MiniTool Partition Wizard 9.0 Free Edition Review

Free Edition of MiniTool Partition Wizard 9.0 is the latest edition of MiniTool for home users and it is the leader of free partition software. Compared with other partitioning managers, MiniTool provides more powerful free functions on disk partition management to optimize users’ disk utilization and protect the data. Of course, this application is only free for non-commercial use.

Users can operate all functions with ease as each function is illustrated and explained in steps detailedly. So users can read the tutorials carefully before they carry out the specific operations. This is very important because some functions like “Format Partition” or “Wipe Partition” may do harm to data due to the lack of good understanding of the functions.

  1. Interface

MiniTool Partition Wizard offers users a visual interface and detailed operation information. The main interface is clearly organized with all functions in the left action panel, important ones on the top horizontal menu and detailed information about drives on the right.

When users select a disk, the functions in the “Wizards” and “Operations” list will change to corresponding functions automatically. And when a partition is selected, the functions will change as well.

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  1. Outstanding features

This partition software allows users to format, delete, move/resize, extend, split, copy, wipe partition, as well as change drive letter, convert file system between NTFS and FAT, rebuild MBR and so on.

In addition, MiniTool Partition Wizard 9.0 Free comes with more refined features:

  • Supported operating systems: all editions of Windows8/7/XP/Vista
  • Supported file systems: NTFS, FAT16, Ext2, FAT32, Ext3
  • Powerful data protecting solutions
  1. Remarkable functions of MiniTool Partition Wizard 9.0 Free

① Extend partition

If the available space is inadequate for files in a partition, users can extend it and make it bigger by making use of “Extend Partition”. In this way, the partition will be enlarged by adding some space from other partitions.

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② Split partition

If users want to create more partitions, they can choose “Split Partition” and set the size of each one. Then, a new partition will be created.

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③ Partition recovery wizard

If users deleted a partition unexpectedly, they can make a recovery by using “Partition Recovery Wizard” function.

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④ wipe partition/disk

If users need to erase the useless but confidential documents and data, they may choose this function to perform the task. As long as they employ these two methods, no recovery software can recover them back.

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Except for the functions above, MiniTool Partition Wizard 9.0 Free brings users other practical functions to help them manage disks and partitions better.

  1. Deficits of MiniTool Partition Wizard
  • dynamic disk management is not supported
  • unable to change cluster size
  • unable to merge partition
  • only can be used in home environment
  1. Conclusion

Even though MiniTool Partition Wizard 9.0 Free has some deficits compared with advanced editions, such as professional edition, server edition and technician edition, it can satisfy users’ common needs for disk and partition management. Therefore, if users have problems of disk or partition, they can go to the website of MiniTool Partition Wizard to download a free edition (http://www.partitionwizard.com/download.html).