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How do I partition a Fat32 external hard drive?

Dear Expert I have the following Portable Hard Disk Drive

ADATA Superior Series SH93 2.5”
http://www.adata.com.tw/index.php?action=product_feature&cid=2&piid=27

How do I partition it using Acronis Disk Director Version 10 Build 2160?
I want to have 10 GB of unallocated space.
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Swapnil NirmalCommented:
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nobusCommented:
well  - in short, it is partitioned into 1 partition, so you would need to shrink that first with more than 10 GB to create the free space
then you can create a new partition in that free space
note : if you are using Windows7  - you can do that from disk management
right click the disk or partition you want to shrink, select shrink and put in the size needed
then create the new one
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rebelscum0000Author Commented:
I am running windows xp pro sp3 how to  in short?
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rebelscum0000Author Commented:
I do not want partition running any OS, my question is clear
How do I partition it using Acronis Disk Director Version 10....
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rebelscum0000Author Commented:
from the bootable CD
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rebelscum0000Author Commented:
I've requested that this question be deleted for the following reason:

I asked using ADD V. 10
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rindiCommented:
There is no reason to close this Question and repost it.
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rebelscum0000Author Commented:
I did not know. but do you have the solution?
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rebelscum0000Author Commented:
My question once again


How do I partition a Fat32 external hard drive from the Acronis Bootable CD?

Dear Experts,

I have the following Portable Hard Disk Drive

ADATA Superior Series SH93 2.5”
http://www.adata.com.tw/index.php?action=product_feature&cid=2&piid=27

How do I partition it using Acronis Disk Director Version 10 Build 2160 using the Acronis Bootable CD?
I want to have 10 GB of unallocated space.  

NOT from disk management

Thank you very much for your help in advance

Regards

Tags: Windows XP SP3, Partition, FAT32, External Hard Drive, ADATA, Acronis Disk Director, Acronis Bootable CD
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rindiCommented:
Generally it should be as simple as booting the Acronis CD or DVD with the external HD connected to the PC, then selecting the current partition within the Acronis User Interface, and look for a resize option (as I'm not familiar with Acronis products - there are better options available that are free and that would be what I'd use - I can't tell you it's exact menus). Further options, if you don't yet have any data of value on the disk, would be to delete the current partition and just create a new one with the size you need. I'd also suggest changing to ntfs and not use fat32, as ntfs is more robust and you can store larger files with it (unless of course you need the disk on other OS's like MAC OS's of course).
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rebelscum0000Author Commented:
I just want to add I want to apologize to nobus, he is a great expert and he has help me in other questions, I follow him from several months

but rindi. do YOU have the solution?
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rebelscum0000Author Commented:
That is the problem rindi
>I'm not familiar with Acronis products

and you re-open it
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rindiCommented:
Just boot the PC from the CD, most of these products are self explanatory and easy to use. You should be able to select the disk and then have resize or convert to ntfs options, or also delete options.
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rebelscum0000Author Commented:
The external Drive is FAT32, I read the manual, I can not convert to NTFS,

Did you click on the ADATA web site i post?

if the extenal drive were NTFS I did not open this question I know how to do it
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rebelscum0000Author Commented:
Thank you Experts
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rindiCommented:
Have you booted with the acronis CD and checked the options you have? Have you deleted the partition, and then created a new one as ntfs? As I mentioned earlier, if there is no data on the disk, or if you have backed it up (which is standard procedure anyway, you should never have data of value on just one disk) you can just delete the partition it has and create a new one. Then you won't need to resize.

Yes I did open the Link, it looks just like any other USB HD to me, maybe just a little more robust than others.

Also, if Acronis doesn't include an option to convert from fat32 to ntfs, you can do that from windows using a cmd prompt and the following command (as administrator):

convert DriveLetter: /FS:NTFS

(just replace "DriveLetter" with the letter that your disk got within windows).
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rebelscum0000Author Commented:
I will ask at Wilders, Acronis or Adata or I will open another question here at EE
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nobusCommented:
if i see your questionagain, i feel i don't deserve the accept - but you can find all you want in the acronis documents here :  http://www.acronis.com/support/?TS=4-0
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rebelscum0000Author Commented:
nobus u r a great expert :)
is your choice to accept to help me

Thank you very much

Regards
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nobusCommented:
thanks
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