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Windows Disk Manager has to be one of the most limited disk manager / partitioning tools that I've ever used, and I've come across plenty of other disk partitioning tools for Windows, but they've all been closed source.

Can anybody recommend a good, open source disk manager for Windows?

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gparted is a linux based boot disk/boot flash program that few would consider limited.

from the site:

Perform actions with partitions such as:

create or delete
resize or move
check
label
set new UUID
copy and paste

Manipulate file systems such as:

btrfs
ext2 / ext3 / ext4
fat16 / fat32
hfs / hfs+
linux-swap
lvm2 pv
nilfs2
ntfs
reiserfs / reiser4
udf
ufs
xfs

I have used the program a number of times with zero problems. Perhaps the greatest nuisance is to occasionally have to disable the secure boot feature of some computers.

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    Unfortunately, it seems like it has to be run from a USB drive or a CD in windows, which is extremely inconvenient for me. – jippyjoe4 Jan 8 at 23:28
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    One consideration when performing partition edits is that a mounted drive cannot be safely modified. By booting to a DVD or USB drive, the drives in question are not mounted, facilitating the process. Good luck with your search. – fred_dot_u Jan 9 at 1:21
  • Gparted on USB is my go-to tool for this. Great suggestion! – Mawg says reinstate Monica Jan 9 at 11:15

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