Using Disk Management

You might need to be logged on as an administrator or a member of the Administrators group in order to perform some tasks.

Disk Management is a system utility for managing hard disks and the partitions or volumes that they contain. With Disk Management, you can initialize new disks, create volumes, and format volumes with the FAT, FAT32, or NTFS file systems. Disk Management enables you to perform most disk-related tasks without shutting down your computer; most configuration changes take effect immediately.

To open Disk Management


Open Computer Management (Local) 


In the console tree, click Disk Management.


To open Computer Management, click Start, and then click Control Panel. Click Performance and Maintenance, click Administrative Tools, and then double-click Computer Management

For information about using Disk Management, in Computer Management, click Help on the Action menu.

For more information, click Related Topics

Related Topics

Using administrative tools in Microsoft Management Console

Using the Microsoft Management Console

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