In this blog article you’ll learn how to format, delete & create storage partition in Windows.
Open your Windows control panel.
Click on “Administrative Tools” as shown below.
Now click on “Computer Management” as shown below.
Now under “Storage” click on “Disk Management” as shown below.
Now you’ll get a full list of storage drives you’ve in your windows machine as shown below.
Pay attention on the following colours.
Black color presents “Unallocated Storage Drives” which means drives that are deleted or not have been created as yet. So far we don’t have any Unallocated drives yet.
Blue color presents “Primary Storage Drives” as shown below.
Green color presents “Simple Storage Drives” as shown below.
Now let’s delete a partition so we can learn how to create one. For this example, we’ll use “New Volume (K:)” storage partition as shown below.
Now right click on the “New Volume (K:)” partition & click on “Delete Volume” as shown below.
You’ll get a warning message from windows that if you delete the partition you’ll lose all the data on the partition. Make sure you backed up your data before clicking “Yes” You can transfer important data to an external drive or a USB drive.
After backing up all your data click “Yes” as shown below. Note: This will delete the partition & all its data.
You can see below the partition has been deleted & it is highlighted now in black color. This partition is now “Unallocated” partition & it means that we can create a new partition out of it.
Now right click on “Unallocated” partition & click on “Simple New Volume” as shown below.
Now we need to use “New Simple Volume Wizard” application to create a new partition as shown below.
Now we need to specify the volume size as shown below.
If you like to divide the partition into half then you can use the calculator to divide the numbers. For this example, I’ll leave the default number as it is which is full size.
Now we have to assign the drive letter to the partition or path.
For this example I’ll choose letter “Q” as shown below.
Now click “Next”
Now in order to use this partition we must format it so we can store data.
Make sure “Format this volume” option is checked & tick the “Perform a quick format” check box as shown below.
For file system, I’ll choose “NTFS” Allocation unit size “Default” & Volume label will be “New Volume” as shown below.
Now click “Finish” to finish the wizard.
You’ve successfully created a new partition. You can see below the new partition listed which is “Q” letter partition.
You can also view the new partition in windows explorer as shown below.
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