How To Create Or Remove A Hard Drive Partition In Windows 10

Introduction

A quality feature in the Windows family is to add or remove the hard drive partition or volume. We can also use this feature in Windows 10 to add or remove the hard drive partition or volume as well. The user can add or remove drive partition by using the built-in Disk Management Tool. It is not a well-known feature among users.

The user can create a new drive or volume to place their important data or information separately. The user can also use the newly-created drive or volume to keep backup system files and to use multiple operating systems. The user has confidential data or information, then he can hide the volume or drive which I have described in my previous article on the topic, "How To Hide Or Unhide Any Drive In Windows 10".

If the user has no unallocated or free space for creating a new volume or drive, then the user can shrink the existing drives or volumes by using the in-built shrinking feature through Disk Management. (I have described in detail in my previous article on the topic, "How To Shrink The Hard Disk Partition In Windows 10").

This tutorial will show you various methods on how to add or delete the hard drive partition or volume in Windows 10.

Add The Hard Drive Partition Or Volume

Step 1

From the Start menu, open the Run dialog box or you can press the "Window + R" key to open the RUN window.

Step 2

Type "diskmgmt.msc" and press enter key to open "Disk Management" windows.

Run Command

Alternatively, you can open directly the Disk Management by pressing the "Windows + X" key and click on Disk Management.

start

Step 3

Right-click on the Unallocated Space and click on "New Simple Volume" to add a new hard drive partition or volume.

right click on unallocated space

Note
If you do not have an Unallocated Space, then you can simply create an unallocated or free space by shrinking any existing hard drive. I have described in detail in my previous article on the topic, "How to shrink the Hard disk partition in Windows 10".

Step 4

"New Simple Volume Wizard" window will appear on the screen and click on the Next button.

click next

Step 5

Enter the "Simple volume size" that is between the maximum and minimum sizes and then click on the Next button.

enter the volume size

Step 6

Now, assign the drive letter to the newly created hard drive and click on the Next button.

assign drive letter

Step 7

Select the settings you want and choose whether you want to format this volume by checkmarking the "Perform a quick format" option and click on the Next button.

select the settings

Step 8

Click on the Finish button to complete the "New Simple Volume Wizard".

click on finish button

Step 9

Navigate the "This PC" and you can see the newly created drive or volume.

navigate This PC

Delete Hard Drive Partition or Volume
 

Method 1 - Using the built-in Disk Management Tool

Step 1

From the Start menu, open the Run dialog box or you can press the "Window + R" key to open the RUN window.

Step 2

Type "diskmgmt.msc" and press enter key to open "Disk Management" windows.

Alternatively, you can open directly the Disk Management by pressing the "Windows + X" key and click on Disk Management.

Step 3

Right-click on the drive or volume which you want to delete, and select "Delete Volume" option.

delete hard drive

Step 4

For removal of the hard drive volume you want, click on the "Yes" button to confirm.

click on then yes button

Method 2 - Using Command Prompt (Cmd)

Step 1

From the Start menu, open the Run dialog box or you can Press the "Window + R" key to open the RUN window.

Step 2

Type "diskpart" and press enter key.

Run Command

Step 3

Type "list volume" and press the enter button.

listvolume

Step 4

Type "select volume <number>" and press enter key.

For example, select volume 0

select volume

Step 5

Type "delete volume" and press the enter button.

type delete volume

Conclusion

By following the above steps, you can create or remove the hard drive partition or volume in Windows 10.

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