Acronis True Image 10

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  1. Badcompany

    Badcompany Registered Member

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    Hello forum,
    Just uninstalled T/I but i can't reclaim the space that T/I used.On my D/drive it should state after uninstall of T/I 97GB but it says 50Gb. After uninstall I cleaned with Reg Supreme and Tune-UP Utilities,but it still says 50GB.
    Any help would be appreciated.
    Badcompany. o_O
     
  2. WSFuser

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    Did you create a Secure Zone with ATI?
     
  3. Badcompany

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    Hi WSFuser,
    Just put it right, I transfered the space back to D/drive.Thanks for the reply.
    Badcompany. :thumb:
     
  4. Acronis Support

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    Hello everyone,

    Thank you for choosing Acronis Disk Backup Software.

    For other Forum members who may have the same question would like to mention that as WSFuser mention, using Acronis True Image you can create Acronis Secure Zone (a special hidden partition for storing backups) using unallocated space, if available, or free space on a partition.

    When you uninstall Acronis True Image from your computer Acronis Secure Zone does not delete. This gives you ability to use backup archives stored in the zone later, if needed.

    If you wish to delete Acronis Secure Zone from your computer you will need to Managing Acronis Secure Zone wizard (Tools -> Managing Acronis Secure Zone). When you delete Acronis Secure Zone you can select the partitions to which you want to add the space freed from the zone or leave the space unallocated.

    You can find the detailed instructions on how to perform these actions in chapter 9. "Managing Acronis Secure Zone" in Acronis True Image 10.0 Home User's Guide.

    Thank you.
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  5. Oldjim

    Oldjim Registered Member

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    That is a really good description in the manual but I have one question - this shows my ignorance -:oops:
    I had always assumed that when I created partitions they were in one area on the disk. With this method I would assume that the partitions would be fragmented. Is this a problem and, if so, are there any tools which will correct this.
     
  6. MudCrab

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    Oldjim,

    Each partition is created in one physical area of the disk. The SZ can only be in one partition.

    When creating the SZ you can use unallocated space (space not used by any partition) or take unused space, free space, from an existing partition (TI shrinks the partition in order to create a new partition for the SZ).

    When you delete the SZ, you can choose what partition you want the "space" added to or you can leave the space as unallocated.
     
  7. Oldjim

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    That answers part of the question but raises another.
    For example if there are 4 partitions C, D, E and F the SZ partition takes space from F what happens when the SZ partition is deleted and, for example, the freed space is allocated to the boot partition C.
    If partition C is not to be fragmented this presumably requires that partitions D, E and F are moved to create the space for the enlarged partition C.
    Alternatively have I totally misunderstood what is happening.
     
  8. Acronis Support

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    Hello Oldjim,

    Thank you for your interest in Acronis Disk Backup Software.

    Yes, in this case partitions along with their data move to the respective value (the size of Acronis Secure Zone). These operations perform using the same algorithms which use in Acronis Disk Director Suite 10.0 , thus, no data will be lost during this procedure.

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  9. MudCrab

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    To show an example, you start with your drive like this:

    [C 10GB][D 20GB][E 40GB][SZ 60GB]

    Then you delete the SZ and assign the 60GB of space to the C partition. TI will first do this:

    [C 10GB][D 20GB][E 40GB][unallocated 60GB]

    and then slide the D and E partitions to the right

    [C 10GB][unallocated 60GB][D 20GB][E 40GB]

    and then expand the C partition to include the unallocated space

    [C 70GB][D 20GB][E 40GB]

    TI does all this behind the scenes so you see it as one step. You could perform the same steps manually using Disk Director or another partition manager program.

    Depending on how large the D and E partitions are and how much data they contain, this procedure may take quite a while to complete.
     
  10. Oldjim

    Oldjim Registered Member

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    Thank you all for the very clear explanation to an old fogey.:D
     
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