1.    21 Mar 2015 #1
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    Recovery Folder in C:\


    Hi,

    After upgrading to Windows 10, I noticed a "Recovery" folder in C:\ in addition to "Windows.old" (which I already deleted). Before I delete it, I just want to ensure that it is an extra file in Windows 10 and not a normal one that is in every Windows version. (I also heard about a "RecoveryImage" folder but mine doesn't seem to have that.

    Thanks.
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  2.    21 Mar 2015 #2
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    I have C:\RecoveryImage, not C:\Recovery.

    What is in the C:\Recovery folder?

    C:\RecoveryImage has the following for me:

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  3.    22 Mar 2015 #3
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    C:\RecoveryImage is there if you upgrade but not if you clean install. You can delete it but then you'll not be able to refresh/reset. What is the new RecoveryImage directory? - Windows 10 Forums

    C:\Recovery contains WinRE.wim if you don't have a separate recovery partition. Deleting this would stop advanced startup options working. It is normally a system directory so you can't see it just by showing hidden files. I'd leave it - it is only 250MB.

    This is what you get in root of C: with a BIOS based clean install on one partition.

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  4.    29 Aug 2016 #4
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    I do want to add this though. I removed that Recovery Folder and it was beautiful. I mean, the consequences were just beautiful. After removing it, I rebooted the computer and found it couldn't reboot. It was the most beautiful blue color I have ever seen. But the computer wouldn't go any further than that. My advice, unless pain is something you enjoy, don't remove that Folder. Otherwise you will have a computer that will not boot and the pain follows. Yes, the blue on the screen is gorgeous but you yourself will have the blues.
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  5.    30 Aug 2016 #5
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    Windows 10 Home x64 (Laptop), Windows 10 Pro x64 (Desktop)

    Quote Originally Posted by p3ntyne View Post
    Hi,

    After upgrading to Windows 10, I noticed a "Recovery" folder in C:\ in addition to "Windows.old" (which I already deleted). Before I delete it, I just want to ensure that it is an extra file in Windows 10 and not a normal one that is in every Windows version. (I also heard about a "RecoveryImage" folder but mine doesn't seem to have that.

    Thanks.
    Leave it alone or you will be sorry you deleted it!
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  6.    30 Aug 2016 #6
    Join Date : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
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    Win 10 Pro (1703)

    Quote Originally Posted by Maggidon View Post
    I do want to add this though. I removed that Recovery Folder and it was beautiful. I mean, the consequences were just beautiful. After removing it, I rebooted the computer and found it couldn't reboot. It was the most beautiful blue color I have ever seen. But the computer wouldn't go any further than that. My advice, unless pain is something you enjoy, don't remove that Folder. Otherwise you will have a computer that will not boot and the pain follows. Yes, the blue on the screen is gorgeous but you yourself will have the blues.
    I guess you would need a boot disk you can use for a data recovery program. E.g.
    Active@ LiveCD (Boot Disk) - Ultimate Recovery Toolset on a bootable CD/USB disk

    Great thoughts on your Blue Period (ref. Picasso) - blue font would have been perfect...
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