What Is the Healthy Recovery Partition and Can I Delete It?

I want to extend C because there is a healthy (recovery partition) 'in-between' the 8GB that is not allocated. I've read that a partition exists between C and the unallocated disk, hence, I can't extend the C drive. I have Windows 10 Insider. How can I make the C drive bigger? What will happen if I remove the Healthy (Recovery Partition)?

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Roxanne· Answered on Dec 29, 2023

No, you can't delete it. A healthy recovery partition is used to store vital system recovery data(such as a copy of the operating system, system restore points, and device drivers) that can restore your system to its original state or perform system repairs. Removing Thus, it's not recommended to delete the healthy if you don't want to encounter any system failure or malfunction.

Don't worry. I will provide a perfect partition manager, EaseUS Partition Master Professional, which can extend the system C drive with non-adjacent unallocated space or even no unallocated space.

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Option 1. Extend the C drive with Non-adjacent Unallocated Space

1. Launch EaseUS Partition Master, right-click the C partition, and select "Resize/Move."

2. To add space to the C drive, drag its end into the unallocated space. Click "OK". 

3. Click the "Execute Task" > "Apply" options to execute the operations.

Option 2. Extend the C drive without Unallocated Space

1. Choose and right-click a partition with significant free space on the system disk, and choose "Allocate Space."

2. Select the system drive in the Allocate Space From (*) To box, and drag the end of the C drive into the unallocated space. Click "OK" to continue.

3. Click "Execute Task" and "Apply."

If you already did a full backup for your system disk, you can refer to the tutorial below to delete the healthy recovery partition:

🔥Further Reading: Fix Can't Delete the Healthy Recovery Partition

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