MiniTool Partition Wizard Pro 9.1 Review
MiniTool Partition Wizard Pro 9.1 Review.
MiniTool Partition Wizard Pro 9.1 can be download from the official website. Its size is not big, just about 25 MB. The demo version has got some limitations, namely, you cannot apply changes to performed operations; anyway all these restrictions will be eliminated after buying the program.
The installation procedure of the program is standard; just accept the User agreement, select the install location and create a desktop shortcut.
The Interface of the Program
The main window of the program is very convenient and it is divided into six parts:
Menu Bar– it is located at the top of the window and includes seven buttons with drop-down menus, namely, General (it contains some general tools for reloading disks, applying changes, etc.), View (it is used to adjust some viewing parameters, for example, you can change font, remove toolbar, etc.), Disk (different tools for managing disks are listed here), Partition (it contains tools for performing various operations with partitions), Dynamic Disk (it contains tools for working with dynamic disks), Wizards (it includes four different wizards for migrating operating system to a new SSD disk, etc.) and Help (it contains FAQ, help files, and so on).
Toolbar– some the most frequently tools of the program can be found on the toolbar, for example, Apply or Undo buttons, and so on.
Disk Map– it provides you with a preview of all partitions on the disk.
Action Panel– it is located on the left side of the program and includes different operations and wizards which can be performed with disks.
Disk / Partition Volume List– it displays all partitions and volumes of the computer.
Legend Bar– you can see it at the bottom of the window and it displays different legends, for example, Logical, Spanned, etc.
The Main Features of the Program
Supported File Systems– FAT 12, FAT 16, FAT 32, NTFS, Ext2, Ext3, Linux Swap.
Supported Partition Table Type– MBR and GPT.
Supported Hard Disk Type– IDE, SATA, SCSI, USB external disks, etc.
Partition Operations– MiniTool Partition Wizard Pro 9.1 offers a lot of advanced possibilities for working with the disk partitions; with the help of the program you can perform the following partition operations:
Format Partition– you want to change a file system and cluster size of your partition; it is a very easy task for the program. All you need is to enter a new partition label, select the desired file system (i.e. NTFS, FAT 32, Ext2, Ext3, Ext4 or Linux Swap) and cluster size (for example, 512 bytes, 8 KB, 64 KB, etc.).
Create Partition– you have got some specific files and need a special folder for them? It is not a problem for MiniTool Partition Wizard Pro 9.1; it will help you to create a new partition. The process of creation is very easy. Just enter the desired partition label, specify file system (i.e. FAT 32, NTFS), assign a drive letter and select a cluster size.
Delete Partition– MiniTool Partition Wizard Pro 9.1 allows you to delete any partition safely and without any risk if it is no longer needed. Just select Delete Partition tool and apply this change; the partition will be deleted and you will be able to create a new one from unallocated space.
Extend Partition– you have got a lot of different applications installed on your system partition? You need more space, but you do not know from where you can get it? Just for these troublesome cases you need Extend Partition tool. With the help of it, you have the possibility to extend your partition by taking some free space from other partition of the same disk. All you need is to choose the partition and specify how much space you want to take from it.
Move / Resize Partition– you are not satisfied with the current size of your partition and you want to extend or shrink it? The program will help you to perform both actions. MiniTool Partition Wizard Pro 9.1 allows you to specify the new partition size and location. All actions are performed using Enhanced Data protecting mode, so nothing will be lost in the event of any failure or power outage.
Merge Partition– one of your partitions that is very important for you, has got a very little space? Do not worry! MiniTool Partition Wizard Pro 9.1 will help you to expand it by merging with another partition. The process of merging two partitions is extremely safe; nothing will be lost. All your data will remain untouched. It should be noted that your partitions must be formatted as NTFS in order to perform this merging operations.
Split Partition– if you have one large partition and want to split it into two smaller ones, you can take full advantage of this tool. It will help you to do that safely and reliably. Only one simple option is required from you, i.e. you should select the desired size of a new partition; just drag the partition handle right and left or use up and down arrows to get optimal size.
Copy Partition– you have just bought a new HDD or SSD disk and want to transfer all your system files to it without reinstalling Windows or simply wish to move files to a new partition? If it is so, Copy Partition tool is just for you. You have the possibility to copy the whole contents to the new partition with just three simple steps- firstly, you should select the target partition; secondly, choose an unallocated space to copy data there; and, thirdly, specify some parameters, i.e. the partition size and location. That is it; after that just click the Finish button, appoint a drive letter to the new partition and apply all changes.
Set Label– you have got a lot of partitions on the disk and want to label each of them for easy navigation between them. It is very easy, just choose the desired label and click OK; changes will be applied immediately.
Align Partition– with the help of this tool you can align a specific partition of Solid State Disk (i.e. SSD). The process of aligning is straightforward; just select this tool and then apply this action; the program will apply changes automatically.
Check File System– this tool allows you to check the system integrity and fix any errors in it. MiniTool Partition Wizard Pro 9.1 offers two options- Check Only (found errors will not be fixed) and Check and Fix detected errors. After checking the partition, the program will give you a detailed report about detected and fixed errors.
Explore Partition– if you want to get some additional info about your partitions, you can take full advantage of this tool. MiniTool Partition Wizard Pro 9.1 will display thorough details about the full contents of the partition- its creation time and size, etc. Currently the program supports the following file systems- FAT 12, FAT 16, FAT 32 and NTFS.
Hide and Unhide Partition– for security reasons it is very necessary to hide some partitions which contain sensitive and confidential data in order to keep them away from the prying eyes. The program allows you to perform this operation easily; just click on the Hide Partition button and then confirm those changes. That is all; the program will hide the partition and it will be invisible for others. You can unhide the partition at any time using the Unhide Partition tool.
Set Active– this tool lets you set any primary partitions active; just select that partition that you want to be active and apply changes. Now that partition will be active and the system will boot from it.
Change Drive Letter– with the help of MiniTool Partition Wizard Pro 9.1 you can easily change the current partition letter; all you need is to select one of the letters from A to Z and click OK.
Change Cluster Size– clusters are the smallest units of the disk which hold files in the Windows operating system. MiniTool Partition Wizard Pro 9.1 allows you to change the current size of the clusters of the disk; just enter the desired cluster size in sectors from 1 to 128 and after applying the changes, the cluster size will be changed immediately without any damage to the system.
Convert NTFS to FAT and FAT to NTFS– you can easily and safely convert FAT to NTFS and vice versa. Do not worry! The process of conversion is very secure; nothing will be lost or damaged. All files will remain untouched.
Set Partition as Primary or as Logical– with the help of the program you have the possibility to change the partition type, i.e. change logical partition to primary and vice versa.
Change Partition Serial Number– it is very easy to change the serial number of any partition; just enter a new serial number in hexadecimal format and click Apply. The serial number will be changed immediately.
Change Partition Type ID– you have the possibility to change the current system ID of the partition using predefined IDs from the offered list (for example, 0x04 FAT 16, less than 32 MB) on the one hand or manually enter the desired ones.
Surface Test– with the help of this very useful tool you can test the surface of the partition and identify if it has got any bad sectors. The process of scanning is very long and takes a lot of time because the program thoroughly tests every sector. After finishing the test, good sectors will be marked as green color and bad sectors as red color.
Wipe Partition– you have got a lot of confidential information on the partition and you do not want others to see or recover it? If it is so, you can take full advantage of this tool. It will help you to erase all this information permanently. Nobody will recover it even using the most advanced restoring programs.
The program offers five different wiping methods:
Fill sectors with zero
Fill sectors with one
Fill sectors with zero and one
DoD 5220.22- M (3 passes)
DoD 5220.28- STD (7 passes).
Show Partition Properties– using this tool you can get thorough details about the partition, namely, Usage (i.e. used or unused space), Partition Info (for example, partition type ID, file system, etc.) and File System Info (for example, sectors per cluster, etc.).
Wizards– MiniTool Partition Wizard Pro 9.1 contains different wizards which allow you to migrate the operating system to a new SSD and HD disk, copy any partition or disk.
In addition, the program includes a very useful tool will help you to recover data from lost or deleted partitions. You have the possibility to select one of scanning methods- Full disk, Unallocated space or Specified range by using Quick and Full scan types.
Dynamic Disk– MiniTool Partition Wizard Pro 9.1 offers a lot of advanced tools for working with volumes; you can create, delete, format, copy, wipe, explore volume, and so on.
Windows XP- Windows 10 (both 32 and 64 bit versions)
CPU with at least 1 GHz
512 MB of RAM
MiniTool Partition Wizard Pro 9.1 is a great application equipped with a lot of tools which allows you to perform practically any operations with the disks and partitions.
It can be said without any exaggeration is a powerful and functional program for complete management of disks and partitions. It allows you format, create, delete, change partitions, and so on.
MiniTool Partition Wizard Pro 9.1 is a real must-be for those who work with disks and partitions.
1. a very intuitive and easy to use interface
2. a lot of advanced tools for performing any operations with disks and partitions