System Delete Storage Pool of Storage Spaces in Windows 11

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This tutorial will show you how to delete a Storage Pool and all of its Storage Spaces in Windows 11.

Storage Spaces helps protect your data from drive failures and extend storage over time as you add drives to your PC. You can use Storage Spaces to group two or more drives together in a storage pool and then use capacity from that pool to create virtual drives called storage spaces. These storage spaces typically store two copies of your data so if one of your drives fails, you still have an intact copy of your data. If you run low on capacity, just add more drives to the storage pool.


You must be signed in as an administrator to delete a storage pool.

Deleting a Storage Pool permanently deletes all of its Storage Spaces and all the files they contain before removing the pool. You cannot recover the files by using the Recycle Bin.

Here's How:

1 Open Settings (Win+I).

2 Click/tap on System on the left side, and click/tap on Storage on the right side. (see screenshot below)


3 Click/tap on Advanced storage settings to expand it open, and click/tap on Storage Spaces. (see screenshot below)


4 Click/tap on the Storage Pool name (ex: "Storage pool") you want to delete. (see screenshot below)


5 Click/tap on the Delete button to "Delete this Storage Pool". (see screenshot below)


6 Click/tap on Delete storage pool to confirm. (see screenshot below)


7 When finished, you can close Settings if you like.

That's it,
Shawn Brink



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