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Manual Partition Operations

4.

Hard disk clearing parameters window By clicking OK, you'll add a pending operation of hard disk clearing.

Deleting hard disk partitions does not destroy disk sector contents. They can be restored by special means, if needed. Therefore, if you need to destroy confidential information, set the switch to Delete partitions and destroy data!

For information about the Acronis Disk Director Server data wiping algorithm see the commentary for 5.1.10 «Deleting a partition».

Deleting a partition in Windows 98/Me can change the order of letters assigned to other partitions. As a result, some shortcuts might stop working. A detailed discussion of partition letter assignment rules for various operating systems appears in 4.1 «Creating A New Partition».

5.2

Additional Partition Operations

Additional hard disk partition operations include some rarely used but useful operations for converting partition file systems, hiding and unhiding partitions, setting active partitions, changing root size and changing partition cluster size.

5.2.1

Changing partition letter

Some operating systems assign letters (C:, D:,…) to hard disk partitions at startup. They are used by applications and operating systems to locate files on partitions.

Connecting an additional disk, as well as creating or deleting a partition on existing disks, might change your system configuration. As a result, some applications might stop working or user files might not be opened. To prevent this, you can change letters assigned by an operating system.

If you need to change a letter assigned to a partition by an operating system:

1. 2.

Select the hard disk and partition on it. Select Disk Advanced Change Letter or a similar item in the Advanced sidebar

list, or click

Change the logical drive letter on the toolbar.

3.

Select a new letter in the Change letter window.

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