Unlike in previous years, you can resize partitions without data loss within Windows itself, so how do you justify a specialist tool?
Firstly, it makes partitioning much easier than the Windows tool. And secondly, it’s far more versatile than Windows’ basic tool.
Users arent restricted by any fragmented or unmovable files upon resizing an existing partition. You can also easily resize, move, extend and split partitions, enabling you to utilise your drive without having to start from scratch.
Other handy features include the option to copy partitions and entire disks to another drive (which comes in very handy when upgrading to a drive with more space. You can even align a partition for better performance if it’s required.
Partition Wizard keeps adding new features to its free version to keep it ahead of the opposition, of which there are many. For example you can now convert back from NTFS to FAT, plus convert drives between GPT and MBR. It’s even possible to copy dynamic disk volumes too. Partition Wizard is capable of recovering lost and deleted partitions too
This free version has all that most will require in a partition tool, but there are a number of paid-for versions boasting additional features such as merging partitions or changing a drive’s cluster size without data loss.