Guide on Recovery Partition Not Showing in My Computer | Find Missing Recovery Partition Easily

Cici updated on Feb 22, 2023 | Home >Computer Instruction

A recovery partition is a hard drive containing a copy of a computer system's original factory settings. In case of a system failure or other issues, it can be used to restore the device to its factory settings. In addition, it can be used to reinstall the operating system if necessary.

This guide provides users with information on fixing the issue of the "recovery partition not showing on my computer." After understanding why your computer does not show the recovery partition, you will be able to solve this problem more effectively.

Why Is Recovery Partition Not Showing on My Computer

When you create a recovery partition, you designate a specific area of your hard drive to keep a backup of your system's factory-installed software, drivers, and settings. It is not visible in Windows Explorer as no drive letter is assigned. The cause of the Recovery Partition not showing in My Computer could be due to various reasons:

  • The recovery partition is hidden by default.
  • The Recovery Partition may have been corrupted or deleted, so it is not appearing.
  • The Recovery Partition has been disabled in the BIOS settings. To troubleshoot this issue, it is essential to check the BIOS settings and ensure the partition is enabled.

How to Fix Recovery Partition Not Showing on My Computer

If your recovery partition is not showing on My Computer, there are a few steps you can take to try to rectify the issue. We can try to unhide it or assign a letter to confirm if it's there. If nothing else works out, you will need to reinstall the OS and let it create the recovery partition on its own.

Guide 1: Unhide the Recovery Partition

If the recovery partition is hidden, you can use a reliable tool: EaseUS Partition Master, to unhide it. This is a powerful disk management software. It supports Windows 7/8/10/11, Windows Vista, and Windows XP.

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This tool has a clean and simple interface that supports unhiding partitions in just one simple step!

Option 1 - Hide Partition

  • Right-click the partition, and choose "Advanced". Select "Hide" from the drop-down menu.
  • Then you will see a window showing the notification. Read the instructions and click "Yes" to continue.
  • Click the "Execute 1 Task(s)" button in the top-left corner. Then, click "Apply" to hide your partition.

Option 2 - Unhide Partition

  • Right-click the partition you want to view and access. choose "Advanced" and select "Unhide" from the drop-down menu.
  • Read the instructions and click "Yes" to continue.
  • Click the "Execute 1 Task(s)" button in the top-left corner. Check the pending operations, then click "Apply" to unhide the partition on Windows 11/10/8/7.

With the help of EaseUS Partition Master, you will find that the recovery partition has been successfully unhidden, and the recovery partition is visible in File Explorer. It is a convenient tool for finding hidden partitions.

Guide 2: Assign A Drive Letter to The Recovery Partition

As we said, the Disk Management tool in Windows doesn't allow you to assign a drive letter, and using the command prompt can be cumbersome for many. One small mistake and one can lose all the data.

So it's better to use a professional disk partition management tool such as EaseUS Partition Master. This is a simple tool to break out of the display of Windows built-in tools. It can easily change driver letters and paths.

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Here is the step-by-step guide to assigning a drive letter to the recovery partition:

Option 1 - Hide Partition

  • Right-click the partition, and choose "Advanced". Select "Hide" from the drop-down menu.
  • Then you will see a window showing the notification. Read the instructions and click "Yes" to continue.
  • Click the "Execute 1 Task(s)" button in the top-left corner. Then, click "Apply" to hide your partition.

Option 2 - Unhide Partition

  • Right-click the partition you want to view and access. choose "Advanced" and select "Unhide" from the drop-down menu.
  • Read the instructions and click "Yes" to continue.
  • Click the "Execute 1 Task(s)" button in the top-left corner. Check the pending operations, then click "Apply" to unhide the partition on Windows 11/10/8/7.

If you accidentally delete a partition, EaseUS Partition Master also allows you to recover deleted partition. It also provides more advanced features, such as dynamic volume management and conversion of primary and logical partitions. 

Conclusion

This guide provides step-by-step instructions for finding a missing recovery partition. EaseUS Partition Master is a reliable and comprehensive disk partitioning software that enables users to manage their hard disk space. Users can easily resize, move, copy, create, delete, and format disk partitions.

If you are looking for a reliable and easy-to-use disk partitioning tool, then EaseUS Partition Master is a perfect choice. It is available for no cost as a download from the website. 

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FAQs of Recovery Partition Not Showing in My Computer

Here is the list of frequently asked questions about the missing recovery partition. It will help you quickly get the answers.

1. How do I make a recovery partition visible?

There are two ways to do this. You can use the DISKPART tool to assign a letter to the system partition or the EaseUS Partition Master to assign it without a problem.

2. How do I get my Windows recovery partition back?

If the recovery partition is completely missing, you need to reinstall the OS and let it create the recovery partition. There is no way to do it manually.

3. Is the recovery partition automatically created?

Yes. It is usually created by the OEM on laptops using their media tools when Windows is installed on the PC, or Windows does it automatically when you install it.

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