Manage Disk Space On Your Computer Like a Professional
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Manage Disk Space On Your Computer Like a Professional


Handling hardware tasks especially operations and issues related to hard disks are a bit risky for non-professionals. It is the game of data that you will be playing there, when you lay your hands on your drive operations. If encountered any unfamiliar issues, they will give you sleepless nights.

 

Managing the disk space on your computer includes resizing, moving and merging the partitions as per the need and converting the disk formats to make them compatible for different operating systems. It would need a professional to perform the tasks with no failure of data safety.

 

The even better idea is to do it yourself. It not only helps you save the technician service costs but also teaches you how to do it next time for youself or for your neighbor (trust me! You’ll regret helping out your neighbor with his/her computer).

 

Let’s learn how to manage disk space for yourself

Step 1: Download this disk partition software, named Partition Master Professional from EaseUs software which is an efficient tool for managing the disk space on your computer very well. Its easy-to-use user interface allows any non-professional user take control of their hard disks without any hassle. It helps you create, merge, resize, copy, convert, wipe and defragment specific partition or the whole drive at your wisdom.

 

I use this software to manage hard disk space on my Windows 7 desktop PC and on my Windows 10 laptop as well.

 

Yes! It is compatible with Windows 10. That felt like a cherry on the cake when I read about it when I was suffering with the loss of 20GB hard drive space after installing Windows 10 on my Windows 8.1 laptop.

 

Step 2: After downloading, install it like as any other software on your computer in just few clicks.

 

I recommend you to buy this software instead of using a 7-day trail because some advanced operations will be restricted of their functionalities (fully) after the trail period.

 

Step 3: Run the software after installation. It will show the list of your drives and partitions in the home window.

 

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Step 4: Right-click on the drive partition for options.

 

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Choose an option of your choice and requirement and click on it to open the respective operation wizard.

 

What are these options mean and what they do?

The options provided in Partition Master Pro edition are the foremost disk operation options that are available for the disk technologies that we are using. However, a newbie will find it difficult in knowing the difference among them.

 

I’ll cover up all the options in the software so that you can be confident enough while using it. Also, EaseUs Software provides better support for this software through online and direct email. I’d recommend you to contact them to report any issues regarding the software. Amfas Tech is just covering all its features for your understanding.

 

Resize/Move Partition

It helps you resize or move an existing partition of the hard drive. You can increase or decrease the partition size or move it entirely onto another.

 

Points to remember:

  • Resizing partition may shrink or expand the size of the disk partition. You can only expand it if there is any space left empty on the drive or any another partition has been shrunken.
  • To move the space between volumes, there must be an unallocated space (may be the shrunken part from existing volumes) on the disk.

Copy Partition

Copy partition will copy down the whole partition on to another partition. The volume(s) can be duplicated so that you no need to worry about data loss while working on a partition.

 

Point to remember:

  • Make sure your destination partition have the same size (or more) as of the source partition size.
  • If the destination partition is undersized, the partition copying option may fail or copy only very less data on to the destination volume than existed.

Migrate OS to SSD/HDD

This is a life saver option that I like most. The operating system can be entirely copied on to another drive without losing the software configurations and settings. This option asks you to choose a destination disk to migrate the whole operating system to.

 

Points to remember:

  • It is not recommended to opt for this option if you are willing to do this operation as a virus removal process. Because, migrating OS will not remove viruses at all, instead copies all the crap onto the new drive also.
  • It is best option to opt, if you are facing any memory clogs with the current hard drive or facing any other disk issues with it and you don’t want to re-install the OS.

Merge Partition

This operation will help you merge more than one partition into one single partition at the possibility of merging two at a time.


Points to remember:

  • You can only merge volumes of same format and that too up to the size of 4TB as per the software capability.
  • You cannot merge boot partition onto system partitions or vice-versa. But, you can merge unallocated disk spaces to any format volumes.
  • EaseUs partition master pro can only merge basic volumes but not dynamic volumes.

Convert to logical

Primary volumes restrict the number of partitions to three/four at maximum. To have another partition along with the limited number of primary volumes, you should convert it into logical as you can add unlimited logical volumes after the primary volume restriction.

 

Points to remember:

  • You can only convert primary partitions to logical only when your hard disk’s partitioning scheme is MBR.
  • After the primary volume limitation is reached, you have to format the extra volumes to logical to have them shown.

All the above features perform key operations on the hard drive. The remaining options are to optimize it.

 

Change label – Changes the drive label.

 

Defragment – Cleans up the fragments chunks of memory on the drive and speeds up the data writing and reading.

 

Set Active – Sets the active boot partition where there are multiple operating systems on the drive.

 

Check Partition – Checks errors in the partition and removes them.

 

Exploration – Explores the content in the drive(s).

 

Properties – Shows the amount of usage and free memory on the disk.

 

Wrapping up

You might have got a brief idea and some confidence by now in managing hard disk space on your computer on your own. If you have got any serious problems using the software, you may contact the EaseUs support without any hesitation. I haven’t got any issues so far and hope you won’t find any at your side.

 

Note: If you are a newbie to computers and not aware of this technological terminology yet, better seek a technician rather spoil your drive and data on it.




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