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:
    7.6.1
  • Total Downloads:
    13,639,748
  • Date Added:
    October 10, 2012
  • File Size:
    19.81MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    75,726
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7/8

Editors' Review

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A full-featured disk management utility is something most experienced Windows users need, whether it's to add and format a new hard drive, configure a USB drive, or copy partitions or whole drives and move them to new drives. MiniTool Partition Wizard is a powerful but easy-to-use partition manager that does all that and much more, and it's free, too. It supports FAT, NTFS, EXT, and Linux Swap file systems, and all hard-disk types recognized by Windows, including RAID arrays. It's also compatible with both MBR and GPT partition tables. Partition Wizard supports hard disks of up to 2TB in capacity and up to 32 individual drives. New features include one-step partition extending and improved partition splitting as well as Windows 8 compatibility.

Partition Wizard's user interface is good-looking and also intuitively configured, with a layout resembling many similar tools, including Disk Manager. Bar graphs and tables displayed the capacity and status of all our system's drives, including its three logical partitions and USB thumbdrive. Even if you're familiar with disk-managing utilities, it's not a bad idea to start with Partition Manager's Help file, which does a great job of explaining each feature. And this program has features, starting with four Wizards: Copy Partition, Copy Disk, Partition Recovery, and Free Data Recovery. Each of these tools walks you through the steps necessary to perform these tricky operations. Speaking of Operations, Partition Wizard lists no fewer than 21 of them, everything from Align Partition to Surface Test. We could format, delete, copy, merge, split, explore, hide, and wipe partitions; set Active and Logical partitions; change serial numbers; and much more. You can also create a bootable CD that lets you use Partition Wizard during reboot to perform operations that you can't do when Windows is loaded.

Step 1 when making changes to your disk drives is always backing up your system, especially if you're making changes to your primary drive. All the tools we tried worked well, including the Move/Resize Partition Wizard, which let us set the partition by dragging it into place. MiniTool Partition Wizard Home Edition is a keeper.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    4.0

    out of 25 votes

    • 5 star 17
    • 4 star 1
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    • 2 star 0
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  • 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 7.6.1
    Bug fixed version.
    General
    Publisher MiniTool
    Publisher web site http://minitool.com/
    Release Date October 08, 2012
    Date Added October 10, 2012
    Version 7.6.1
    Category
    Category Utilities & Operating Systems
    Subcategory System Utilities
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Windows 8, Windows Vista, Windows, Windows 7, Windows 2000, Windows XP
    Additional Requirements None
    Download Information
    File Size 19.81MB
    File Name pwhe8.exe
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 13,639,748
    Downloads Last Week 75,726
    Pricing
    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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