Disk Management is a utility firstly introduced with Windows XP to manage the complete hard disk volume occupied in different partitions. You can perform various operations on hard drive by using Disk Management utility like create volume, initialize disk and simply you can format the disk in any format like FAT, FAT32 or NTFS file system. This utility enables you to perform disk operations without restarting the computer and the effect will be reflect immediately. The Disk Management Utility is introduced to over come the difficulty of fdisk Command which is used to create and delete partitions on the hard disk in earlier version of MS-DOS and Windows.
Disk Management utility is a built in utility in windows xp, vista, windows 7, windows 8 and windows 10, it can be used to create delete and format the disk partitions. Now to know how to access this utility in different versions of windows and how to easily manage the windows hard drive.
If you are using windows xp then you can access the built in Disk Management Utility, follow the steps given below.
If you are using windows vista or windows 7 then you can access this utility by following instructions given below.
If you are using Window 8 then you can find this utility from start menu, follow the steps given below.
To know how to access disk management utility perform the steps given below.
In this article I tried to put all information about how to access disk management utility in all versions of widows. I hope this effort will help you to manage the hard drive of the system and view the details of the disk like free space, capacity, percentage free space, file system and layout etc.