How To Format Hard Disk Partition In Windows 10

Introduction

 
A quality feature in the Windows family is to format a hard disk partition (drive). Users can use this feature in Windows 10 to format a hard disk partition (drive) as well. The user can format a hard disk partition (drive) by using the built-in Disk Management Tool or by using Command Prompt.
 
Formatting a drive means to prepare a drive, by deleting all old and unused data and setting up a new file system.
 
It is essential to format any new drive (hard drive, CD/DVD drive or USB drive) before using it. Users can also format the drive, in case a virus or malware has ruined it.
 
This tutorial will show you various methods on, how to format a hard disk partition (drive) in Windows 10.
 

Method 1. Using Command Prompt

 
With the help of command prompt (Cmd), you can format the hard disk drive (partition). Follow the instructions below to proceed.
 
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.
 
type diskpart
 
Step 3
 
Type "list volume" and press the enter button.
 
type list volume
 
Step 4
 
Type "select volume <number>" and press enter key.
 
For example, select volume 0.
 
type select volume number
 
Step 5
 
Type "format fs = <File System> quick".
 
For example, "format fs = ntfs quick".
 
type format command
 
Note:-
 
If you want to reassign a new name to the hard disk partition while formatting, then type the following command like "format fs = ntfs quick label = Credentials".
 
type format command with label
 

Method 2. Using The Drive Folder

 
Step 1
 
Navigate the drive or partition which you want to format.
 
Step 2
 
Right-click on it and click on the "Format" option.
 
Step 3
 
"Format (Drive)" window will appear on the screen with various options and choose the options as per your requirements (such as file system, volume label, and quick format options) then click the "Start" button to proceed.
 
format window
 

Method 3. Using the Disk Management Tool

 
With the help of the built-in disk management tool, you can format the hard disk (partition). Follow the instructions below to proceed.
 
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".
 
RUN command
 
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 partition which you want to format and click on the "Format" option.
 
select format option
Step 4
 
"Format (Drive)" window will appear on the screen with various options and choose the various option as per your requirements (such as file system, volume label options, and quick format), then click on the "OK" button.
 
format window
 

Conclusion

 
By following any of the above methods, you can format any drive (hard drive, CD/DVD drive, or USB drive) in Windows 10.
 
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