System Reserved partition or recovery partition is essential to Windows 10. Follow these steps to cover system reserved partition in Windows.
When you install Windows 10, it automatically results in a new partition called System Reserved Partition. This partition is a system-specific partition which contains various system data like the boot record. As being a system partition, it is necessary for Windows 10 to work properly. As there is no user interaction needed with the System Reserved Partition, it is hidden by default.
However, some third-party partition software or any other applications might accidentally unhide the partition and make it seem like any other drive or partition within the File Explorer.
When the System Reserved partition is appearing within the File Explorer, you can hide it pretty easily and quickly. Follow the steps shown below to hide the machine Reserved partition in Windows 10.
Steps to Hide System Reserved Partition
To cover the machine reserved partition, fundamental essentials steps you should follow.
Press “Windows Key + R” to open the Run dialog box.
Type “diskmgmt.msc” in the blank field and click “Ok”.
Within the Disk Management window, right-click on the “System Reserved” drive.
Select the “Change drive letter and paths” option.
Within this window, choose the drive letter and click “Remove”.
Click “Yes” within the warning window.
Click “Yes” within the “Do you need to continue” window.
Close Disk Management tool.
That is it. As soon as you click yes to confirm your action, Windows will remove the drive letter for system reserved partition.
When the drive letter is taken away, the machine reserved partition is hidden with no longer appears in the file explorer.
Hide System Reserved using Command Prompt
You may also hide the partition using the Diskpart command. Listed here are the steps you need to follow to hide the system reserved partition in the Command Prompt.
Open the beginning menu.
Search for “Command Prompt”.
Right-click on Command Prompt and choose “Run as administrator”.
Type “diskpart” in the Command Prompt window and press “Enter”.
Execute the “list volume” command to list all partitions in Windows.
The system partition is labeled as “system partition”.
Choose the system reserved partition using the “select volume #number” command. Replace “#number” using the actual volume number.
After selecting the volume, execute the “remove letter #driveLetter” command. Replace “#driveLetter” using the actual drive letter.
Close the Command Prompt window.
That is it. Once you execute the remove letter command, the Diskpart tool will take away the drive letter and hides the machine reserved partition. If you open the File Explorer, system reserved partition is not visible.