Partition Magic for Windows 10
Norton PartitionMagic is a very famous disk partition management software for Windows. Some people feedback that they cannot install PartitionMagic in Windows 10, so they ask me if there is other way such as creating Partition Magic portable USB disc. In fact, it is dangerous to do this, you need some alternative of Partition Magic for Windows 10, 8, 7 and Vista.
About Partition Magic
PartitionMagic is a computer program for partition management from Power Quest corporation, which was acquired by Symantec in 2003. This program runs on Microsoft Windows Operating Systems or from a bootable CD-ROM. Partition Magic is compatible with Windows NT, 98, ME, 2000, and XP desktop editions.
Boot manager is changed and new disk type are added in Windows 10, 8, 7, so do NOT run Partition Magic bootable CD/DVD/USB disc on these versions. Otherwise, it will cause system boot failure or partition damage.
May 5, 2004 — PartitionMagic 8.0.5 was released under Symantec. (no more release from then on.) On December 8, 2009, the Symantec website states: “Sorry, we no longer offer Norton Partition Magic.”
It’s time to say goodbye to this software, but luckily there are alternative choices.
Free Partition Magic alternative for Windows 10
There are many disk partition software that works similarly with Norton Partition Magic, including Windows setup and Linux-kernel based. Considering compatibility, Linux-kernel based tool is not the best choice. Here I recommend free alternative of Partition Magic for Windows 10 – NIUBI Partition Editor Free Edition. It is 100% clean without any bundled advertisements or plugins.
As the most popular free partition manager software for Windows 10/8/7/Vista/XP (32 & 64 bit). It provides basic partition management to create, delete, format partition, change drive letter, etc. Advanced management to shrink, extend and merge allocated partitions without data loss, copy disk partition to migrate Operating system or back up data, hide, set active, convert, defrag, check partition, etc.Download NIUBI Partition Editor and you’ll see 5 sections in the main window.
- All separated partitions with detailed parameters.
- All disks with partition structure.
- All available operations to selected disk or partition.
- All operations you do will be listed as pending there.
- Commands to the pending operations.
Features of this free Partition Magic alternative
Change Partition Size
Shrink, extend, move and merge allocated partitions without losing data or reinstalling OS.
Create, Delete, Format, Explorer, Change partition label and drive letter, Set Active partition, etc.
Partition defragment, Fix file system error, Scan bad sectors, Initialize disk, view disk/partition properties.
Disk Partition Conversion
Convert MBR disk to GPT, Convert Logical partition from/to Primary, Convert NTFS partition to FAT32.
Disk Partition Clone
Clone single partitions or entire disk to back up data or migrate Operating System.
Hide partition, Set read-only attribute, erase files in disk, partition or Unallocated space.
Better than Norton PartitionMagic and other program including commercial versions, NIUBI Partition Editor Free Edition is 100% free to all home users, no functionalities restriction except creating bootable media, no bundled plugins. The most important: it is the safest and fastest because of its unique technologies.
It is common that you changed your mind after did an operation or realized that you did something wrong. To avoid mistake, NIUBI Partition Editor is designed to work in virtual mode. The operations you do won’t be executed immediately. Instead, they’ll be listed as pending on bottom left, you can preview or cancel any unwanted operations. Real disk partitions won’t be modified until you click Apply button to confirm.
Cancel at will
If you started any operations, other partition software don’t allow you cancelling from the beginning or over 50%. Because the cancellation causes part of the parameters unable to be modified, then system and/or data will be damaged.
Thanks to the unique Cancel-at-will technology, while running NIUBI you can cancel any ongoing operations at any progress without worrying about losing data.
1 Second Rollback
In fact, besides software internal error, some hardware issue such as power outage cause disaster, too.
To eradicate these risks, NIUBI Partition Editor brings innovative 1 Second Rollback technology to ensure system and data intact. If anything goes wrong, it automatically reverts the computer to original status in a flash like nothing happened.
To ensure 100% data safety, of course it is suggested to back up before any modification, but it doesn’t mean it’s not important to use safe partition tool, because it costs a long time to restore if damage occurred.
When you moving or shrinking a drive towards right, the start position of this partition is changed, so all files in it will be moved to new locations. It is a heavy work and costs much time especially when there are large amount of files. A good algorithm is helpful to reduce time. Thanks to the unique file-moving algorithm, NIUBI Partition Editor is 30% to 300% faster than ANY other tools.
This partition magic alternative works on Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista, XP (32 and 64 bit), all types of hard disk and RAID arrays, virtual machines and USB discs are supported. It is not the one with most of functionalities, but it is the safest and fastest.