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How to Fix Disk Management Console Is Not Up to Date Error [7 Effictive & Quick Methods]

This article provides seven fixes to fix Disk Management console is not up to date error and introduces a professional alternative to Disk Management and Diskpart.

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Do you meet the "Disk Management console view is not up-to-date" issue when assigning a drive letter or formatting a partition? This article can help you fix Disk Management console is not up to date error since it shows seven ways to remove this error and would not bring any damage to your data.

Why Does the "Disk Management Console Is Not Up to Date" Error Occur

Disk Management is a built-in Windows program to maintain partitions and drives on your system. Usually, it is easy to perform any task in this utility because it is well-optimized for Windows systems. Still, users can encounter errors when formatting a partition, assigning a drive letter, and viewing partition properties. For example, the disk management console is not up to date error.

disk management console not up to date

Why does this error occur? Usually because:

  • Outdated disk driver
  • Power loss or system crash
  • The partition does not have a drive letter
  • Partition corruption caused by viruses or wrong operation

After this error occurs, the system asks to close the Disk Management console and then restart Disk Management or reboot the computer to remove the error. However, in most cases, this does not work.

Do you know how to fix the Disk Management console is not up to date error? If not, please continue reading the next paragraph, from which you may find a solution.

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To fix this error, you can refresh the view by using the refresh task, but it doesn't work in most cases. Hence, this part provides five fixes for you to repair this error. The fixes are as follows:

  1. Fix 1. Assign a Drive Letter
  2. Fix 2. Recover the Partition
  3. Fix 3. Delete the Partition and Create a New Partition
  4. Fix 4. Uninstall Inaccessible Partition
  5. Fix 5. Check if Automount Is Enabled
  6. Fix 6. Run System File Checker
  7. Fix 7. Update the Disk Driver

You can try them one by one until you eliminate this error. Now, let's start with the first one. In this part, you will learn a utility tool to help you perform the ways to remove this error, EaseUS Partition Master Professional. First, let's go to learn more about its features.

Features of EaseUS Partition Master:

Fix 1. Assign a Drive Letter

When Disk Management shows "The operation failed to complete because Disk Management console is not up to date," you can assign a new drive letter to this partition. There is a professional tool to help you assign new drive letters, EaseUS Partition Master. It allows you to assign or change a drive letter with simple clicks. Now, download this tool and follow the fix below to give a drive letter.

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Step 1. Run EaseUS Partition Master, right-click the target partition, and choose "Change Drive Letter".

Step 2. In the new window, click the down arrow and choose a drive letter for the partition from the drop-down menu, then click "OK".

Step 3. Click the "Execute 1 Task(s)" button in the top-left corner, check the changes, and click "Apply" to change the drive letter of the selected partition.

By the way, you can change a drive letter in other ways, such as Disk Management, but you may meet problems such as:

To avoid these problems, you can turn to EaseUS Partition Master. It can help you assign a new drive letter smoothly.

Fix 2. Recover the Lost Partition

A virus attack or misuse may corrupt the partition table, thus rendering the partition inaccessible. So, you can try to rebuild the partition table by recovering the partition and see if this method is applicable in your case. EaseUS Partition Master can recover your partition and help you quickly recover your data. Now, download this tool and see how to use it.

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Step 1. Open EaseUS Partition Master and click "Partition Recovery". Select the target disk with your lost partition and click "New Scan".

partition recovery step 1

Step 2. Wait patiently to let the software execute "Quick Scan" and "Full Scan" operation. It will mark your deleted partition as "lost" as the Status section. Select the lost partition, and click "Recover".

partition recovery step 2

You can also double click on the partition you're looking for to preview its content and click "OK" to confirm.

partition recovery step 3

Step 3. Wait patiently and click "Done" when the partition recovery process completes.

partition recovery step 4

You see. EaseUS Partition Master can help a lot with lost partition recovery.

Fix 3. Delete the Partition and Create a New Partition - Without Data Loss

If your partition is inaccessible because the Disk Management console is not up to date error, you can try to delete it and create a new partition. EaseUS Partition Master, as a professional disk manager, can help you delete and create new partitions. Download it and have a try.

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Guide 1. Delete the Partition

Step 1. Launch EaseUS Partition Master, and click "Partition Manager".

Make sure that you've backed up the important data before deleting any partition on your disk.

Step 2. Select to delete partition or delete all partitions on hard drive.

  • Delete single partition: right-click on a partition that you want to delete and choose "Delete".
  • Delete all partitions: right-click a hard drive that you want to delete all partitions, and select "Delete All".

Step 3. Click "Yes" to confirm the deletion.

Step 4. Click "Execute xx Task" and then click "Apply" to save the change.

0:00 - 0:26 Delete single volumes; 0:27 - 0:53 Delete all partitions.

After you delete the partition, you must use EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard to recover your critical data. Or you may suffer unnecessary data loss.

Guide 2. Create a New Partition

Now, the partition has become an unallocated space. Then, follow the video below to create a new partition based on it.

Fix 4. Uninstall the Partition

If you receive a "Disk Management console view is not up to date" error when you are creating a new partition or when you just finish creating a partition, you can uninstall the partition. To remove this error, follow the guide to try:

Step 1. Type the command "devmgmt.msc" in the Search box to launch Device Manager.

Step 2. Search for unknown devices in the Device Manager window. If you can't find the device, click View and choose "Show hidden devices."

show hidden device

If you still can't find an unknown device after the two attempts, locate the "Storage Volumes" and expand it or look for "Other devices" and expand it.

Step 3. Right-click your unknown device, choose "Uninstall," and confirm your operation.

Step 4. You need to reboot your computer if the computer prompts you to do so. Once the restart is completed, you can access this partition.

Fix 5. Check if Automount Is Enabled

Automount is a service that is used to mount each new disc. If it is disabled, you will not see the attached discs in File Explorer or My Computer. Follow the fix to remove this error.

Step 1. Right-click the Windows icon and select the "Run" option.

Step 2. Type cmd to open the Command Prompt. Press Enter every time you put in a command:

  • diskpart
  • automount
  • automount enable

enable the automount

In this way, you can enable the automount.

Fix 6. Run System File Checker

If none of the methods above works, your file system may get corrupted. So run the commands to check the error.

Step 1. To open Command Prompt, press the Windows key and type cmd in the search box.

Step 2. Choose Command Prompt and run as administrator.

Step 3. Type the command and hit Enter:

sfc /scannow

sfc scan

Fix 7. Update the Disk Driver

An outdated driver may also lead to this error if you get this error message. We need to update the disk drive and try to remove this error. In this part, you can use an easy-to-use tool to help, EaseUS DriverHandy.

Follow the steps to remove this error:

Step 1. Launch EaseUS DriverHandy and click "Scan."

Step 2. Locate your disk driver and update it.

update disk driver


You may meet the"Disk Management console is not up to date" error when you try to access a partition. This article provides seven ways to help you access the target partition and remove this error. EaseUS Partition Master helps a lot while removing this error. It is a useful alternative for Disk Management and Diskpart commands if you want to avoid those common errors.

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By the way, the following part shows some frequently asked questions. If you are interested, continue to read.

Fix Disk Management Console Is Not Up to Date Error FAQs

Do you know how you can fix the Disk Management console is not up to date error now? If you still get other questions, this part may help you.

1. How do I fix the Disk Management console view is not up to date?

You can restart your computer first. If it doesn't work, you can use EaseUS Partition Master to help assign a new drive letter, recover the partition, and create a new partition after deleting the old one.

2. How do you fix Diskpart has referenced an object which is not up to date?

You can scan your Diskpart to see if there is a problem with it. To check it, follow the steps:

Step 1. Press "Windows + X" simultaneously, choose "Search," type "cmd," and run it as administrator.

Step 2. Type in "sfc /scannow" in the Command Prompt and press Enter.

Step 3. The errors in your Diskpart will be noted in the window.

3. How do I fix the Disk Management error?

There may be a lot of causes for Disk Management errors. You can try the following methods to fix this error:

  • Update Your Device
  • Fix or replace the corrupted system files
  • Configure the Windows service settings
  • Check the hardware devices and scan your disk
  • Run the Windows Hardware and Devices Troubleshooter to check

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