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Editors' Review

MiniTool Partition Wizard Home Edition 8 adds disk conversion and copying to what was already one of our favorite disk partitioning tools, free or not. It creates, deletes, aligns, moves, resizes, recovers, splits, joins, hides, copies, and converts partitions or entire disks. It can change drive letters, label partitions and volumes, edit properties, and check file systems. It does all that and more for free, though premium upgrades for business environments, servers, and special needs are available.

Pros

Powerful and flexible: MiniTool Partition Wizard has the tools advanced users need to manage all their disk drives. We used the Split Partition tool's slider to size and create an 80GB partition on an external hard drive in mere seconds.

Undo it: An Undo button lets you back off changes before they're irrevocable.

Help: A fully indexed and illustrated Help file explains each feature and process clearly.

Wizards and extras: Both wizard-based and separate tools make MiniTool one of the most flexible partition managers we've tried at any price. It can wipe drives, create bootable CDs, change drive serial numbers, create dynamic disks, and export disk configurations, too.

Cons

Data killer: The only fault we've found with MiniTool Partition Wizard is common to all such tools: it can destroy data when used carelessly (always pay attention, take your time, and back up your data when formatting or partitioning disk drives).

Bottom Line

MiniTool Partition Wizard Home Edition 8 does what pricey premium tools do, and more -- yet it's free. It remains our primary disk utility.

 
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    4.4

    out of 641 votes

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 11.0

  • Add Data Recovery feature.
  • Add Disk Benchmark feature.
  • Add Space Analyzer feature.
  • Bug fix for Disk Copy stuck at native mode.
  • Bug fix for Partition Recovery fails on MBR disk larger than 2TB.
  • Bug fix for external dynamic disk showing as bad disk.
  • Bug fix for incorrect software prompt message.
  • Bug fix for unable to create mirrored volume in Windows 10.
  • Bug fix for drive letter not showing up after formatting a partition from Ext to NTFS.
  • Bug fix for user setting not kept after software relaunch.
  • Select existing partitions by default during partition recovery process.
  • Register on Free/Demo Edition directly.

General

Publisher MiniTool
Publisher web site http://minitool.com/
Release Date January 23, 2019
Date Added January 23, 2019
Version 11.0

Category

Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory System Utilities

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7/8/10
Additional Requirements None

Download Information

File Size 52.47MB
File Name pw11-free.exe

Popularity

Total Downloads 22,005,901
Downloads Last Week 2,424

Pricing

License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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