Windows 10: Other files on an OS usb drive?

  1.    22 Feb 2018 #1

    Other files on an OS usb drive?

    I'm building a new machine and just used media creator to make a Win 10 USB drive on a 16gb flash drive. Can I store other files in folders or will that the system in some way?
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  2.    22 Feb 2018 #2


    Yes, you can add files without upsetting the install media.

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       22 Feb 2018 #3

    Yes, just as fdegrove said. I also do it all the time and have never had a problem.

    Before starting to put other files on it, I select everything in the USB's root [all files & all folders] and set them to be hidden.
    • This reduces the chances of my confusing them with files of my own & deleting any of them.
    • This does not hinder their function - you will be able to boot from & run the install media without unhiding them first.
    • [Not very important but... When I hide them and Windows asks if I want to apply the change to the folders themselves or all the contents of the folders, I select choose just the folders. This makes it quicker & simpler yet still achieves what I want.]

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