Windows 10 build 20197 is now available with a new disk manager

Microsoft missed its usual Wednesday schedule for this week's build of Windows 10 due to a breaking bug, but the company isn't falling completely behind. As a weekend gift, Microsoft is rolling out build 20197 to Insiders in the Dev channel today.

This build is a minor one in terms of new features, but it continues the work of bringing more elements that used to be found in the Control Panel into the Settings app. With build 20197, you'll be able to find Disk Management is Settings too.

Bringing Disk Management into Settings

We mentioned we had more Settings work on the way, and here’s the next one – as of today’s build you’ll now be able to manage your disks and volumes from within the Settings app. This includes tasks such as viewing disk information, creating and formatting volumes, and assigning drive letters.

Unlike the existing Disk Management MMC snap-in, this modern experience was built from the ground up to with accessibility in mind. It also features better integration with features such as Storage Spaces and the Storage breakdown page.

Go to Settings > System > Storage and click Manage Disks and Volumes to get started. We’d love to hear your feedback once you try it out.

The existing Disk Management MMC snap-in is still available for those that need it.

Aside from that, Microsoft is only pointing out that the new Apps feature in the Your Phone app is now rolling out to the general public, and not just Insiders. As is the case for many Your Phone features, this one is exclusive to a few Samsung devices, a list of which can be found here.

Since Dev channel builds are no longer tied to a specific Windows 10 feature update, we can't really be sure when the changes made in this build will make it to the general public. When Microsoft thinks it's ready, it will bring the features into the Beta channel, and thus begin testing it to be released in the next feature update.

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