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Disk Management: Partitioning, Recovery, etc.

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Posted 18 November 2004 - 08:20 AM

Parted Magic
The Parted Magic OS employs core programs of GParted and Parted to handle partitioning tasks with ease, while featuring other useful software (e.g. Partimage, TestDisk, Truecrypt, Clonezilla, G4L, SuperGrubDisk, ddrescue, etc…) and an excellent set of info to benefit the user. An extensive collection of file system tools are also included, as Parted Magic supports the following: btrfs, ext2, ext3, ext4, fat16, fat32, hfs, hfs+, jfs, linux-swap, ntfs, reiserfs, reiser4, and xfs.

MiniTool Partition Wizard Home Edition

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Posted 01 December 2006 - 10:57 AM

Cute Partition Manager is an advanced hard disk partition management utility. Using Partition Manager, you can easily add, edit, delete and manage the partitions in your computer. Most of the hard disks have plenty of space and can store plenty of data and easily accommodate more than one operating system. In order to efficiently store large amount of data or install multiple operating systems, you need to partition your hard disk with a partition management utility like Partition Manager.


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Posted 01 December 2007 - 10:08 PM

PartitionRecovery is freeware and written by TOKIWA to recover the partition deleted accidentally, which means it can restore the files and folders in the deleted partition.

Compatible operating systems: Windows2000/XP/Vista

  • NTFS and FAT32 supported
  • simple and instructive UI
  • neither installation nor DLLs is needed
  • Windows Vista supported
PartitionRecovery doesn't need to be installed. Just unpack the archive you downloaded and it's runnable.
PartitionRecovery doesn't install anything, so no registry entries or initialization files are left on your computer when you delete the directory of PartitionRecovery.

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Posted 18 April 2008 - 02:54 PM


More tools at the site.

Searches for lost FAT, NTFS, HPFS, BeOS and Linux ext2, ext3 and swap partitions. To search for reiserfs partitions, add "reiser" to the command line.

Example: Write a report for all disks to the file fp.txt: findpart all fp.txt

For DOS/Windows 95/98/ME:
fpart472.zip, 132.147 bytes, version 4.72, August 2, 2006.
fpart474.zip, 132.695 bytes, version 4.74, January 11, 2008.
fpart476.zip, 133.241 bytes, version 4.76, January 12, 2008.
Boot floppy image and CD image with Findpart version 4.83 for Windows, running in FreeDOS using the HX DOS extender:
fp483dos.zip, 774.312 bytes.

For Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2000/XP:
fpart487.zip, 178.347 bytes, version 4.87, August 25, 2007.
fpart491.zip, 184.903 bytes, version 4.91, November 28, 2007.
In Windows 95/98/ME the included library files should be in the same directory as findpart.exe.

The Findpart Windows version includes the functionality of the utilities FindNTFS, GB32, Chsdir, Editpart, Findfat, Getsect, Putsect, Cyldir, Finddir, Findext2, Findbad and Pqrp. For usage type Findpart followed by the utility name. For editing commands the findpart environment variable must be set to edit using the command 'set findpart=edit'.

Free NTFS data recovery tool. Lists the content of an NTFS partition, or copies files.

For DOS/Windows 95/98/ME:
fntfs132.zip, 119.168 bytes, version 1.32, April 22, 2003.
fntfs154.zip, 123.845 bytes, version 1.54, January 29, 2005.

For Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2000/XP:
fntfs165.zip, 77.133 bytes, version 1.65, January 29, 2005.
fntfs187.zip, 84.673 bytes, version 1.87, April 11, 2006.
fntfs205.zip, 114.603 bytes, version 2.05, August 31, 2006.
In Windows 95/98/ME library files from Findpart should be in the same directory as findntfs.exe.

In order to be able to use FindNTFS, you will need to know the cylinder, head, sector address of the partition, which in most cases can be found using the Findpart utility. Use the "Start CHS" numbers.

Example: Make a file listing for the NTFS partition (ID 07) at disk 2, cylinder 0, head 1, sector 1:
findntfs 2 0 1 1 files files.txt
To copy the directory that in files.txt has the number 117, and subdirectories to that directory:
findntfs 2 0 1 1 copy 117
Or to just copy all found files, including system files:
findntfs 2 0 1 1 showsys copy
The files will be copied to current directory, and to subdirectories to current directory.

Or try: (example for disk 2, cylinder 0, head 1, sector 1):
findntfs listmft 2 0 1 1
This will save search results in the file listmft.bin. If you want to search another location, or use other search parameters, then go to a new directory, or delete the current file listmft.bin. If you want to copy files, run the command from a partition with free space.

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Posted 22 September 2008 - 02:23 AM

Painless Partition Recovery

Partition Find & Mount implements a new concept of deleted or lost partition recovery. It works in the most convenient way possible — by locating and mounting partitions into the system, thus making those lost partitions available to you like any generic disk volume. Partition Find & Mount will also work in case any Boot Record (including the Master Boot Record) is missing, damaged or overwritten.

Partition Find & Mount is:
  • Easy to use. You do not need special knowledge to use the software.
  • Safe to your data. There is no possible way you could get things worse.
  • Free for personal use. Use it as much as you like.
If MBR is the only structure that is corrupted, it will take just a second for Partition Find & Mount to find all partitions!

NTFS & FAT are supported: Windows Vista 32-bit, Windows XP, Windows 2003, Windows 2000.

More info & Download: http://findandmount.com/

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Posted 01 September 2009 - 06:57 AM


Partition Wizard is a Windows based partition manager. It supports both MBR and GUID partition table format running on 32/64 bits Operating System including Windows XP, Vista, Windows Server 2000/2003/2008 and latest Windows 7. Working as partition magic, Partition Wizard provides powerful and professional functions to manage partition including Move/Resize Partition, Copy Partition, Create Partition, Delete Partition, Format Partition, Convert File System, Hide/Unhide Partition, Explore Partition, Partition Recovery and much more.

By using Partition Wizard, home users, business users, system administrators can easily perform partition operations safely and quickly. The Enhanced Data Protecting technology keeps your data safe even in case of power outages or hardware failure. Even better, Partition Wizard is FREE for home and business.

# Partition Wizard is optimized and divided into Home, Business, Server, and Enterprise Edition.

Requires online registration for business use.

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Posted 22 November 2009 - 03:31 AM

Drive Manager
by Alex Nolan

If you have lots of drive letters of different types of drives, such as mapped network drives, thumb drive (USB memory sticks), smart media and compact flash, CD-ROM and DVD then this utility is perfect to help you manage them.
  • % Free column.
  • Hard disk serial number
  • CD ROM Doors open + close.
  • Lock / Unlock CD ROM / DVD drives.
  • Not mounted drives listed in grey with disks not inserted.
  • Time and date.
  • Map / Disconnect network drives.
  • Hide / Unhide drives from explorer.
  • See drives which are hidden.
  • Drive properties dialog on right click.
  • Create / Remove a substitute drive letter for a local folder.
  • Hidden drives displayed in blue.
  • Launch Windows Search
  • Drives with less than 5% available are displayed in red.
  • Vendor details: Vendor Name, Product Id, Revision, Vendor Spec
Free to use - may not be resold.

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Posted 05 June 2011 - 07:09 AM

EASEUS Partition Recovery/ EASEUS Data Recovery - free tools