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How to enable new Disk Management tool on Windows 10 (Dev Channel)

Windows 10 has a new Disk Management tool, and you can use these steps to enable it on build 20175 or higher.

Enable Disk Management settings on Windows 10

Starting with build 20175 available in the Dev Channel, Windows 10 includes a new Disk Management tool inside the Settings app meant to replace the legacy tool to manage disks and volumes.

The new “Manage Disks and Volumes” settings page allows you to view all the drives connected to the computer, and you can create, resize, format, and change letters for partitions.

Although the new tool comes integrated with the latest preview build in the Dev Channel, it’s disabled by default. However, you can activate it (via @gus33000) using a third-party tool known as “ViVeTool” created by Rafael Rivera and Lucas in GitHub.

In this guide, you’ll learn the steps to enable the new Disk Management tool in the Settings app for the latest preview of Windows 10.

Enable new Disk Management tool on Windows 10

To enable the Manage Disks and Volumes settings on Windows 10 build 20175 or higher, use these steps:

  1. Open this GitHub website.

  2. Download the ViveTool-vx.x.x.zip file to enable the new Disk Management settings.

  3. Double-click the zip folder to open it with File Explorer.

  4. Click the Extract all button from the “Compressed Folder Tools” ribbon.

    Extract ViveTool
    Extract ViveTool
  5. Click the Extract button.

  6. Copy the path to the folder.

  7. Open Start menu.

  8. Search for Command Prompt, right-click the top result, and select the Run as administrator option.

  9. Type the following command to navigate to the ViveTool folder and press Enter:

    cd c:YOURFOLDERPATHViveTool-v0.2.0

    In the command remember to change the path to the folder with your path.

  10. Type the following command to enable new Disk Management tool on Windows 10 and press Enter:

    vivetool addconfig 23257398 2

    Enable Settings Disk Management tool
    Enable Settings Disk Management tool
  11. Restart your device.

Once you complete the steps, the new “Manage Disks and Volumes” page will appear in the Settings app to manage drives and volumes like with the legacy Disk Management tool.

If you change your mind, you can revert the changes with the same instructions, but on step No. 10, make sure to use this command: vivetool addconfig 23257398 1.

You can always check all the improvements that Microsoft has been working on for future releases of its desktop operating system in this comprehensive guide.