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Need Hard Disk Partitioning help

Discussion in 'Computers' started by StephenK, Feb 5, 2006.

  1. StephenK

    StephenK Stunt Coordinator

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    Hey all,

    So I have a 2nd hard drive that already has 70gigs of Games on it. (Mostly Mame). I have another 60gigs free on it that I would like to partition as a separate drive and then password protect.

    Is there a good app out there that will let me partition the drive without re-formatting? and then enable me to password protect the 2nd partition so that I can mount and unmount drive at will?

    p.s. This is so I can let my small nephews play the games, but keep my other personal data protected.

    Thanks for your help.

    Steve
     
  2. Rob Gillespie

    Rob Gillespie Producer

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    Partition Magic is the standard app for this kind of thing, however it's not free.
     
  3. Christian Behrens

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    Something like PartitionMagic will let you create the additional partition (make sure to backup the drive beforehand), whether it can password protect it for you I don't know.

    -Christian
     
  4. Rob Gillespie

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    Not sure if you can password-protect a partition, but you can certainly apply the relevant access permissions to the drive letter.
     
  5. Patrick Sun

    Patrick Sun Moderator
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    Yeah, just partition it, and set the security on it for certain users, and then just have the nephews log in under a user (will most likely have to create a new user login) that can't access the new drive.
     

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