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Windows Update did it's latest thing yesterday so I figured it was time to create a Recovery Drive.
I formatted a USB stick and let Windows 10 do it's thing. Everything seemed to go ok so I removed the stick. After a bit of time while working on some files I noticed it created a " New Volume ( G: ) " on my hard-drive. When I right click on it it in the file tree it says the folder is empty. If I right click and select " Properties " it says it has 64.5 GB Used space with 19.9 GB of Free Space. It also shows me the Capacity is 20.0 GB.
What's going on? Do I need it? Can I delete it? ( no delete option if I right click )
Thanks for your help....
 

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Drive letter Assigned to WinRE

This is a known error caused by the latest update. It adds a drive letter to the WinRE partition. To fix perform the following:

Type command to start searching the menu
Right click on Command Prompt from menu
Select to Run As Administrator
Once in Command Prompt Windows then type of copy and paste each of the commands followed by Enter.

Note: (The 'Volume and Disk Letter may be different on your system so make sure to select the correct ones. If any questions provide a screen shot after list volume)

diskpart
list volume
select volume 1
remove letter=G
 

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Drive letter Assigned to WinRE

This is a known error caused by the latest update. It adds a drive letter to the WinRE partition. To fix perform the following:

Type command to start searching the menu
Right click on Command Prompt from menu
Select to Run As Administrator
Once in Command Prompt Windows then type of copy and paste each of the commands followed by Enter.

Note: (The 'Volume and Disk Letter may be different on your system so make sure to select the correct ones. If any questions provide a screen shot after list volume)

diskpart
list volume
select volume 1
remove letter=G

I know the Drive letter is " G " but how do I find out what the Volumn # is? I don't want to use " 1 " until I know for a fact that's the case.
By The way... I appreciate the help.
 

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Provide a screenshot after running list volume and I will help
 

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Provide a screenshot after running list volume and I will help
Cellphone shot.................

I'm thinking Volume 6 but I'll wait for your advice.

 
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Thanks for the picture that helps me understand your issue now. The recovery partition is created anytime you create a Recovery drive. At the end of the process it should have provided an option to delete the drive. Since that was not selected and you want to delete probably the easiest method to remove is by following the guide in the link below. You can also use th same method with other partition software such as minitool. Let me know if any questions.

https://www.howtogeek.com/139710/remove-your-pc’s-recovery-partition-and-take-control-of-your-hdd/
 

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Thanks for the picture that helps me understand your issue now. The recovery partition is created anytime you create a Recovery drive. At the end of the process it should have provided an option to delete the drive. Since that was not selected and you want to delete probably the easiest method to remove is by following the guide in the link below. You can also use th same method with other partition software such as minitool. Let me know if any questions.

https://www.howtogeek.com/139710/remove-your-pc’s-recovery-partition-and-take-control-of-your-hdd/
I actually did select the " Delete " option at the end of the Recovery Drive creation but as we can see that didn't happen.
It surprised me actually.

I've downloaded the program hilited in your link and have one question before I proceed. Do I delete ONLY the New Volume partition " G "? What about The Recovery Partition? That looks pretty large but what do I know?
 

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Only G. The other is only 900mb and you do not want to delete.
 

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I got the program up and running and followed the instructions to a tee....


This is what I saw first.............. I right clicked as instructed and selected " Delete "



This popped up. I clicked OK....



After clicking OK this screen popped up and showed G was gone....



The instructions at this point say... " No changes are made to your hard drive at this stage,
and you can queue up a couple of operations to be performed one after the other. Now right
click your C: drive and select the ‘Resize/Move partition’ option. "

If I right click " C " drive as instructed there is no ‘Resize/Move partition’ option. " which is probably a good thing.

At this point I have chosen to " Undo " the action. I will go through the steps from the beginning after you tell me what to do.
 

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Good, now you should follow the steps at the end to resize the partition to reclaim the unallocated space.
 

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Good, now you should follow the steps at the end to resize the partition to reclaim the unallocated space.
But I can't follow the instructions.
I said this in my last post....


The instructions at this point say... " No changes are made to your hard drive at this stage,
and you can queue up a couple of operations to be performed one after the other. Now right
click your C: drive and select the ‘Resize/Move partition’ option. "

If I right click " C " drive as instructed there is no ‘Resize/Move partition’ option. " which is probably a good thing.

At this point I have chosen to " Undo " the action. I will go through the steps from the beginning after you tell me what to do.
 

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I used the Windows 10 Disk management and it seems to be gone. I can no longer
see it in the dir.tree.
 

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Okay, sounds like you got it deleted. Does it show an unallocated space now. If so you should be able to resize it using either disk management or EaseUs. If you are not sure then provide a screen shot with either program.
 
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