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  • GParted icon

    GParted

    Extremely powerful partition manager. Copy, clone partitions. Can also resize NTFS Windows partitions.

    Open Source Linux

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  • EaseUS Partition Master icon

    EaseUS Partition Master

    EASEUS Partition Master Home Edition is a FREE disk partitioning utility that offers a range of powerful functions such as resizing partitions, copying partitions, creating new partitions, deleting partitions, formatting partitions...

    Freemium Windows

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    • Bundleware The installer contains bundled adware. Be careful during the installation: https://alternativeto.net/discussions/applications/11718/be-careful-in-the-installation/
  • Parted Magic icon

    Parted Magic

    The Parted Magic OS employs core programs of GParted and Parted to handle partitioning tasks with ease, while featuring other useful programs (e.g. Partition Image, TestDisk, fdisk, sfdisk, dd, and ddrescue) and an excellent set of...

    Commercial Windows Linux

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  • ImDisk Virtual Disk Driver icon

    ImDisk Virtual Disk Driver

    ImDisk is a virtual disk driver for Windows NT/2000/XP/Vista/7/8/8.1 or Windows Server 2003/2008/2012. It can create virtual hard disk, RAM Disk, floppy or CD/DVD drives using image files or system memory. The install package installs...

    Open Source Windows BSD

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  • AX64 Time Machine icon

    AX64 Time Machine

    AX64 Time Machine is a backup and recovery software that enables an easy and fast way to restore your PC to an earlier point of time. Time Machine allows to quickly recover from: disk failures, system crashes, virus infections...

    Commercial Windows

  • Paragon Partition Manager icon

    Paragon Partition Manager

    Reliable partitioning software to create, resize, copy, format, remove partitions – perform any hard disk partitioning operations. Advanced Partitioning: Repartition hard disks without data loss, redistribute free space between...

    Free Personal Windows

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  • GNU Parted icon

    GNU Parted

    GNU Parted manipulates partition tables. This is useful for creating space for new operating systems, reorganizing disk usage, copying data on hard disks and disk imaging. The package contains a library, libparted, as well as well as...

    Open Source Linux

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  • Acronis Disk Director icon

    Acronis Disk Director

    Acronis Disk Director is a set of powerful tools that work together to optimize your disk usage, and protect your data. Create and manage disk partitions to store different file systems or operating systems on one disk. Easily recover...

    Commercial Windows

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  • Encrypto icon

    Encrypto

    Encrypto lets you encrypt files before sending them to friends or coworkers. Just drop a file into Encrypto, set a password, and then send it however you normally would — but this time with added security. It’s free for both Mac and...

    Free Mac Windows

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  • AOMEI Partition Assistant icon

    AOMEI Partition Assistant

    AOMEI Partition Assistant is a disk partition management software which has earned good reputation among worldwide users. It comes with so many powerful features that you can completely control your hard disk and partition. For...

    Freemium Windows

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    KDE Partition Manager

    KDE Partition Manager is a utility program to help you manage the disk devices, partitions and file systems on your computer. It allows you to easily create, copy, move, delete, resize without losing data, backup and restore...

    Open Source Linux

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  • Stellar Partition Manager icon

    Stellar Partition Manager

    Stellar Partition Manager is a disk utility software which conveniently manages partitions including the BOOT volume on your Mac OS X hard drive. it now resize Boot Camp partitions and NTFS formatted drives. This software ensures that...

    Commercial Mac

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  • SuperDuper! icon

    SuperDuper!

    SuperDuper makes recovery painless, because it makes creating a fully bootable backup painless. Its incredibly clear, friendly interface is understandable, easy to use, and its built-in scheduler makes it trivial to back up...

    Freemium Mac

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  • iPartition icon

    iPartition

    Whether you’re trying to install the latest version of Mac OS X; or an older version to test your latest release; or you want to install Linux to see what all the fuss is about; or maybe you just want a convenient way to manage disk...

    Commercial Mac

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  • Diskpart icon

    Diskpart

    diskpart is a command-line hard disk partitioning utility included in versions of the Windows NT operating system line from Windows 2000 onwards, replacing fdisk which was used in MS-DOS based operating systems.

    Free Windows

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  • blivet-gui

    blivet-gui is a graphical tool for storage management that uses blivet library.

    Open Source Linux

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  • DropDMG

    DropDMG is the easiest way to create Mac OS X disk images, as well as cross-platform archives. Just drag and drop a folder or file and you're done. Or, you can drag an existing disk image or archive onto DropDMG to convert it to...

    Commercial Mac

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  • Nektony Disk Expert icon

    Nektony Disk Expert

    Disk Expert is a powerful disk space scanning, reporting and processing utility for Mac OSX. Disk Expert will provide you with the information you need for better understanding and managing your disk space content. Disk Expert...

    Commercial Mac

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  • Nektony Disk Inspector icon

    Nektony Disk Inspector

    Disk Inspector is a utility that allows you to locate "space eaters" - big files and folders saved on disks in your Mac. Do you have any finishing free space on your disk? Thinking about buying a new disk? Hold on before...

    Commercial Mac

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  • ClearDisk icon

    ClearDisk

    ClearDisk is a Mac OS X utility designed to clean the hard disk of unnecessary files which clog up the disk space. The goal of ClearDisk is just to find unused files on your computer and remove them. ClearDisk saves your time by...

    Commercial Mac

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  • Logical Volume Manager

    LVM is a logical volume manager for the Linux kernel; it manages disk drives and similar mass-storage devices, in particular large ones. The term "volume" refers to a disk drive or partition thereof. It was originally...

    Open Source Linux

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    • Discontinued No longer updated. Last version, 0.19, was released in November 2006.
  • Safe: Encrypted File System icon

    Safe: Encrypted File System

    Safe is an application that makes it easy to encrypt your files. When you encrypt your files with Safe they are rendered unreadable to anyone who doesn't have your password. Safe is cross-platform and currently runs on Windows...

    Open Source Mac Windows

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  • dmgCreator icon

    dmgCreator

    dmgCreator is a Mac OS X Application which allows simple and easy creation of customized dmg disk images with custom background images. It ensures the correct presentation of the disk image content irrespective of the current Finder...

    Open Source Mac

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  • nCrypted Cloud icon

    nCrypted Cloud

    nCrypted Cloud is a Privacy, Security, and Collaboration solution that gives users full control over their personal and corporate Dropbox data. nCrypted Cloud adds client side encryption to your Dropbox existing data, and does not...

    Freemium Mac Windows Web / Cloud Android

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Disk Utility Comments

Disk Utility is "nerfed" in El Capitan (10.11)

Comment by DaveLand
about Disk Utility Dec 2015

With the release of Mac OS X 10.11 ("El Capitan"), Apple redesigned the trusty Disk Utility to make it bright and colorful and, in the sad tradition of Apple's "simplification" of iWork, iPhoto and other apps, much less useful.

It has lost the ability to verify or repair file permissions. It can no longer resize disk partitions. There's nothing in the app at all about RAIDs. Apparently, some or all of these feature roll-backs are described as coming features, but that will be too late for people who want to do those things now.

Some enterprising folks have realized that if you can obtain a copy of your old Disk Utility and are not afraid of using the console and doing a bit of hex editing on the old copy, you can run the pre-nerfed version under 10.11.

Instructions: https://justus.berlin/2015/10/restore-old-disk-utility-in-os-x-el-capitan/

Disclaimer: running an old version of a tool as powerful as Disk Utility against a newer version of the operating system is not recommended or supported. By following the instructions in the article, you are definitely "coloring outside the lines." You have been warned.

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