There are kinds of needs about hard drive and partition management. Windows built-in tool Disk Management can help you to complete lots of basic operations, such as deleting partition, extending NTFS partition with adjacent unallocated space, shrink NTFS partition cerate partition, etc. For some operations, like moving partition they can’t be completed within Disk Management. In such a condition, you can give third-party Windows partition manager software a shot.
Find out a right 3rd partition manager freeware for Windows
To pick up reliable and appropriate partition manager software for Windows PC, you can refer to the following criteria:
Easy-to-use: A good hard drive partition manager should be simple to handle even for all levels of computer users. It is meaningless, if a partition software is featured with powerful functions and hard to operate,
Compatible: It is supposed to be not only compatible with the latest Windows 10 but also with older versions, like Windows 7, as you may upgrade or downgrade your OS.
Reliable: It won’t damage data and can work smoothly while managing hard drive partition for Windows PC.
Useful: A wonderful free Windows partition management tool should be helpful in solving various problems about partition and disk indeed, rather than is free of charge but do nothing.
Considering those standards, here introduce a partition manager tool, AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard. See the next content to realize what this partition freeware can do and how it works.
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AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard is with a concise and user-friendly GUI. And it can work without any obstacles with Windows 10/8.1/87, XP and Vista (both 64Bit and 32Bit). What’s more, it has a considerate Discard button and result preview. You can preview what will happen after operation. If you happen to choose a wrong partition or function, you can click Undo and Abandon button to cancel the operation. As a professional and all-in-one partition manager software for Windows, it is featured with many functions, satisfying your daily use. Some important features are listed below:
Move/Resize Partition: It can move partition for changing its position or make unallocated space contiguous behind the partition that you need to extend.
Merge Partitions: It allows you to merge NTFS partitions without data loss.
Format Partition: It is able to format a partition to NTFS, FAT32, exFAT, Ext4, Ext3 and Ext2 in Windows PC.
Clone Partition/ Disk: You can use it to copy NTFS partition, FAT32 partition, exFAT partition from one disk to another disk for data transfer or clone the entire disk to migrate all data on the original disk to another one.
Convert MBR/GPT: It is capable of converting large external hard drive from MBR to GPT for making full use of disk space without losing data or from GPT to MBR back.
Convert NTFS to FAT32: It enables you to change the file system from NTFS to FAT32 without formatting.
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Examples and demonstrations of using AOMEI Partition Assistant
After downloading the software, install and run it. Here you can view some examples of using Windows partition manager, AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard.
Resize/move partition without losing data
Step 1. In the main interface, right-click the partition that has enough space (here is D) and choose Resize/Move Partition.
Step 2. In the pop-up windows, put the mouse at the right end of the partition and drag leftward to shrink partition D and click OK.
Step 3. Put the mouse on the D partition to make it becomes a cross arrow and move the whole partition to the end of the disk. Then, click OK.
Step 4. You'll get back to the main interface where you can preview that the unallocated space is contiguously behind C drive. Click Apply and Proceed to exectute your operation.
Step 5. Right-click the partition that you want to extend (here is C drive), choose Resize/Move Partition.
Step 6. In the following screenshot, put the mouse at the right end of C drive and drag rightward. Then, click OK.
Step 7. You'll get back to the main interface. Here you can view that C drive will be extended with the unallocated space. Click Apply and Proceed to commit the operation.
Format partition with a wanted file system
Step 1. Right-click the partition that you want to format and choose Format Partition.
Step 2. Choose a proper file system for the partition. Here I choose Ext4.
Step 3. Click Apply and Proceed to commit the operation.
Copy partition to a new hard drive
Step 1. Connect the new hard drive to your computer. Reopen the software or . Right-click the source partition and choose Clone Partition.
Step 2. Choose a way to clone partition and click Next.
Step 3. Choose the destination space and click OK.
Step 4. Here you can resize partition as you like, or you can keep the default settings and click "Finish".
Step 5. You'll return to the main interface where you can preview the result. If you are satisfied with it, click Apply and Proceed to commit the operation.
Wrap things up
The all-in-one free partition manager software for Windows PC, AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard can assist you settling out various issues, like C drive full through Resize/Move Partition, USB not recognized by PS4 via converting NTFS back to FAT32, etc.
If you want to recover lost partition, converting dynamic disk into basic without data loss and so on, you can employ AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional. If you need to manage partition for Windows Server 2019/2016/2012/2008/2003, choose AOMEI Partition Assistant Server.