Occasionally, you may need to open Disk Management in Windows 10 to perform some task such as managing your hard disk partition. Here introduce several ways to access this utility.

Disk Management

6 Ways to open Disk Management in Windows 10

Way 1: Open Disk Management in Windows 10 from Power User Menu

Press Win + X on your keyboard or right click on the Win icon in the lower left corner of Windows 10 desktop to bring out Power User Menu. Then select Disk Management.

Open Power User Menu and select Disk Management

Way 2: Open Disk Management in Windows 10 from Control Panel

Step 1: Access Control Panel.

Step 2: Click on System and Security > Create and format hard disk partitions.

Click on Create and Format hard disk partitions

Alternative: You also can type “hard disk partitions” in the search field in the top right corner of Control Panel to get the “Create and format hard disk partitions link.

search in control panel

Way 3: Open Disk Management in Windows 10 from Computer Management

Step 1: Open File Explorer. Right click on This PC and select Manage.

right click on This PC and select Manage

Step 2: Computer Management opens. Click Disk Management under Storage.

Click on Disk Management

Way 4: Open Disk Management in Windows 10 from Command Prompt

Step 1: Open Command Prompt as administrator.

Step 2: Type diskmgmt and press Enter key.

type diskmgmt in cmd

Way 5: Open Disk Management in Windows 10 from Run dialog

Step 1: Press Win + R to bring out Run dialog box.

Step 2: Type diskmgmt.msc in the run box and press Enter.

Run diskmgmt.msc

Way 6: Open Disk Management in Windows 10 from Task Manager

Step 1: Press Ctrl + Alt + Delete and select Task Manager or right click on any blank area of the task bar and then select Task Manager to open task manager.

Step 2: Click File > Run new task.

Run new task

Tips: If your Task Manager opens as the following screenshot and you can’t see any File menu, just click More details to show more.

Click more details

Step 3: Type diskmgmt.msc in the text field and click OK.

Type diskmgmt.msc

The above are just six most common shortcuts to open Disk Management in Windows 10. With Disk Management you can create new partitions, format, shrink, delete, and rename your hard drive partitions.