Macrorit Partition Expert v5.3.4

A Full Review of Macrorit Partition Expert, a Free Partition Manager Tool

Screenshot of Macrorit Partition Expert v5 in Windows 8
Macrorit Partition Expert v5.

You want something that's easy to use if you're going to make complex changes to your computer's partitions and that's exactly what you get with Macrorit Partition Expert.

Though there aren't as many features in this program as you'll find in similar free disk partitioning tools, it's definitely one of the easier ones to work with.

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Macrorit Partition Expert Pros & Cons

Macrorit Partition Expert is perfect for novice computers users:

Pros:

  • Very easy to use
  • Options aren't buried deep in menus
  • Includes other features apart from the basics
  • Can be used without installation with the portable version

Cons:

  • Doesn't support dynamic disks

More About Macrorit Partition Expert

  • Macrorit Partition Expert works with Windows 10Windows 8Windows 7Windows Vista, and Windows XP
  • Every change you make to the partitions and disks are first applied virtually so you can see their effects; choosing Commit will save and apply the changes in the order in which you chose them
  • An option is available that will shutdown the computer automatically after applying the changes
  • Windows can be migrated to a different hard drive
  • The two most popular file systems can be applied to a volume when formatting it — NTFS or FAT16/32
  • When resizing a partition, Macrorit Partition Expert lets you enter the size manually or choose how much space you want to remain after it has been resized; you can also drag a slider button left and right to resize it visually
  • MBR disks can be converted to GPT disks
  • Windows Vista and newer operating systems can use Macrorit Partition Expert to extend the system partition without having to reboot
  • A volume can be copied to another volume that has unallocated space to create an identical drive
  • Disks can be changed to and from an offline status
  • A volume can be hidden so it stops showing up next to the other drives in Windows
  • All the partitions of a particular disk can be quickly deleted at once
  • You can change the drive letter and volume label directly through the program
  • The read-only attribute can be set for any non-system hard drive
  • "Clean Up Disk" is an option in Macrorit Partition Expert that will erase the volume and make the disk uninitialized
  • A hard drive can be erased with the Write Zero, DoD 5220.22-M, or Random Data wipe method
  • A hard drive testing tool is included that will run a surface test to check for bad sectors
  • You can check a volume for errors, and optionally attempt to have them corrected
  • There's also a defragment button in Macrorit Partition Expert that will invoke the Windows defrag utility to check the drive for fragmented files

My Thoughts on Macrorit Partition Expert

Macrorit Partition Expert is perfect if you need to create additional partitions or copy lots of data from one drive to another. I say this because nothing is confusing about how it works; everything is out in the open and easily accessible.

However, there are some additional features that the paid version of this program supports that you won't find in this one, such as commercial usage, Windows Server support, the ability to manipulate disks as large as 32 TB, and a WinPE bootable disc option.

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If you're using the portable version, open the dm.exe file to run Macrorit Partition Expert. You'll need to know which folder to open — either x64 or x86. Go here to learn the differences in those two and understand which folder you should open for your version of Windows.