Best Free IM-Magic Partition Resizer Alternative and How to Use

July 18, 2017

You’ll learn detailed steps on how to use IM-Magic Partition Resizer as well as its great alternative to better manage your hard drive in Windows 7, 8, and 10.

About IM-Magic Partition Resizer

IM-Magic Partition Resizer is a small partition tool designed for Windows OS and Windows Server OS. It has a simple user interface and can be used to extend system partition, move partition, erase data, and merge partitions and so on. Currently, IM-Magic Partition Resizer is available in four editions, one is for free and the rest three are Professional, Server and Unlimited versions.

In the new version IM-Magic Partition Resizer v3.1.0, convert MBR to GPT as well as copy disk/partition for backup are added. It claims no data would be damaged during the operations and all the features are work to better make use of the hard disk’s dimension. On the whole, it is a helpful assistant in basic disk operating jobs. For user who has less knowledge of computer, it is more likely to get started.

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How to use IM-Magic Partition Resizer in Windows 7?

It is quite easy in fact. Download its installation zip file, unpack it and install on the computer. At the main interface, you can perform the task as you wish. Take resize C drive for example. Right click C drive and select “Reszie/Move Partition”. Drag the mouse to adjust the system size. Click “OK” when you’ve done. At last, click “Apply Changes” at the lower-right corner to execute the pending operations.

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Why need IM-Magic Partition Resizer alternative?

As covered before, it does a useful tool. What leads us to choose alternative to IM-Magic Partition Resizer then? Looking at the main console of this tool, don’t you feel lack of something? Yes, it works great in moving, resizing, merging partitions yet if search for more advanced features, it may fails you. With the development of technology, more requirements on disk come into public. For example, dynamic disks are mostly used in computing. Converting between dynamic disk and basic disk without having data lose is not supported with IM-Magic Partition Resizer. Another basic operation, creating new drive from unallocated space, is also missing in this utility.

One more small matter, the main interface refuses to adjust either to smaller or larger. You get only what it provides. Sometimes it is not so convenient when you need to narrow it for screenshot.

Best IM-Magic Partition Resizer equivalent – AOMEI Partition Assistant

Partition Assistant is an all-around partition tool which released by AOMEI Tech. On the one hand, they have something in common. AOMEI Partition Assistant also available in several editions, they are Standard (free for Windows PC user), Professional (with more advanced functions than Standard), Server (especially for Windows Server OS), Unlimited and Technician edition (mostly used in companies and enterprises). Even the free version covers almost every function of IM-Magic Partition Resizer, and absolutely with neat and user-friendly interface.

Partition Assistant Standard

On the other hand, comparing to IM-Magic, AOMEI Partition Assistant provides more practical features. It supports aforementioned converting between dynamic disk and basic disk with no data lose. For disk management, one can perform disk copy, quick partition, wipe or reformat hard drive, and convert between MBR and GPT and so on. More important, when system file or boot partition on a MBR disk lost, one can fix it easily with “Rebuild MBR” feature. This is quite helpful when system damaged under inappropriate operations. For partition management, you are allowed to resize, move, merge, split, create, delete, format and wipe partition. All of them apply to system partition as well and the last three ones are not included.

Partition Operations

Eight helpful Wizards are listed in the left pane and each of them can solve crucial issue independently. In specific, you can transfer OS to new hard drive with “Migrate OS to SSD” when replacing failing disk. In the situation that system cannot boot, you can create a bootable media, boot the computer with it and copy important data to safe place. Another example, the last feature in Wizards, Windows To Go Creator. If you’re running Windows 8 or Windows 10, even not Enterprise version, you can easily realize BYOD by installing Windows 10 on external hard drive. Partition file system could be converted as well.

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As a matter of fact, AOMEI Partition Assistant is not only a reliable alternative to IM-Magic Partition Resizer, it is also an excellent alternative to Gparted in Windows 10. After above introduction, you may want to free download AOMEI Partition Assistant and have a try.