Magic partition software portable
Partition software is helpful to most of the Windows computer users, with which you can create, delete, format, resize, merge, convert, copy, defrag partitions, etc. PowerQuest PartitionMagic is the first choice over ten years ago, it is so famous that many people still search or talk about it nowadays. In fact, PartitionMagic doesn’t support Windows Vista and the later editions.
In this article, I’ll introduce the best alternative to PartitionMagic and how to create portable version of it.
Partition Magic portable?
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 or XP sp3. From Windows Vista, boot manager is changed and new file system is added, so PartitionMagic does NOT support Windows Vista and later editions.
On December 8, 2009, Symantec website officially states, “Sorry, we no longer offer Norton Partition Magic.” So it’s time to find Partition Magic alternative.
However, many PartitionMagic fans still search by Google or ask the tech guys whether it is possible to build PartitionMagic portable version, that means create bootable CD/DVD or USB disc to use without Operating System. Don’t do this! The Partition Magic portable version solved the problem that cannot install to Windows, but as I said, boot manager and some file system are not supported. If you resize volume or do some other operations, system and partitions are very likely to be damaged. Furthermore, GPT style disk is not supported even if you create PartitionMagic portable.
PartitionMagic alternative for Windows PC and Server
Search the best partition software for Windows by Google and you’ll find NIUBI Partition Editor, which has free version for Windows 10/8/7/Vista/XP (32 & 64 bit) home users. NIUBI Partition Editor is similar but much more powerful than Norton PartitionMagic. However, to create Partition Editor portable CD/DVD/USB media, you need the professional and higher edition.
Repartition Disk Drives
It helps resize, move, merge and split partitioned volumes safely and easily, extend NTFS partition without reboot.
Set partition Active. Copy, Create, Format, Delete, Explorer partition. Change partition label and drive letter, etc.
Fix file system error. Scan bad sectors. Partition defragment. Initialize new disk, view disk/partition properties.
Convert Logical partition from/to Primary. Convert MBR disk to GPT. Convert NTFS partition to FAT32.
Hide partition. Set disk read-only attribute. Wipe disk/partition/Unallocated space to erase sensitive data.
Benefits of NIUBI Partition Editor
There are many Partition Magic alternatives in the market, both the GUI and functionalities of these partitioning software are similar with PartitionMagic, but NIUBI Partition Editor is recommended by many editors and professionals as the best, why? Because NIUBI has many advantages comparing with other tools.
Rollback data protection
There is system damage and data loss risk when you modify disk partitions especially for resizing and moving partition. All parameters of related disk, partition and files should be modified correctly, but any software error or hardware issue (such as power outage) could cause part of the parameters failed to be updated. In that case, damage occur.
To eradicate these risks, NIUBI Partition Editor provide unique 1 Second Rollback technology to protect system and data. If anything goes wrong, it rolls back the computer to original status automatically and rapidly. If it happens, nothing will be changed.
Sometimes when you shrinking or moving a partition, all files in this partition must be moved to new locations. A good algorithm helps move files much faster. Thanks to the special file-moving algorithm, NIUBI Partition Editor is 30% to 300% faster than any other partition software.
As I said above, if part of the parameters failed to be updated, system and/or data will be damaged. So other disk partition software don’t allow cancelling the ongoing operations even if you did something wrong. But with the help of unique Cancel-at-will technology of NIUBI, you can cancel the ongoing operations at any progress without losing data. The cancellation can be done in a flash without waiting a long time to revert.
Easy to use
You just need to click, drag and drop on the disk map to modify disk partitions, anyone can use this program well without help.
The operations you do won’t be executed immediately, instead, they’ll be listed as pending on bottom left, so by simply clicking Undo, you can cancel the incorrect or unwanted operations. The real disk partitions won’t be modified until you click Apply button to confirm.
The Hot-Resize technology of NIUBI helps you shrink and extend partition in Windows without rebooting, so other tasks won’t be interrupted. (Note: close the running applications and opening files/folders in the partition that you want to shrink before stating NIUBI. The pending operations with in front can be done in Windows.)
Multiple supported OS and device
NIUBI Partition Editor supports Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista, XP and Windows Server 2019, 2016, 2012, 2011, 2008 and 2003 (both 32 and 64 bit versions). Removable/internal hard disk, all types of hardware RAID array, VMware/Hyper-V, USB disk and memory cards are all supported.
If you want to create portable partition magic similar tool, NIUBI Partition Editor is the best choice.
How to create Partition Editor portable
Step 1: Download NIUBI Partition Editor, click Create bootable media on top left.
Step 2: Create Bootable Media Wizard will be launched, simply click Next to continue.
Step 3: Click Next to use default path to desktop, or click Browse to change output location.
Wait for several minutes, NIUBI Partition Editor ISO file will be generated.
You may either use Windows built-in “Burn to disc” utility or 3rd-party software to build portable version of this partition magic software with ISO file. Learn how to burn NPE ISO to CD/DVD or USB disc.