The Easiest Way to Create Virtual Hard disk Drive in Windows

If you’re one of people who use computer for working, I bet you have various files stored in your hard disk drive, am I right? I’m also sure many of you try to create new partition since the previous drive has been full. For you who wanted to add new partition or hard drive, Windows now offers attractive feature which probably not many people know. The feature makes possible for all its user to create Virtual Hardisk Drive (VHD).

The easiest way to create Virtual Hard disk Drive in Windows

Virtual Hardisk Drive is a virtual storage which uses physical hard disk, but it won’t disturb the other drive to run. It is very useful, if you don’t want to take a risk losing data by doing re-partition. In this article, SOT will give you tips about how to create virtual hard disk drive in Windows. Curious?

Okay, let’s do it directly. First step, open Windows Exploler and direct your mouse to computer. If you’re already there, right click and then select Manage.

The easiest way to create Virtual Hard disk Drive in Windows

 

After the Computer Management window is opened, click on Disk Management. Wait until all drives have been read. Then you can change into Action tab and select Create VHD menu.

The easiest way to create Virtual Hard disk Drive in Windows

 

Press on Browse button to store Virtual Hardisk Drive (vhd) file in your computer. The file is useful to return or re-display your drive if in case it is missing. Next, decide the capacity you wanted. Tick on one of the option, Dynamically expanding (drive capacity can change automatically) and Fixed size (capacity cannot be changed anymore).

The easiest way to create Virtual Hard disk Drive in Windows

 

There would be an empty room in Disk Management.

The easiest way to create Virtual Hard disk Drive in Windows

 

Now, create Virtual Disk by right-click and select Initialize Disk menu.

The easiest way to create Virtual Hard disk Drive in Windows

 

After Initialize Disk window is opened, change partition style option into MBR (Master Boot Record).

The easiest way to create Virtual Hard disk Drive in Windows

 

The next step is creating disk virtual volume. Right click on the empty space, then select New Simple Volume.

The easiest way to create Virtual Hard disk Drive in Windows

 

Follow the steps. Click on Next.

The easiest way to create Virtual Hard disk Drive in Windows

 

Refill the capacity you wanted to use. Maximum capacity shows 8 and the maximum 15357. Click on Next.

The easiest way to create Virtual Hard disk Drive in Windows

 

Now decide drive letter as your taste. Click on Next.

The easiest way to create Virtual Hard disk Drive in Windows

 

Tick on Format this volume option. Decide disk format you will use, whether using NTFS or FAT32. Don’t forget to tick on Perform a quick format option too. Click on Next.

The easiest way to create Virtual Hard disk Drive in Windows

 

If those steps already finished, press on Finish.

The easiest way to create Virtual Hard disk Drive in Windows

 

Now, Virtual Hard Disk Drive is already successfully made. It can be seen in Disk Management, there will be new drive, and also in Windows Explorer.

The easiest way to create Virtual Hard disk Drive in Windows

The easiest way to create Virtual Hard disk Drive in Windows

 

How about that? Easy, isn’t it? Virtual Hard Disk Drive is one of Windows feature you can use just to add new partition or volume in computer which finally would be able to use as data storage media. If the virtual drive suddenly disappeared, repeat the second step, but by selecting Attach VHD menu and restore .vhd file you stored…


Travis Brice is a computer technician and also father of two cute children. After 6 years of hard work at telecommunication company, he decides to quit his job and build his own business. Now he also writes for Spyontech on his spare time. He loves to write about operating system, especially Microsoft Windows.

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