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Easus Partitioning

Old 17th Oct 2010, 21:59
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Easus Partitioning

Generally good reviews here I recall, but I cannot see that it will reallocate any unused space on a drive like Partition Magic will. Have I missed something?
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Old 19th Oct 2010, 18:07
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You've missed nothing: Partition Magic is a much better product.
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Old 19th Oct 2010, 22:35
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Partition Magic used to be truly excellent - one of the most-used apps in my kit. It went downhill some years ago, and I switched to Easeus which isn't as good as PM once was, but does a job.

Sometimes, when things are seriously hosed and Easeus doesn't fix it, I dig out a Linux-on-a-CD and use QTParted or GParted to fix things. They say they don't really do NTFS but if you don't tell 'em...
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Old 19th Oct 2010, 23:26
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other than it is now owned by Norton who always succeed in completely buggering up a decent product.!
You mean Symantec......who buggered up Peter Norton's excellent NAV to make SAV.
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Old 22nd May 2013, 15:50
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To dig up an old thread for my own purposes:

Background
W7 x74 Professional SP1.
SSD partitioned as C (o/s and apps) and D (all documents including Thunderbird e-mail profile and contents).
Allows me to restore C to a system image without touching documents, and likewise to restore documents from backup without touching the software installation.

The challenge
C now too small even after cleanup that was as invasive as I am prepared to go.
Stacks of unused space on D, so I have unallocated 10GB to reallocate to C.
The problem is, I have unmovable files in the way, so I can't: Think C-D-Unallocated, not C-Unallocated-D in terms of visual presentation in Disk Manager

What I have tried, or not
I have trialed a truckload of free partition utilities (including Easus prior to finding this thread) and despite looking promising from the posts in which I have found them, none have actually helped.
My existing (paid and licensed) Acronis toolkit refuses to help on an x64 machine.
MiniTool Partition Wizard Home Edition apparently came closest - but them trumped up with words to the effect of "and now pay for the full edition if you want to go through with this".
Partition Magic looks hopeful from what I have read but is not an option because if it is going to cost (which it will), I will simply do what I don't want to do; Unallocate D, reallocate 10GB to C, recreate D from what remains of the unallocated space, and restore my files to D from backup.

Yes, it is a piece of cake and but a few minutes work to do this but it is a workaround to a system limitation rather than an Engineer's solution that one day might be useful to have up my sleeve.

Solutions, please?

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Old 22nd May 2013, 16:03
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Have you tried GParted?

GParted - Browse /gparted-live-stable at SourceForge.net

How to use:

GParted partitioning software - Full tutorial

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Old 22nd May 2013, 16:37
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A possible solution from a different angle. I to have always used your concept of using partitions, except I go further with more partitions.

My solution for cleaning up a disk drive would be to use Ghost, other disk imaging products are available. Create images of both your partitions and store elsewhere, then format the disk and reload the C drive image, enlarge to partition to the required size. Then reload the D partition.

You have to be careful with enlarging the C partition as Ghost creates the partition it requires as it reloads a partition and will recreate the original size partition.
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Old 22nd May 2013, 16:48
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Thanks, Both.

SD - I indeed have - and use - a copy of Gparted, but because this usage has only been for Linux work I didn't think to stop and look at it for my Windows purposes. I now will.

512 - Thanks, too, but this is relatively akin to the workaround I described in that it involves rewriting to "cheat" the limitation.
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Old 22nd May 2013, 16:56
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Another vote for GParted. It should do the job for you without drama.
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Old 22nd May 2013, 18:31
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Thank you

Sorted.

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Old 22nd May 2013, 22:54
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XV - was that with GParted?

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Old 23rd May 2013, 20:12
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Yup - A top tip, ta!
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