PowerQuest has not been on the laurels of the past few years Rested, but has consistently improved Partition Magic and added interesting functions. However, the design has not changed and seems slightly behind the times. The program, now in its sixth edition, can adjust and move partitions, create partitions, delete partitions, restore deleted partitions, format and copy partitions as well as split and merge partitions, with the last-mentioned functions being added. Furthermore you have the possibility to convert partitions into different formats.
When creating a partition, if there is not yet allocated space on the hard drive, you first have the choice between a primary or a logical partition. The primary partitions, since they are bootable, should be used for operating systems and logical partitions especially for other tasks such as storing applications. After you are clear about the type of partition, you can choose between 7 different file types, FAT, FAT32, HPFS, NTFS, Linux Ext2, Linux Swap, Extended and Unformatted. For the normal Windows user, however, only FAT 32 and NTFS (W2k, NT4) come into question. After entering a name and after specifying the partition size anda subsequent click on Ok gives a preview of the changes made. All that separates you from the new partitions is one click on 'Apply changes'.
Depending on the type of changes you make, it may be necessary to exit Windows. In such cases, Partition Magic offers its own 'operating system' so that users of Windows Me or Windows 2000 do not have to forego any functions.
A function that, besides the One of the most important things about creating a partition is resizing it. If you run out of space on a drive, you simply increase the size of the partition with two mouse clicks by reducing the size of another.