Windows 10 recovery partition is a portion of your disk drive that is set aside by the manufacturer to hold an image of your Windows 10 as it was shipped from the factory. This partition can be seen at Windows Disk Management. You can see it has no drive letter and only a Help option is provided when you right-click it.
If you have no recovery partition, you may be interested in How to Create Recovery Partition Windows 10.
A recovery partition usually takes up several GBs of your disk space; hence you may wonder “can I delete recovery partition Windows 10” provided you have another backup strategy. Of course, this is not an indispensable partition. As we have just said, only a Help option is offered in Disk Management. Hence you cannot delete the recovery partition there. So we recommend using MiniTool Partition Wizard Free to do the deletion. The Delete Partition feature of MiniTool Partition Wizard is able to delete all kinds of partitions except the system partition. Besides, its clear interface makes all things easier.
Also, you can use Diskpart to do the deletion. Please do the followings:
Run Diskpart as administer. Then at Diskpart window, run the following commands in order.
Type “list disk” to display all your disks.
Type “select disk n” where “n” should be replaced with the correct disk number.
Type “list partition” to list all the partitions on the selected disk. By viewing the partition size information, you know which one is the recovery partition to be deleted.
Type “select partition n” where “n” should be replaced with the partition number of the recovery partition.
Type “delete partition” to delete the recovery partition.
Type “exit” to quit.
If you regret of deleting the recovery partition by using the way we offered above, you still have one way to restore the deleted recovery partition, provided that no partition is created on the location. Still, you need MiniTool Partition Wizard to help you, but this time, it is the paid edition.
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After installing and registering MiniTool Partition Wizard, you can select the disk that used to contain the recovery partition and choose Partition Recovery feature.
Then choose the Full Disk to have a Quick Scan. After a while, all partitions including the recovery partition found by MiniTool Partition Wizard will be listed in a new window. Just check all partitions you need and click Finish to go back to the main interface of MiniTool Partition Wizard. Finally, click Apply.
If your operating system runs into an error, you can make use of this recovery partition to restore the OS to factor settings. Here is how you can do this:
Navigate to Windows 10 Search column, input and choose Reset this PC. Then under UPDATE & SECURITY -> Recovery, click Get Started.
Then choose how to carry out the recovery: to keep your files or to remove everything. Depending on your own needs, you should make your own decision. Finally the reset process begins.
For more information of Windows 10 Recovery Partition, we recommend reading a more detailed guide Get Comprehensive Understanding of Windows 10 Recovery Partition.