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I have my main partition first, and a backup partition second. I want to shrink the backup partition and push it to the end of the drive, so that I can expand my main partition. In XP I could accomplish this with partition magic, not sure how to do it in vista.

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You will need to use a modern Partitioning tool, partition magic 8 is too old to use with Vista.

Back up your data before you monkey with partitions. : -)

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okay so using this app I shrunk my backup partition and moved it to the end of the drive. I'm left with my main partition and a section of unallocated space. I want to merge the main partition to the unallocated space but I cannot figure out how. I thnik i need to format the unallocated space to NTFS, but it doesn't give me that option. advice? – partitioninginvista Feb 27 '11 at 4:15
If you're doing this from within vista it won't work. You'll need to boot up using a CD/DVD. You can't resize a system partition while it's active. – ggutenberg Feb 27 '11 at 9:37
Paragon user manuals – Moab Feb 27 '11 at 15:47

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