View Full Version : Resizing Partitions

04-01-2007, 04:45 PM
I read somewhere that with XP Pro in Disk Management , if it desired to re-size a partition , you should right click the partition and then select "Resize" from the drop-down list.

When I do that , there is no "Resize" appearing.

Should it be there ?

04-01-2007, 05:03 PM
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In answer to your question...I'm not sure.

There's a nice little program for working with partitions... http://www.iol.ie/~krakowangus/bing.htm

04-02-2007, 06:55 AM
A right-click menu is a "Context Menu", which means it is constructed from settings in the registry to suit the "context" in play at that moment.

One of the characteristics of that particular "context" was [still is] the fact that there is probably data on that partition.
Windows cannot non-destructively resize partitions that hold data [resize them whilst preserving the data held].

"BootIT NT" [BiNG] can though.
It works outside of Windows, and because Windows isn't running it can even non-destructively resize the Windows partition [C:].

Paul Komski
04-02-2007, 09:00 PM
Should it be there ?
No. The only way you can "resize" with disk management is to delete partitions and then recreate them.