Looking for a good partition manager for your computer? One of the best programs out there is GParted. It’s open-source and supports just about every file system out there including FAT16, FAT32, NTFS, HFS, UFS, XFS, and more.
Basically, your hard drive is divided into one or more segments called partitions. Usually, once you create a partition, it’s not resizable. GParted is a program you can use to make changes to the partitions on your hard disk, such as deleting a partition, resizing a partition, or copying and partition.
It does all of this without deleting any of your data. You can also use it to enable or disable partition flags such as boot and hidden. GParted is written in Linux, but can be used to manage Windows partitions by booting from a Live CD.
Once you boot to GParted, you’ll get a similar screen to what is shown above. This is the main screen that gives you information about each of the partitions currently on the hard drive. You can quickly see the file system, size, and any flags, such as the boot partition.
You can right-click on any partition and click Information to get more details about that partition.
To resize a partition, right-click and choose Resize/Move.
The resize partition dialog will pop up and here you can choose the new size for the partition. You can also drag the slider to adjust the size of the partition.
You can also create a partition easily and choose the file system and whether you want it as the Primary Partition or not.
Like I said before, GParted supports many file systems and many actions. However, it cannot perform every action on every file system, so here’s a quick breakdown of the features.
Overall, it’s one of the best programs ever created and I would highly recommend it for any IT Administrators! It makes managing partitions a walk in the park! Enjoy!