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    Four free hard-drive maintenance tools




    BEST SOFTWARE

    Four free hard-drive maintenance tools


    By Lincoln Spector

    Your hard drive contains your digital life: music, photos, and personal documents, among other things. So you better take care of it!

    Here are four key and free programs that let you partition hard drives, check their internal health, and find oversized folders.

    The full text of this column is posted at WindowsSecrets.com/2011/05/19/06 (opens in a new window/tab).

    Columnists typically cannot reply to comments here, but do incorporate the best tips into future columns.

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    I use a partitioning tool called Partition Wizard Home Edition. It does all the things I need for partitioning.

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    Thumbs down Easus

    DANGER. I was a beta tester for the first two versions of this program. It drove me crazy. Every third feature did not work. The worst one was that it could not make a recovery CD. I tried it on an older XP (service pack 3), vista and Windows 7 Ultimate (64-bit).

    Apparently this is a Chinese company. They may or may not be legit but they have thousands of cohorts who are crooks.

    I would stay away. Eventually you will go to Windows 7 which should do everything you need from EASUS.

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    Heritage, are you talking about Easus or MiniTool (the makers of PWHE)?

    If you are talking about PWHE, the company that makes it is from Canada.

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    Quote Originally Posted by heritage View Post
    DANGER. I was a beta tester for the first two versions of this program. It drove me crazy. Every third feature did not work. The worst one was that it could not make a recovery CD. I tried it on an older XP (service pack 3), vista and Windows 7 Ultimate (64-bit).
    The Full Paid version of Easeus does make a Rescue CD and it works on Windows 7 Pro x64 hardware. The main partitioning function works great without needing a rescue CD. It all runs from within the Windows system and it works great! I used the free version for an XP system and had to upgrade to the Pro version (6.5.1) for Windows 7 x64. I have not yet upgraded to the latest version as I don't need to change partition settings very often.

    Easeus lets you resize partitions, even the Boot Partition. I made my C: Drive partition too small and was able to adjust other partitions to give space to expand the C: drive easily. This is a great program.

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    I have to second the comments for Partition Wizard. I used this app very successfully in the past and although I now also have Easeus, I would still consider Partition Wizard my first line partitioning app.
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    When I click on the link in Post #1 above it goes to ....
    "19 Ways To Store Passwords— Safely!
    Posted on May 3, 2004 by Fred Langa in LangaList Plus"

    Where is the story about "Four free hard-drive maintenance tools" ?

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    The link points to info in the paid edition of Windows Secrets Newsletter. Perhaps this is why the link does not work. I have included it here in case the link was just broken.
    BACKUP...BACKUP...BACKUP
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    Thank you Ted. Your link works.

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    No problem! Hope the article helps.
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