Can I Delete HDD Partition with CMD?

Hello. I'm a beginner to Windows computer, and I need help to delete a partition on my hard drive. I've heard about other users using commands to operate various disk or partition tasks. Can someone tell me if I can delete the HDD partition with CMD? If so, how do I operate exactly? Or is there any easier way to do so? Thanks in advance!

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Oliver· Answered on Jan 05, 2024

Yes, you can delete the HDD partition with CMD.

The Command Prompt is a built-in program in Windows computers. It allows you to manage your disks and partitions, fix disk errors, and run computing tests.

However, certain knowledge is required to operate tasks securely with CMD. If you are unfamiliar with CMD and want no unexpected errors to happen on your computer, using free partition manager software is highly recommended.

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Note: You should create a backup for the significant data or move them to another partition to protect them before deleting that partition.

Method 1. EaseUS Partition Master

As a professional partition management tool, EaseUS Partition Master offers you a friendly interface and can help you delete a partition or delete all partitions without the risk of losing your data. You can manage the task with a few clicks.

Step 1. Launch EaseUS Partition Master.

Step 2. Right-click the partition you want to delete in the Partition Manager section and choose "Delete".

Step 3. Click "Yes" to confirm. Then, hit "Execute xx Task" and "Apply" to start the process.

Method 2. Command Prompt

If you want to challenge yourself instead of using super easy software, check the steps here very carefully. Try not to input any wrong commands.

Step 1. Open the Start Menu. Then search for CMD and right-click Command Prompt to choose "Run as administrator".

Step 2. Type the command lines listed below and hit "Enter" each time:

  • diskpart
  • list disk
  • select disk X (Change X with the number of the disk where the unwanted partition is)
  • list partition
  • select partition Y (Replace Y with the number of the unwanted partition)
  • delete partition

If the computer cannot delete the partition, resort to EaseUS Partition Master or check the article below.

Related Article: DiskPart Force Delete Partition: How to Force Delete Partition on Windows 11/10/8/7

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