To get more free space, it is important to delete a drive partition that you deem is no longer useful. At times while doing some practices on the disk management, you are bound to create hard drive partitions, which are usually uncalled for. And there comes at time when you really need to have one, either you want to install a virtual machine, as a result, you ought to free up some space so that you can have one on your system. Well there is no need to worry, as you can easily delete a drive partition, either using command prompt or just from the disk management.

Lets start with what most people prefer;

Delete a Drive Partition from the Disk Management

Follow the steps below and you are good to go;

Step 1. Open Disk Management

You can get to disk management section either by right clicking on Windows start button or rather typing create on your search, then selecting the one for create and format hard drive partitions box.

Step 2. Right click on the partitions

On the partition you want to delete, right click on it to get the option to delete.

Step 3. Delete the Partition

Hit on delete then confirm to erase all data on it. This will get the partition deleted and you will have more unallocated space on your drive.

Delete Hard Drive Partition from the Command Prompt

The process of deleting the partition using the command prompt is quite easy, check below;

Step 1. Open Command Prompt

Just type cmd on your search box and click on open as administrator. Then type diskpart command.

Step 2. List Volume

List the volumes that are available, then select the one you want to delete; i.e volume 1. To list, type list volume command.

Step 3. Select the Volume

Once you have identified the drive partition you want to delete, select the volume by using select volume 1 command. If volume 1 is the one you want to get rid of, it could be 2, 3 or any other you have.

Step 4. Delete Volume

Once you have selected the volume to delete in the step above, you can delete the volume by typing the command delete volume, there is no need to specify since you had already selected in step 3.

The whole process is shown below as it unravels, once you have deleted, you can confirm by typing the command, list volume so as to make sure it really is gone;

C:\Windows\system32>diskpart

Microsoft DiskPart version 10.0.18362.1171

Copyright (C) Microsoft Corporation.
On computer: DESKTOP-17AI25Q

DISKPART> list volume

  Volume ###  Ltr  Label        Fs     Type        Size     Status     Info
  ----------  ---  -----------  -----  ----------  -------  ---------  --------
  Volume 0     C                NTFS   Partition    159 GB  Healthy    Boot
  Volume 1     D   New Volume   NTFS   Partition     29 GB  Healthy
  Volume 2                      NTFS   Partition    450 MB  Healthy    Hidden
  Volume 3                      FAT32  Partition    100 MB  Healthy    System

DISKPART> select Volume 1

Volume 1 is the selected volume.

DISKPART> delete volume

DiskPart successfully deleted the volume.

DISKPART> list volume

  Volume ###  Ltr  Label        Fs     Type        Size     Status     Info
  ----------  ---  -----------  -----  ----------  -------  ---------  --------
  Volume 0     C                NTFS   Partition    159 GB  Healthy    Boot
  Volume 2                      NTFS   Partition    450 MB  Healthy    Hidden
  Volume 3                      FAT32  Partition    100 MB  Healthy    System

Conclusion

Whatever the method you chose to use, you will be able to successfully delete a drive partition easily.

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