Disk Management is a built-in system utility of Windows 10 OS that allows you to perform advanced storage-related tasks like creating or formatting a hard disk partition, resizing a partition by extending or shrinking the volume, etc. If you simply connect a new internal drive to your PC, it will not show up in File Explorer because it’s basically a disk with no allocated space.
You will need to use the Disk Management tool to create a hard disk partition to make your new drive usable in the operating system.
However, when you connect an external hard drive to your computer, Windows will assign a new Drive Letter to them and appear on File Explorer. That means you can start using your external hard disk without partitioning.
In this gearupwindows article, we will guide you with several easy methods to open Disk Management in Windows 10. These are the following:-
- Using Windows 10 Search
- From Quick Access Menu
- Through the Run dialog box
- Via Control Panel
- Using Computer Management
- From Command Prompt or PowerShell
How to Open Disk Management using Windows 10 Search?
Alternatively, press the Windows button on the keyboard and type
How to Launch Disk Management from Quick Access (Power User) Menu?
Just right-click on the
How to Open Disk Management through the Run Dialog?
First, open the Run dialog box by pressing
How to Launch Disk Management via Control Panel?
First, open the Control Panel. When the Control Panel opens, select
Under Administrative Tools, click on
How to Access Disk Management using Computer Management?
First, open Computer Management. Then, click the
How to Open Disk Management from Command Prompt or Windows PowerShell?