MiniTool Partition Wizard Home Edition
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Full user review
"Quick and Easy! Just as advertised!"
The price (free) and ease of use! This software installed quickly and did exactly what I needed, which was to enlarge a drive on a Window XP machine.
You cannot merge drives with this edition.
My C drive was out of space, so much so that I couldn't even defrag. I wanted to make it larger without having to reinstall windows. I already had another partition that was empty that I had planned on putting Windows 7 on for a dual boot. Of course the first thing I did was clone the C drive just in case, then I deleted the extra partition and added 10 gigs of the now unallocated space to the C drive. Clicked apply, it finished in under a minute. Rebooted and much to my relief my machine booted right up, and was showing the extra 10 gigs on the C drive. It is now defragging as I type this on another machine. Worked flawlessly for what I needed it for! Not sure what happens if your unallocated space is not directly before or directly after the drive you need to resize, but I imagine you could move it around before you delete the partition so it's in the right place to add on to the partition you need to make bigger. This software is definitely worth a try!