MiniTool Partition Wizard Home Edition

MiniTool Partition Wizard Home Edition

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
4.4
out of 604 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    8.1.1
  • Total Downloads:
    14,019,194
  • Date Added:
    September 30, 2013
  • File Size:
    19.81MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    76,732
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7/8

Editors' Review

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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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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    4.3

    out of 51 votes

    • 5 star 38
    • 4 star 3
    • 3 star 1
    • 2 star 3
    • 1 star 6
  • All Versions

    4.4

    out of 604 votes

    • 5 star 429
    • 4 star 81
    • 3 star 25
    • 2 star 15
    • 1 star 54
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  • 5 stars

    "Has every useful function"

    September 25, 2014   |   By DrakeThelin11

    Version: MiniTool Partition Wizard Home Edition 8.1.1

    Pros

    Has every useful function

    Cons

    Nothing is bad. I can only say so.

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  • 5 stars

    "very very, good excellent"

    September 24, 2014   |   By ApoBateson

    Version: MiniTool Partition Wizard Home Edition 8.1.1

    Pros

    Intuitive interface

    Cons

    Can't thinks of any.

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  • 5 stars

    "Great interface"

    September 23, 2014   |   By GinnMary

    Version: MiniTool Partition Wizard Home Edition 8.1.1

    Pros

    Very good.

    Cons

    Haven't found any cause i'm just a beginner.

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  • 5 stars

    "It's free and top of the line."

    September 22, 2014   |   By GamblerZou

    Version: MiniTool Partition Wizard Home Edition 8.1.1

    Pros

    Much more user friendly

    Cons

    I can't think of one bad thing.

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  • 5 stars

    "The best one ever!"

    September 21, 2014   |   By fredpage271

    Version: MiniTool Partition Wizard Home Edition 8.1.1

    Pros

    Very easy to use and very functional. Most of all, it is free. very nice company and very nice tool.

    Cons

    none has been found

    Summary

    highly recommended

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  • 1 stars

    "Destroyed my 64gb microSD card!!"

    September 14, 2014   |   By FACECRUSHER

    Version: MiniTool Partition Wizard Home Edition 8.1.1

    Pros

    It's free? That's about it.

    Cons

    It will destroy your SD card?

    Summary

    Tried using MiniTool to partition my sd card for use with Link2SD for android. Destroyed my card. Now nothing will recognize it. Not my phone, not my printer, not my DSLR camera. My computer hangs trying to rescan disks in drive manager. MiniTool will not even see the SD card anymore. Other low-level disk management tools likewise will not even recognize the card. Thanks for destroying my $100 SD card!!

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  • 3 stars

    "did not clone to my new kingston SSD"

    August 29, 2014   |   By conejito123

    Version: MiniTool Partition Wizard Home Edition 8.1.1

    Pros

    i've had good luck with this on other SSD's like samsung

    Cons

    tried to clone to new kingston 300now SSD; when computer restarted, message showed "disk has been reconfigured, can not proceed". i went to their help page, saw this error, used their UNCLEAR advice anyway --- and it still did not work. both macrium reflect and easeus todo DID work, so i know it is this software's problem

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  • 5 stars

    "This is by far the best"

    August 10, 2014   |   By EmgeChao

    Version: MiniTool Partition Wizard Home Edition 8.1.1

    Pros

    This is by far the best

    Cons

    I have no cons on this program

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  • 5 stars

    "Helpful software rather freeware"

    August 08, 2014   |   By RootsBellflower

    Version: MiniTool Partition Wizard Home Edition 8.1.1

    Pros

    Quick and easy download, easy to use.

    Cons

    It is completely up to my expectation

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  • 5 stars

    "Has every useful function"

    July 29, 2014   |   By ChirinoCerami

    Version: MiniTool Partition Wizard Home Edition 8.1.1

    Pros

    Great product, fast and easy

    Cons

    No so far !!!!

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    Full Specifications

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    What's new in version 8.1.1
    Version 8.1.1 adds support to create ext2/3/4 partition more than 4TB.
    General
    Publisher MiniTool
    Publisher web site http://minitool.com/
    Release Date September 30, 2013
    Date Added September 30, 2013
    Version 8.1.1
    Category
    Category Utilities & Operating Systems
    Subcategory System Utilities
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Windows 7, Windows 2000, Windows 8, Windows, Windows Vista, Windows XP
    Additional Requirements None
    Download Information
    File Size 19.81MB
    File Name pwhe8.exe
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 14,019,194
    Downloads Last Week 76,732
    Pricing
    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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