How To Remove Virtual Drives in Windows 10

Virtual drives are yet another good facility provided to Windows 10 users. It helps them to get extra disk storage without attaching any external drives. Yes, it works similarly to the virtual machines, but they don’t affect your PC performance. Somehow, there are users who want to remove it from their Windows PC or Laptop. Because if it stays connected, anyone can use it and see what’s stored in it. So here, I present to you a guide for How To Remove Virtual Drives in Windows 10. To complete this task, I’m going to use some system tweaks. So its recommended that you don’t make any customizations that are not drafted in this guide.

2 Ways To Remove Virtual Drives in Windows 10

To tell you the truth, there are two basic ways to dismount a virtual drive is Windows 10. First I’m going to use the Command Prompt and then Disk Management tool. You are allowed to pick any method you find beneficial or easy.

1) Detach Virtual Drives via CMD

  • Type CMD in the search bar and select “Run As Administrator”

Remove Virtual Drives in Windows 10

  • Execute “Diskpart” in the command prompt (if the diskpart doesn’t appear, press return key 2 times).

Remove Virtual Drives in Windows 10

  • Now run the following command and replace the <.VHD file> with the name of your desired disk drive.
    • select vdisk file = “.VHD file”

Remove Virtual Drives in Windows 10

  • When done, execute “Detach vdisk” in the CMD interface.
  • At last, close the window and reboot your PC.

2) Remove Virtual Drives via Disk Management Tool

  • Press Windows + R button to open the Run box. Type “diskmgmt.msc” in the box and hit enter.

Remove Virtual Drives in Windows 10

  • Righ-click on your desired virtual drive and select “Delete Volume”

Remove Virtual Drives in Windows 10

  • If you are want to create a backup then start to save the files. If not, then just click once on the “Yes” button.
  • Double-click on the unallocated virtual drive and select “Detach VHD”
  • Hit “Delete the virtual hard disk after removing disk” and then click on the “Ok” button.

Note: If you are still seeing your virtual hard disk in the file explorer, then right-click on it and select “Delete”

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