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Windows 7: partition external hard drive

03 Aug 2012   #1
soulfood

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partition external hard drive

hi, can i partition my external hard drive? thank you


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03 Aug 2012   #2
Kaktussoft

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Yes... I think it already is. What do you want to accomplish?
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03 Aug 2012   #3
Dave76

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Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

You can connect it to your computer and do it with Disk Management.

How to Create a New Partition or Volume in Windows 7
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04 Aug 2012   #4
Sunimar

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dave76 View Post
You can connect it to your computer and do it with Disk Management.

How to Create a New Partition or Volume in Windows 7
Dave I want to ask a question over here:

Is it possible to partition an HDD if you have some data on it?? Or does 1 need to clean-up the HDD & then should partition it??
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04 Aug 2012   #5
ignatzatsonic

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dave76 View Post
You can connect it to your computer and do it with Disk Management.

How to Create a New Partition or Volume in Windows 7
Dave I want to ask a question over here:

Is it possible to partition an HDD if you have some data on it?? Or does 1 need to clean-up the HDD & then should partition it??
You can shrink an existing partition with data on it--and then make a new partition from the free space that generates.

For safety's sake, you should have the data backed up somewhere before you start.

You can usually shrink a partition to some degree with Disk Management, but Partition Wizard is a more flexible tool for the purpose.
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