MiniTool Partition Wizard Home Edition

MiniTool Partition Wizard Home Edition

Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
4.4
out of 595 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
7.7
File Size:
19.81MB
Date Added:
January 10, 2013
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7/8
Total Downloads:
13,091,373
Downloads Last Week:
63,124
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Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

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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  • All Versions:

    4.4

    out of 595 votes

    • 5 star: 422
    • 4 star: 81
    • 3 star: 24
    • 2 star: 15
    • 1 star: 53
  • Current Version:

    4.6

    out of 14 votes

    • 5 star: 12
    • 4 star: 0
    • 3 star: 1
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 1
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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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  • 5 stars

    "It did just great."

    July 29, 2014   |   By BalBurling

    Version: MiniTool Partition Wizard Home Edition 8.1.1

    Pros

    Very needful application for my computer.

    Cons

    I can honestly say none.

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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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