How to Upgrade Stellar Partition Manager

Stellar Partition Manager allows you to keep your application up-to-date using the Update feature, which checks for latest updates.

In Stellar Partition Manager, you can check for updates either automatically or manually.

If updates are available, then update wizard will pop up when you run the application. Otherwise, you can use Updates option under Preferences from Stellar Partition Manager menu.

To update Stellar Partition Manager, do any one of the following:

To check for updates automatically:

  1. Run Stellar Partition Manager, application displays the Update screen along with main user interface.
  2. To download the latest updates, click Update. It may take few seconds to minutes to download the files. Application displays the 'Update successfully installed' message once the update is complete.
  3. Click OK. Click Cancel to check for updates manually.

To check for updates manually:

  1. Run Stellar Partition Manager.
  2. Click Continue.
  3. On the StellarPartitonManager menu, click Preferences.
  4. Click General tab in the Preferences screen. Click Check for updates now option.
  5. If updates are available, application will display the Update screen. Follow the next step.

Or

  1. If no updates are available, application will display 'There are no updates available' message.
  2. Click Update to download the latest updates. It may take few seconds to minutes to download the files. After completion, 'Update successfully installed' message appears. Click OK.

After installing the latest updates, restart Stellar Partition Manager software.

You can run Stellar Partition Manager on your Mac by following any one of the following methods:

Double-click Stellar Partition Manager in Applications folder.

OR

Double-click Stellar Partition Manager desktop shortcut (if it is created).

OR

Click Stellar Partition Manager icon in the dock (if it is created).

Three menu options are available in Stellar Partition Manager software. They are StellarPartitionManager, Tools, and the Help menu. These options help a user to view product information, register application, and seek technical assistance/help regarding the product.

A user can also use these options to personalize the application as well. The three menus along with their options are as follows:

1 StellarPartitionManager Menu
  • About Stellar Partition Manager - Use this option to read information about Stellar Partition Manager.
  • License Agreement -Use this option to view the license agreement.
  • Preferences... - Use this option to set preferences for Stellar Partition Manager and personalize the product.
2 Tools Menu
  • Register... - This option is enabled when you are using unregistered version of Stellar Partition Manager application. Use it to register your product.
3 Help Menu
  • Help Topics... - Use this option to view Stellar Partition Manager help manual.
  • Order Stellar Partition Manager - Use this option to buy Stellar Partition Manager (in case, you are using the demo version).
  • Email to Stellar Support - Use this option to contact Stellar Support using email.
  • View Support Section - Use this option to visit the product's support pages at
    http://www.stellarpartitionmanager.com/support.php
  • Generate Enquiry - Use this option to submit enquiry to stellarinfo.com.
  • View Knowledge Base Articles - Use this option to visit the product's knowledgebase articles of stellarinfo.com.

Stellar Partition Manager allows you to add a new partition to the existing partitions of your Mac using the Add feature of the application.

Follow the steps given below, to create a new partition:

  1. Run Stellar Partition Manager. Click Continue.
  2. In the left pane, select the Hard Drive where you want to create a new partition.
  3. On the toolbar, click Add. Application displays the Add New Volume dialog box.
  4. In the Volume Name text box, type a name for the new partition. Move the slider to specify size of the partition. Volume Size displays the size of the new partition.
  5. Click OK.
  6. Task to add the "new partition" is added in the Task to do list along with other added tasks (if any). Click Start to run the listed tasks.
  7. Application displays a warning message. Click Continue.

Note: Ensure that you backup your data present in the selected drive.

  1. After successful completion of all the tasks, the application lists the newly added partition in the middle pane along with other partitions.

Note: Space for the new partition is taken from the free space available in the selected drive.

Stellar Partition Manager, for creating a new partition, takes space from the free space of the hard disk.

Disk formatting is the process of preparing a storage medium (like, hard disks, solid-state drives, and USB flash drives) for initial use, including setting up an empty file system. A number of utilities and programs can perform this task.

You can partition large-sized disks, (that is, divide them into distinct sections/volumes) which can each be formatted with their own file systems.

By formatting a disk, you can configure the disk with a file system so that the system can store data on the disk.

You might have to format a new hard disk when you purchase an additional hard disk to expand the storage of your computer.

Other types of storage devices, including many USB flash drives and memory cards that are often formatted by the manufacturer.

Note: Formatting erases all the existing data of a hard disk. It is recommended that you back up your data before formatting a hard disk or volume.

Yes, you will lose all the data in a partition if you format it.

In fact, formatting (or re-formatting) a disk will erase anything in it and installs information that tells the operating system how to locate everything on the disk.

Note: Formatting erases all the existing data of a hard disk. It is recommended that you back up your data before formatting a hard disk or partition.

You can format a partition to erase its entire content, install a new operating system or re-arrange drive partitions. You can use the Format option of Stellar Partition Manager to format a partition of your Mac.

To format a partition, follow the steps given below:

  1. Run Stellar Partition Manager. Click Continue.
  2. In the left pane, select the Hard Drive that contains the partition that you want to format.
  3. In the middle pane, select the required partition.
  4. On the toolbar, click Format.
  5. Application adds the task to format the "partition" to the Task to do list along with other tasks (if any). Click Start to perform the listed tasks.
  6. Application displays a warning message. Click Continue.

Note: Before clicking Continue, ensure that you backup your data present in the selected drive.

Time taken for formatting a hard disk is dependent on the amount of space you allocated to the partition you are formatting (that is, the partition size). In other words, a 200GB disk partition will format faster than a 1TB partition.
You can format storage media like hard disks including, external hard disks, USB drives, and memory cards. In all the different types of storage devices, formatting performs the same action. Each disk has its own file system to format on. You need to choose, which file system you want to format the device with.

For major upgrades, however, the user will have to buy the latest version of the software.