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How to Perform Diskpart Quick Format in Windows [Easy & Efficient Ways]

Updated by Gemma on Oct 27, 2022
Written by Sherly

Key Takeaways:

1. You may want to perform a quick format using Diskpart to save time. However, it may be a little troublesome since it needs some specific commands.

2. This article provides you the detailed commands to use Dikspart to perform a quick format.

Are you looking for a guide on Diskpart quick format? On this page, you can learn detailed steps of using diskpart to perform quick format. Let's dive in to learn more about Diskpart.

Can I Quick Format the Disk Using Diskpart?

Sure, you can. Diskpart is a command line tool that performs disk management via a simple command prompt. This tool can list, partition, delete, or format hard drive and disks. There are several DiskPart commands for performing these functions. This tool originally appeared in Windows XP and is now available on almost all operating systems of Microsoft-Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10, and 11.

disk part

Diskpart replaces its predecessor, fdisk, and it is a command-line utility that allows users to manage their disks, such as performing full format and quick format. On this page, we focus on Diskpart quick format. However, how to use it to perform quick format? Let's continue.

Note: Since formatting will completely clean the hard drive data, to avoid data loss, please back up all important data before starting to format. There is a link to help you back up.

Diskpart Quick Format: How to Quick Format a Disk Using Diskpart?

What is the command for quick format in Diskpart? You can get detailed steps in this part. Follow the steps below, and you can perform a quick format using the Diskpart command.

Now, let's see how to perform Diskpart quick format using the command.

Step 1. Right-click the Windows icon and search "Command Prompt."

Step 2. Select "Command Prompt" and run it as Administrator.

run as adminstrator

Step 3. Type diskpart at the command prompt and press Enter.

Step 4. Type the format command line in Diskpart and press "Enter" each time to perform quick format.

  • list disk
  • select disk 2
  • list volume
  • select volume 10
  • format fs=ntfs quick
Notice:

Replace disk 2 with your disk number.

Replace volume 10 with the volume quantity of the selected partition or disk.

Replace NTFS with the format you want, such as FAT32, exFAT, etc.

Step 5. You need to use the command"exit" and press "Enter" to close the program when DiskPart finishes the quick format.

diskpart quick format

Well, in this way, we have finished Diskpart quick format. It is a little troublesome, isn't it? There are some links to help you if you meet problems like:

If you want to format hard drives or disks in an easier and simpler way, you may like to know a third-party free tool, EaseUS Partition Master. Let's read the next part to learn more about it.

Professional Alternative to Diskpart: Quick Format

Compared to Diskpart, EaseUS Partition Master Free allows users to perform a quick format more easily. It has a clear interface and detailed prompts, so you can feel at ease while using EaseUS Partition Master. 

Let's see more detailed comparisons between Diskpart and EaseUS Partition Master.

Features EaseUS Partition Master Diskpart
Reliability More reliable Less reliable
Operation Difficulty Easy to use Complex
Suitable User All users Advanced users

As you can see, EaseUS Partition Master is easy to operate, no matter whether you are a professional in formatting or not. Since it doesn't need you to enter any commands during the format process, fewer mistakes may happen. 

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Let's return to today's topic, "Diskpart quick format." How to use this third-party tool to perform a quick format?

Step 1. Run EaseUS Partition Master, right-click the hard drive partition you intend to format and choose "Format".

Format Hard Drive Partition - Step 1

Step 2. In the new window, set the Partition label, File system (NTFS/FAT32/EXT2/EXT3/EXT4/exFAT), and Cluster size for the partition to be formatted, then click "OK".

Format Hard Drive Partition - Step 2

Step 3. Then you will see a warning window, click "Yes" in it to continue.

Format Hard Drive Partition - Step 3

Step 4. Click the "Execute 1 Task(s)" button to review the changes, then click "Apply" to start formatting the partition on your hard drive.

Format Hard Drive Partition - Step 4

Besides the quick format, can this partition manager do anything else? Of course.

What Else Can EaseUS Partition Master Do?

It is far more than a disk management tool. Its other features are as follows:

Therefore, if you want to perform an easy and efficient format, EaseUS Partition Master should be your preferred choice.

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Conclusion

Diskpart can perform a quick format if you type the correct command. However, it might be difficult if you are not a computer professional, so EaseUS Partition Master can help you perform quick format without difficult steps. Don't hesitate to download it to help if you want to free your hands from the fussing formatting commands.

FAQs About Diskpart Quick Format

How much do you know about Diskpart quick format now? In this part, you can see three questions related to today's topic. Hope it can help.

1. What is the fastest way to format a partition in CMD?

In CMD, the command prompt is a fast way to format a partition. Type the following commands one by one to format your partition quickly. The command "format fs=ntfs quick" after locating the partition you want to format can help you perform a quick format.

2. What is the difference between full format and quick format?

Quick Format: This means performing a quick format and deleting the data on the disk, but not completely. The user will still have a window for recovery. And it takes less time.

Full format: It takes more time. A full format rewrites every sector of the drive. In addition, it can overwrite existing data, making it unrecoverable.

3. Is quick format good enough?

It depends on your needs. For example, if you plan to reuse the drive after formatting it, then a quick format will suffice since you still own it. On the other hand, the full format is a good option to ensure there is no problem if you feel there is something wrong with the drive.

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Updated by Gemma

Gemma is member of EaseUS team and has been committed to creating valuable content in fields about file recovery, partition management, and data backup etc for many years. She loves to help users solve various types of computer related issues.

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Written by Sherly

Sherly joined EaseUS in 2022 and she has always loved writing articles and enjoys the fun they bring. She receives professional training here, focusing on product performance and other relative knowledge.

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