For the non-tech savvy, who are probably hearing this term for the
first time, picture this scenario - you have a closet, a good size one, but without any
partition. So there is no separate space for clothes hanger, or your jeans, or your
jewellery box. Everything can be only stacked on top of each other. Seems shabby?
Unorganised? But that is how most of have been keeping our computer's closet – the
hard disk. Hence the need was felt to organise it by creating some partitions.
This is what a Partition Assistant, freely downloadable software, does
for you. Partition Assistant is actually the home version freeware. In a commercial set
up, one is required to purchase Professional Edition of the partition manager called
Partition Assistant simply allows you to perform functions like to move, extend,
shrink, create, delete, format, hide, and resize partitions. One must
keep in mind that Partition Assistant is compatible with only 32 bit Windows
operating systems including Windows 2000, XP, Vista and Windows 7. For 64 bit
Windows, the professional software is needed.
Though the Partition Assistant performs all complex functions such as resize
partition, it is extremely simple to understand and operate. A feature called Extend
Partition Wizard guides you through each step, if you want to increase the size of a
select partition or undertake any kind of resize partition.
Extend Partition Wizard
You can resize partition and move it without any loss of data, and adjust it with
your partition size. And also, you also have the option to merge two or more
partitions together into one, or split a single partition into two or more with the
help of partition assistant.
Besides the usual operation to create or delete a partition, you can also format it.
Partitions are becoming popular mostly because of this reason. Earlier if your
computer was corrupted, then the entire system had to be formatted. But now with
partitions, you can confine the virus to just one section and format it. So, only
the data of that chamber is lost and others are safely isolated.
Partition Assistant is such convenient software that it can extend NTFS system
(Windows etc) partition without even restarting the computer. It also can convert
between the two file systems, from FAT to NTFS, easily.
Partition Assistant thus, is undoubtedly an asset. With the range of functions like
to extend partition, resize
partition etc, and it gives an orderly feel to your computer. Then what are you
waiting for, it is time to finally organise the closets in your computer!