How to Move Recovery Partition

I want to extend my Windows 10 system drive using Disk Management. However, I find the Extend Volume greyed out in Disk Management, and a Recovery Partition is right behind the system drive. That is to say, the unallocated space is not adjacent to the C drive, and I'm unable to extend the C drive. Is there any way I can move the Recovery Partition so that I can use unallocated space? Thanks in advance!

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Oliver· Answered on Jan 25, 2024

To move the Recovery Partition, you need a professional disk and partition management tool since Windows has limitations on Disk Management.

It is common that the target partition you want to add space to is not adjacent to the unallocated space. Unfortunately, Windows Disk Management is unable to help you move Recovery Partition. Do not worry, though. Third-party tools like EaseUS Partition Master Professional can move partitions and add space to a partition easily.

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This tool offers a Resize/Move feature that allows users to drag partitions and move on the disk, which means you can easily move the Recovery Partition and finally extend the system drive. You can follow the guide below:

Step 1. Launch EaseUS Partition Master and select your system drive in the Partition Manager tab.

Step 2. Select "Resize/Move" and drag the target partition to move it. Or you can directly drag the dot to extend the system drive.

Step 3. Click "OK" and execute the task.

For more details, the following page will offer you everything you want to know.

Further reading: Extend System Drive but Recovery Partition is in the Way Windows 11/10/8/7

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