Free Partition Manager for Windows 10
Many people have installed or upgraded to Windows 10. To reallocate partition space and maximum disk performance, you need disk partition management utility. Some people ask me if there is good free partition manager for Windows 10. Yes. If you just want to create, delete, format partition, Windows 10 has free Disk Management snap-in to help you. But if you want to do some advanced operations such as resize, move, merge, copy, convert, defrag, wipe, hide partition, etc. you need third party free partition software such as NIUBI Partition Editor Free. In this article I’ll introduce both free partition manager for Windows 10.
Windows 10 free partition manager
Every Windows computer users need disk partition management software, with which you can fix many disk partition related issue, for example:
- Some people forget to edit and create more volumes when installing Windows 10, so all available disk space are occupied by system C drive. In that case, you can easily shrink C drive to create new volumes without reinstalling.
- After running Windows 10 for a period of time, C drive is running out of space. In that case, partition manager software helps you get unused space from other volumes to increase C drive space easily.
- In some special situations, you need to convert MBR disk to GPT, convert Logical partition from/to Primary, or convert NTFS to FAT32 (especially for removable storage). Partition manager software can complete these tasks easily, too.
As I said above, there are 2 kinds of free partition managers for Windows 10: native Disk Management and 3rd-party software, then how do they work?
Windows 10 Disk Management
Windows 10 Disk Management utility can create, delete, format partition, set Active and change drive letter. For advanced users, you may change size of allocated partitions with Shrink Volume and Extend Volume functionalities. However, if you want to expand C drive by shrinking D, it is impossible, because Unallocated space shrank from D is not behind C drive, so Extend Volume is greyed out for C drive. If you want to do this, 3rd-party partition software is needed.
Press and on keyboard, then you can open Disk Management.
Professional free partition software
As the most popular free partition manager for Windows 10/8/7/Vista/XP (32 & 64bit), NIUBI Partition Editor Free Download provides basic partition management to create, delete, format partition, change drive letter, etc. Advanced management to resize, move, merge partitions without data loss, clone, hide, set active, convert, defrag, check partition and much more.
|Features||NIUBI Partition Editor Free||Windows 10 Disk Management|
|Create, delete, format partition|
|Change drive letter, set partition Active|
|Extend/Shrink NTFS partition||(limited)|
|Extend/Shrink FAT16/32 partition||(limited)|
|Resize, move, merge partitions|
|Migrate OS, Clone disk/partition|
|Convert, defrag, wipe, hide partition|
|Check volume, surfact test, change status, set read-only attribute…|
Why NIUBI Partition Editor Free?
Comparing with other Windows 10 free partition manager, NIUBI Partition Editor Free Edition is 100% free for all home users. 100% clean without bundled advertisement or plugins. Furthermore, it has unique advanced technologies, for example:
1 Second Rollback
Automatically reverts computer to original status in a flash if any software or hardware issue occur. If it happens, nothing will be modified or damaged.
Extend Partition Online
Expand partition without interruption or rebooting computer. (Close other running applications and open files/folders in the drive that you want to shrink before stating NIUBI.)
Unique file-moving algorithm helps resize partition 30% to 300% faster than ANY other tools.
To avoid mistake, all operations work in virtual mode, real disk partition won’t be changed until click Apply to confirm.
Most of your disk partition maintenance requirements can be fulfilled.
Multiple Storage Supported
Hard disk, Hyper-V/VMware, USB disk, memory cards, all types of hardware RAID are all supported.
What’s inside of this free partition manager?
Change Partition Size
Resize, move, merge existing partitions safely and easily. Extend NTFS partitions without rebooting.
Create, Delete, Format, Explorer, Copy disk/partition. Change partition label, Change drive letter, Set Active partition.
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.
Create bootable CD/DVD/USB disc to do disk partition management without installing (included in Pro).
Hide partition, Set read-only attribute, wipe disk, partition, Unallocated to prevent recovering.
How to re-size partition on Windows 10 safely?
It is very easy to resize disk volumes, simply drag and move on the disk map, watch the video:
1 Second Rollback protection technology and Bootable media builder are not integrated in the free partition manager, upgrade to the pro version if you need them.