This page is like a tutorial on how to format a partition in Windows 10. Well to be precise it is all about learning how you can create and format a new partition in Windows 10 and how you can reformat an existing partition form Windows 10. When you learn about formatting a partition in Windows 10, you should know in and out about the formatting process.

Doing a Quick Format will not overwrite the partition, it will just create a new file. The difference between a normal format and quick format is that quick format is faster where as normal format will wipe off the complete existing data or information which is present in the partition.

So first let us understand the steps on How To Format An Existing Partition in Windows 10

As stated earlier you need to understand that formatting an existing partition in Windows 10 will lead to data loss, therefore you need to follow the most important step, i.e., create a backup of the necessary files.

Step 1- Click on the Start button. Choose Control Panel and from there you can opt System and Security, from there go to Administrative Tools and double click on Computer Management.

Step 2- Once you click Computer Management, you will be directed to a page from where you have to choose Storage, then you can select Disk Management.

Step 3- Right click on the partition in Windows 10 which you want to format and click Format.

Step 4- If you want to format the partition from Windows 10 along with the default settings, click Ok in the Format dialog box, Click Ok once again.

Next part of the article is all about How To Create And Format A New Partition in Windows 10. When you create a partition in Windows 10 and try to access it, the system will request you to format the partition in order to gain access. If you are doing this for the first time, it would be little confusing. Now focus and all you need to do is follow these steps.

Step 1- Open the Computer Management by clicking the Start button. Then go to Control Panel and choose System and Security, from there you can click Administrative Tools and then double click on Computer Management.

Step 2- Once the page opens, click on Storage and choose Disk Management.

Step 3- From the hard disk, right- click on the unallocated region, then choose the New Simple Partition.

Step 4- Choose Next, from the New Simple Partition.

Step 5- You can create a customised partition by entering the size for the partition which can be sized in megabytes too. You can even opt for the default size and then choose Next.

Step 6- You can also choose a different drive letter or go for the default drive letter and click Next.

Step 7- When the Format Partition dialog box appears you can choose either of the following:

  • In order to proceed with the formatting of partition which is present in Windows 10, you can choose Next.
  • You can also proceed the formatting process of Partition in Windows 10 later on. If you don’t want to do the formatting, you can select Do not format the partition and click Next.
  • Step 8- Before clicking Next , check the option you would like to proceed and then click Finish.