Tag Archives: Windows 10 Disk Management

Change Removal Policy for External Drives in Windows 10

Change Removal Policy for External Drives in Windows 10

Windows defines two main removal policies for external drives, Quick removal and Better performance. The policies control how the system interacts with external storage devices such as USB drives or Thunderbolt-enabled external drives. Beginning in Windows 10 version 1809, the default policy is Quick removal.

Change Drive Label and Rename Drive in Windows 10

Change Drive Label and Rename Drive in Windows 10

Today, we will see how to rename a drive in File Explorer and change its label. In modern Windows, this can be done without using third party tools. Windows 10 allows assigning a unique name of up to 32 characters for NTFS drives or 11 characters for FAT drives to identify  a media connected to your computer. There are plenty of methods you can use to change it.

Delete a Partition in Windows 10

Delete a Partition in Windows 10

Today, we will see how to delete a partition or volume on your drive in Windows 10. This can be useful if you have an old partition on your drive which you are not going to use. In this case, you can delete it and merge it with another partition to enlarge its size. In modern Windows, this can be done without using third party tools.

How to Extend a Partition in Windows 10

How to Extend a Partition in Windows 10

Today, we will see how to extend a partition or disk on your drive in Windows 10. This can be useful if you have extra space on your drive which you would like to use for storing your files and folders. Or if you have deleted a partition, you may want to use the available space without creating an extra partition.

How to Change Drive Letter in Windows 10

How to Change Drive Letter in Windows 10

By default, Windows 10 automatically assigns drive letters to connected drives, including internal and external drives. You might want to change these letters. Here is how it can be done.

How to Shrink a Partition in Windows 10

How to Shrink a Partition in Windows 10

Today, we will see how to shrink a partition or disk on your drive in Windows 10. This can be useful if you have extra space on your drive which you would like to use for installing another OS in a dual boot configuration. Or if you have a new computer with only one big partition created by the vendor, you might want to split it into two or more partitions to separate your personal data from the system drive.