Windows 10: How to delete multiple Recovery Partitions
How to delete multiple Recovery Partitions
How do I delete the extra Recovery Partitions in disk management? I have four in total, and they vary in size. One is 20GB!
See the screen shot below.
I have seen the YouTube video posted: How to delete recovery partition in Windows 10/8.1/8 - YouTube
Is this a good way to go about getting ride of them?
Also, do I need to keep one of them?
Here is the screen shot.
Welcome to the forum. It's best to get some partition software as it's simpler than Windows it not just deleting them which is simple it's then moving partitions in order grow them to take up the space. There are lots of free software often with video tutors
Is this an easy fix?
Is there a partition software you would recommend?
There are several good free partition managers available. MajorGeeks.com is a safe, mostly reliable source of downloads. They offer links to tools that include MiniTool Partition Wizard, Easus Partition Manager, Partition Magic, Paragon Partition Manager Express Free (I've used their commercial Hard Disk Manager Suite for years, and it's great), and more. Of those options, I've heard good things about Partition Magic and Easus Partition Manager, but you'll want to get a weigh-in from other forum members, especially Kyhi and Fafhrd, both of whom have lots of experience with such tools.
And one of those will help me explain the partitions that I don't need?
You can try what I posted here to help a fellow member with the same problem:
Solved Old Recovery partition - Windows 10 Forums
Look at post #6
They are tools that will help reorganize your disk after determining which ones you need.
The 20.88 GB partition is probably the OEM Recovery media
To help determine what Win10 needs
Launch Command Prompt (Admin)
type the follwoing command and post a screen shot
Topgundcp beat me - drat
I like his method - saves a lot of questions, it's easy, and it works very well post# 6
I've used both his UEFI and MBR Macrium templates.
I will look at that other thread, post number 6 and try it when I am home from this business trip.
Regarding that Command Prompt, it opens a window for a fraction of a second and it then disappears. I am unable to take a screen shot.
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Which of these partitions can I delete? See attach.
1 or more negate Macrum.
OS on SSD. 2 additional HDs.
Is this normal?
I would think ONE would be enough?
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I'm not sure if this is the right section to be posting this, please excuse me if it's not.
Anyway, today I had to repartition a drive. So, I went into disk management and here is what I found:
My main system drive has 3...