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MiniTool Partition Wizard Home Edition

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MiniTool's Partition Wizard Home Edition is a free disk utility that adds powerful partition management capabilities to both 32-bit and 64-bit Windows installations. It can create, delete, resize, format, copy, convert, and hide partitions; change drive letters; convert dynamic disks back to basic disks; and perform critical tests and maintenance duties. It supports most disk types, including removable storage devices like flash drives and memory cards.

Partition Wizard's interface resembles recent Windows editions, with a familiar blue-toned navigation pane and color-delineated bar graphs for each disk partition. It opened with a detailed display of our system's disks and partition information, including a flash drive in a USB port. We opted to test Partition Wizard on the flash drive since there's no lack of tools for managing hard-drive partitions, but they don't always handle removable drives so well. We ran our little flash drive through its paces, gaining quick familiarity with this powerful but easy-to-use software. We like the Operations Pending window, which collects all selected procedures, awaiting your Apply or Undo command. Another nice touch is a Wizard file menu for quickly accessing the program's wizard-based copy and recovery tools. We clicked Format Partition to reformat our flash drive's FAT partition as NTFS, and then clicked Apply to initiate the change, which called up a caution message about open applications. Clicking Surface Test called up a dialog with the familiar animated block map display, whereas the Wipe Partition control offers several levels of disk-wiping. Simple commands like labeling partitions or changing drive letters are handled by small pop-ups, and more-powerful tools, like Copy Partition, offer much greater levels of detail and control. You can also download a free bootable, burnable CD ISO image that lets you boot into Partition Wizard to manage partitions without limitations, including functions like merging partitions and rebuilding Master Boot Records.

Partition Wizard Home Edition is a great example of the sort of freeware that can both simplify and enhance Windows' capabilities. It's an all-in-one disk partition manager that earns our top recommendation.

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All User Reviews
  • All versions:

    4.3 stars

    out of 584 votes

    • 5 star: 412
    • 4 star: 81
    • 3 star: 24
    • 2 star: 15
    • 1 star: 52
  • Current version:

    4.6 stars

    out of 53 votes

    • 5 star: 44
    • 4 star: 4
    • 3 star: 1
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 4
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  • 5.0 stars

    "making a Partition without erasing vista"

    June 18, 2012  |   By lovfe

    Version: MiniTool Partition Wizard Home Edition 7.1

    Pros

    easy to use, and professional

    Cons

    no, exactly.

    Summary

    I have a 320gb hard drive with Vista installed, i wondered is there a program or a way to resize or partition this hard drive without having to erase vista. MiniTool partition wizard is the very one, cool.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Free partition manager for re-sizing"

    June 11, 2012  |   By canceller

    Version: MiniTool Partition Wizard Home Edition 7.1

    Pros

    works perfectly.

    Cons

    found nothing.

    Summary

    I need a free partition manager, I want a software for managing my NTFS partitions on Windows, it is the best one.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "manage my partition perfectly."

    June 5, 2012  |   By sheartless502

    Version: MiniTool Partition Wizard Home Edition 7.1

    Pros

    powerful , and free.

    Cons

    nothing,. v

    Summary

    My C drive is running low on storage. And I have 2 more partition from the same hard drive.Its a 1 TB drive. So C drive is the system partition which i want to extend. but i din't know how to do. a friend recommend this free software to me, so ease,to extend partition with it,. thanks;

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Wipe my disks."

    May 28, 2012  |   By sseaing

    Version: MiniTool Partition Wizard Home Edition 7.1

    Pros

    free, and easy to use.

    Cons

    i didn't find.

    Summary

    I'm thinking about selling my laptop but i want to be sure none of my details,documents etc can be recovered. someone told me that even if i format the disk, the data still can be recovered. unless erase the data with professional software, then i searched this software, it is said that Wipe Disk can destroy all information in your chosen disks safely and permanently. This function can ensure the security of your private and unwanted data and prevent someone from recovering your data. Once the Wipe operation is carried out by Partition Wizard, the data will not be recovered by any data recovery software. i hope it is true. :)

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  • 5.0 stars

    "powerful partition management tools, helped me a lot"

    May 25, 2012  |   By charlespierce549

    Version: MiniTool Partition Wizard Home Edition 7.1

    Pros

    convenient, handy, powerful and functional

    Cons

    nothing has been found so far

    Summary

    very nice tool to manage partitions. helped me recovery my partition. thank you very much and what is more, it is free.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "works perfectly."

    May 21, 2012  |   By mmirecal

    Version: MiniTool Partition Wizard Home Edition 7.1

    Pros

    free., and works perfectly.

    Cons

    no, i didn't find any.just works perfectly.

    Summary

    i have got a partitioned drive and my C: is almost full, i wanted to move some programs to the D: , someone tells me that extending c partition is much easier than moving programs to the D partition. he is right, with this software, just in a few steps, extending my c partition perfectly. Thanks so much,

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Does what I want without throwing a fit."

    May 18, 2012  |   By shincula

    Version: MiniTool Partition Wizard Home Edition 7.1

    Pros

    - Always does what I want it to.
    - Doesn't choke on multi-tasks.
    - Can move partitions WAY better than Windows.

    Cons

    - No cons for this program.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "nice partition management tool"

    May 17, 2012  |   By trottamelissa54

    Version: MiniTool Partition Wizard Home Edition 7.1

    Pros

    functional, handy and powerful.

    Cons

    no cons have been found so far

    Summary

    i found it from cnet and tried the free version. it worked really well and solved my partition problems easily.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "partition management on top recommendation list"

    May 16, 2012  |   By Yaybo66

    Version: MiniTool Partition Wizard Home Edition 7.1

    Pros

    powerful and functional and convenient.

    Cons

    home edition is free for only under 1GB data.

    Summary

    i did a wrong deletion of a partition and when i do not know how to get my partition back, one of my friend recommended this software to me. And finally i got the deleted partition easily. highly recommend!!!!!!!!!

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  • 5.0 stars

    "partition my Hard Drive"

    May 14, 2012  |   By smaill9

    Version: MiniTool Partition Wizard Home Edition 7.1

    Pros

    easy to operate. and free.

    Cons

    not found.

    Summary

    My Hard drive has 232GB unallocated. i want to partition it. but don't know how to do. this software just solve my big problems. :)>

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