Question view recovery partition contents

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My HP 15-bs0xx laptop has three partitions - EFI System; OS; Recovery per Disc Management.. The OS partition is NTFS format, the other two show no file system. Is there anyway to view contents of these two partitions?
 

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EFI is the boot partition.
'Recovery' is what is sometimes created during a Windows update.

Neither of those are really user readable.

You could use a hex editor, but that doesn't really serve a purpose.
 
You can use testdisk, select the disk, select partition type intel, select [advanced] filesystem utils and select the partition you want to view you will get a list of all files.
If you want to copy files over or to do anything else look up some proper guide, actually don't even do the things I told you if you are unsure about anything, you can really screw up your disk.

Cancle that, testdisk will only allow you to take a copy of the partition as dd, it only displays a list of lost partitions or normal ones.
 

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