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How to create volumes via the Command Prompt in Windows

Volume or logical drive is a single accessible storage area with a single file system, typically (though not necessarily) resident on a single partition of a hard disk.Diskpart is a command-line disk partitioning utility included in Windows 2000 and later Microsoft operating systems, replacing its predecessor, fdisk. Please here is an updated post: Initialize and format a disk: How to add and remove a new virtual disk from a VM on VMware Workstation, how to convert a GPT disk into an MBR disk – Error: Windows cannot be installed on drive 0 Partition 1“, How to extend System Drive Partition, and Initialize and format a virtual disk: How to add and remove a new virtual disk from a VM on VMware Workstation.

Run Command prompt and type:

C:/>diskpart

At the DISKPART prompt, type: list disk

Make note of the disk number of the disk where you want to create a simple volume.

At the DISKPART prompt, type: create volume simple [size=n] [disk=n]
At the DISKPART prompt, type: assign letter=D

I hope you found this blog post helpful. If you have any questions, please let me know in the comment session.

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