Windows 10: Deleted C://Recovery and don't know what to do

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    Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64 Win10Prox64
       30 Oct 2017 #11

    C:/ Recovery is the folder used to store OEM customizations and Apps.ppkg (Usually created by OEM)
    The Apps.ppkg contains the OEM program customizations.
    When you recover your OS or create OEM Recovery Drive
    The contents from C;\recovery are included in the transfer of system files
    In addition to this. If you delete all Recovery partition(s) then this is where WinRe.wim will be stored.
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    10 Home x64 (1709) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       30 Oct 2017 #12

    Kyhi said: View Post
    ...Once windows is installed that winre.wim is moved to the recovery tools partition....
    An interesting case is where an upgrade from 7 to 10 cannot create a recovery partition, say on an mbr system with all four partitions already in use for other things. Then the C:\Recovery folder can perform the functions of a recovery partition. other system manages to boot to the recovery environment despite having no recovery partition (apparently the free upgrade to 10 was unable to find anywhere to put one, being an MBR which already had four partitions). The Windows RE location is shown by reagentc as:

    But partition 3 is my C: drive. The files that would normally be found in the recovery partition are instead in the hidden and inaccessible C:\Recovery folder, along with a 0 byte hidden file at the root of C: called $WINRE_BACKUP_PARTITION.MARKER
    How does Windows boot to advanced recovery option e.g. command prompt? (post #16)
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    trying to install win10
       30 Oct 2017 #13

    Win7 usually stores winre.wim in c:\Recovery\{long_guid}\

    On my system, Win10 stores it in c:\Recovery\WindowsRE\

    $WINRE_BACKUP_PARTITION.MARKER seems to be a tag used if you upgraded rather than clean install. Iirc Vista/7 does similar, with tags like $UpgDrv$ or $DRVLTR$.
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