Master Windows 10 Disk Management Recovery: Tips & Tricks Revealed

Master Windows 10 Disk Management Recovery: Tips & Tricks Revealed

Does Windows 10 Disk Management recovery actually work? You might be wondering. Well, the Windows 10 Disk Management tool allows you to manage your internal storage drives. It also controls how you can use removable USB and HDD/ SSD storage.

How to Manage Recovery Partitions in Windows 10?​

1. Creating a Windows 10 Recovery Partition​

  • Open the Start Menu by clicking on Start on the Taskbar.
  • Type "Create a recovery drive" in the search bar and press Enter.
  • Check the box "Back up system files to the recovery drive" and click Next.
  • Connect a USB drive with adequate space and select it, then click Next.
  • Click Create to begin the process of creating the recovery drive.
This solution ensures you have a dedicated partition that can help you restore your system to factory settings, saving troubleshooting time in case of system failures.

2. Deleting Recovery Partition using MiniTool Partition Wizard​

  • Download and install MiniTool Partition Wizard Free Edition.
  • Run the program and right-click on the recovery partition you want to delete.
  • Select "Delete Partition" from the context menu.
  • The recovery partition will be shown as unallocated space. Click "Apply" to confirm the deletion.
Using MiniTool Partition Wizard simplifies the process of deleting a recovery partition, ensuring you can repurpose the space effectively without risk.

3. Deleting Recovery Partition using Diskpart​

  • Open the Start Menu and type "diskpart" in the search bar.
  • Right-click on Diskpart and select "Run as administrator".
  • In the Diskpart window, type the following commands, pressing Enter after each:
    • list disk
    • select disk n (replace 'n' with the disk number containing the recovery partition)
    • list partition
    • select partition n (replace 'n' with the partition number of the recovery partition)
    • delete partition override
Using Diskpart is a powerful method to delete recovery partitions, especially if you encounter errors with other tools.

4. Restoring Deleted Recovery Partition using MiniTool Partition Wizard​

  • Run MiniTool Partition Wizard and go to the main interface.
  • Right-click on the disk that used to contain the recovery partition and choose "Partition Recovery Wizard".
  • Select the disk you want to recover partitions from and click Next.
  • Choose Full Disk or Unallocated Space as your scanning range, then click Next.
  • Select Quick Scan or Full Scan and click Next.
  • In the scanning result page, tick all partitions you need to recover and click Finish.
  • Click "Apply" to start the recovery process.
This solution helps you recover mistakenly deleted partitions, ensuring that you can restore your system functionality.

5. Backup Recovery Partition using MiniTool Partition Wizard​

  • Open MiniTool Partition Wizard and select the recovery partition.
  • Choose "Copy" from the Partition group.
  • In the pop-up window, select unallocated space on another disk to hold the copy.
  • Click "Next" and then "Finish" to go back to the main interface.
  • Finally, click "Apply" to start the backup process.
Backing up your recovery partition ensures that you have a safe copy stored elsewhere, providing peace of mind and reducing the risk of data loss.

6. Factory Resetting Windows from Recovery Partition​

  • Navigate to the Start Menu and go to "Settings".
  • Input "reset" in the search bar and select "Reset this PC".
  • Under Update & Security > Recovery, click "Get Started".
  • Choose whether to keep your files or remove everything, then follow the on-screen instructions.
This method allows you to restore your Windows system to its default state, eliminating errors and improving performance.

Recover a System File​

There are no commands or functionalities to force system file recovery using Windows Disk Management. However, feel free to run the following commands if you suspect a system file has been deleted accidentally. Still, remember that Windows 10 won’t allow you to delete any critical system files.

Run SFC Scan​

  1. Open the Windows 10 terminal by searching for Command Prompt in the Start Menu, then right-click on it and select the Run as administrator option.
open cli
  1. Type thesfc /scannowcommand in the terminal window and press Enter.
  2. The SFC scan command will start and can take some time to complete. It should take anything between 10 minutes to up to an hour depending on the size of the Windows 10 installation partition.

run sfc
  1. Don’t interrupt the scanning session while it’s running.
Once the scan is over, the Command Prompt tool will display the outcomes. Here are some possible results:

  1. Windows Resource Protection found no integrity violations: System files are okay, and no action is needed further.
  2. Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files and successfully repaired them: You’ve recovered lost system files.
  3. Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files but was unable to fix some of them: Run DISM.
If you see the third message, move on to the next method:

Run DISM Scan​

  1. Open the Windows 10 CLI with elevated rights just like in the previous method.
  2. Enter the following command in the terminal and hit Enter:
DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /ScanHealth

  1. It might take a while to finish the initial scan.
  2. When CLI shows any issues with the system files after the scan, run the following command:
DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth
  1. Windows 10 will attempt to restore corrupted system files online.
fixing files

  1. If everything works well, the restoration should be successful, as you can see below.
fixed successfully

By following these detailed steps, you can effectively manage your recovery partitions in Windows 10, ensuring optimal use of disk space and system reliability.
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