Microsoft Windows utility that was introduced with Windows XP as a replacement to the fdisk command that enables users to view and manage the disk drives installed in their computer and the partitions associated with those drives. As can be seen in the below picture, each drive is displayed followed by the layout, type, file system, status, capacity, free space, % free, and fault tolerance.
How to open Windows Disk Management
- Click Start, Settings, Control Panel.
- Double-click on Administrative Tools if in Classic View or click Performance and Maintenance and then Administrative Tools if in Category View. Note: If you do not have admin rights to the computer this will not be available.
- Once in the Administrative Tools window double-click Computer Management and then click Disk Management under the Storage section.