TIP: New path to disk management


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Stan Brown

From time to time we get questions about creating or resizing
partitions, changing drive letters, and such. This can be done
through Disk Management, and we've seen various ways to get to Disk
Management.

In the TrueCrypt user manual is probably the easiest method, and it's
one I was unaware of: Right-click Computer and select Manage.

This gives you not only Disk Management but also Event Viewer and
other tools, all on one panel.
 
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R. C. White

Hi, Stan.

Yes, that's a quick way. But because it puts all the MMC (Microsoft
Management Console) tools onscreen, too, it always leaves me feeling as
though I'm working laparoscopically - "through a keyhole". :>( I much
prefer being able to see more of the whole picture by just clicking Start,
typing "diskmgmt.msc" (with or without the quotes) and pressing Enter. My
only gripe with that approach is that it always opens in a small window,
which I immediately Maximize, and that the columns are too narrow,
especially the very important "Status" column, which shows which volumes are
the Boot and System partitions. Disk Management never remembers my settings
and I must adjust them again each time. But at least I can use the full
screen, rather than the small panel that the MMC provides.

We each use Disk Management (and other tools) in our own way, so we have
different preferences. ;<)

RC
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R. C. White, CPA
San Marcos, TX
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Microsoft Windows MVP (2002-2010)
Windows Live Mail 2011 (Build 15.4.3538.0513) in Win7 Ultimate x64 SP1


"Stan Brown" wrote in message

From time to time we get questions about creating or resizing
partitions, changing drive letters, and such. This can be done
through Disk Management, and we've seen various ways to get to Disk
Management.

In the TrueCrypt user manual is probably the easiest method, and it's
one I was unaware of: Right-click Computer and select Manage.

This gives you not only Disk Management but also Event Viewer and
other tools, all on one panel.
 
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ross

From time to time we get questions about creating or resizing
partitions, changing drive letters, and such. This can be done
through Disk Management, and we've seen various ways to get to Disk
Management.

In the TrueCrypt user manual is probably the easiest method, and it's
one I was unaware of: Right-click Computer and select Manage.

This gives you not only Disk Management but also Event Viewer and
other tools, all on one panel.

Thanks stan, good tip.

ross
 
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Yousuf Khan

From time to time we get questions about creating or resizing
partitions, changing drive letters, and such. This can be done
through Disk Management, and we've seen various ways to get to Disk
Management.

In the TrueCrypt user manual is probably the easiest method, and it's
one I was unaware of: Right-click Computer and select Manage.

This gives you not only Disk Management but also Event Viewer and
other tools, all on one panel.
Yes, that's the way I've been using it since Windows XP, however with
Windows 7, it's much simpler to simply do a search for disk man from the
Start Menu.

Yousuf Khan
 

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