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How to add Disk Management to Control Panel in Windows 10/8/7

Disk Management is a system utility in Windows that allows you to perform advanced storage tasks.

  • Access Disk Management in Windows 7 and Windows 8

Here are a few things that Disk Management is good for:

  • Set up a new drive.
  • Extend a volume into space that is not part of the volume on the same volume.
  • Shrink a partition, usually so that you can extend a neighboring partition.
  • Change the drive letter or assign a new drive letter.

Disk Management is not in the Control Panel by default, but you can add it.

This tutorial will show you how to add Disk Management to the Control Panel for all users to open from within Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 10.

You must be logged in as an administrator to add or remove Disk Management from the Control Panel.

How to Add Disk Management to Windows 10/8/7 Control Panel

Here’s how to do it:

1. Do step 2 (to enable) or step 3 (to turn off) below, depending on what you want to do.

2. To add Disk Management from the Control Panel, follow these steps:

  • Download this file and go to step 4.

3. To remove Disk Management from the Control Panel, follow these steps:

  • Download this file and go to step 4.

4. Save this.reg to your desktop.

5. To merge the files, double-click the downloaded.reg file.

6. When prompted, click Run > OK (UAC) > Yes > OK to approve the merge.

7. If you like, you can delete the downloaded .reg file.

8. If the Control Panel is currently open, close and reopen it to apply the changes.

Reference:

  • How to delete an undeletable drive with Disk Management
  • Hard Drive Management with Disk Management in Windows Vista

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