How To Delete Partition on a Hard Drive


If you have partitions on your hard drive and you are looking for a means of deleting them, then you are at the right place. Deleting the partition on your hard drive gives you the opportunity to free and get more space in them this and this enables you to store or save files only in one directory where you can locate and find them easily.

On this post, I have provided the tutorials on all the possible ways you can get rid of the partitions on a hard drive. Here we've got four methods so it's left for you to choose the one you love the most.


Method 1: Using Disk Management To Delete Partition

Disk Management is an inbuilt tool which you can use to delete the partition on your hard drive in one click.

Steps on How To Use Disk Management To Delete Partition

Step 1: Open the command prompt (Windows Key⌘ + R), then type in the following command and click OK:
compmgmt.msc


Step 2: Select Storage >> Disk Management.


Step 3: In the Disk Mangement window, the available hard drives in the computer will be listed. The part labelled "Unallocated" is space that has not been partitioned. Now select the Disk you would like to delete its partition.


Step 4: Right-click on the partition you would like to delete and select "Delete volume" from the options provided and you're done.


Method 2: Using AOMEI Partition Assistant To Delete Partition

 Just in case you encountered an error while using the first method, this is another alternative method of deleting the partition on a hard drive. Here we're going to make use of a program called AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard.

Steps on How To Use AOMEI Partition Assistant To Delete Partition

Step 1: After downloading the program from the link provided above, install setup and launch after installation.

Step 2: In the AOMEI Partition Assistant window, the available hard drives in the computer will be listed. Now select the Disk you would like to delete its partition.


Step 3: Right-click on the partition you would like to delete and select "Delete volume" from the options provided.


Step 4: Now, before the deletion of the partition commences, it will prompt you with a message for you to choose the way to delete the selected partition, It is advisable to choose the recommended option.


Step 5: Click on Apply >> Proceed, Again it will prompt you an acceptance message "Are you sure you want to start?" >> Click Yes.


Step 6: Patiently wait for the process to complete, Once the process has been completed, it will prompt you a success message >> Click OK and you're done!


Method 3: Using Diskpart to Delete Partition

Diskpart is another method of deleting the partition in syntax. It uses CMD to execute its task. So below are the steps on how to delete the partition using diskpart.

Steps on How To Use Diskpart To Delete Partition

Step 1: Open the command prompt (Windows Key⌘ + R), then type in the following command and click OK:
diskpart


Step 2: In the diskpart CMD window type in the following command and hit the enter key:
list disk

Now all the available disks in the computer will be listed, take note of the number of the disk you want to delete its partition.

Step 3: Type in the following command and hit the enter key:
select disk 0

0 is the number of the disk so yours could be 1, 2 or any other number but you can easily identify them based on their storage capacity.

Step 4: Type in the following command and hit the enter key:
list partition

Step 5: Then type in the following command and hit the enter key:
select partition 0

0 is the number of the partition you want to delete

Step 6: Type in the following command and hit the enter key:
delete partition


Please note that when a disk is dynamic, deleting partition can delete all dynamic volumes. To delete a dynamic disk you can use the below command instead.

Command For A Deleting Dynamic Disk:
delete volume

Method 4: Using Partassist.exe of AOMEI Partition Assistant to Delete Partition

This is an alternative method of deleting a partition to that of diskpart. It also uses CMD to execute its task, but before you can use this method, you must have AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard. installed on your PC in other to carry out any operation using this method. Below are the steps on how to delete the partition using partassist.exe of AOMEI Partition Assistant.

Steps on How To Use Partassist.exe of AOMEI Partition Assistant To Delete Partition

Step 1: Open the command line prompt (Windows Key⌘ + R), then type in the following command and click OK:
cmd


Step 2: Type in the following command and hit the enter key:
cd C:\Program Files\AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard Edition 6.5

This should be the path of your AOMEI Partition Assistant installation directory an the 6.5 depends on the version you have installed

Step 3: Type in the following command and hit the enter key:
partassist.exe /list:0

0 is the number of the disk. Now all the available partitions on the disks will be listed

Step 4: Type in the following command and hit the enter key:
/del:E

E is the partition on the hard drive that you want to delete.

N.B: The Free Standard Edition and Demo Edition of AOMEI Partition Assistant don't support command line partitioning, To use this feature, please buy a Professional Edition or other paid Editions. So if you are using or performing Method 4 with a free edition it wouldn't work.

Only four primary partitions can exist on the same Hard Disk, Once a partition has been deleted, you cannot restore partition if this amount has been exceeded.

All describe operation you are doing @ your own risk. Thanks!