Windows 10 Disk Management

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Windows 10 is the name of the latest operating system or OS that was released by no one than Microsoft. This one improves much if you compared with Windows 8. Some of the things that have been improved are adding the Start menu seen in Windows 7, a virtual desktop system, a voice assistant called Cortana, Xbox app and streaming, and Edge browser.

Disk Management is known as a built in tool in Windows that is popular among the PC users. This one is able to help you to manage hard disk partitions without rebooting system and any interruption. This thing is a convenient tool for Windows 10 users. The features of Windows 10 Disk Management include create, delete and format partitions; add mirror; explore partition to view files; change drive letter and paths, mark partition as active, convert empty MBR to GPT disk and vice versa; convert empty dynamic disk to basic disk; initialize a brand new disk before you are able to see it; extend and shrink partition; and so on.


Some of Windows 10 desktop and laptop users might have come across the issue of the low disk space, especially for the system partition. With a thing called windows 10 Disk Management, you are able to reduce the influence of the low disk space in some ways. In order to use the tool, you need to know how to open Windows 10 Disk Management. There are three methods to open Windows 10 Disk Management.

  • Method 1: This one is the easiest method to open Disk Management in Windows 10 from the computer desktop. All that you have to do is to right click on Start menu or press Windows+X hotkey and then choose Disk Management.
  • Method 2: First of all, you need to use Windows+R hotkey to open Run window. Then, type “diskmgmt.msc” and either click OK or press Enter key.
  • Method 3: To use this method, you have to directly type “disk management” in the Search box and select “Choose and format hard partitions” from the results.

After the Disk Management opened, the next thing that you have to do is to right click the partition that you would like to expand and then choose Extend Volume such as C partition. When you use use a thing known as Windows 10 Disk Management in order to extend a partition, sometimes you might find Extend Volume option grayed out. Is there something wrong with it? The answer to the question is no. The main reason behind it is that the function of Extend Volume in Windows 10 is only available when there is contiguous unallocated space behind the partition that you would like to extend. The good news is that there a third party disk partition software named AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional that will allow you to extend the partition whether or not there is unallocated space next to the partition that you want to extend. On top of that, you can even enlarge partition without unallocated space on hard drive.

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