Many Windows users have created a Window recovery partition on system disk in case that one day the operating system gets crashed or they may just want to restore OS to the original state. However, a recovery partition will occupy a separate partition that won’t allow to be deleted in Disk Management unless using diskpart and third-party software (read and learn how to delete recovery partition). Besides, you are not suggested to store other data on recovery partition. Therefore, when your computer is running on a very low disk space, you may think of deleting that partition to extend some partition.
But there is one thing to stress: if a recovery partition is deleted, you won’t be able to recover the OS to factory settings. So think twice before you do that. If you are among the users who want to delete recovery partition, try copy the recovery partition to an external hard drive, which will be helpful if you happen to needs it one day. Then how can you clone Windows Recovery partition?
When it comes to copy/clone partition/drive, the first method we can think of is to find a reliable partition manager software. Here considering that most users hope to use freeware, we suggest using MiniTool Partition Wizard Free Edition which can be used for all Windows home users. Detailed steps are as follows:
Before you do:
Download MiniTool Partition Wizard Free Edition from the official website and install it on computer. Then run this disk copy freeware to get its starting interface.
Step 1: select the recovery partition which needs cloning and choose “Copy Partition” feature from the left panel. Then you will be lead to choose a location to store the recovery partition.
Step 2: enter the next page and you can resize the newly created partition by changing the partition size as well as the partition location. Then, click “Finish” to go back to the main interface:.
Step 3: at last, click “Apply” to start copying Windows Recovery partition.
When you have finished cloning Windows recovery partition, you can delete the recovery partition on the source disk using MiniTool Partition Wizard by following the tutorial we offered at the beginning. If Windows gets errors but can boot in some day, clone the recovery partition back to its source disk from external HDD and then do the restoration. However, if Windows cannot start, another drive copy software – MiniTool Partition Wizard Bootable CD, which is specially design for Windows fails to boot, should be really helpful.