DiskMgr has been developed primarily for use in a Windows Forensic Environment (WinFE) to provide a user friendly method of changing the following DISK attributes -

DiskMgr is similar in use to Colin Ramsden's "Write Protect" application (see here). DiskMgr is available in native Windows 32-bit and 64-bit versions.

The Microsoft DiskPart application has historically been used in WinPE to manipulate DISK attributes. Unfortunately, if WinFE registry settings have been applied, then DiskPart may fail to change certain DISK attributes, as displayed in the textbox below (output is from DiskPart version 6.1.7601) -

DiskMgr utilises the Microsoft API to set/change DISK attributes. The program has a very simple User Interface with an information panel displaying a list of DISKS and some basic information (including attributes) -

Right-clicking in the information window will display context sensitive options, including Show Disk/Part Informations -

Sample output from the Show Disk/Part Informations option -

Underneath the information panel is a row of buttons for changing attributes -

And below is a brief summary of these options -

Pressing any of the buttons will display a prompt before committing any changes. Below is a sample output from selecting the Read-Write option -

And below is the prompt displayed when selecting the Online option -

DiskMgr has been developed by Erwan.L. Erwan has kindly given consent for it to be distributed with MistyPE/Mini-WinFE. I would like to express my sincere gratitude to Erwan for spending his valuable time developing this program - thank you my friend.

Erwan's website - http://erwan.labalec.fr/

Document date - 27th April 2017