Resize, move, copy and merge disk partitions with this free tool
While the Disk Management tool in Windows has been constantly improved, there are still many useful tasks that it cannot perform. If you need to perform more complicated jobs, then a program such as Easeus Partition Master Home Edition is a much better alternative.
Installation is simple but be prepared for warnings from the User Account Control when starting Partition Master. Given the power it has over your hard disk, it's no bad thing that you have to provide an adminstrators password in order to use it.
The first screen offers to display the manual, which is worth spending some time with. Adjusting hard disk partitions can wipe everything on them, so make sure you know what you're doing before making any changes.
The main screen of the software is well laid out with a list of all the different disk operations down the left hand side. Disks, and the partitions held upon them, are shown in the main part of the window.
Partition Master Home includes all of the tools that we would expect to find in a disk partitioning tool. It can resize, move, copy and merge partitions.
A defragmentation tool is built in. Although this might seem a little odd, it's actually very important as some partitioning tasks can be affected if there are file fragments all over this disk.
There are wizards for cloning disks and copying partitions as well as one for recovering partitions.
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