Remove recovery partition


The-Hive

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I am not too god at this sort of thing but had an old recovery partition taking up over a Gb on my C: drive created by Alienware Support Assist ( which I don't use ) I used diskpart to change it to unallocated but then was unable to add it to my C: drive as it was not directly to the right in Disk management. Anyway I tried a couple of well known partition managers which also wouldn't work in the end I found a free program called Mini Tool Partition Wizard free. It worked ,was very easy to follow, had many options and was free :) In my opinion it's brilliant, worth a look.

 

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It's a favourite here although I use the older 9.1 free version as it still allows for partition recovery.


Edit, an example of partition recovery from an older TenForums thread.

 
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@Fabler2 It's great to get a good program for free, not that it's one I will use very often
 

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@FreeBooter It was not a WinRE partition, that is still there It was a recovery partition created by Alienware SupportAssist
 

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    Alienware AW610M
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    Tobii Eye Tracker
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