How to Hide Recovery Partition in Windows 7, 8, 10

To hide recovery partition in Windows 10, 8, 7, you can use AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard.


By Bryce / Updated on May 12, 2023

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Why hide recovery partition in Windows 7/8/10?

In Windows 7/8/10  computer. there are two kinds of recovery partitions: Windows recovery partition and OEM recovery partition. Windows recovery partition enables you to boot into Windows recovery environment to recover OS and the latter is for restoring PC to factory status. All in all, recovery partition is very important and helpful. Usually, the recovery partition is hidden and you can't see it on Windows Explorer. 

However, sometimes,  the recovery partition is showing up in Windows Explorer and can be accessed and opened. Then, there are chances that you or others accidentally delete files on it or format the recovery partition. Then, it becomes invalid and unable to restore the system. Thus, it is a wise choice to hide it and make the partition disappears from Windows File Explorer.

Hide recovery partition in Windows 7/8/10 step-by-step

It’s a rather simple task to make a recovery partition hidden in Windows computer using a free yet powerful partition manager – AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard. It enables you to hide recovery partition or other partitions in Windows 10/8/7. Besides, it allows you to copy the recovery partition to an external drive. Designed with a concise and friendly GUI, it is very easy to use even for a green hand in a computer.

Free download it and follow the steps below to make your recovery partition invisible in File Explorer.

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Step 1. Install it as prompts and run it. In the main interface, locate the recovery partition, right-click it and go to Advanced> Hide Partition.

Hide Partition

Step 2. It will pop up a window saying that hiding this partition may cause its drive letter to be changed. Click on OK button.

Hide Partition Warning

Step 3. You’ll be in the main interface. Here you can preview the result of the operation. If you are satisfied, click Apply and Proceed to commit it.

Apply Hide Partition

After a while, the whole process will be completed. Now, the partition will disappear from File Explorer. When you open Disk Management, you can’t assign a drive letter to it to make it shows up in File Explorer, although you can see it in Disk Management.


Hiding a partition will make its related shortcuts invalid.
If you want to make a hidden partition shows up again, Unhide Partition feature of AOMEI Partition Assistant can help you.
After unhiding a partition, Windows will reallocate randomly a new drive letter to that partition, which means you may get a drive letter different from its old one.

Final Words

Within three steps, AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard can hide recovery partition in Windows 7/8/10 successfully. What’s more, it can assist you to deal with many other problems like external hard drive only showing 32GB, low disk warning and so on. Upon upgrading it to Professional edition, you can experience more of its great functions like converting dynamic disk into basic without deleting partitions, cloning system disk to SSD, recovering lost partitions, etc.

Bryce · Staff Editor
Bryce is an editor of AOMEI Technology, he covers backup & restore, hard disk & partitions management, cloud files transfer, website & database backup and so on for AOMEI. He enjoys helping people find solutions to their problems. He loves traveling, Sleeping, reserching and so on. He enjoys helping people find solutions to their problems. He loves traveling, Sleeping, reserching and so on. He would like to spend all time on reaserching computer problems. He is a very cute boy.