Delete a data disk from Azure VM

We can detach the data disk from the Azure virtual machine by following the below steps.

1. log in to

2. Search for Virtual machines there.

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 You will see the list of VMs created in your Azure subscription. It will show the VM name, Type, Status, ResourceGroup, Location, etc.

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3. Now click on the virtual machine for which you want to detach the data disk and click on the Disks link from the left menu.

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4. Click on “Edit” from your Virtual machine disks screen

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5.  click on the below detach button, which is highlighted. It will detach the disk from the virtual machine.  You cannot do any files or shares after that.

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