When you don’t want to use a virtual drive, you may want to remove it Windows 10. But do you know how to delete a virtual drive? This post shows you 3 ways. In addition, you can visit MiniTool to know more about disk tips and solutions.
If you have a lot of files to save, you may need an external hard drive to save them. However, in Windows 10, there is a function that enables you to create a virtual disk. The virtual disk has various functions, such as saving files. If you don’t know how to create a virtual disk, click here to know more.
However, if you don’t need the virtual drive again, you may wonder there is a way to remove virtual drive Windows 10. The answer is positive. In this post, we will show you how to delete a virtual drive in 3 different ways. So, just keep on your reading.
3 Ways to Delete Virtual Drive Windows 10
In this section, we will show you how to delete a virtual drive.
Way 1. Delete Virtual Drive via This PC
First of all, we will show you how to delete a virtual drive via This PC.
Now, here is the tutorial.
Step 1: Open File Explorer, go to This PC, select the virtual drive and choose Properties from the context menu.
Step 2: In the pop-up window, go to the Hardware tab, select the virtual disk on your computer, and choose Properties to continue.
Step 3: In the pop-up window, go to the Driver tab, and then choose Uninstall Device to continue.
When all steps are finished, reboot your computer and the virtual drive would have been removed.
Way 2. Delete Virtual Drive via Disk Management
The second way to delete virtual drive Windows 10 is to remove it in Disk Management. Now, here is the tutorial.
Step 1: Open File Explorer, right-click This PC and choose Manage to continue.
Step 2: In the Disk Management window, select the virtual disk and choose Delete volume… to continue.
Step 3: Then you will receive a warning message which tells you all data on the virtual disk will be deleted. So back up them first. Then confirm it.
Step 4: Then it will become unallocated space. Right-click the unallocated space and choose Detach VHD.
Step 5: Then confirm the changes.
When all steps are finished, you have successfully removed the virtual drive Windows 10.
Way 3. Delete Virtual Volume via Diskpart
The third solution to delete virtual volume Windows 10 is through the diskpart. Now, here is the tutorial.
Step 1: Type the Command Prompt in the search box of Windows and choose the best-matched one. Right-click it to choose Run as administrator to continue.
Step 2: In the pop-up window, type the following commands and hit Enter after each command.
select vdisk file=“f:\virtual disk.vhd” <h represents the drive which has the virtual disk file, the virtual disk represents the title of the virtual disk.>
When all steps are finished, you can successfully remove virtual disk Windows 10.
Besides the methods we mentioned in the above part, you can also delete virtual volume via the third-party software, such as MiniTool Partition Wizard. Then you can click here to know how to delete virtual disk Windows 10.
To sum up, this post has introduced 3 ways to delete virtual disk Windows 10. If you want to do so, try these solutions.