Partition Wizard Home Edition

Partition Wizard Home Edition

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.4
out of 604 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    6.0
  • Total Downloads:
    13,639,748
  • Date Added:
    May 06, 2011
  • File Size:
    19.81MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    75,726
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7

Editors' Review

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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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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    4.7

    out of 52 votes

    • 5 star 42
    • 4 star 7
    • 3 star 1
    • 2 star 0
    • 1 star 2
  • 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 6.0
    Version 6.0 includes: Support Linux Ext4 file system; Support 2 TB partition for FAT32; Optimize Move/Resize Partition performance; Optimize Move/Resize Partition memory usage; Optimize Move/Resize Partition data security; Optimize Merge Partition memory usage; Brand new user interface.
    General
    Publisher MiniTool
    Publisher web site http://minitool.com/
    Release Date May 06, 2011
    Date Added May 06, 2011
    Version 6.0
    Category
    Category Utilities & Operating Systems
    Subcategory System Utilities
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows, Windows 2000, Windows Vista, Windows 7
    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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