Active Partition Manager is software that helps you handle storage devices and the logical drives or partitions that they contain. You could create, delete, format, and name partitions on your computer without shutting down the system. In addition, many of the configuration modifications you carry out will probably be utilized instantly.
Active Partition Manager is a part of Active@ Boot Disk (Windows-based LiveCD). You can add more space to a current main partition by extending it into adjacent, contiguous unallocated space on the same disk.
To lengthen a partition, it has to be formatted with the NTFS file system. You can lengthen a logical drive inside contiguous free space within the prolonged partition that contains it.
If you lengthen a logical drive past the free space available within the prolonged partition, the prolonged partition grows to contain the logical drive so long as the prolonged partition is adopted by contiguous unallocated space.
Active Partition Manager includes the following features:
- Recognize volumes (partitions) with file systems: FAT, FAT32, exFAT, NTFS, UFS, HFS+, Ext2/Ext3/Ext4
- Create a partition or logical drive (volume)
- Format a logical drive or partition (FAT, exFAT, NTFS)
- Resize logical drive (volume)
- Edit and synchronize boot sectors of FAT, exFAT, NTFS, UFS, HFS+, Ext2/Ext3/Ext4, and Partition Table
- Initialize the new disk as MBR or GPT or repair MBR (GPT) on the broken disk
- Convert MBR to GPT or GPT to MBR
- Rollback partition layout modifications, equivalent to creating a delete format partition and disk initialization
- Assign or change partition attributes, drive letters, etc.
- Format a Flash memory as NTFS
- Delete a partition or logical drive
- Create FAT32 partitions larger than 32GB in size (as much as 1Tb)
- Mark partition as active
- Create several partitions on a USB flash memory device
- View advanced properties and attributes of a partition, logical drive, or hard drive (disk)
The number of partitions you possibly can create on a hard disk or a USB device is dependent upon the device’s partition style. In Windows, the MBR (Master Boot Record) describes how a disk is partitioned, which partition contains the boot sector, and the place the boot sector is positioned.
On MBR devices, you possibly can create as many as 4 major partitions, or you possibly can create as many as three major partitions and one prolonged partition. You could create only one prolonged partition on a drive device. Within the prolonged partition, you possibly can create a limitless number of logical drives.
Changes in Active Partition Manager 6.0
- Adopted for HiDPI (high-resolution displays)
- Improved GPT volume management and formatting
- Intensive GUI tweaks and bug fixes
Supported Operating Systems:
- Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10 (32-bit, 64-bit).
- Windows Server 2003, 2008, 2012, 2016.
Size: 19.4 MB