Macrorit Disk Partition Free 4.0.0 is out; the latest version of the free disk partitioning software comes with an option to create bootable media to partition and manage hard drives and storage devices on system boot without loading an operating system first.
The free version of the application for Windows works as you would expect it to work. You start it up and it pulls all drives connected to the device on start. You may need to run it with elevated privileges by right-clicking on the dm.exe executable file and selecting run as administrator though.
All drives and partitions are displayed in the interface afterwards. Simply select a volume or partition from the list, and then one of the supported operations to get started.
What you may find interesting in this regard is that it supports more options than your average disk partitioner. While you can use the program to perform operations such as resizing, moving, or formatting volumes, you can also use the program for advanced operations.
This includes converting a partition to logical or Fat32, wiping free disk space on a drive, running a surface test, or hiding volumes.
It takes little more than two clicks with the mouse to start any of those operations.
The new "build bootable CD" option is listed under Tools in the sidebar. The program supports the creation of optical discs, but does not support creating a bootable USB drive for the purpose of running the disk partitioning software during system boot.
This is a limitation, especially if you run the program on a computer without optical drive.
The remaining changes are all fixes. If you have not updated the program for a while, you may benefit from other recent changes introduced in previous versions of the program.
The September 2015 update introduced full Windows 10 support for instance, the March 2016 update increased the disk limit to 64, and the July 2016 introduced support for Windows Storage space and Bitlocker partition management support.
Partitioning is not really something that most users do regularly. Most who require a partition tool may use built-in disk management tools of Windows instead for that.
Macrorit Disk Partition Free 4.0.0 however supports other operations as mentioned previously that you may find useful.
You can use the program to check a disk for instance, or wipe all data remains on free space (not SSD though) using it.
The application is provided as a portable version and setup version. (via Deskmodder)
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