Note: This review addresses v5.1 of the
When last I visited Easeus Partition Master Home Edition, it was
version 4.0.1 and a very capable program for a freebie. I mean, who
gives away partition managing software? As of the latest version,
5.1, the program has acquired the ability to recover files from
deleted or failed partitions. More slowly than the pay versions
according to the vendor’s Web site, sure, but the fact that a free
program it will do it at all verges on amazing.
Easeus PMHE will also create, format, delete, resize, move,
merge, split, convert, and wipe partitions, as well as hide,
unhide, and make them active or inactive. I don’t know about you,
but that covers just about everything I do. What’s missing compared
to the $40 pay version is support for server and 64-bit operating
systems, tech support, and the ability to create a boot CD.
The program is easy to use, and has by and large worked well for
me over the last couple of years, as well as perfectly in my new
tests. A lack of bad hard drives limited me to simply deleting a
partition (and deleting, then creating a new one before recovery)
then recovering files, so I can’t completely vouch for the
effectiveness of the recovery when more severe problems occur.
However, I will say that Easeus Partition Master Home Edition
recovered my small test set of files pretty darn quick for a
program that’s supposedly throttled compared to the pay
When the basic Windows functions won’t cut it, download Easeus
Partition Manager Home Edition and save yourself the forty bucks or
so you’d spend on a paid program. EPMHE is an excellent tool for an
older home PC. Better yet, download it now and keep it around for
the next time a partition goes belly up.
–Jon L. Jacobi