MiniTool Partition Wizard Home Edition

MiniTool Partition Wizard Home Edition

Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
4.3
out of 593 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
8.1.1
File Size:
19.81MB
Date Added:
September 30, 2013
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7/8
Total Downloads:
13,128,667
Downloads Last Week:
65,805
Product ranking:
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

MiniTool Partition Wizard Home Edition 8 adds disk conversion and copying to what was already one of our favorite disk partitioning tools, free or not. It creates, deletes, aligns, moves, resizes, recovers, splits, joins, hides, copies, and converts partitions or entire disks. It can change drive letters, label partitions and volumes, edit properties, and check file systems. It does all that and more for free, though premium upgrades for business environments, servers, and special needs are available.

Pros

Powerful and flexible: MiniTool Partition Wizard has the tools advanced users need to manage all their disk drives. We used the Split Partition tool's slider to size and create an 80GB partition on an external hard drive in mere seconds.

Undo it: An Undo button lets you back off changes before they're irrevocable.

Help: A fully indexed and illustrated Help file explains each feature and process clearly.

Wizards and extras: Both wizard-based and separate tools make MiniTool one of the most flexible partition managers we've tried at any price. It can wipe drives, create bootable CDs, change drive serial numbers, create dynamic disks, and export disk configurations, too.

Cons

Data killer: The only fault we've found with MiniTool Partition Wizard is common to all such tools: it can destroy data when used carelessly (always pay attention, take your time, and back up your data when formatting or partitioning disk drives).

Bottom Line

MiniTool Partition Wizard Home Edition 8 does what pricey premium tools do, and more -- yet it's free. It remains our primary disk utility.

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  • All Versions:

    4.3

    out of 593 votes

    • 5 star: 420
    • 4 star: 81
    • 3 star: 24
    • 2 star: 15
    • 1 star: 53
  • Current Version:

    4.2

    out of 40 votes

    • 5 star: 29
    • 4 star: 3
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 3
    • 1 star: 5
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  • 5 stars

    "[Window Title] <br />Works perfectly."

    July 28, 2014   |   By BellanyPutman

    Version: MiniTool Partition Wizard Home Edition 8.1.1

    Pros

    Simple and efficient

    Cons

    Needless to say it did no.

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  • 5 stars

    "Flawless performance"

    July 28, 2014   |   By MastroianniBaures

    Version: MiniTool Partition Wizard Home Edition 8.1.1

    Pros

    Has every useful function

    Cons

    Needless to say it did no.

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  • 5 stars

    "Does what it promises"

    July 09, 2014   |   By okodoko

    Version: MiniTool Partition Wizard Home Edition 8.1.1

    Pros

    Fast and intuitive

    Cons

    I had no problems

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  • 5 stars

    "Did exactly what I wanted"

    June 05, 2014   |   By larrydaleparker

    Version: MiniTool Partition Wizard Home Edition 8.1.1

    Pros

    Did exactly what I wanted.

    Free.

    Cons

    None known.

    Summary

    I downloaded MiniTool Partition Wizard Free for a specific purpose. The hard drive on my Dell Windows 7 laptop contained both C and D volumes. I wanted to delete D and expand C, but the Windows Disk Manager wouldn't do the job. The MiniTool Wizard accomplished both tasks with no drama.

    I haven't tried any of the other features so far.

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  • 5 stars

    "Free works well"

    June 03, 2014   |   By TECHCRZY

    Version: MiniTool Partition Wizard Home Edition 8.1.1

    Pros

    Free
    Simple
    Decent UI
    Works well
    No nasty tagalongs

    Cons

    NNNN//AAAA

    Summary

    I like this program its quick and efficient at such tasks as formatting resizing and creating partitions.

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  • 5 stars

    "Works great, awesome free software."

    May 10, 2014   |   By michaelbrawn

    Version: MiniTool Partition Wizard Home Edition 8.1.1

    Pros

    - Easy to use
    - Quick

    Cons

    - Some GUI problems in a high DPI environment

    Summary

    Was able to easily expand my partition, which OSX wasn't able to do.

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  • 5 stars

    "SAVED MY FILES, WORK &#38; FAMILY PHOTOS!!!!"

    May 10, 2014   |   By jeffym71

    Version: MiniTool Partition Wizard Home Edition 8.1.1

    Pros

    It did what other programs didn't do and for FREE!

    Cons

    Nothing yet

    Summary

    Normally I back up all my files especially my work and various expensive program files, but like an idiot the past few weeks I hadn't. Hectic week.
    Anyways - I woke up to an unresponsive laptop days ago. It wouldn't work in safe mode, would shut down and recycle to the same page over and over again. When I tried to put the hard-drive in an external to get the files it wouldn't read correctly. Said it was damaged. I tried just about everything. Hooking it into another laptop, on my Linux computer to attempt to retrieve ... nothing.
    So I came here first. I downloaded one other "free" program that didn't work. It showed files, but for whatever reason was complicated and couldn't grab them without paying the extra "premium fees" so I did one last search.
    I found MINITOOL PARTITION WIZARD which located ALL my files on my "dead" hard-drive. I began to send them to my other laptop to restore them and discovered a tab that fixes problems with the hard-drive. So I said the heck with it after uploading the files I really needed and selected it. It CLEANED the problems out of the drive!
    So after days of stressing this program fixed it FOR FREE and in about 15 mins. I didn't even read the instructions! LOL
    If anything attempt the fix tool which reads errors on your drive. That's all I needed to do and couldn't initially because no other computer or external would allow access to the hard-drive. This program did.
    THANK YOU!!!!!!!!

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  • 5 stars

    "Rescued me!"

    May 07, 2014   |   By mordoobadi

    Version: MiniTool Partition Wizard Home Edition 8.1.1

    Pros

    I tried Partition Recovery Wizard and it recovered my lost volume partitions in a couple of minutes.

    Cons

    Nothing I have noticed so far.

    Summary

    I accidentally removed my second HDD volume that contained my most important files. I felt so bad. I found this tool and I was able to recover my volume and partitions in a couple of minutes.

    I am relieved.

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  • 1 stars

    "Doesn't work on Win 7 64-bit"

    April 16, 2014   |   By Tryumph

    Version: MiniTool Partition Wizard Home Edition 8.1.1

    Pros

    Free, didn't seem to hurt anything.

    Cons

    Everything, since it installs OK but hangs when launching. Finally managed to kill the process with Task Manager, but took several tries.

    Summary

    Good luck ... maybe it's great on other systems.

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  • 1 stars

    "Cant convert dynamic-&gt;basic"

    April 13, 2014   |   By whamlet

    Version: MiniTool Partition Wizard Home Edition 8.1.1

    Pros

    Cant convert dynamic drive to basic. Keep getting error message. That was the only thing I needed it for.

    Cons

    Cant convert dynamic drive to basic. Keep getting error message. That was the only thing I needed it for.

    Summary

    I even paid for professional version. Waste of money.

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