Free Partition Magic Portable for Windows 11/10/8/7

by Andy, Updated on: September 5, 2022

Disk partition software is helpful to most of Windows computer users, with which you can create, delete, format, resize, merge, convert, copy, defrag partitions, etc. PowerQuest PartitionMagic is the first choice in the past ten years, it is so famous that many people still search or talk about it nowadays. In fact, PartitionMagic doesn't support Windows XP SP2 and all subsequent versions. Some people are wondering if there's a Partition Magic portable for Windows 11/10/8/7, I'll give you the answer in this article.

About Norton Partition Magic

PartitionMagic 8.0.5 is the last version released under Symantec on May 5, 2004. It supports Windows XP, but is not full compatible with XP SP2/SP3. From Windows Vista, boot manager is changed and new file system is added, so PartitionMagic does not support Windows Vista and subsequent versions.

On December 8, 2009, Symantec website officially states, "Sorry, we no longer offer Norton Partition Magic."

Partition Magic

However, many PartitionMagic fans still search by Google or ask in technical forums whether there's Partition Magic portable version. I found some Partition Magic portable EXE format tools, but they always report error and even cannot enter the main window. Even if you find a portable version that can run in Windows 11/10/8/7, do not use it to shrink or extend partitions. Because boot manager, file system and many other place are different with old Windows XP. Obviously, your disk partition will be damaged if you do that modification. There are PartitionMagic alternative, even free of charge.

Partition Magic portable alternative

It's time to say goodbye to Symantec/Norton Partition Magic, there's better choice now. As the safest partition software, NIUBI Partition Editor has free version for Windows 11/10/8/7/Vista/XP (32 & 64 bit) home users. It is similar but much more powerful than Norton PartitionMagic.

Download NIUBI Partition Editor free portable and you'll see the main window with 5 blocks.

NIUBI Partition Editor

  1. All single partitions with detailed information such as capacity, free space, file system, type and status.
  2. All hard disks with graphical structure.
  3. Available operations to the selected disk or partition, unavailable operations are hidden automatically.
  4. The operations you do won't be executed immediately, instead, they'll be listed as pending.
  5. Undo the unwanted pending operation, redo the canceled or click Apply to execute. (Real disk partition won't be modified until you click Apply to confirm.

What does NIUBI Partition Editor do?

NIUBI Partition Editor

Available operations to a partition:

  • Resize volume (shrink and extend)
  • Move partition location
  • Merge two adjacent volumes by 1 step
  • Copy volume to Unallocated space
  • Optimize file system to repair error and improve performance 
  • Convert partition between Logical and Primary
  • Convert NTFS to FAT32
  • Change drive letter (such as D:)
  • Change label (add or modify name of partition)
  • Set as Active
  • Check file system integrity
  • Defrag to improve performance
  • Hide from File Explorer
  • Delete (files can be recovered)
  • Format volume to use as new
  • Wipe (erase data permanently)
  • Surface test (scan bad sectors)
  • Explore (view files/folders with directory)
  • View properties

Partition tool

Available operations to whole disk:

  • Initialize brand new disk
  • Change status to offline or online
  • Set read-only attribute
  • Wipe disk (cannot be recovered)
  • Surface test
  • View properties
  • Clone disk to migrate data and OS
  • Convert MBR disk to GPT
  • Delete all partitions
  • Cleanup disk

Advantages of this Partition Magic alternative

There are many Partition Magic alternatives in the market, both the GUI and functions of these partitioning software are similar with PartitionMagic, but NIUBI Partition Editor is recommended by many editors and professionals, because it has many advantages comparing with other tools, for example:

Partition Editor bootable version

If you want to run this program without operating system, you can create bootable DVD or USB flash drive.

Step 1: Download the appropriate edition, click Create bootable media on top left.

Partition Editor portable

Step 2: Create Bootable Media Wizard will be launched, simply click Next to continue.

Bootable media wizard

Step 3: Click Next to use default path to desktop, or click Browse to change output location.

Default output

Wait for several minutes, NIUBI Partition Editor ISO file will be generated.

NPE bootable ISO

You may either use Windows built-in "Burn to disc" utility or 3rd-party software to build partition magic similar bootable tool. Learn how to burn NPE ISO to CD/DVD or USB flash drive.