List of Free and Open Source Disk Partition Software
Here is our list of Free and Open Source Disk Partition Software. Please contact us if you know of a program that should be on this page. Boffin supports open source software. If you have an open source project, we may consider making a small donation to your project. To be considered, please get in touch via the contact page.
MiniTool Partition Wizard Home Edition
MiniTool Partition Wizard Home Edition is a free version of the software that allows home users to perform various disk partition operations including converting NTFS to FAT and vice versa, and MBR disk to GPT and vice versa. It also allows copying of UEFI boot disks and dynamic disk volume as well as recovering, creating, resizing, extending, merging, splitting, deleting, formatting and hiding logical drives. It runs on Windows 7, 8, XP and Vista both 32 and 64 bit.
AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard
AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard is a free disk partition software that efficiently manages all partition related tasks including, resizing, moving, aligning, disk wiping, merging, deleting, formatting, splitting and cloning partitions on hard drives and removable storage devices. It has Smart Disk and Partition Wizards that can assist in migrating OS to SSD or HDD, recovering and extending partitions, as well as copying discs and partitions. This unique software can be used commercially by small businesses, unlike other free applications that only allow personal use. It’s compatible with Windows 7, 8, XP and Vista both on 32 and 64-bit.
Active@ Partition Manager
Active@ Partition Manager is a multi-platform disk partition software that not only works on internal hard drives but also on removable storage devices. It supports GPT or MBR partitions on external hard drives and allows the conversion of GPT to MBR and vice versa on internal HDs. It can create, format, change delete and mark a partition as active. Unlike similar software, it can create FAT32 partitions of up to 32GB in size or greater.
GParted is another free disk partition application that assists in creating space for new operating systems, expanding or shrinking a computer's C drive, and trying to rescue date out of lost partitions. Not only does it work on a computer's hard drive, it also supports USB flash drives, SSDs and RAID devices. GParted runs on Windows, Mac OSX and Linux operating systems.
Parted Magic's name and program is uniquely a fusion of GParted and PartitionMagic. It's not only confined to the basic partition and data recovery tasks, it is actually a set of file system tools in one. Its load of infused tools include Clonezilla to backup data, TestDisk to check and recover deleted partitions, TrueCrpyt for data encryption and SuperGrubDisk for fixing the booting process. It neither needs an installed OS nor requires installation to work.
Partition Logic is a free stand-alone application that boots from a CD or a floppy disk without the need for an installed operating system. It has a user-friendly interface that easily assists in erasing, moving, formatting and defragmenting partitions including modifying its attributes. It can also shrink a partition and create a new one. It also has the ability to copy an entire hard disk including the OS, applications and settings to a new hard drive.
EaseUS® Partition Master 9.2.2 Free Edition
EaseUS® Partition Master 9.2.2 Free Edition is anall-in-one partition solution and management software. Its Partition Manager can extend, resize, merge, and split partitions. It can also create new ones. The Disk & Partition Copy Wizard allows the copying of an entire hard disk - all data stored including all applications and operating system. It can also clone files and create a back up while resizing it at the same time to fit in the target space. Recovery of lost or deleted partitions, on the other hand, can be done with the use of the Partition Recovery Wizard.