Free partition software for Windows 10
Hard disk is an indispensable component of a computer and all files are saved to it, so you should pay more attention to this device. Disk partition management software is very important and helpful. A good partition software can help you:
- Scan disk to check if there are bad sectors, if there are, replace it with another new or heath disk, otherwise, you may permanently lose all data.
- Fix file system error and defrag partition to improve computer performance.
- Resize hard drive to optimize disk space usage without reinstalling Windows.
- Migrate Operating System to new disk if you want to upgrade computer.
Is it expensive to get such powerful partition software? No, in this article, I’ll introduce free partition software for Windows 10 32/64 bit. 100% free and clean.
Windows native Disk Management
Some people like to use Windows provided tools thinking they are free, safe or due to some other reasons. Windows 10 provides native Disk Management indeed, with which you can create new volume, delete and format partition, change drive letter and path. Furthermore, comparing with Windows XP, Windows 10 enhanced the management ability by adding new Shrink Volume and Extend Volume functionalities.
As the name, Shrink Volume is used to decrease partition size and release unused space. Extend Volume is used to increase partition size with Unallocated space. However, not all partitions can be shrank and extended. Comparing with professional disk partition software, Disk Management is like a semi-finished utility.
Windows DM vs free partition software
|Features||NIUBI Partition Editor Free||Windows 10 Disk Management|
|Create, delete, format partition|
|Change drive letter, set Active|
|Shrink NTFS partition and produce Unallocated on the right|
|Shrink NTFS partition and produce Unallocated on the left|
|Extend NTFS partition with adjacent Unallocated on the right|
|Extend NTFS partition with adjacent Unallocated on the left|
|Extend/Shrink FAT32 partition|
|Resize, move, merge partition|
|Copy, convert, defrag, wipe, hide partition|
|Check volume, surfact test, change status, set read-only attribute…|
First impressionDownload this free partition software to your Windows 10 computer, you’ll see 5 blocks in the main window.
- Separate partitions with detailed properties such as capacity, free space, file system, type and status.
- All physical and RAID virtual disks with graphical partition configuration. You’ll see how many and which partitions are in the same disk.
- Available operations to the selected disk or partition, unavailable operations are hidden cleverly.
- Pending operations, this free partition manager works in virtual mode and the operations you do will be listed as pending.
- The buttons to undo (cancel), redo or apply (confirm) the pending operations.
Advantages of this free partition software
There are many free partition software for Windows 10 in the market, the GUI and functionalities are similar, then why NIUBI Partition Editor Free is recommended? Unlike other free partition manager software that design trap by disabling some functionalities and bundles plugins or advertisements, NIUBI Partition Editor free edition is 100% free for all home users and 100% clean without any bundles. Furthermore, it has many unique technologies and advantages.
Sometimes when you shrinking a partition from left to the right or moving a partition, all files in this partition must be moved to new locations. It is a heavy work and costs much time if there are large amount of files. A good algorithm is very important to reduce time. Because of its unique file-moving algorithm, NIUBI Partition Editor Free is 30% to 300% faster than other free and commercial partition software.
Cancel at will
When you resizing or moving partition, other disk partition software including commercial version won’t allow cancelling even if you did something wrong. Because the cancellation causes part of the parameters unable to be modified, then system and/or data will be damaged. Similarly, you cannot forcely terminate the programs with ongoing operations or reboot the computer manually even if the computer is running slowly because of low CPU/RAM.
Thanks to the unique Cancel-at-will technology, while running NIUBI you can cancel the ongoing operations at any progress without losing data. In addition, cancellation will be done in a flash without waiting a long time to revert.
Windows Disk Management take effect of the modifications immediately, but, what to do if you did something wrong? To avoid mistake, NIUBI Partition Editor is designed to work in virtual mode and all your operations will be listed as pending for preview (in block 4). If you find any incorrect operations, simply click Undo on top left to cancel. Nothing will be modified until you click Apply button to confirm. (As I said above, you still have chance to cancel the ongoing operations by the help of Cancel-at-will technology.)
Many skilled computer users heard about hardware hot-exchange that is to prevent server interruption. To a personal computer, it is not as important as a server to keep online, but why not complete partition resizing without rebooting, especially when you have other tasks to do? With the help of Hot-Resize technology, NIUBI Partition Editor has less possibility to reboot computer.
- Close the running applications and opening files/folders in the partition that you want to shrink before starting NIUBI.
- The pending operations with can be done in Windows Desktop.
Easy to use
You just need to click, drag and drop on the disk map to modify disk partitions, anyone can use this free partition software well without help. For example: how to shrink and extend partition on Windows 10:
Ensure system and data intact
There are many precious files in your computer such as family photos/videos, work documents/projects, but there is system damage and data loss risk when resizing disk partitions. If any software internal error and hardware issue such as power outage occur during this process, part of the disk partition parameters cannot be modified. In that case, you cannot boot to Windows or lose files in the related partition.
NIUBI Partition Editor is the only program that provides innovative 1 Second Rollback technology to ensure system and data intact. It reverts the computer to original status automatically and rapidly if anything goes wrong. However, this technology together bootable media builder is not included in the free edition.