After revamping several features in its latest Windows 10 builds, Microsoft has finally decided to take care of the Disk Management system too. From the latest Windows Insider builds, it’s seen that Microsoft has transformed the legacy Disk Management to Manage Disks and Volumes, making it easier to handle the storage system.
New Windows 10 Revamps Disk Management Tool
Microsoft has long been tuning every legacy feature from its past Windows versions to new in Windows 10. These efforts included introducing the refreshed icon shapes, new themes, and several accessibility features. While it did lose in making Cortana good, it succeeded in notable ways.
And now, it’s gearing up to bring a major transformation to its Disk Management Tool, that’s been in existence since Windows 95. The Disk Management tool (diskmgmt.msc) lets users manage their storage drives, partitions, and volumes. These further include extending/shrinking or deleting a particular partition or even changing their settings completely.
Now, Microsoft is making it easier for users to handle all these operations. As seen by BleepingComputer from the latest Windows Insider builds, the legacy Disk Management Tool was transformed to manage “Disks and Volumes.” Users can access this by navigating to Settings > System > Storage and click on Manage Disks and Volumes.
Just like the legacy tool, it lets users manage hard disks and their volumes/partitions, but it’s very limited and lacks several advance options. Though Microsoft says users can view disk information, create, and format volumes with the new Manage Disks and Volumes feature, it’s unhelpful in extending the volume partition.
Also, it won’t display the storage distribution in the form of a graphical representation, which in the legacy tool, is helpful in giving a quick glance of our storage consumption by various drives. This may soon reach the end-users considering it being tried by Windows Insiders. But if you want to check now, enroll in the Windows Insider program and upgrade to the latest Windows 10 version.