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Screenshots: Five Apps for managing disk partitions

EaseUS Partition Master Home Edition 1

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Most of us probably have rather large hard disks or SSDs at our disposal. If you like to work with multiple operating systems or need a better way to segregate the storage of data, like separate partitions for media files and apps for instance, it's important to use a tool that can perform the task of slicing up a disk easily and safely. Although all Windows versions since Vista come with a basic, built-in partition manager, it still might be too simple or limiting for some tasks. For today's Five Apps blog entry, we will be looking at five excellent freeware partition editors that should serve as effective replacements for Microsoft's implementation.

Five Apps

1. EaseUS Partition Master Home Edition

This product not only has the distinction of being a user-friendly partition manager for Windows, but EaseUS throws in a few handy extras, such as basic file recovery as well as backup and restore abilities. There are also tutorials to help guide a user along with the proper instructions on what you need to do for effective partitioning. The user interface is clean and there aren't any nagging popups, begging you to upgrade to a paid version.

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