How to Delete Partition in Windows 10

Windows 10 is basically the latest operating system that Windows offer nowadays. It has just be recently launched so there are still issues that are found with the said operating system. There is no telling what other issues can be found with the new operating system Windows offer to their users.

Despite the fact that Windows 10 is a new operating system, a lot of users have already ventured into partitioning this. Even though the said OS is yet to be stabilized, going through the trial-and-error of partitioning it is still appealing for most users. With the creation of partitions comes other partitioning tasks like extending, resizing, formatting, and deleting partitions.

Part 1: How to Delete Partition in Windows 10

The first option that users can utilize to delete partition in Windows 10 is its built-in tool called Disk Management. The said built-in tool has the ability to delete volumes. Here are the steps that will allow you to delete partition in your Windows 10 computer:

  1. Right-click on the My Computer icon you can find in your desktop and choose Manage. If this is not possible, then click on the Start Menu button on the lower right of your screen and choose computer. Right click on this and choose Manage.

    delete partition in Windows 10 step 1

  2. Once you got to the Disk Management screen, click on the Disk Management option on the left pane. The center pane will load information such as your currently installed partitions. Right click on the disk you want to delete that is listed on the center pane. Options will show and you have to choose Delete Volume.

    delete partition in Windows 10 step 2

The next option that a user can take advantage of to delete partition in Windows 10 is with the use of a partition manager. We will use EASEUS Partition Master to show as an example of how to use a partition manager to delete partition in Windows 10. Here are the steps to follow for the said task:

  1. Download and install the software program that you will be using. In this case, it will be the EASEUS Partition Master. Run the software program once you have completed the installation.

    delete partition with EASEUS Partition Master step 1

  2. Choose the disk you want to delete. Right click on it to show the options of what you can do with that disk. In the options, you will have to choose the Delete All Partitions option.

    delete partition with EASEUS Partition Master step 2

  3. A prompt will appear after you have clicked Delete All Partitions. You will have to click on the OK button to delete the partitions.

    delete partition with EASEUS Partition Master step 3

  4. You should then click on the Apply button that is on the upper dashboard (with the check icon) to apply all of your pending operations.

    delete partition with EASEUS Partition Master step 4

Part 2: How to Recover Data from Deleted Partition

If you have deleted your partition accidentally or if it is the wrong partition you have deleted, you should not panic. There is still a way for you to recover lost partition. You can try using Wondershare Data Recovery Partition Recovery Module to do that. Here are the steps to take for using the said program:

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  1. Download and install the Wondershare Data Recovery program and select the file types you want to recover. Click "All File Types" to perfrom deleted Partition Recovery.

    recover deleted partition step 1

  2. Select the drive you lost your partition and then click "Start" to scan the lost partition.

    recover deleted partition step 2

  3. Once scanning is completed, all the lost partitions should show on the screen. Select the one that you want to recover and click the START button.

    recover deleted partition step 3

  4. The last step is recovering the lost data. Click on the data you want to recover. After all you want has been selected, click on the RECOVER button.

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Why We Need to Delete Partitions?

Just like how you would need to create partitions, there are cases when you need to delete the partitions. There are certainly problems that can be solved once the corrupted or damaged partition has been deleted. For example, you can create an empty space once you delete partition and have that empty space allocated to another partition.

There are just some facts to remember when deleting a partition. First of all, you need to be using an administrator account before you can delete a volume. Another thing to remember is that if your computer only has one partition, then you are not able to delete that. Also, know that you cannot delete the partition where your system files are stored or any other partition containing your virtual memory paging files are located. Your operating system requires these information to start up correctly so it is not possible to delete the partition where these files are located.

When deleting partition, you have to remember that this is the same as deleting data. That means that you could lose your existing data in the partition you are trying to delete. Back up the files in another location if you want to retain these data.

Tips and Tricks to Delete Partition in Windows 10

The take-away of this article is the tips and tricks you can remember when you are deleting the partitions in the Windows 10. These tips and tricks should make it easier for you to handle the task. Of course, following the right steps for the deletion of the partition should come first.

Here are some helpful tips you can take advantage of if you want to make sure that there is nothing wrong with the end result when you delete partition for Windows 10:

  1. Opt to use the built-in function of the Windows 10 when you are deleting a partition. This is because the built-in function is specifically designed for the operating system. Thus, you can guarantee the success of your deletion process if you use the built-in function before you opt to use commercial products.
  2. As much as possible, only use commercial products (otherwise known as a third-party program) when the internal functionality of your operation system fails.
  3. Be really attentive when deleting partitions. It will be really troublesome if you make a mistake on what partition you will be deleting.
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