Microsoft is consequentially creating replacements for the classic Control Panel applets in order to get rid of it completely. With each and every major release, more and more classic tools are getting their modern successors that implemented in Settings. With Windows 10 build 20175, Windows 10 has a new replacement for the Disk Management tool.
How to Add Disk Management to Control Panel in Windows 10
Disk Management is a Microsoft Management Console (MMC) snap-in that allows managing a variety of options related to storage devices connected to your computer. It is already available in the Win + X menu (the right-click context menu of the Start button), and in Administrative tools\Computer Management. In addition to these options, you can also have it in the Control Panel, which is really useful if you prefer the classic tool over the modern Settings app.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.