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  •  how too align partition without data loss?
    Monday, August 12, 2013 6:02 AM

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  • Hi,

    this is not possible using windows built-in tools because the partition needs to be deleted and recreated. You could consider using a backup solution to temporarily store the information to be retained.

    There are some third party applications that enable moving partitions around while retaining data. One of the most known free tools is gparted.

    However: you should be very _VERY_ careful with this kind of tools: a backups is mandatory anyhow!


    MCP/MCSA/MCTS/MCITP


    • Edited by SenneVL Monday, August 12, 2013 7:20 AM
    • Proposed as answer by SenneVL Tuesday, August 13, 2013 6:12 AM
    • Marked as answer by arnavsharmaModerator Saturday, August 17, 2013 3:12 PM
    Monday, August 12, 2013 7:20 AM
  • Well there's always a risk of data loss so you should backup your data and/or make a clone image of your drive(s).

    You're probably already aligned but you can use HGST Align Tool to check. It's meant for WD and Hitachi drives but might work with others. Give it a try.


    Windows XP Post SP3 Updates

    Monday, August 12, 2013 7:29 AM
  • You can use Norton Ghost, MS does not provides any application for this.

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    Monday, August 12, 2013 5:24 PM
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All replies

  • Hi,

    this is not possible using windows built-in tools because the partition needs to be deleted and recreated. You could consider using a backup solution to temporarily store the information to be retained.

    There are some third party applications that enable moving partitions around while retaining data. One of the most known free tools is gparted.

    However: you should be very _VERY_ careful with this kind of tools: a backups is mandatory anyhow!


    MCP/MCSA/MCTS/MCITP


    • Edited by SenneVL Monday, August 12, 2013 7:20 AM
    • Proposed as answer by SenneVL Tuesday, August 13, 2013 6:12 AM
    • Marked as answer by arnavsharmaModerator Saturday, August 17, 2013 3:12 PM
    Monday, August 12, 2013 7:20 AM
  • Well there's always a risk of data loss so you should backup your data and/or make a clone image of your drive(s).

    You're probably already aligned but you can use HGST Align Tool to check. It's meant for WD and Hitachi drives but might work with others. Give it a try.


    Windows XP Post SP3 Updates

    Monday, August 12, 2013 7:29 AM
  • You can use Norton Ghost, MS does not provides any application for this.

    Arnav Sharma | Facebook | Twitter Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread.

    Monday, August 12, 2013 5:24 PM
    Moderator
  •  thank you guys. I have solved this problem. and i used MiniTool Partition Wizard to align partition with data loss 
    Wednesday, August 21, 2013 7:38 AM
  • thank you very much!
    Wednesday, August 21, 2013 7:39 AM
  • thank you and i already solved.
    Wednesday, August 21, 2013 7:40 AM
  •  thank you for your ideas
    Wednesday, August 21, 2013 7:41 AM