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How Do I Convert Dynamic Disk to Basic Disk without Deleting


Open Disk Management utility, do you have a dynamic disk in your disk list as shown below? If yes, how do you think of dynamic disk? Are you confused about how to use dynamic disk? Want to change dynamic disk to basic disk? Now read this article, and you will find the best dynamic disk converter here.

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How to Convert Dynamic Disk to Basic Disk without Deleting

To change dynamic disk to basic disk, first of all, you may consider using Windows built-in Disk Management utility, but only to find that Convert to Basic Disk is invalid. In this case, what should you do to change dynamic disk to basic disk?

Tip: If you stick to using Disk Management utility, the only way is to delete all dynamic volumes one by one, then the dynamic disk will turn to basic disk, or the Convert to Basic Disk feature is then available. However, this is a data losing method unless you make a backup in advance.

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My personal suggestion is using MiniTool Partition Wizard, which is a worldwide popular program in hard disk management issues. Why is it recommended here? As far as I can see, MiniTool Partition Wizard is one of the best dynamic disk converters that can change dynamic disk to basic disk without brining any data damage. Hence, you don’t need to worry about the deletion or backup. Besides, it is endowed with many useful features, such as Migrate OS to SSD/HD, Partition Recovery, Change Cluster Size, etc.


1. This software can only help to convert dynamic disks containing simple volumes and mirrored volumes.
2. This dynamic disk convert function is available in all editions except for the free edition. So you need to buy a license to activate this feature.

After installing this dynamic disk converter to your computer, you can follow the steps to begin.

Step 1. Launch MiniTool Partition Wizard to its main interface, and then in the middle pane, you can find your dynamic disk easily.

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Step 2. Select the dynamic disk you want to convert and choose Convert Dynamic Disk to Basic Disk from the left action panel. Or you can right click the disk icon of the dynamic disk to choose this feature.

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Step 3. Now navigate to Operations Pending, unfold the tree structure and you know what MiniTool Partition Wizard will do. If you agree on these changes, click Apply button on the top left corner. Please note that MiniTool Partition Wizard requires a reboot to finish the task if the conversion is related to the system disk.


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In short, if you need to convert dynamic disk to basic disk, you can always rely on MiniTool Partition Wizard. If you have any questions on the subject of using MiniTool Partition Wizard to change dynamic disk to basic disk, let us know by typing your questions in the comment section below. Or you can contact support@minitool.com for technical support. All ideas are welcome.