The hard disk partitioning and the number of drives in a computer system depend entirely upon the choice of the manufacturer. He can create, as many drive partitions as he wants at the time of assembling a computer system but sometimes, the user does not find these partitions useful. You can customize the number of partitions that you want to see in your File Explorer anytime. In this article, we will explain to you a method through which you can hide a recovery partition or a drive in Windows 10.
Hiding a Recovery Partition or a Drive in Windows 10
In order to hide a recovery partition or a drive in Windows 10, you will need to perform the following steps:
Press Win+ X in order to launch the Power User menu. It is shown in the following image:
Click on the Disk Management option from the Power User menu as highlighted in the image shown above. The newly opened Disk Management window is shown in the image below:
Now right click on any drive or partition that you want to hide in order to launch a menu as shown in the following image:
Click on the Change Drive Letter and Paths option from this menu as highlighted in the image shown above.
As soon as you will click on it, the Change Drive Letter and Paths dialogue box will appear on the screen as shown in the image below:
Click on the Remove button and then click on the OK button in order to hide that specific recovery partition or drive. Windows 10 will prompt you with a warning message as shown in the following image:
Just click on the Yes button in order to continue and that drive or recovery partition will no longer be visible in your File Explorer.
By following the method mentioned in this article, you can conveniently hide a recovery partition or a drive in Windows 10. Remember that the specific drive or the recovery partition will not be removed from your computer system rather it will just be hidden. You can always make it visible just by opening the Disk Management tool. Here you will be able to see the drive letter or the recovery partition that you have removed earlier. Right click on it and then click on the Change Drive Letter and Paths option from the pop-up menu. Finally, click on the Add button from the Change Drive Letter and Paths dialogue box in order to make the recovery partition or drive visible again.