Windows built-in Disk Management utility has been providing impressive management on local hard disks and partitions. It not only displays the details of users’ disks and partitions, but also help them to diagnose disk/partition issues. Besides, with this utility, users can perform basic changes on their local disks such as create partition, extend partition or shrink partition, format partition, delete partition, and so on.
How to Access Windows Disk Management
After knowing the basic information about Disk Management, we shall, tell how to access Windows Disk Management. Here are the steps:
• Right click on “Computer” and select “Manage”;
• On new control panel, open “Storage” and choose “Disk Management” in submenu.
There are another three ways to access Disk Management, and this post tells all.
Advantages and Disadvantages:
Disk Management utility has the following advantages:
• Built-in tool in Windows;
• Free for Windows users;
• No reboot requirement;
Disadvantages of Disk Management utility:
• Restricted in many features;
• Many features are greyed out;
• Always requires deleting partitions;
• Un-friendly interface and guidance.
• Will turn the disk to dynamic sometimes and won’t allow users to change back without losing data.
Since Disk Management throw out so many restrictions, what should we do to improve our experience when dealing with disk and partition issues? The answer is to turn to the best disk management alternative for help, and Partition Wizard Free Edition is absolutely the best choice. This freeware is built-in with four wizards and powerful disk/partition management features. Compared with Windows Disk Management, it is more powerful in partition resizing, disk converting, disk cloning, system migration, and so on.
What’s more, all these operations can be easily performed with simple and intuitive interface. Even green hands can realize all partition operations with ease. Furthermore, this freeware can be applied on Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP and Windows 2000.
To sum up, although Disk Management helps to control your partitions, the outstanding limitations disappoint many users who have higher requirement. Thus, the built-in Disk Management utility isn’t enough for you. Free partition manager – MiniTool Partition Wizard should be a better choice.
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