Do we really need a free command line partition manager?
To make all the things on your hard disk well organized, you will need a partition
manager tool for flexibly partitioning, optimizing and managing your computer. No
matter whether you want to partition your hard drive for Windows installation,
allocate free disk space, resize partition, or change file system of a partition or partition table, you can
use a Windows partition manager DiskPart.exe to deal with it.
We want to use command line. Although operating a command line interface more
difficult than a GUI, for more efficient to handle multi-task, some users would use
command line rather than open many windows. Users only need to execute a few lines
of command by utilizing their keyboards to control over both the file and operating
Compared with using GUI, using command line to operate takes much less resources of
computer system. Additionally, some tasks can only be performed by using command
line. For example, you cannot delete recovery partition with Disk Management for it prevents users inadvertently applying
actions leading to data loss, but you can use diskpart to do it. Therefore, users
may be looking for a command prompt partition manager.
How to use DiskPart in Windows 10/8/7?
You need to open an elevated command prompt. To do that, you can type “diskpart” in
the Search box, and right-click on the result diskpart.exe and then select Run as
If you are not familiar with diskpart, you can type “help” to see all the available
commands. For example, to extend system partition using DiskPart, you can use the
● List disk
● Select disk 0
● List partition
● Select partition 2
Then all the unallocated space behind partition 2 will be added into partition 2. If
there is no unallocated space behind it, then diskpart cannot extend partition. In that case, you can delete partition using
DiskPart behind to generate unallocated space.
Diskpart can also help you convert MBR to GPT disk. To do that, you need to use DiskPart clean command to delete all
partitions on the hard drive, and then type “convert gpt”. If you want to manage
partitions in an easier way without data loss, you can use command line partition
Command line partition manager - AOMEI Partition Assistant
AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional is a very easy to use program providing both a solid graphical interface and command
line utility. It allows users to partition hard drive from command prompt using
partassist.exe utility, which can be regarded as Diskpart alternative. You need
nothing but running a command in Powershell or Command Prompt to
move/extend/shrink/resize a partition without losing data. What’s more, it is also
capable of creating, deleting, formatting a partition, and rebuilding MBR. You can
start it by running the command "cd + installation directory of AOMEI Partition
Assistant" (e.g. cd C:\Program Files (x86)\AOMEI Partition Assistant Pro
Edition 6.0). You can download the demo version firstly:
and click here to see all the
parameters of partassist.exe command line utility.
More about AOMEI Partition Assistant
AOMEI Partition Assistant also comes with graphical user
interface. It includes everything you need regarding file and disk management. With
its user-friendly interface and step-by-step Wizards, one will know how to operate
even for the first time to use it.
Besides the basic partition operations, it also allows you to transfer Windows 8/10 to a USB drive and it remains
bootable, convert disk between MBR and GPT without data loss, make bootable media,Migrate OS with all the programs to SSD, and many more. You can free
download this free command line partition manager software now.