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How to Hide System Reserved Partition in Windows 10

System Reserved partition or recovery partition is essential to Windows 10. Follow these steps to hide system reserved partition in Windows.

When you install Windows 10, it automatically creates a new partition called System Reserved Partition. This partition is a system-specific partition that contains various system data like the boot record. Being a system partition, it is required for Windows 10 to work properly. Since there is no user interaction needed with the System Reserved Partition, it is hidden by default.

However, some third-party partition software or other applications might accidentally unhide the partition and make it look like any other drive or partition in the File Explorer.

If the System Reserved partition is appearing in the File Explorer, you can hide it pretty quickly and easily. Follow the steps shown below to hide the System Reserved partition in Windows 10.

Steps to Hide System Reserved Partition

To hide the system reserved partition, these are the steps you should follow.

  1. Press “Windows Key + R” to open the Run dialog box.
  2. Type “diskmgmt.msc” in the blank field and click “Ok“.
  3. In the Disk Management window, right-click on the “System Reserved” drive.
  4. Select the “Change drive letter and paths” option.
  5. In this window, select the drive letter and click “Remove“.
  6. Click “Yes” in the warning window.
  7. Click “Yes” in the “Do you want to continue” window.
  8. 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.


Once the drive letter is removed, the system reserved partition is hidden and no longer appears in the file explorer.


Hide System Reserved using Command Prompt

You can also hide the partition using the Diskpart command. Here are the steps you should follow to hide the system reserved partition from the Command Prompt.

  1. Open the Start menu.
  2. Search for “Command Prompt“.
  3. Right-click on Command Prompt and select “Run as administrator“.
  4. Type “diskpart” in the Command Prompt window and press “Enter“.
  5. Execute the “list volume” command to list all partitions in Windows.
  6. The system partition is labeled as “system partition“.
  7. Select the system reserved partition using the “select volume #number” command. Replace “#number” with the actual volume number.
  8. After selecting the volume, execute the “remove letter #driveLetter” command. Replace “#driveLetter” with the actual drive letter.
  9. Close the Command Prompt window.

That is it. As soon as you execute the remove letter command, the Diskpart tool will remove the drive letter and hides the system reserved partition. If you open the File Explorer, system reserved partition is no longer visible.


I hope that helps. If you are stuck or need some help, comment below and I will try to help as much as possible.

If you like this article, check out how to create recovery partition in Windows 10 and how to extend a partition using Diskpart in Windows 10.

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