Two Useful Disk Utilities in Windows (10/8/7/Vista/XP)

Daisy posted on Apr 21, 2020 to Partition Master | How-to Articles

Have you received this warning-- "Sorry, you are running out of space"? When you want to install (run) your long-awaited games or other system programs, this little blue frame may make you confused. This article will introduce two useful and simple disk utilities-- Windows built-in tool and EaseUS Partition Master in Windows to you.
Disk Utility is a system utility for performing disk and disk volume-related tasks on the operating system. EaseUS Partition Master is a free Windows partition software which can help you create, resize, clone, move, merge, and format partitions, and much more. If you prefer any function we have, please get ready with me!

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How to Use Disk Utility in Windows with Windows Built-in Tool

Your computer already has a disk utility - Disk Management. Disk Management is a system utility in Windows that enables you to perform advanced storage tasks, including initializing new disk, shrink essential volume, extend a primary size, format a volume, delete a basic volume, and change drive letter and paths.

How to Check Disk Management

Disk Management is a Microsoft Windows utility that enables users the ability to view and manage both internal/external hard drives and portable storage devices.

Windows Vista/7: Just right click on Computer and choose Manage, then locate the item Disk Management.

windows 7 disk management

Then show the page.

windows 7 disk management interface

Windows 8/10: Right-click on the Windows start button and choose Disk Management

windows8/10 disk management

Then show the page.

windows8/10 disk mamagement interface

You also try the shortcut Win+X combination on your keyboard.

Features:

  • Initializing New Disk
  • Shrink Volume
  • Extend Volume
  • Format Volume
  • Convert MBR/GPT to GPT/MBR

Disk Management has limited functions and cannot be optimized and upgraded. Here is a better partition tool for you.

How to Use Disk Utility with EaseUS Partition Master

EaseUS is easy for beginners without data loss, increasing your computer speed. It has the capabilities that the Disk Management has. Its function is more effective than the former. Cleanup and optimization may give you a surprise.
Compared with the Disk Management, our EaseUS disk manager can customize partition size.

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 Windows 10 is supported

Highlight features are as follows:

Customize partition size

When you create/resize/move a partition, the settings page shows partition size. You can set the partition size according to your needs. And the built-in tool does not convert the partition unit. EaseUS Partition Master helps you skip this step. It is straightforward.

customize partition size

Equipment upgrade

As a high consumable, we need to change the computer version frequently. Many users find it particularly annoying to re-install the operating system and hard drive. This software is a right hand to migrate OS and copy disk/partition.

Migrate OS: Data and partitions will delete totally. If you need backup,EaseUS has backup product,just click tools on the top of the right corner. For example, some users often search how to transfer Windows 10 to a new hard drive(HDD/SSD) and how to migrate Windows 7/10 to SSD.

migrate os

Clone: Re-install operating system is a troublesome process. It is easy for you to apply the disk/partition copy. Such as clone SD card in Windows 10 and clone 1TB HDD/SSD to 512GB SSD.

Partition Recovery

clone system

If you try to recover lost partitions, you can click Partition Recovery on the right-hand corner. Choose disk number, and then select Scan. The interface will display partition recoverability.

User Guide of EaseUS Partition Master

EaseUS Partition Master has effective, straightforward options, specially prepared for those who do not want to spend time to remember perplexing strategies.

Step 1. Locate the Target Partition

To start extending partition, you should first launch EaseUS Partition Master and locate the target partition which you would like to extend.

Step 2. Extend the Target Partition

If there is unallocated space left on your disk, use the Resize/Move feature to extend partition with the following tips:

1. Right-click on the target partition which you would like to extend and select "Resize/Move".

Select target partition to extend

2. Drag the partition panel rightward or leftward to add unallocated space into your current partition and click "OK" to confirm.

You may also use the Partition size option to adjust and extend the target partition.

Extend target partition with unallocated space

If there is no unallocated space on your disk, use the Allocate Space feature to extend the desired partition with the below tips:

1. Right-click on a partition with enough free space and select "Allocate Space" so as to allocate the free space to the target partition.

Select partition to allocate space

2. Select the target partition that you need to extend. And drag the partition panel rightward or leftward so as to add space allocated from the source partition to the target one. Then click "OK" to confirm.

Allocate space to extend partition

Step 3. Execute Operations to Extend Partition

Click the Execute Operation button and click "Apply" to keep all the changes. 

finish extending partition

Other Disk Utilities

1. Auslogics Disk Defrog

Free application for Windows, designed to defragment files and folders on a hard drive, consolidate free space, and optimize file placement. Large contrast in interface color. If you intend to get more info, please click links.

2. Disk Space Fan 4

Disk Space Fan 4 is a disk space analyzer and duplicate file remover software. It takes 1 minute to scan and show space with a pie chart. You can free up disk space and delete big files.

3. Smart Defrag 6

This software contains disk management, defragmentation at system boot time and game optimization. The last feature optimizes game experience, saving long load time.

4. WinDirStat

WinDirStat is a disk usage statistics viewer and cleanup tool for various versions of Microsoft Windows. The main window is the same as the built-in computer tool. But one difference is each file represented by a colored rectangle, which is proportional to the file size.

5. UltraDefrag

UltraDefrag is a disk fragmentation for Windows, which can defrag locked system files at the beginning of the PC boot process.

6. Extra Subst

Extra Subst is a virtual disk management tool that allows users to more easily access commonly used folders in the computer, and can create, edit, and delete virtual drives on the PC, and may also create virtual drives based on the selected folders.

FAQ

1. How to wipe the disk with EaseUS Partition Master?

You can use the Wipe feature to wipe out a disk with EaseUS Partition Master, which alternatively overwrites the disk. In most cases, the data cleaned with this feature are not able to be retrieved.

2. What does disk utility do?

Disk Utility is used to erase, format, or manage internal disks and external storage devices. Disk Utility can also be used to add and control volumes, or if you want to organize your data into partitions. Disk Utility can be useful if you are working with RAID sets.

3. How do I know if disk utility is working on Mac?

  1. Open Disk Utility.
  2. Select your device that you are having problems with from the sidebar.
  3. Click on First Aid.
  4. Disk Utility will check the partition maps on the disk and check each volume.

4. Is there a disk utility for Windows?

Disk Management is a system utility in Windows that enables you to perform advanced storage tasks. Here are some of the things Disk Management is suitable for: To set up a new drive, see Initializing a new drive. To extend a volume into space that's not already part of a volume on the same hard drive, see Extend a primary volume.

 
 

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Frequently Asked Questions

Why Choose EaseUS Partition Master?

"I've used Partition Master Professional many times to create, delete, format, move, rename, and resize partitions."PCWorld

"Partitioning tools have come a very long since the days of complicated command line utilities and EASEUS Partition Master is one of the most advanced programs available."TECH ADVISOR

"I love that the changes you make with EaseUS Partition Master Free aren't immediately applied to the disks. It makes it way easier to play out what will happen after you've made all the changes."Lifewire

Will the "Migrate OS" feature transfer the Windows system files only or the whole C drive?

To ensure that the migrated system will boot normally, the Migrate OS feature will transfer all the files in the system and the boot partitions. Generally, the boot partition is the C drive so the transfer will include all the files in C.

Does EaseUS Partition Master license apply to multiple computers?

The license of Partition Master Professional and Server editions can be used on 1 computer only, while that for for the Technician and Unlimited editions can be used on multiple machines.

What is the difference between EaseUS Partition Master Trial version and the Free version?

Free is for home users only, with most basic functions available such as partition resize and clone. While trial can help you understand how this product works and test what a full license can do on a business or server OS machine.

Will it cause any data loss after resizing the partition in EaseUS Partition Master?

Generally, it will not cause any data loss or boot issue by resizing a partition. However, in order to protect your data, we suggest that you backup the partition before resizing, in case of any unexpected situations such as power outages, computer hardware failures, etc. You can use EaseUS Todo Backup to backup the partition and its trial version is fully functioned for 30 days.

What should I prepare before resizing the partition?

On the partition that is going to be operated, there might be some files being occupied by other programs. To ensure a successful operation, we suggest that you close all the unnecessary software before resizing that partition. Otherwise, EaseUS Partition Master will detect the partition being locked by the other software and require a reboot to resize the partition under boot mode.

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