How to open Disk Management in Windows 11 (5 ways)

This tutorial will show you step by step how to open Disk Management in Windows 11 in 5 different ways.

Disk Management

Disk Management is a utility in Microsoft Windows that lets you view disk drives and the partitions associated with those drives and perform advanced storage tasks. With Disk Management, you can set up a new disk drive, extend a volume, shrink a partition, create and format hard disk partitions, change a drive letter, and assign a new drive letter.

How to open Disk Management in Windows 11 using the WinX menu

1. Press the Windows + X keys on your computer's keyboard simultaneously or right-click on the Windows start menu button.

2. Click on Disk Management.

Open Disk Management in Windows 11 using the WinX menu

3. If the “User Account Control” window appears, you click Yes.

1. Click on the Windows start menu button or search icon or press the Windows + S keys on your PC's keyboard.

Windows start menu button and search icon

2. Type disk management.

3. Click on Create and format hard disk partitions in the search results.

Open Disk Management in Windows 11 using search

4. If the “User Account Control” window appears, you click Yes.

How to open Disk Management in Windows 11 using Run

1. Press the Windows + R keys on your computer's keyboard simultaneously to open a “Run” window.

Open Windows 11 Run

You can also right-click on the Windows start menu button and then click on Run.

2. Type diskmgmt.msc in the “Run” window.

3. Click on the OK button or press the Enter key on your keyboard.

Open Disk Management in Windows 11 using Run

4. If the “User Account Control” window appears, you click Yes.

How to open Disk Management in Windows 11 from Command Prompt (CMD) or Terminal

1. Open a Command Prompt or Terminal window. One way to do this is to press the Windows + X keys on your computer's keyboard simultaneously or right-click on the Windows start menu button and then click on Terminal.

Open Windows 11 Terminal

You can also click on the Windows start menu button or search icon > type cmd > click on Command Prompt when it appears in the search results.

2. In the Terminal or Command Prompt window, you type diskmgmt.msc.

Open Disk Management in Windows 11 from Command Prompt (CMD) or Terminal

3. Press the Enter key on your keyboard.

4. If the “User Account Control” window appears, you click Yes.

How to open Disk Management in Windows 11 using File Explorer

1. Open File Explorer.

Windows 11 File Explorer

You can also open File Explorer by pressing the Windows + E keys on your keyboard simultaneously.

2. Click on File Explorer's address bar.

3. Type diskmgmt.msc in the address bar.

Open Disk Management in Windows 11 using File Explorer

4. Press the Enter key.

5. If the “User Account Control” window appears, you click Yes.


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References:

https://www.howtogeek.com/787213/5-ways-to-open-disk-management-on-windows-10-or-11/

https://www.groovypost.com/howto/ways-to-open-disk-management-on-windows-11/

https://www.guidingtech.com/best-ways-to-open-disk-management-on-windows-10-and-11/