In a Unix system you’ll see references to storage devices by many names. Let’s examine the differences between a disk, drive, volume, partition, and image.
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If you have a “shrinking” USB drive where it is showing a much smaller storage space than its original size, here’s how you can recover USB space in Windows.
Switching between Linux distributions can be hard when you’re preserving user data. A solution is to give your Home folder its own partition. Here’s how to do it.
Some hard drives are marketed as “made for Mac” which many would think means it’s not usable in Windows. This guide will show you how to format and use a “Made for Mac” hard disk on a Windows PC.
Extending a hard drive partition sounds like a difficult task, but luckily it’s not. Here’s how you can easily extend a hard drive partition in Windows 10.
If you have a partition on your Mac that you don’t use anymore, you may want to reclaim that space. Here’s how to erase and remove a partition on your Mac.
Do you have multiple partitions that you wish to combine into one? In Linux you can use mhddfs to do so. Let’s check it out.
Hiding drives or partitions in Windows isn’t hard & can be helpful in different scenarios (i.e. lending your laptop to a guest). Here’s what to do.
By default, your Mac comes only with a single partition and all the OS and your files are stored in it. Here is how you can create partition on Mac, for backup or for dual-booting purpose.
Most hard disks comes with several partitions. If you need to manage hard disk partitions in Linux, fdisk is the tool you need.
You probably are wondering, what are the differences between MBR and GPT and is there any benefit using one over the other? We wil clear your doubt in this article.
While installing Ubuntu, one of the good practices is to give the Home folder its own partition, so whatever changes you made to the System folder won’t affect your Home directory. For those who are stuck, here is how you can move your Home folder to another partition.
It is easy to access Windows NTFS partition in Linux, but not the other way round. If you wish to access Linux Ext4 partition from Windows, here is one nitfy tool to help you out.
There are plenty of benefits for partitioning your hard disk. You can install new operating system on it, or use as an backup location. This article shows you the guide to partition your hard drive in Windows 8, without any external tool.
For the giveaway of the week, we have 10 license keys for Stellar Partition Recovery (worth $990 in total) to be given away. Read on for more detail
You might have heard that many people are having issues recovering their data when some of the hard drive becomes corrupt. Having one partition is often more detrimental than you think. Your computer could benefit in multiple ways from a multi-partition system, perhaps more ways than you think. You can turn your computer into a […]
In Windows Vista and 7, you can go the Disk Management Console to manage your partition, but if you are looking for a much easier (and quicker) way to extend, move, resize your Windows partition, Aomei Partition Assistant is one good tool that you can use. (And yes, there is a giveaway for this great […]
Most modern Linux distros are pretty good about automatically mounting your drives and partitions when you need them, but as with most things automatic, it doesn’t always work quite the way you want. On Ubuntu, for instance, secondary drives and partitions are not mounted until you attempt to access them by the file manager or […]