Windows 10: Does recovery disk save personal folders and files Solved

  1.    13 Dec 2015 #1

    Does recovery disk save personal folders and files


    I got a new windows 10 laptop a few weeks ago and I'm belatedly getting around to creating a system recovery disk on usb. I'm intending to use the standard windows 10 option 'create a recovery drive'. Someone mentioned that among other things this would be useful if I ever wanted to sell the machine on further down the line and wanted to do a clean install.

    My question is, does the standard recovery disk save personal data because I've already loaded some music, docs, notes vids and added a few browser bookmarks etc. Basically I'm hoping it doesn't because I wouldn't want to pass anything on. (I already do 2 separate backups of my personal stuff in case of failure, so that's not an issue)
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       13 Dec 2015 #2

    I'm intending to use the standard windows 10 option 'create a recovery drive'. Someone mentioned that among other things this would be useful if I ever wanted to sell the machine on further down the line and wanted to do a clean install.
    On a new PC - I would highly recommend that you > Create a Recovery Drive..
    This will save the Factory Image to a USB - so if ever needed, you can re-install the factory Out Of Box setup..
    That recovery drive will NOT contain any personal programs or files...

    To backup the current state of your PC - Programs, Files, settings, etc..
    I would recommend Marcium Reflect Free > http://www.macrium.com/reflectfree.aspx?x-ca=blog
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  3.    13 Dec 2015 #3

    Kyhi said: View Post
    On a new PC - I would highly recommend that you > Create a Recovery Drive..
    This will save the Factory Image to a USB - so if ever needed, you can re-install the factory Out Of Box setup..
    That recovery drive will NOT contain any personal programs or files...
    Ok, so it seems you're confirming it will not contain any personal programs or files even though I'll be doing it after I've already transferred some stuff onto the new system, which is what I'm trying to clarify.

    To backup the current state of your PC - Programs, Files, settings, etc..
    I would recommend Marcium Reflect Free > http://www.macrium.com/reflectfree.aspx?x-ca=blog
    I tend to just do it manually as I don't keep a great deal of stuff and media and don't do much with the settings either. But I'll certainly keep a note of your recommendation in case that situation changes.

    Much appreciated.
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  4.    13 Dec 2015 #4

    For this I recommend using File History to save the personal files and folders. No need to use a separate program to do that.
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