Free partition manager for Windows 7 (32 & 64 bit)
Hard disk is an indispensable component of a computer, Operating System runs from it, it also store all kinds of electronic data. To use the disk space more efficiently, you’d better create several partitions for different purpose. The typical strategy is C drive for Operating System, D for applications and other drives for data.
However, there is still an issue especially for system C drive. Most of the Windows 7 computer users have the experience that C drive is running out of space. In this situation, you need a partition manager for Windows 7 to optimize disk space. Furthermore, you can do many basic and advanced disk partition management operations. In this article, I’ll introduce the best free partition managers for Windows 7 (both 32 bit and 64 bit version).
Windows 7 native partition manager
Windows 7 provides the built-in partition management utility – Disk Management, with which you can do some basic management such as create volume, delete volume, format volume, change drive letter and set Active partition.
To open Windows 7 Disk Management, press and on keyboard, type diskmgmt.msc and click OK.
From Window 7 Disk Management, you’ll see all connected hard disk, type, file system, status, capacity, free space and other info of each partition. Right click each partition you’ll see the available operations.
Better than previous Windows XP, Windows 7 Disk Management has new advanced functions to shrink and extend volume, however, they only work in limited conditions.
Compare with Windows 7 Disk Management, 3rd-party free partition manager such as NIUBI Partition Editor Free is much more powerful.
Windows 7 Free partition manager
Unlike other free partition manager software that disable many functionalities and bundle advertisement or plugins, NIUBI Partition Editor is 100% free for all home users, 100% clean without bundles. Here is a comparison between NIUBI free and Windows 7 DM.
|Features||NIUBI Partition Editor Free||Windows 7 Disk Management|
|Create, delete, format partition|
|Change drive letter, set Active partition|
|Shrink NTFS partition and produce Unallocated space on right side|
|Shrink NTFS partition and produce Unallocated space on left side|
|Extend NTFS partition with right adjacent Unallocated space|
|Extend NTFS partition with left adjacent Unallocated space|
|Extend/Shrink FAT partition|
|Resize, move, merge partitions|
|Copy, convert, defrag, wipe, hide partition|
|Repair file system, scan bad sectors, change disk status, set read-only attribute…|
Why this free partition manager is best?
Enhanced Data Protection
NIUBI Partition Editor is the ONLY program that integrated with Rollback technology to ensure system and data intact.
Unique file-moving algorithm helps resize partition 30% to 300% faster than ANY other free and commercial partition software.
Extend Partition Online
Expand NTFS partition without rebooting computer or interruption.
To avoid mistake, all operations are listed in virtual mode before executing.
Most of your disk partition maintenance requirements can be fulfilled.
Multiple Storage Supported
Hard disk, Hyper-V/VMware, USB disk/cards, all types of hardware RAID are all supported.
About the Rollback technology:
The unique 1 Second Rollback technology work internally, it creates snapshot of the disk partitions after starting. It monitors the whole process of partition resizing and moving, etc. If any software error or hardware issue such as power outage occur, it automatically roll back the computer to original status in one second, so you won’t lose data even if the program failed to resize disk partitions.
Note: this technology is not provided to the free edition. You may download the professional edition, which also have the ability to create bootable CD/DVD or USB disc.Download NIUBI Partition Editor and you’ll see the main window which contains 5 blocks.
- lists all single partitions with detailed information such as capacity, free space, file system, type and status.
- displays all hard disks with graphical configuration.
- available operations to the selected disk or partition, unavailable operations are hidden cleverly.
- pending operations, all operations you do won’t be executed instantly, instead, they’ll be listed here.
- you can undo the unwanted pending operation, redo the cancelled or click Apply to confirm.
As the most clean and fastest free partition manager for Windows 7, 8, 10, NIUBI Partition Editor Free helps you resize and manage disk partition easily. Except the rollback technology and bootable media builder, it is absolutely the same with professional edition. Considering data security, I suggest try the professional partition manager.