CLI tools for managing storage in Windows 8.1

There is a number of command line tools for managing storage in Windows 8.1 which allow you to do the same things as Disk Management MMC (diskmgmt.msc) and even more :). We have the following at our disposal:

fsutil.exe – allows you manage reparse points and sparse files, dismount a volume

fsutildiskpat.exe – this is full CLI substitute to Disk Management, full list of stuff it can do doesn’t fit into a screenshot, as it takes multiple screens ๐Ÿ™‚

diskpart

And last, but not least – PowerShell. With that you can do… Well what you cannot do with PowerShell? ๐Ÿ™‚ For managing storage you may use cmdlets from Storage module, to perform different operations on disks, partitions and volumes.

PS-Storage-Disk

PS-Storage-PartitionPS-Storage-Volume

ย This is a good idea to be familiar with those, and not only for your Microsoft exams.

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