How to Find Diskpart.exe


Windows 7 contains a snap-in tool to administer hard drive partitions and formatting. This snap-in tool prevents many actions, which can result in data loss. If you prefer a less-restricted disk partition tool, you can use Windows 7's "diskpart.exe" Command Line utility. This non-graphical interface offers greater control with more options, although not nearly as user-friendly. You can locate the "diskpart.exe" utility through Windows 7's search feature.

  • Click the "Start" button and type "diskpart.exe" in the search field.

  • Click "diskpart" from the search results to run the "diskpart.exe" utility.

  • Right-click "diskpart" from the search results and click "Open file location" to open Windows Explorer in the folder where "diskpart.exe" resides.

  • Click the top address bar in Windows Explorer to see the exact path to the "diskpart.exe" file. By default, this is "C:\Windows\System32," but if it was inadvertently moved, this procedure allows you to relocate it.

Tips & Warnings

  • Use caution when running "diskpart.exe" because data error can easily occur if you don't know exactly what you're doing.

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