[2020] How to Move/Remove Recovery Partition on Windows 10?

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There are lots of Windows 10 users who seem to be struggling when it comes to moving recovery partition. Having knowledge about this will help you make changes in your PC whenever such is necessary. The major aim of this post will be to reveal every detail about how to carry out Windows 10 Move Recovery Partition. There is no doubt that after reading its contents, you will understand how to go about this process without any issue.

1How to Move Recovery Partition on Windows 10?

As you continue to make use of your system without proper maintenance, there is every chance that it can start malfunctioning in terms of the way it works. For instance, it can freeze or even slow down despite its features. This is where you will need to carry out a process of recovery partition. This process will bring your system or PC back to its normal state. Simply put, a recovery partition is that portion of your hard drive that doesn’t have a letter.

When Would You Want to Move Recovery Partition

There are circumstances when this process of recovery partition will become very necessary. Some of them will be highlighted below:

Freeing up additional disk space

When your system is slowing down due to too much files being stored

When you want to carry out system file repair process

How to Transfer Recovery Partition to a New Drive

It should be noted that in Windows Explorer, recovery can’t be seen. This is due to the fact that it doesn’t possess any drive letter. This is what makes the process of transferring it to a new drive in windows difficult using the in-built tool. The only way to do this is by using a third-party tool like AOMEI Backupper.

You can follow the steps below in order to transfer recovery partition to another (new) drive using AOMEI Backupper.

Step 1. Launch the tool and locate the option which says Clone at the bottom left. Click on it.

Step 2. After that, click on Partition Clone on the screen.

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Step 3. Recovery partition should be selected as source partition.

recovery partition

Step 4. The new drive which has been prepared before now should be selected as the destination.

start clone

Step 5. You will be taken to a page where all the details/information will need to be confirmed. For the process of commencing, Start Clone should be clicked on.

start clone

2How to Remove Windows 10 Recovery Partition?

There are several reasons why you may want to remove Windows 10 recover partition today. The most obvious is to ensure that it is protected from any damage the physical drive may want to suffer. The steps below will show how Windows 10 recovery partition can be removed.

Step 1. The Start menu should be right-clicked on.

Step 2. Admin (Command Prompt) should be selected.

Step 3. Type diskpart.

Step 4. Type list disk.

Step 5. Various disks will be shown. Take note of the disk number that has got the partition you plan removing.

Step 6. Type select disk X (X should be replaced with the partition disk number that you would want to remove).

Step 7. Type list partition.

Step 8. A list or group of partitions will be shown. Locate the one that is known as Recovery. Its size is similar to the one that you want to have removed.

Step 9. Type select partition X (X should be replaced with the partition disk number that you would want to remove).

Step 10. Delete partition override should be typed. Once you do this, such recovery partition will get deleted.

3Bonus: How to Recover Lost Partition on Windows 10?

There is no doubt that lost partition can cause you lose vital files on your PC. This can be very frustrating given the fact that you won’t have access to such files again. There is good news though which is the fact that your files lost in such circumstances can be recovered through the use of AnyRecover tool.

AnyRecover is proving to be one of the best in the aspect of getting lost files recovered easily. Its features are really impressive and this is why it has been effective in such process. Below are some of these features:


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Files lost in any scenario can be recovered easily. These could be instances like malware/virus attack, lost partition, emptied bin, system crash, system format, and others.

Any kind of file can be recovered like documents, audios, videos and photos.

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How to Use AnyRecover

In order to get back files from lost partition recovery, follow these steps below:

Step 1. Launch AnyRecover tool and choose the option which says Lost Partition Recovery.

lost partition recovery

Step 2. Once you’ve chosen the mode above, this tool will start the process of scanning your hard drive in order to display the various partitions. Just select the partition which you would like to recover and get Next clicked on.

select partition

Step 3. Choose the types of files to be recovered from such partition. It could be videos, photos, documents audios or others. Now click on Scan.

select file type

Step 4. AnyRecover will start scanning the lost files. After the process is completed, you can choose amongst the various files displayed. Just preview them one after the other and click on Recover.

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From the above details, we can see that any issue related to Windows 10 Move Recovery Partition can be easily resolved. You only need to know the right steps to take in order for such challenge to be handled. The good part is that even when something goes wrong and your files are lost, iMyFone AnyRecover will help you get them back.

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By Alva Doris , to Hard Drive Recovery

Updated: Apr 21, 2021

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