Can I Force Delete Partition via Diskpart?

There's a partition on my drive that I don't want to use anymore. I'm planning to create more storage space for my games on another partition to hold more files and apps. However, I have tried many ways, like formatting it or deleting all the files on it, but I just can't delete this partition. Can someone tell me how to force delete a partition? Thanks in advance!

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Tracy King· Answered on Oct 24, 2023

Yes, you can force delete a partition using the "delete partition override" command via Diskpart.

Although Windows has a built-in program called Diskpart that can help you force delete partitions, it's a little risky for some beginners to use commands and perform such a big operation. There's an easier and faster alternative - EaseUS Partition Master.

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If you are a Windows beginner, using third-party software like EaseUS Partition Master is the best choice. If you are an experienced user or willing to challenge using commands to operate, you can choose Diskpart.

Method 1. Using EaseUS Partition Master

This reliable software allows you to delete partitions safely and efficiently. Follow the guide and easily delete the partition.

You can follow the steps here to learn how to delete a partition via the tool.

Step 1. Run EaseUS Partition Master and select "Partition Manager."

Step 2. Right-click on the partition that you want to delete and select "Delete."

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

Method 2. Delete Partition Override via Diskpart

You must know that in order to remove hidden or system-protected partitions properly, the Diskpart command needs you to input the force protected parameter. Specifically, you need to enter "delete partition override" instead of "delete partition" in your command.

Note: The force delete partition process will erase all data on the partition. If you are not familiar with CMD, you'd better back up important data to avoid data loss.

Now, check the steps to force delete a partition.

Step 1. Press "Windows + R" to open the Run box. Type in cmd and hit "Enter" to run Command Prompt.

Step 2. Type in diskpart and hit "Enter."

Step 3. Type list disk and hit "Enter." Then, type select disk X and hit "Enter" to choose the wanted disk. (Replace X with your disk number.)

Step 4. Type list partition and hit "Enter." Then, type select partition Y, and hit "Enter." (Replace Y with the number of the partition you want to delete.)

Step 5. Type delete partition override and hit "Enter."

After the process is complete, you will receive a message showing "Diskpart successfully deleted the selected partition."

If you find that the delete partition override is not working, check the article below to find out the answer.

Related Article: [Solved] Diskpart Delete Partition Override Not Working

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