From Windows 95, users can access diskmgmt.msc (Disk Management) to manage drives, disk space and partitions … With Disk Management, you can expand the size of a partition. specifically, delete a partition, shrink a partition or change the settings of a partition.
Earlier this year, Microsoft released a new drive management tool for Windows 10. This tool is more modern and will replace the already outdated Disk Management tool.
A new tool called Manage Disks and Volumes has just been included in a test build for Windows Insider users. This tool has better integration with Storage Spaces and Storage settings.
To access the new drive management tool you need to join the Windows Insider program and then install the latest Windows 10 build. Once installed, head over to Settings> Systems> Storage then find and click Manage Disks and Volumes.
With this new tool, you can also manage drives and volumes / partitions contained in drives. Currently, according to Bleepingcomputer, the new tool is still quite limited and lacks many advanced options.
According to Microsoft, you can use Manage Disks and Volumes to view drive information, create and format volumes … You can also attach drive letters, but this new tool doesn’t allow you to expand volumes. region or show how your drive is distributed in a graphical representation.
Overall, Manage Disks and Volume has yet to replace the old drive management tool. Microsoft will have to update this new tool with more features.
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