting into another environ from the start.

A Partition is simply how a hard drive is divided up. You add folders to *divide up* what you see as a hard drive in Windows -- you add partitions to divide up a physical hard drive into the hard drives Windows sees. A hard drive may just have one partition, e.g. C:, or several, e.g. C:, D:, E:, F: etc. The main difference between creating a partition & a folder is you allocate some of the hard drive's storage space when you create the partition -- that's what makes it more complicated.

Once a partition includes data, you copy or move that partition including all data stored there. When you want to reduce the size of a partition [usually to make room for a new or enlarged partition elsewhere on the drive], you have to make sure that shrinking that partition's boundaries doesn't delete all or portions of files -- assuming you want to keep that data... if you're for example going to re-install Windows, you'll just do a quick format rather than bother about any existing files. You can preserve existing files by either moving the files to other storage 1st, or by concentrating them all towards the partition's starting boundary, leaving just free space at the end boundary you're going to be moving to shrink the partition.

Many partition apps offer a feature to move a partition's data for you. A decade or so ago disk/partition image backup apps, along with the means to store backups, were much less common, were much more expensive, and having a partition app move your data was a workable, not to mention easier & cheaper solution. But now is now... Having a partition app move your data when/if necessary basically just saves users from learning how to use image backup software -- nothing more.

You should backup a partition before moving or altering it. Once you have a partition image backup, you can restore that backup anywhere, to any size partition, as long as the destination partition has enough space to fit the files in your backup. That means for most people a partition app is just a means to set the partition boundaries on a physical hard drive. A partition app's measures to protect or guarantee the integrity of your files or data is irrelevant -- you guaranteed that when you performed the backup.

And all that also means that for most people brand X vs. brand Y partitioning apps isn't such a big deal. Yes it can matter is you're getting into RAID or dynamic disks & so on http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-vista/what-are-basic-and-dynamic-disks .


As far as why partition... From win95 through win8.1 lots & lots of Windows files have & use the same file names, even though the files themselves may be vastly different. The easiest way to have Windows use the right ones is to put each Windows version on a separate disk, & as far as Windows knows, each partition is a separate disk. You can also use partitions the same way you use folders to organize your files... it makes life & maintenance simpler.

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+15)
#39

@ no.2 If you ask any sort of complicated question about partitioning you shouldn't be doing it. Partitioning is a brilliant way to turn a computer into a door stop.
@27 Absolutely. Yes Windows has a simple and reliable partitioning command. So why would anyone dive into using this product unless they are experienced enough to know already what they are doing?

@ anyone who doesn't know exactly what they are doing. If you don't have the technical skill to know what you can achieve you don't have the technical skill to use this sort of software.

Reply   |   Comment by TerryB  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#38

i used another similar partition manager (running from windows) few days ago and i ended with unbootable pc (for unknown reason - maybe short power fall-out). i had to download another partition manager (bootable from cd) to restore unaccessible partitions. it was without data loss, but i wasted quite a lot of time.
so i would be VERY careful in partition resizing - never do it without back-up of valuable data. i just dont know how to backup my gotd licenses ;-)

Reply   |   Comment by henrich  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#37

Hmmm...

I sure am thankful we've got some real gurus here to help others when the going gets rough. That's a real comfort factor. The notes we find here in the comments area, I find to be crucial when evaluating an application's merits.

Something about EASEUS, they do make a very capable product, but they are not terribly good with customer support. So use them, but not so much if you find you need support and assistance. Their social skills may leave something to be desired. : )

If this giveaway does what it says (which it seems to), then this is one to grab while you have the opportunity. But we always hear about good alternatives to what's being offered too, which is a huge plus!

I have yet to test this, and it IS a dangerous area to dabble around in. But I will, and it certainly sounds interesting at least.

I am surprised Ashraf didn't chime in on this one. What do you think he might have said?

-JC

Reply   |   Comment by JC  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#36

Don't use Parted Magic 2013.08.01!!! Here's the warning from their web site:

WARNING! A few sites on the internet are offering a file called pmagic_2013_08_01.iso for free download. This version was released with a very destructive USB corruption bug in the Linux kernel. We removed this file from our official mirrors to minimize the damage and quickly released version 2013_08_10 to replace it. The 2013_08_01 version also included a bug in the OLD Secure Erase GUI that would allow a user to erase an ATA disk through a USB interface. In some cases it would brick the expensive USB device. The OLD GUI would also set the secure erase password to NULL by default and using the disk on a Lenovo BIOS is not possible because a password cannot be entered. Version 2013_11_11 does not contain these flaws and is completely safe to use. Sorry for any inconvenience or loss suffered by using this unofficial/unsupported FREE pmagic_2013_08_01.iso. You have been warned.

Reply   |   Comment by Al Heynneman  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+27)
#35

to funny!!!!!, negative 44 for my question and a positive 45 for the response from the manufacture to my question!!!! yawl are to funny!!!!!, and Thank You IM Magic for your response, works perfectly, now I can enjoy both OS on one system, next will attempt another re-size and add XP and have the benefits of all 3 on one machine!!!!

Reply   |   Comment by Smoother  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#34

#11:
If I remember well, since Vista Windows' disk manager can resize the C: partition (and other Windows partitions too, lol).

#23, 11:
From time to time, votes don't represent real GOTD users. Like today, a campaign of fake votes is organized by the developer in order to fool the naive user. The vote system will never change ---you'll have to understand why.

#17:
You're confusing the partition sector size and the size of the partition. You can set any size to a sector (try it with Windows disk manager), usually between 512 and 4096 bytes. Alignment is about where the partition starts/ends.

First, it depends on the disk manufacturer. Western Digital (WD) introduced the Advanced Format (AF) where partitions boundaries must fall on a 1024K-nth sector (thus leaving small holes in the partitioning scheme). Put it mathematically, the boundaries must be such as SectorBoundary modulo 1048576 = 0For SSD disks, it seems the formula is SectorBoundary modulo 4096 = 0
Then, it depends on the OS. For instance, WD doesn't recommend using partition alignment tools on WD AFD disks running XP. They may be right, but you can create/modify partitions before installing Windows, having them aligned in no time (it's much faster and safer to work on empty partitions).

#26, 21:
UBCD 5.2.6 can be found with very little googling. I was lucky to download it when it got out this summer, to replace my old 5.1.1 version.

***

According to the screenshots of this GOTD (and the absence of the word in all documentation), I doubt a lot you can align partitions. Just because of that, this software is useless and not worth a dime, at least for Vista+ users. For XP users, it's another story of which I will not take part.

Reply   |   Comment by papin  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)
#33

Does not work on external or 3TB drives which is what I need. It cannot even see them.

Reply   |   Comment by Jahala  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)
#32

Please correct me if I am wrong, but can't this be done in windows from diskmgmt.msc? If so, what does this program add to that functionality?

Reply   |   Comment by Victory4all  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+11)
#31

#21 Giovanni.

Thanks but Ultimate-Boot-CD can be used further on, e.g. for resizing partitions with ntfs, fat16, fat32, ext2, ext3, ext4, hfs, hfs+, jfs, linux-swap, reiserfs, reiser4, and xfs.

e.g.:
http://linux.softpedia.com/get/System/Operating-Systems/Linux-Distributions/Ultimate-Boot-CD-102437.shtml
"Parted Magic is now payware and can no longer be updated (!) to the latest version."

Last known free version Parted Magic 2013.08.01 from about sept 2013 still will do for some time:
http://www.afterdawn.com/software/system_tools/partitioning/parted_magic_cd.cfm
I hope link is o.k. I myself had already got soft from some magazine's cover DVD. Please test it with virustotal (bought by google) before download.

Reply   |   Comment by FrancisBorne  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+20)
#30

It would appear that this partition manager is better known than I realised, how else could it become so highly recommended in such a short time?
Comments #9 and#10 totally confused me, it appears to imply that it can clone a drive, or am I reading it incorrectly.
Have modified the partitions on many occasions and never have the slightest problem, having said that have always used well established partition managers. The same as a number of commenters have also found EaseUS to be very good and use it without apprehension.
#20 Faaast1
You cannot open a .gcd file, Setup.exe uses it to install the software, so just run that program.

Reply   |   Comment by XP-Man  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+15)
#29

I used Paragons Tools Pro w/o any problems! Be careful when running any type of partition resizing, you should always do a mirror back up first. Besides Easus' product, when it comes to a task like this.... Is it worth risking all your data, time and frustrations on FREE? 50 for Paragons Pro version. Either way Easus or Paragon are my choices. Kinda reminds me of the old Blue Bonnet margarine commercials, "its nice to mess with Mother Nature"

Reply   |   Comment by HammertimeAZ  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#28

free version of this GAOTD
IM-Magic Partition Resizer 1.1
and its revue (evaluation)
[EDITOR'S RATING:4.0/5 ; Very Good (4.5/5)by 9 users]
available at
http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/Hard-Disk-Utils/IM-Magic-Partition-Resizer.shtml

Reply   |   Comment by Kody  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#27

#12 - Giovanni .
I went for the Aomei Partition Assistant Pro Edition 5.2 and it did the job for me .

Reply   |   Comment by john carbery  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)
#26

#4 Mark

Thanks but EASUS ... Pro "24 hours giveaway": expired.
(http://www.partition-tool.com/giveaways/epmpro-dottech.htm)

Reply   |   Comment by FrancisBorne  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)
#25

An extremely powerful program (if it does what it says it can), with the potential to brick many many systems. Went to homepage of this and my mind was not eased by the typo's and "tone". You can get an "money back guarantee, no questions asked" for buying this for "$9.6". Plus using this will keep your PC "free of space". Not the kind attention to detail I want (and EXPECT)from a company/program that will be messing around with my partitions. Please, anyone who wants to attempt resizing partitions, search the web first and see what you're about to get into.The potential for catastrophe is high, hence the need for programs like this.There are PROVEN,REPUTABLE and FREE alternatives to this unproven program available. EaseUS Partition Master (always totally free btw) is the one I use on the very very rare occasions that Windows built-in partition manager doesn't do the job.

Reply   |   Comment by indianacarnie  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+15)
#24

The comments and noting system is has become a big joke.
Every bad comment gets dozens of bad notes, while the good comments gets nice orange numbers.
Plain stupid imho. It breaks credibility of GAOTD as well as the editor's

And go here for good, free, opensource partition editor.
http://gparted.sourceforge.net/

Cheers

Reply   |   Comment by NYB  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)
#23

hmmm..I've just noticed to my great surprise, that PARTED MAGIC is no longer FREE!

I have a previous FREE version of it burned in my CD....

Looks like even the developer of the excellent freeware "Ultimate Boot CD" is in trouble now because of that...

http://news.softpedia.com/news/Ultimate-Boot-CD-In-Trouble-Because-Parted-Magic-Is-No-Longer-Free-395265.shtml

Never mind...just use the awesome freeware "Aomei Partition Assistant Home Edition", which can even be used to align both SSD & HDs partitions with ease.

http://www.extend-partition.com/help/align-partition.html

Enjoy!

Reply   |   Comment by Giovanni  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+24)
#22

%100 Safe!? I don't know.... Define Safe.
This is a serious operation. It's not like changing your wallpaper. As an IT professional, I would never consider this kind of operation as 100% safe. Maybe the Vendor has uncovered some kind of special way of doing this that actually is safe but I am apprehensive of that statement.

Always think about you PC pain thresh-hold: If I loose everything on my PC, how quickly can I recover? If you have a proper backup and the time to fix it should something go wrong, fine go ahead. If this is a work PC that you depend on daily, have a backup and the time to recover. Better safe than sorry.

Another thing to consider is that some programs need to be re-registered if they see a size change on the hard drive, as they think of it is a new drive. Ran into this recently.

Reply   |   Comment by Adventurer  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#21

Help --
I cannot open the .gcd file.
How do I open the .gcd file?
Please advise.
Many thanks.

Reply   |   Comment by Faaast1  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-24)
#20

10. Joe Hurdle

GParted?? Yes, it's very good but why not the more complete PARTED MAGIC (GParted + Partimage + TestDisk + Truecrypt + Clonezilla + G4L + SuperGrubDisk + ddrescue etc...)????

In other words: Hard Disk Partitioning + Disk Imaging + tons of other HD utilities in one single amazing FREE solution!!!

Key Features:

Format internal and external hard drives
Move, copy, create, delete, merge, expand & shrink hard drive partitions
Clone your hard drive, to create a full backup
Test hard drives for impending failure
Test memory for bad sectors
Benchmark your computer for a performance rating
Securely erase your entire hard drive, wiping it clean from all data
Gives access to non-booting systems allowing you to rescue important data

No Install required since it runs from a CD ==> FREEEEEEEEEEEE !!!!!

http://partedmagic.com

To align Partitions for both SSD and HDs, just use the excellent freeware "Aomei Partition Assistant Home Edition":

http://www.extend-partition.com/help/align-partition.html

Now the question is: how do you know whether your HD is aligned or not?

What if I told you that there's a FREE & PORTABLE GEM which checks the volume alignment status of your disks, telling you when an alignment is required plus some recommendations to optimize the disks in question?

http://diskat.net

But to solve this tricky issue, you may also apply this very smart TIP prompted by Aomei team:

http://www.partition-assistant.com/resource/align-partition.html

Do like me, dudes: be more CLEVER...for FREEEEEE!!

Sounds good?? Of course it does ^-^ !!!

Enjoy!!

Reply   |   Comment by Giovanni (==&gt; Be more CLEVER dudes...for F  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+61)
#19

@3: I would go with the Ease US product. I've used a few of their programs and they are top-notch and reasonably priced. Since you can get their program free right now, I would grab it.

@10: Yes, partition editing can be dangerous. I used Gparted once from a bootable CD to resize some Windows partitions and then Windows would not boot (even though I did not resize the 100 MB boot partition). I fixed it myself, but it taught me a valuable lesson: if you plan to resize any partitions that Windows is using, use Windows' partition manager.

Reply   |   Comment by Miki Erikson  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+14)
#18

will it re-align the partition for 4Kbyte sector sized drives when original partitions were created by windows setup routines that were not aware of anything other than 0.5Kbyte sector size? e.g. XP or Vista setup discs.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#17

#10 Partition editing can be DANGEROUS.
Joe Hurdle


Agree.
Do not mess around.
Why would you want to, anyway?
Just to show off how smart you are?

I still like old freeware tools like MiniTool Partition Wizard Home Edition.

http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/Hard-Disk-Utils/Partition-Wizard-Home-Edition.shtml

Reply   |   Comment by ric  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)
#16

Be careful with tools like this, especially when they come from a relatively unknown provider!

About IM-Magic

IM-Magic Inc. was established in 2012, and located in HongHong (sic), one of the fastest growing places in the world. The company is dedicated in disk management software with first released IM-Magic Partition Resizer. By the name of "IM-Magic", we aimed to create magic on disks. At present, we focus on developing better disk management tools and we wish to offer more useful disk toolkit to users from around the world.


Headquarters: Whois Privacy Protection Service, Inc.

Well, they hide themselves behind an anonymizing service – that is not very trustworthy to me!

If at all, you would better test this software in a Virtual Machine first!

Alternatively, if necessary, you could use EaseUs Partition Master Free. It is a great product, which is approved and from a trustworthy provider who doesn't hide behind an anonymizing service!

http://www.easeus.com/partition-manager/epm-free.html

see also: http://www.easeus.com/partition-manager

Reply   |   Comment by B@skelli  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+51)
#15

Unable to install ... downloads ... but when I try to install I get error msg:
" Installer integrity check has failed.Common causes are incomplete download and damaged media. Contact installer's author to obtain new copy http://nsis.sf.net/NSIS_Error


I download 3 times, unzipped each time, and each time install failed with same error.

I am running W7 64 bit

Reply   |   Comment by Rick  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#14

Will it align properly the partition on an SSD?
http://lifehacker.com/5837769/make-sure-your-partitions-are-correctly-aligned-for-optimal-solid-state-drive-performance

Reply   |   Comment by Cristtos  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#13

Checking out their website there's a special 48 hour deal. Buy today's giveaway and get "lifetime free upgrade" "100% No Questions Asked Money-Back Guarantee!" Hurry!!!

Reply   |   Comment by Par Anoid  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-5)
#12

Brilliant and very useful tool today, especially if you plan to run more than one OS in partition C (in dual boot for instance).

And yes, looks like very safe as well, since, according to its developer, you won't lose any data even if your machine was shut down accidentally during the HD resizing.

Supports NTFS, FAT16, FAT32 (no ExFAT 32???), GPT, MBR, 2TB disk and SSD.

Even the FREE version is very good:

http://www.resize-c.com

By the way: could the developer tell me/us what's the main difference between the FREE and and the PRO version offered here for FREE today?

Tutorials on how to use it properly:

http://www.resize-c.com/howto
http://www.resize-c.com/howto/extend-system-partition.html
http://www.resize-c.com/howto/shrink-partition.html

2 THUMBS UP from me!

As for the best FREE ALTERNATIVES, if you have installed in your machine the awesome AOMEI PARTITION ASSISTANT, given away here a few weeks ago, I think you don't need this GAOTD since it provides you with the same functions as this GAOTD plus a few dozen Others (but wait for a comment about that from the developer himself).

Enjoy!

Reply   |   Comment by Giovanni  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+148)
#11

Partition editing can be DANGEROUS. This isn’t like running a word processor or game. I would never edit a root partition from the same root partition where the editor and the operating system are installed. Other partition editors DO run from external media while your computer is safely booted to external media (GParted for example).

This is not "magic." This is serious business. I’ve had to service PCs from people who thought they could use any old partition editor to extend, resize, and move partitions, just to end up with an unbootable PC.

I'm struck by the fact that this partition reziser has almost identical system requirements (right down to the megabyte) amd file size as another partition editor on GOTD a few months ago: www.giveawayoftheday.com/macrorit-disk-partition-expert-pro/ And they're BOTH called "pro." Are these giveaways both from the same source?

…and… HOW can a virtually unknown partition editor have so many positive votes so fast? Giving a reasonable test to a partition editor requires a waiting period to make sure that your partitions still work properly under all conditions. I can understand where negative votes could come from quickly: (examples: a)if the program fails to start, b)if it crashes your computer, c)if it destroys your partition table, etc., etc.)

I use GParted, which runs WITHOUT Mac, Linux desktop, Windows or any other primary operating system. ANY partition editor which runs under a primary operating system is dangerous. GParted runs from an external and scaled-back boot of Linux using your choice of an external hard drive, CD ROM, DVD ROM, memory card or USB stick. GParted is freeware with an option to donate to the project.

It took weeks using Gparted with a number of PCs, until I felt certain that Gparted deserves a vote of confidence. There is NO WAY any competent person could vote this “giveaway” “IM-Magic Partition Resizer Pro” program without at least weeks of experience with it on multiple PCs.

Reply   |   Comment by Joe Hurdle  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+150)
#10

#6
Will copy an SSD and allow to move to another larger SSD ?
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Yes, SSD is full supported.

Reply   |   Comment by IM-Magic Inc.  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+85)
#9

Will copy an SSD and allow to move to another larger SSD ?

Reply   |   Comment by R C  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-28)
#8

I can't believe that they want 40 bucks for this, when Easeus give away a full partiton manager + backup and restore, for free. There is nothing new to this. I used to be a big Paragon software fan until their software wiped out my hd and now I've been using the freeware from easeus and I'm just as impressed with their software. So, I don't know why anyone would even pay for this.

Reply   |   Comment by Paul  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-39)
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