GPT Partition Manager Software

Tue May 08 2018 updated

What is GPT Disk?

That's may be a little bit hard to understand from Wikipedia's explanation below, to make it simple, You can build more partitions on GPT disk, Thus a professional GPT disk partition manager software is needed when its installation is growing and will keep on growing up in near days.

"GUID Partition Table (GPT) is a standard for the layout of the partition table on a physical storage device, such as a hard disk drive or solid-state drive, using globally unique identifiers (GUID). Although it forms a part of the Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) standard (Unified EFI Forum proposed replacement for the PC BIOS), it is also used on some BIOS systems because of the limitations of master boot record (MBR) partition tables, which use 32 bits for storing logical block addresses (LBA) and size information on a traditionally 512 byte disk sector. " -WIKIPEDIA

By the way, what's the most important thing we should concern when it comes to software?

Safety, of course.

Fortunately, Partition Expert has its enterprise-class secure program in its core. Unlike other partition software claims they are safe on their website instead of its product, Partition Expert with its disaster-protection technology and cancel-at-will technical to protect your data under any emergency situations.

To resize partition is to extend partition, shrink partition, allocated free space to one drive, merge partition, and split partition. The basic function of extend and shrink partition can make up to these functions. So we put resize/move function together as one to manage GPT partitions.

First, How to Extend Partition on GPT Disk

  1. Download and install Partition Expert, Run it,
  2. We take F Partition to extend For example, there're much free space on G Partition, so we first click on G: Partition; > Resize/Move Volume;
  3. In the popup windows, drag the handle on the left and new size of G: Partition shows below along with your dragging.
  4. Now we have some unallocated space from G: Partition, and it's time to extend F: P class="page-header text-info"artition; > click on F: partition; > Resize/Move Volume.
  5. Still we drag the handle on the right side to extend F: partition.

That's the way to extend F: Partition, you can extend any partition but not the last partition in Partition Expert.

What if my G: Partition shows low disk space but H: Partition with much free space in, how can I solve the low disk space alert in G: and extend F: at the same time?

Well, still we can use Resize/Move Volume function to fix this problem. So situation now becomes: F: and G: low disk space, H: much free space available.

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Extend C Drive
  1. Run Partition Expert, let click on H: first;> Resize/Move Volume
  2. Shrink H: Partition from the head by dragging the handle on the left, move more free space from H: this time, because we have two partitions to extend; >OK;
  3. Then we click G: this time, still Resize/Move Volume; the moment mouse turns into cross arrow when hovering on G: Hold your left bottom and drag G: the end; you can the unallocated space moved from end to head;> Drag the handle on the left to expand G: with some free space; > OK
  4. Now we click on F: Partition, > Resize/Move Volume, just use all the free space left to extend F: > OK;
  5. Commit all the operations.

Free Download GPT Partition Manager Software

Convert MBT disk to GPT disk style without data loss is the basic requirement for GPT partition managers, Windows offical forum provided us with the conventional way, which to re-initialize the disk to GPT, this very method will cause data loss, that's definately not what we want

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If you meet this warning message “Windows cannot be installed to this disk. The selected disk is not of the GPT partition style”, we need to make the disk to GPT style

The following steps will help you to convert MBR disk to GPT style without data loss, download Partition Expert, run the portable edition directly and

  1. Click on the Disk you'd like to convert and choose Convert to GPT Disk
  2. Then click OK and Commit, Partition Epxert will do the rest

By doing this, we don't need to format partitions on the disk, or re-initialize disk in Disk Managment, Partition Expert just converts the data disk to it.

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