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File Explorer is Displaying Recovery Partitions with Drive

  1. #21


    Posts : 13
    Windows 8.1


    Uninstalling Macrium made no difference. The two partitions still show in File Explorer with drive letters attached. No biggie. Everything still works as it should. Thanks again to both of you.

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  2. #22


    Posts : 13
    Windows 8.1


    Follow up: This morning, a disk image was scheduled but would not complete as an error in the Master File Table was found. Running the chkdsk utility repaired the error(s). Once repaired, the disk image completed normally. After imaging, the 2-partitions were no longer displayed in File Explorer and checking the Macrium GUI the drive letters had been removed. It appears all is back to normal.

    Thanks again to those who helped!
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  3. #23


    Posts : 4
    Windows 8 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by adamf View Post
    I had a Lenovo which had a hidden Q partition (I think, I deleted the partition years ago). I had to change the partition id to 7 so I could change the drive letter (even though it was hidden) to install Office as Office click to run used a Q:\ while it was installing.

    Have a look in diskpart and see what the partition ID is. 07 is Microsoft Basic Data, 17 is hidden, 27 is OEM recovery but there is a whole bunch of them. Could be the dell software changes the partition id to something mountable - I know there are Lenovo utilities to do this.

    Perhaps you could have a look at or post the output of diskpart like the output below but adding select partition 5 , detail partition ​as you have more partitions than me.

    If you want you can use setid = 07 (or whatever value) after selecting your partition to make them visible (or not). There isn't any risk in doing this really but note down what it was before you change it so you can change it back as your recovery won't work if you change it to something Windows knows nothing about.
    Code:
    C:\WINDOWS\system32>diskpart
    
    Microsoft DiskPart version 10.0.9926
    
    Copyright (C) 1999-2013 Microsoft Corporation.
    On computer: WINDOWS10
    
    DISKPART> select disk 0
    
    Disk 0 is now the selected disk.
    
    DISKPART> list partition
    
      Partition ###  Type              Size     Offset
      -------------  ----------------  -------  -------
      Partition 1    Primary            200 MB    512 B
      Partition 2    Primary             50 GB   200 MB
      Partition 3    Primary            619 MB    50 GB
      Partition 4    Primary             61 GB    51 GB
    
    DISKPART> select partition 1
    
    Partition 1 is now the selected partition.
    
    DISKPART> detail partition
    
    Partition 1
    Type  : EE
    Hidden: Yes
    Active: No
    Offset in Bytes: 512
    
    There is no volume associated with this partition.
    
    DISKPART> select partition 2
    
    Partition 2 is now the selected partition.
    
    DISKPART> detail partition
    
    Partition 2
    Type  : 07
    Hidden: No
    Active: No
    Offset in Bytes: 209735680
    
      Volume ###  Ltr  Label        Fs     Type        Size     Status     Info
      ----------  ---  -----------  -----  ----------  -------  ---------  --------
    * Volume 0     Y   Yosemite     HFS P  Partition     50 GB  Healthy
    
    DISKPART> select partition 3
    
    Partition 3 is now the selected partition.
    
    DISKPART> detail partition
    
    Partition 3
    Type  : AB
    Hidden: Yes
    Active: No
    Offset in Bytes: 54682804224
    
    There is no volume associated with this partition.
    
    DISKPART> select partition 4
    
    Partition 4 is now the selected partition.
    
    DISKPART> detail partition
    
    Partition 4
    Type  : 07
    Hidden: No
    Active: Yes
    Offset in Bytes: 55333355520
    
      Volume ###  Ltr  Label        Fs     Type        Size     Status     Info
      ----------  ---  -----------  -----  ----------  -------  ---------  --------
    * Volume 1     C   Windows10    NTFS   Partition     61 GB  Healthy    System
    
    DISKPART> exit
    
    Leaving DiskPart...
    
    C:\WINDOWS\system32>


    I want to bring your attention to these parts:

    1.
    07 is Microsoft Basic Data, 17 is hidden, 27 is OEM recovery but there is a whole bunch of them.


    2.
    Partition 1
    Type : EE
    Hidden: Yes
    Active: No
    Offset in Bytes: 512


    3.
    Partition 3
    Type : AB
    Hidden: Yes
    Active: No
    Offset in Bytes: 54682804224


    Mind sharing "the bunch" of them?
    Type EE & AB ?
    Kindly elaborate.
    Thanks
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