Windows 10: A new partition without name has been created, and I can't remove it

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  1.    30 Mar 2016 #1

    A new partition without name has been created, and I can't remove it


    A new partition has been created in my pc, and it has no name. when starting defragment and optimize tool, i can see a partition as in screenshot below Click image for larger version. 

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ID:	72223 . Do you have any idea how can i merge it with any other partition or remove?
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  2. Posts : 464
    Windows 10 Pro (Mix of Builds) / Linux Mint
       30 Mar 2016 #2

    I'm going to guess this is the shadow volume, no need to worry about it ... I have that on all of my win 10 units.

    If not, I'm open to correction.
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  3.    30 Mar 2016 #3

    RWOne said: View Post
    I'm going to guess this is the shadow volume, no need to worry about it ... I have that on all of my win 10 units.

    If not, I'm open to correction.
    I just checked and I don't see it on my computer.
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  4. Posts : 8,330
    Windows 10 Professional
       30 Mar 2016 #4

    Hello @mister bypasser, welcome to tenforums.com!

    It's a hidden partition that points to your Recovery Options, it is created when you upgrade a Windows Build.
    You cannot do anything nor need to do anything with it.
    A clean install will, however, not include that partition.

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  5.    31 Mar 2016 #5

    Hi mister
    Can you explore that partition in Windows Explore? If it takes little space of disk, then keep it. It might be something important.
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  6. Posts : 1,648
    Microsoft Windows 10 Home
       31 Mar 2016 #6

    mister bypasser said: View Post
    A new partition has been created in my pc, and it has no name. when starting defragment and optimize tool, i can see a partition as in screenshot below . Do you have any idea how can i merge it with any other partition or remove?
    When I open the Defragment and Optimize Drives app, I also get such a volume/partition.
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    But this is not in my computer. Neither in disk management nor in Windows Explorer.
    So it is common and nothing to be worried of. It is not any partition, it is some mechanism of the defragment I think.

    If you want to be sure, let us see your full screen disk management window.

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  7. Posts : 8,330
    Windows 10 Professional
       31 Mar 2016 #7

    It's the Recovery Partition, there are no options to merge or shrink it, or anything...

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    if you "Show Super Hidden"...

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    ... then type the \\?\Volume..... blah, blah....
    into a Run box, it will show the Recovery items...

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  8. Posts : 1,648
    Microsoft Windows 10 Home
       31 Mar 2016 #8

    It may be the System Volume Information in that case. Defragger shows recovery partition as "Recovery" only.
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    The Recovery Partition is rightly hidden.
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  9. Posts : 8,330
    Windows 10 Professional
       31 Mar 2016 #9

    @Arc:

    Yeah, it's, perhaps, different on every system.
    I have a 'perpetual' System Reserved (1) and a Recovery Partition (2) that's created with an Upgrade Installation.
    (I think the later is just for the "Rollback" option)

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  10. Posts : 3,188
    insider build 10586.3 win10 pro 64
       31 Mar 2016 #10

    Welcome to the new way Windows works ,,,its normal I have 2 noname partitions,100 meg and 449meg
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