Multiple Recovery Partitions in Windows 11/10? [Why & How to Fix]

Why Do I Have 2 Recovery Partitions?

The recovery partition is a special partition on the system drive and is used to restore the system to factory settings in the event of system issues. To protect the recovery partition from being changed or deleted, this partition usually has no drive letter, and only a Help option is provided in Disk Management.

Can I Delete Recovery Partition in Windows 11/10

Here come new questions like “ can I delete the recovery partition “ and “which one recovery partition should I delete”. Of course, you can delete the extra recovery partition without affecting the running of the OS. However, you have to check which recovery partition is being currently used. Here’s how:

How to Safely Delete Multiple Recovery Partitions

To delete the unused recovery partition, you can use the Windows built-in tool or a professional partition tool like MiniTool Partition Wizard.

Way 1. Use Diskpart

Step 1. Type diskpart in the Search box, and then right-click the Diskpart app and select Run as administrator.

  • select disk n (replace n with the disk number that contains 2 recovery partitions Windows 10)
  • list partition
  • select partition n (replace n with the partition number of the unused recovery partition)
  • delete partition

Way 2. Use MiniTool Partition Wizard

To delete the recovery partition safely and extend it to the unallocated space after deleting it, we highly recommend you use MiniTool Partition Wizard. It is a powerful partition manager that can delete a partition and extend a partition easily. Here’s how:

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