Create a partition or logical drive

You may create a partition or logical drive only on the unallocated part of a drive device, you may create several partitions on USB devices too.

Active@ Partition Manager can also create FAT32 partitions greater than 32GB which you cannot create using standard Windows tools.

To create a partition:

  1. To open the Create Partition dialog box, do one of the following:
    • On a hard disk device, click an Unallocated area to select it and click Create.
    • Right-click an Unallocated area and select New Partition in the context menu.
  2. At the top of the dialog box, select the partition type. It may be one of:
    • Primary Partition
    • Extended Partition
    • Logical Drive in the extended partition
  3. In Partition geometry, do the following:
    • To indicate the byte offset at which to start the partition, type the offset number in the Partition offset, sectors box.
    • To indicate the size of the partition in megabytes, type the size in the Partition size in MB box. The maximum available size for this partition appears next to this box.
  4. In Drive Letter, do the following:
    • To create an extended partition with no drive letter, click Do not assign drive letter.
    • To assign a drive letter, click Assign the following drive letter and select a letter from the drop-down list.
  5. In Format Partition, do the following:
    • To skip formatting this partition and create an extended partition, click Do not format this partition.
    • To format this partition, click Format this partition with the following settings and set parameters for the format action.
  6. Click OK. A progress bar appears.
  7. After the process is complete, a Completed dialog box appears. Click OK. The partition is created.