Partition Magic

Updated: 06/16/2017 by Computer Hope


Partition Magic

After purchasing the PowerQuest company, Norton has continued to ship PartitionMagic. Norton PartitionMagic has all the same features with support for Windows XP, up to 300 GB partitions, more file systems support, and support of USB1.1/2.0 and FireWire drives.

PartitionMagic box

PowerQuest PartitionMagic is a software utility for resizing, creating partitions, and other modifications to hard drives without losing information on the hard drive. PartitionMagic 5.0 has all the capabilities of its predecessors and offers the below additional features.

Boot Management - With Partition magic is BootMagic, a utility that allows the user to switch from one operating system to another, in addition to having the capability of password protecting your boot process.

MagicMover - Effortlessly move programs from one partition or drive to another and update the drive letter.

Large hard disk support - Support for hard drives larger than 20 GB.

Complete file system - Support for FAT, FAT32, NTFS, HPFS, and Linux ext2.

Technical Support

Does PartitionMagic work with any drive compression?

PartitionMagic 4.0 cannot may not run from Windows if the hard drive is compressed. Additionally, PartitionMagic can work with the host drive, which is often the H drive. If attempting to modify the host drive, you may want to reduce the resize of the compressed drive using the compression software to give PartitionMagic additional space to resize.

When creating any additional drives, ensure that all drives are created after the host drive.