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Backup disk from a hidden partition

Hello,
how do I create a backup disk from a hidden partition. If the hard drive totally crashes the backup on the hidden partition is useless.
thanks, rich
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  1. That's something to think about when deciding to hide a partition.

    Un-hide the partition.

    Start>Run>Gpedit.Msc>User Configuration>Administrative Templates>Windows Components>Windows Explorer>(right-Click on)"Hide these drives in My Computer">Properties>

    Set to "Not Configured" or "Disabled"
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    tig, he may be asking about the OS recovery partition.

    richp413, the computers I have seen with a hidden recovery partition have a sheet in the documentation that explains how to create recovery media. You can also do a full clone of the hard drive, which will capture even the hidden partition using a program such as Ghost.

    I'm guessing that's what you are asking about, that's really the only time one would have a hidden partition.
  3. hang-the-9 said:
    tig, he may be asking about the OS recovery partition.

    richp413, the computers I have seen with a hidden recovery partition have a sheet in the documentation that explains how to create recovery media. You can also do a full clone of the hard drive, which will capture even the hidden partition using a program such as Ghost.

    I'm guessing that's what you are asking about, that's really the only time one would have a hidden partition.



    Yes, that is exactly what I was asking. I did not find any documentation about creating a recovery media. It seems the computer company's have found another way to save a dime. They send no back up with laptops. Thanks for your help. I will look for a clone program.
    rich
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