Windows to Change Disk Management Tool

In Microsoft’s never ending quest to simplify Windows 10, control panel is set to be removed. This won’t happen immediately, but they do plan to reduce duplicate setting pages by moving all control panel settings to the Settings page. As a part of this simplification process, they’ve changed the disc management tool and moved it to Settings.

The new tool is called “Manage Disks and Volumes” and is Microsoft’s modern take on the tool, to bring it up to scratch with the rest of the modern look of Windows 10. The soon to be retired “Disk Management” is used to manage disk volumes and partitions, allowing you to extend a partition or delete it for example.

The new “Manage Disks and Volumes” setting is now a part of the Storage spaces and Storage settings page. This means you can now modify partitions from the Settings page. This can be found in Settings > System > Storage, and select Manage Disks and Volumes.

This new disk manager will still allow you to manage your disks and their partitions, however it does apparently lack some advanced options and features. You can create new volumes and assign drive letters, but the new version can’t extend partitions, nor can it display your storage distribution in graph form like the old Disk Management tool did. As this tool is still in its early days, there is a chance that Microsoft will add more features to it before it goes live to the public.

The new tool is set to release next year, and is currently only available to Insiders.

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