Weird disk partitions after a Windows upgrade - safe to delete?


  1. Posts : 17
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    Weird disk partitions after a Windows upgrade - safe to delete?


    Hi

    I'm running Windows 10, Version 1909 (OS Build 18363.1016)

    I noticed that my main SSD disk had an extra partition suddenly. It used to just be the C: drive but now there is a G: drive as well. (image attached)
    Do you think it would be safe to delete this partition? There are no files on there:
    G:\>dir /s /b /a:h
    G:\$RECYCLE.BIN
    G:\$WINRE_BACKUP_PARTITION.MARKER
    G:\Recovery
    G:\System Volume Information
    G:\$RECYCLE.BIN\S-1-5-21-3873808609-2474160929-3200262091-1001
    G:\$RECYCLE.BIN\S-1-5-21-3873808609-2474160929-3200262091-1001\desktop.ini
    G:\Recovery\Logs

    G:\>dir /s /b
    G:\Recovery\Logs\Reload.xml


    I'm also not sure what those other two partitions are being used for. Neither of them is marked as a recovery partition. Would they be safe to delete as well?

    G:\>reagentc /info
    Windows Recovery Environment (Windows RE) and system reset configuration
    Information:

    Windows RE status: Disabled
    Windows RE location:
    Boot Configuration Data (BCD) identifier: 00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000
    Recovery image location:
    Recovery image index: 0
    Custom image location:
    Custom image index: 0

    REAGENTC.EXE: Operation Successful.
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  2. Bastet's Avatar
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       #2

    I wonder if G is the recovery partition (which is now created at the end with a clean install of 2004). It shouldn’t have a letter so you can try removing the letter in disk manager.
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  3. dalchina's Avatar
    Posts : 31,862
    Win 10 Pro (1903)
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    If you were to post a screenshot using a 3rd party partition manager such as Minitool Partition Wizard, things would be clearer.
    Further, you could explore the partition content (rt click the partition, click explore), and be able to see if it is indeed a recovery partition.

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    You will have noted you have no active Recovery partition. That is potentially correctable.
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  4. Posts : 17
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #4

    This is what Minitool Partition Wizard shows for the G: drive, and for the partitions. Strange that there are two partitions with status "None" with similar size to the "Active & System" partition.

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    Looking at the other two partitions with the partition explorer, they are almost identical, with bootmgr and Boot folders. The "Active & System" partition also has a folder called "Recovery" though it is empty according to the partition explorer.
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  5. Samuria's Avatar
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       #5

    Your running a bitlocker encrypted disk so I wouldnt risk messing for little gain
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  6. Posts : 17
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #6

    Samuria said:
    Your running a bitlocker encrypted disk so I wouldnt risk messing for little gain
    Yeah, seems a bit risky. I guess I'll just live with it.
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