The Hard Disk Manager based Paragon programs up to version 15 show a colour code in the graphical “Disk map”. These colours indicate the file system a partition is formatted with. The following graphic shows a hard disk formatted with almost any file system the Paragon software supports.
Please refer to the following list to find out which colour is used for which file system.
NTFS – colour blue. The standard file system of Windows is NTFS (New Technology File System).
FAT16 – colour green. Microsoft’s old file system, today only used for service partitions by several computer vendors (File Allocation Table 16).
FAT32 – colour green. Microsoft’s old file system, still widely used particularly for external disks because it is natively supported by the most operating systems (File Allocation Table 32).
Linux ext2 – colour light yellow. Has been the standard file system of Linux for a long time (Second Extended File System).
Linux ext3 – colour light yellow. Improved version of ext2 with journaling (Third Extended File System).
Linux ext4 – colour light yellow. Improved version of ext3 (Fourth Extended File System).
Apple HFS – colour mauve. File system for Apple Macintosh (Hierarchical File System).
Unallocated space – colour grass green. This colour identifies unallocated space. Unallocated space is a region on a hard disk without a partition that cannot be written to. It is intended to create new partitions in it.
Service partition – colour grey. Service partitions are necessary for the operation of a hard disk like the EFI partition on a GPT hard disk would be.
Unformatted – colour red. The partition is specified regarding to it’s size and start/end sector but has no file system or the file system is corrupted. Older versions of Paragon programs may assign “Invalid” to the file system. Please refer to Partition Coloured Red And Marked As “Invalid” as well.
Bitlocker – colour brown. A bitlockered partition will be displayed in brown. Encrypted partitions of other, proprietary encryption tools will be displayed as Unformatted – red.