NEWS – When I have to repartition or format my storage media, the Windows formatting tool really doesn’t cut it. The MiniTool Partition Wizard Free application was just what I was looking for. I’ve been using it for years and haven’t looked back.
It’s a wonderful, really handy, easy-to-use tool that will help you resize, split, or merge partitions and format your media as FAT32, exFAT, NTFS, Ext2, Ext3, Ext4 (the free version does other things too, but some of the features are only available with the paid versions). The application shows you how each of your storage devices is divided up, the file system that each device uses, the drive letters for each, and the used and unused portions, etc., all at a glance.
To use the MiniTool Partition Wizard, you need to select the drive or partition you want to change and either right-click on it or use the menu items listed at the top of the application to select your changes and then click on the “Apply” button located at the bottom left of the screen. Be aware that partitioning and formatting erase all the data on your media so be sure to back it up somewhere before proceeding.
I don’t need to use the MiniTool Partition Wizard very often, but when I do, it’s the only application that is simple enough to use, robust enough to do what I want, and is free! If you haven’t already tried it and are interested in this wonderful tool, you can find more information at partitionwizard.com. Scroll down to the middle of the web page (under “Pick the Best One for Your Needs”) to compare the versions and download the appropriate one for you.