|Developer(s)||Microsoft, Lee Schroeder|
|Initial release||February 17, 2000|
|Operating system||Windows, ReactOS|
|License||Windows: Proprietary commercial software|
diskpart is a command-line disk partitioning utility included in Windows 2000 and later Microsoft operating systems, replacing its predecessor, fdisk. The command is also available in ReactOS.
It has long been possible, theoretically, to partition removable drives – such as flash drives or memory cards – from within Windows NT 4.0 / 2000 / XP; e.g., during system installation. In reality, however, it was not possible to create, for instance, a recovery console, for such a device. A message would appear: 'Cannot format removable disk'. Microsoft noticed this error, and responded by disabling the functionalities of creating and viewing partitions on the device from within Windows, beginning with Vista up to[clarification needed] Windows 10.
diskpart, scripts are supported to facilitate such functions. For example, the code below would create a new partition:
create partition logical size=2048 assign letter=F
The installed disks and their associated volumes and/or partitions can be viewed using these commands:
list disk list volume list partition
sel command will select them.
clean will perform a "quick" disk wipe,
clean all zeroes out the entire partition/disk.
The ReactOS version was developed by Lee Schroeder and is licensed under the GPLv2.
On the Recovery Console, which is included in all Windows 2000, Windows XP and Windows Server 2003, there is a
diskpart command which is significantly different from the one included in the actual operating system. It only provides functionality for adding and deleting partitions, but not for setting an active partition.
- Logical Disk Manager
- Disk Utility
- parted, cfdisk
- List of disk partitioning software
- Windows Imaging Format
- Loop devices
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