How to Open Disk Management in Windows 10

Here are six ways to open Disk Management in Windows 10. You’ll also learn how to create a Disk Management shortcut. Let’s get started.

How to Open Disk Management in Windows 10

Method #1

Right-click on the “Start” button.

Choose “Disk Management” from the Power User menu, which you can find between “Network Connections” and “Computer Management.”

Method #2

Open Disk Management using the diskmgmt.msc command in any one of these programs:

  • File Explorer address bar

Method #3

Open the Start menu.

Type disk management.

In the search results, click “Create and format hard disk partitions.”

Method #4

Open Settings.

In the top search box, type disk management.

Click on “Create and format hard disk partitions.”

Method #5

Open the Control Panel.

Enter disk in the search box at the top right.

Click on the “Create and format hard disk partitions” link.

Method #6

Go to C: > Windows > System32 folder.

Double-click the “diskmgmt” file.

How to Create a Disk Management Shortcut

Follow the steps below to add a Disk Management shortcut to your Windows 10 desktop or File Explorer.

Right-click on the desktop or File Explorer blank area.

Hover your mouse over “New” in the context menu.

Hit “Shortcut.”

Type diskmgmt.msc in the “Create Shortcut” pop-up.

Click the “Next” button.

If you do not like the suggested shortcut name, give your own.

Click on the “Finish” button.

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