How to Remove/Delete Partition on SD Card

May 26, 2017

If we don’t need a Partition on SD card anymore, we can delete it. This passage will introduce 3 methods to delete partition, namely using Disk Management, Diskpart and AOMEI Partition Assistant.

Why need to delete partition?

Sometimes, you want to remove/delete partition on SD card in Windows 7, Windows 10, Windows 8.1/8, Vista and XP because there are too many partitions which mess up everything. Or sometimes, you delete partition just because you want to release more space or create a new partition for a better data management. Sometimes, the SD card isn’t working quite right, deleting the partition is one of the possible solutions.

How to delete partition on SD card?

Generally speaking, there are three common methods to delete partition, namely using Disk Management, Diskpart and AOMEI Partition Assistant.

Method 1: Using disk management

Step 1: Press Win + R and type “diskmgmt.msc” at the Run box and open disk management.

Step 2: Right click the partition that you want to delete and then click Delete Volume. This operation will delete the partition you choose.

Delete Volume

However, sometimes, when you tried to delete partition on SD card but failed, only to find delete volume option grayed out in Windows Disk Management tool. This is because the built-in utility will not provide delete partition option for extra partitions on SD card or USB drives if more than one partition is detected. In case, you have to find another solution.

Delete Volume Grayed Out

Method 2: Using diskpart

To delete partitions on SD card or USB drive in Windows 7/8/10 with this program, take the following steps:

1. Click Start and then type “diskpart” in search box.

2. At the diskpart prompt, type list disk

3. Type select disk n ( n means the disk where you plan to delete the partition)

4. Type list partition

5.Input select partition n

6.Type delete partition

Then the partition will be deleted.

Command Line

Method 3: Using AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard

AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard is a FREE disk partition management software with so many powerful features that you can completely control your hard disk and partition. For example, you can flexibly manage disk space with "Resize Partition", "Merge Partitions", "Spilt Partition" and "Copy Partition". It is quite easy and fast to delete partition with AOMEI partition Assistant Standard, just follow several steps and you’ll make it.

Step 1: download AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard and launch the software.

AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard

Step 2: Select the partition you want to delete and right click the mouse to choose "Delete partition".

Delete Partition on SD Card

Step 3: After click "Delete partition", there will be two options you will choose based on your own needs, choose the the option and click “ok”.

Two Options

Step 4: Click Apply to execute the operation.

Apply to Save

Tips: The Pro edition supports you to delete/format SD card with command prompt, you can upgrade to Pro edition if needed. It has many advanced features compared with the Standard edition.

After deleting the partition , you can enjoy a more free space to use, or you can create a new partition for better data management. Sometimes, you may delete partition by mistake, you can also recover partition with AOMEI partition Assistant Standard.

Summary

In order to have a better data management, remove/delete partition on sd card is very necessary. All you have to know is after you delete a partition, all the files and data on that partition will also be deleted. So, ransfer or backup those useful data which you don’t want to delete from the partition you are going to delete.