I used MiniTool Partition Wizard (PW) Home Edition 7.1 and that is a hugh disappoinment. I downloaded it from: Best Free Partition Manager Freeware for Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows XP 32 bit & 64 bit. MiniTool Free Partition Manager Software Home Edition.
I tested it on my 2TB external USB 3.0 drive. Test were performed on primary partitions/volumes, extended partitions, and logical volumes, sometimes seperated by unallocated areas. In the extended partition there are 2 logical volumes followed by some free space; so the extended partition is significantly larger than the 2 logical volumes. The first screenshot shows the situation before any action with PW. Note that in Disk Management (DM) a clear distinction is being made between the logical volumes and the extended partition shell surrounding/encapsulating the logical volumes. However in PW only the logical volumes are visible, the extended partition is NOT visible; that is a very big drawback.
After shifting or resizing any primary partition not adjacent to the extended partition, the extended partition shrinks to an absolute minimum size, though, still encapsulating the 2 volumes but eliminating the initial free space in the extended partition; see the second screenshot.
I find this totally unacceptable what PW is doing with the free space in an extended partition. This must be a bug or something, I cannot imagine that this behavior of PW is intentionally or by design. Has anyone had a similar experience with PW?