Disk Management is an extension of the Microsoft Management Console. This is an integral part of the Windows operating system. It enables complete  management of the disk-based hardware recognized by Windows.

 Some of the important functions that can be done in Disk Management are partitioning a drive, formatting a drive, changing e Drive’s Letter name, Shrinking a partition, deleting a partition, change a drive’s file system.

cmd commands

DiskcompThe diskcomp command was one of the important disk related commands used for Windows. It was used to compare the contents of two floppy disks. The diskcomp command is available in all versions of Windows, as well as in MS-DOS. Floppy Disks are obsolete now, hence this command is not of any use.
DiskcopyThe diskcopy command is used to copy the entire contents of one floppy disk to another. The diskcopy command is available in all versions of Windows, as well as in MS-DOS. Again , it is important to mention here that floppy disks are no longer used. Hence, it is not used like that. It may be of use to developers but not to normal users.
DiskpartThe diskpart command is used to create, manage, and delete hard drive partitions. The diskpart command is available in Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows XP. It is very much in use for Windows 10.  This command is often used to clean format external USB or hard drives or any internal parition also. For that it has to be followed by list disk commands.
DiskperfThe diskperf command is used to manage disk performance counters remotely. The diskperf command is available in Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows XP.
DiskraidThe diskraid command starts the DiskRAID tool which is used to manage and configure RAID arrays. The diskraid command is available in Windows 8, Windows 7, and Windows Vista.


Nick is a Software Engineer. He has interest in gadgets and technical stuffs. If you are facing any problem with your Windows, feel free to ask him.


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