Best free partition software for Windows 10/8/7/Vista/XP.
To manage hard disk drives, there are many choices, you may use either Windows built-in Disk Management or 3rd-party disk partition manager software. In Windows XP Disk Management, you can only do some basic management operations including create volume, delete volume, format volume and change drive letter. From Windows Vista, Microsoft added advanced functionalities to change size of allocated disk volumes. Shrink Volume can be used to decrease size of a drive and Extend Volume can increase partition size, both can be done without losing data or rebooting computer. However, due to some inherent limitations and lack of functionalities, Windows native Disk Management is not the best choice.
To resize volume and manage disk partition better, you need professional partitioning software. In this article, I’ll introduce the best free partition software for Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista, XP both 32 and 64 bit.
100% free for all home users and 100% clean without bundled advertisement or plugins.
First factor to disk partition software
Unlike the read-only programs such as data recovery software that just read from the hard disk drive. Partition management software will modify disk partitions, so there is system damage and data loss risk, especially when you resize and move partitions. Disk partitioning software is called as “data killer” by the people that experienced such disaster.
Thus, the data protection ability is most important to a partition manager software. It is useless if it may cause data loss, no matter how many functionalities it provides or how beautiful it is.
Better than other free and commercial partition software, NIUBI Partition Editor provides unique 1 Second Rollback technology to ensure system and data intact. If any software internal error or hardware issue such as power outage occure, it rolls back the computer to original status automatically and rapidly. If it happens, nothing will be changed or lost.
First impressionDownload this free partition software and you’ll see 5 blocks in the main window.
- All separate partitions with detailed information such as capacity, free space, file system, type and status.
- All physical and RAID virtual disks with graphical partition configuration.
- All available operations of selected disk or partition, unavailable operations are hidden automatically.
- Pending operations, the operations you do won’t modify real disk partition immediately. To avoid mistake, they’ll be listed as pending for preview.
- The buttons to undo, redo or apply the pending operations.
What does this free partition software do
Change size of partition
Shrink, extend, merge and split partition to optimize disk space usage without losing data.
Create, Delete, Format, Copy, Set Active partition. Change partition label and drive letter, etc.
Fix file system error, defrag partition, scan bad sectors, initialize disk, view disk/partition properties, etc.
Convert GPT disk to MBR, Convert Logical partition from/to Primary, Convert NTFS partition to FAT32.
Build Bootable Media
Create bootable CD/DVD/USB disc to do disk partition management without installing (included in Pro).
Secure your data
Hide partition. Set read-only attribute. Wipe disk, partition, Unallocated to erase sensitive data.
The best free partition software for Windows
Besides the powerful data protection ability, NIUBI Partition Editor Free has other unique features and advantages than other free and commercial disk partition software, for example:
Special file-moving algorithm
Sometimes when you shrinking a partition or moving the location of a partition, all files in this partition must be moved to new locations. A good algorithm is very helpful to reduce time, especially when there are large amount of files in this partition. Thanks to the special file-moving algorithm, NIUBI Partition Editor is 30% to 300% faster than other free and commercial partition manager. If you have testing computer or virtual machine, simply compare it with other tools in the same condition.
As I said above, partitioning software will modify all parameters of related disk, partition and files. Any software or hardware issue could cause part of the parameters failed to be updated, then system and/or data is damaged. So other disk partition software including commercial version won’t allow cancelling the ongoing operations from the beginning or over 50% progress, even if you did something wrong.
What will you do if you did something wrong or have to leave but the operations are not finished? If you forcely terminate the partition software, system and/or data will be damaged with no doubt. With the help of unique Cancel-at-will technology of NIUBI, you can cancel the ongoing operations at any progress without losing data. In addition, the cancellation can be done in a flash without waiting a long time to revert.
Other benefits of this free partition manager
100% free to home users
Unlike other free partition manager software that plans the trap by disabling some functionalities or bundles advertisement, NIUBI Partition Editor free edition is 100% free to all home users and 100% clean without bundles.
Easy to use
You just need to click, drag and drop on the disk map to modify disk partitions, anyone without help or experience of running such kind of software can use this program well.
As you see in the block 4 of the main window, all operations you do will be listed as pending for preview. You can click Undo to cancel the unwanted operation or click Redo to recover the cancelled operations. The real disk partitions won’t be changed until you click Apply button to confirm.
The Hot-Resize technology of NIUBI helps you shrink and extend partition without rebooting computer. (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.)
Most of your disk and partition management requirements can be fulfilled. NIUBI Partition Editor is not the one that has most amount of functionalities, but because of its powerful data protection ability, fast resizing algorithm and many other advantages, it is the best free partition software for Windows laptop and desktop. If you have any ideas or suggestions, send to the vendor and they may come true in some day.