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can't find my recovery disk drive d:

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    can't find my recovery disk drive d:


    After refreshing my windows 8, i noticed that my second drive i.e recovery disk (D: winretools) is no longer visible in my computer. Please any idea on what could be the problem and any possible solution to it? My laptop model is Dell inspiron 15R

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    it is probably marked hidden (No letter assigned to it). For recovery partition, it is normal. Try to run Disk Management and post a screen shot.
    Since it is a recovery partition, you might not be able to assign a drive letter to it from Disk Management but you can use diskpart to assign a letter. However, it's better to let it be hidden.
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    Please how can i use the diskpart or unhide it, cos i saved some files in the drive and i need to retrive those files.. Any idea please?
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    run Diskmanagement: Win+X->Disk Management then
    You need to post a screenshot so I know exactly how to proceed:
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can't find my recovery disk drive d:
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