The Redmond giant is working on a new disk and partition management tool for Windows 10 that will have, as we can see in the images, a more modern interface and better adapted to the design of said operating system, and which will maintain all the key features that are present in the current version, known as “Disk Management”.
This new tool is present in Build 20175 of Windows 10, an update of said operating system that, at the moment, is limited to the Insider channel. This means that it is most likely that the implementation of this new disk and partition management and administration tool will not take place in the short term, that is, that we will not see it integrated in the next semi-annual update, provisionally known as November 2020 Update .
As they tell us from Windows Latest, this new tool is “hidden”, and to access it we have to follow the route “Settings> Storage> Manage Disks and Volumes”. It seems that its base is UWP, at least according to the source of the news.
Windows 10 debuts new disk and partition management tool, promises
In the main section we find a list of all storage units that we have installed, as well as their volumes and partitions. Through it we can access two great options: «Explore», which opens each partition using the file explorer, and «Properties», which gives us the possibility of accessing an administration panel for the volume that we have selected.
The possibilities offered by this tool integrated in Windows 10 Build 20175 are quite wide, since we can change drive letter, display the available space and change the volume of a unit (the available space), although currently lacks other more advanced functions they are present in the tool with a classic interface, such as deleting and formatting disk partitions.
I know this may sound like bad news, but we must bear in mind that this is a preview of a tool that still has a lot of room for improvement and a lot of work ahead, and that it is only a matter of time until it reaches its final state and ends up reaching Windows 10 through a biannual update.
Windows 10 has been, practically since its launch five years ago, in a complicated race to unify the interface and the design of the key elements of the operating system. Fluent Design has been the great bet of Microsoft, and in recent years we have seen some important advances, but the subsistence of the two faces of Windows 10, with the classic interface and the modern interface, continues to be a very difficult obstacle to overcome in order to achieve that objective.