Automatic Partition Operations
Chapter 4. Automatic Partition Operations
The «Automatic partition operations» mode enables you to perform the following typical operations:
Create a new partition
Increase partition free space
Copy a partition
These operations are performed with wizards, enabling you to enter operation parameters step-by-step and return to any step as needed. Each parameter is provided with detailed instructions.
For a detailed description of the Recover Partitions Wizard see section «Working with Acronis Recovery Expert»
Creating A New Partition
You might need a new hard disk partition to:
Store several same-type files — for example, an MP3 collection or video files on a
Store backups (images) of other partitions/disks on a partition
Install a new operating system (or swap file) on a partition
Create partition wizard lets you create a partition of any type (Active, Primary or Logical), select a file system, label, assign a letter, and other disk management functions.
1. If you need to create a partition:
Run the create partition wizard by selecting Wizards Create partition or a similar
Wizards list item on the sidebar, or by clicking
Create partition on the toolbar.
The wizard will analyze computer disks and partitions. If the wizard finds unallocated
space, you will see the Action Selection wizard page.
It will ask you to select how to create a new partition:
using disk unallocated space.
using existing partitions free space
Unallocated space is the space not used by any existing partitions. In contrast, partition free space is the space free from any data.
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