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Unread 03-24-2007, 09:40 PM
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I have no idea how this happened. I was able to get the hidden partition to view after I installed some weird software. Then, I copied the recovery files to another computer so I could free up the 7 gb. You would think that making recovery discs would work with windows vista, but nooooooo. Ok, so I restarted my computer and I can't get the hidded partition to be viewable again. The Vista partition manager does nothing, partition magic isn't compatible with vista. IS THERE ANY SOFTWARE THAT WILL LET ME BE ABLE TO VIEW AND SEND FILES TO THE HIDDEN PARTITION? PARTICULARLY, ONE FOR VISTA!!!! I hate to shout, but I'm angry.
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yeah, just use a good partition editor. Linux's fdisk works very well - just switch the type from 0x27 to NTFS. Windows is the only OS to use the partition type to actually identify filesystems - which is a great way to hide a partition from Windows. Linux and other OSes probe the filesystem type and only use the partition information to determine start and end.

Partition Magic should work just fine - don't install it, use it on a boot CD.
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I suggest you to use Disk Director Suite: it works like a sharm for such tasks!
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yeah, just use a good partition editor. Linux's fdisk works very well - just switch the type from 0x27 to NTFS. Windows is the only OS to use the partition type to actually identify filesystems - which is a great way to hide a partition from Windows. Linux and other OSes probe the filesystem type and only use the partition information to determine start and end.

Partition Magic should work just fine - don't install it, use it on a boot CD.
Hi Worf

Sorry for the noob question but how do I use linux fdisk on vista? do I have to install the linux OS?
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Hi Worf

Sorry for the noob question but how do I use linux fdisk on vista? do I have to install the linux OS?
Get the Hiren's Boot CD: you will have all the tools to handle disks and partitions.
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sev7en thanks for the swift reply um can I resize the partition without a usb media drive I don't have a media drive for my UX. I saw hiren's page and there are a lot of partition tools there which one works with vista?

http://www.hiren.info/pages/bootcd
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sev7en thanks for the swift reply um can I resize the partition without a usb media drive I don't have a media drive for my UX. I saw hiren's page and there are a lot of partition tools there which one works with vista?

http://www.hiren.info/pages/bootcd
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yup they are a lot! My favorite one is Acronis Disk Director but most of people uses Partition Magic. Anyway don't be scarred about that because Vista's file system are FAT32 and NTFS the same supported by previous XP. It means you can use the application you like more for these jobs ^_^
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yup they are a lot! My favorite one is Acronis Disk Director but most of people uses Partition Magic. Anyway don't be scarred about that because Vista's file system are FAT32 and NTFS the same supported by previous XP. It means you can use the application you like more for these jobs ^_^
I read somewhere that partition magic is not comptible with vista. will have a look at arconis
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I read somewhere that partition magic is not comptible with vista. will have a look at arconis
Maybe you should look at the Partition Magic revision number. As far as I know (but I say once again I would prefer Acronis) latest v8.05 is fully compatibile.

P.S: Nice choose!
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What do you mean by "nice choose"?

Anyway I check the Arconis Website and they are saying that Disk Director Suite 10.0 is compatible with Vista

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New! Windows Vista
Windows XP Professional x64 Edition
Windows XP SP 2
Windows 2000 Professional SP 4
Windows NT 4.0 Workstation SP 6
Windows Me
Windows 98 SE
However it's kinda expensive at 50 USD will try to look for freeware alternatives first, as I don't think I will be using the app after I delete the hidden partition.
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