Is It Possible to Unhide the Recovery Partition on an HP Desktop?

My HP 1080t desktop came with software I want to restore. However, the recovery management tool failed, and the recovery partition was hidden. How can I unhide the recovery partition on an HP Desktop?

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Roxanne· Answered on Apr 19, 2024

The recovery partition is typically hidden by default to avoid accidental deletion and construction. In this case, it can not be seen in the File Explorer, but you can find it in the Disk Management as follows:

Click "This PC">Navigate "Computer Management" > select "Storage"> launch Disk Management.

Don't be afraid. It is possible to unhide the recovery partition on an HP desktop. I will provide two solid ways to assist you in unhiding the recovery partition on an HP desktop. However, canceling the hidden order on the recovery partition is not recommended since it may lead to Windows restore failure.

Way 1. EaseUS Partition Master

EaseUS Partition Master is an all-in-one software that offers the easiest way of unhiding or hiding partitions on the hard drive. Most importantly. This utility has a friendly interface and simple operations.

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Step 1. Right-click the hidden partition you wish to access. Select "Advanced" > "Unhide."

Step 2. Read the warning and click "Yes" to move on.

Step 3. To reveal the recovery partition, click "Apply" after selecting "Execute 1 Task(s)."

Way 2. Command Prompt

If you are an experienced Windows user, you may like to solve this issue using the commands below:

Here is the full tutorial:

Step 1. Go to the CMD by inputting cmd in the Windows research box, and launch it as administrator.

Step 2. Write the following CMD and hit "Enter" after every line.

  • diskpart
  • list disk
  • select disk 1(Where 1 replaces the target disk.)
  • list partition
  • select partition 1(Where 1 replaces the hidden recovery partition.)
  • assign

After typing these commands, you will see the recovery partition in the File Explorer, then type exit to close this program. Find more details in the full guideline below:

More Reading: How to Find Hidden Partition or Hide Partition in Windows 10/8/7

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