Hidden Partitions?

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Old 10-09-14, 05:13 PM
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Hidden Partitions?

Even with the Show Hidden and Protected OS Files enabled the only partitions I see in File Explorer are the C:\ and D:\

But during backups with the Macrium Reflect software I see these partitions on a list produced by Macrium:

1. Fat32 (LBA) Primary, 100MB, 25.6MB
2. Recovery NTFS Primary, 900MB, 432.8MB
3. Unformated Primary, 128MB, 128MB
4. OS (C NTFS Primary, 279.45GB, 90.89GB
5. Data (D NTFS Primary 398.07GB, 20.87GB
6. Restore NTFS Primary, 20.01GB, 10.11GB

Why are these partitions not visible and how I can see them?
 
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Old 10-10-14, 08:26 AM
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Click start, run, type diskmgmt.msc & press enter. You should be able to see them there.
 
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Old 10-10-14, 11:54 AM
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You are right Pulpo, but why I cant see them under C:\ in the File Explorer?
 
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Old 10-10-14, 02:23 PM
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Edit: The aren't in C:\ . C is C & the others have their own drive letters, no matter if they are physical or logical partitions.
 
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Old 10-10-14, 02:45 PM
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You can partition a drive to pretty much as many drive letters as you want (within certain limits) as I remember. I don't know how to interpret what Macrium is showing you.

Pretty common to have a separate recovery partition (which I think is stupid, since if the drive fails, yer hosed), but I guess the rest depend on how it's set up initially.
 
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