Need Help How to reorganize partitions?

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  1. shmu26

    shmu26 Level 53

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    Date of initial issues:
    yesterday
    Steps taken to resolve, but unsuccessful?:
    none
    Operating System:
    win10 pro x64 RS3
    List current issues or symptoms:
    partitions are separated from one another
    OS Architecture:
    64-bit
    As shown in screenshot, the two partitions (C: and V: ) on my primary disk got separated from one another. I think this happened when I got fall creators update.
    I also have too many of these little 450 MB partitions, probably because of this type of updates.
    But the most important thing to me is to move V: next to C:, so I can resize if necessary.
    If I delete the little partition in the middle, I assume I will lose my Windows recovery capability.

    Last thing, don't know if it is important, is that the primary disk should really be 0, not 1. I probably have to switch the SATA cables. Not sure whether that really matters or not.

    I have AOMEI partition assistant, and Macrium Reflect in case of disaster.

    Your advice is appreciated.

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  2. tim one

    tim one Level 19
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    In my opinion, if this doesn't create issues I would leave everything as it is.
    Always dangerous to play by moving the partitions :)
     
  3. Evjl's Rain

    Evjl's Rain Level 29
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    if you move partitions or resize them, there is a high chance of breaking the whole drive, just like me in the past when I tried to resize my C drive, it broke all my data in other partitions
    you can follow the instruction here (post #3) to determine which recovery partitions are safe to delete and which one is in use now, then you can delete the spare ones
    Too many Recovery Partitions??? Solved - Windows 10 Forums

    I tried and it was successful
     
  4. shmu26

    shmu26 Level 53

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    Thanks.
    Yup, the active recovery partition is the one right smack in the middle.
     
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  5. SHvFl

    SHvFl Level 32
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    Move everything from V to C. Delete V partition and then expand the C partition. Easy and secure.
    Leave the small ones alone because you have so many that we can't know which one is the current.
     
  6. shmu26

    shmu26 Level 53

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    Sounds good.
    Now you reminded me, I think that the last time this happened to me, I did basically like you said, except that I imaged the partitions beforehand, and I restored the middle recovery partition and placed it immediately after the main partition. The middle one seems to be the active recovery partition.
     
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