Looking for a good partition manager for your Windows computer? One of the best programs is GParted It is open source and supports almost all file systems including ext2 / 3/4, btrfs, FAT16, FAT32, NTFS, HFS +, UFS, XFS and more.
Basically, your hard drive is divided into one or more segments called partitions. After creating a partition, it is usually difficult to change it, especially on Windows. GParted is a program that you can use to make changes to partitions on your hard drive, such as deleting a partition, resizing a partition, or copying a partition.
All this happens without deleting your data. You can also use it to enable or disable partition flags like bootable and hidden. GParted is written for Linux, but can be used to manage Windows partitions by booting from a Live CD
Use GParted to manage partitions
Once loaded into GParted, you will see a screen similar to the one shown above. It should be set to GParted Live, which is the default setting. You can also choose from other modes or perform a memory test. Then you will see a screen asking which kepmap to use. By default, just select Don’t touch layout if you don’t know what you are doing.
The final screen will ask you which language, which should be English by default, and which mode you want to run. Again, the defaults are fine, just hit Enter.
GParted will load and the main screen will give you information about each of the partitions currently on the hard drive. You can quickly see the file system, size, and any flags like the boot partition.
You can right-click any section and select Information for more information about that section.
To resize a section, right-click and select Resize / Move.
The Resize Partition dialog box appears where you can select a new partition size. You can also drag the slider to adjust the size of the section.
You can also easily create a partition, choose a file system, and specify whether you want to use it as your primary partition or not.
As I said earlier, GParted supports many file systems and many actions. However, it cannot perform all actions on every file system, so here is a brief description of the functions.
Overall, this is one of the best free software out there and I highly recommend it to tech-savvy users or IT administrators! It turns partition control into a walk in the park! Enjoy!