Windows 10: Can't create a recovery drive - files missing

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  1. aTXnative Win User

    Can't create a recovery drive - files missing


    Following security update 1/9/2019, I can not create a recovery drive. The message says files are missing.

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    aTXnative, Jan 17, 2019
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  2. create a recovery drive

    Hi Tom,

    This issue regarding the error: "Can't create a Windows 10 recovery drive. Some required files are missing" may arise if some of your files are already corrupted. To help you resolve your concern, kindly follow these steps:

    • Perform a clean boot. It helps eliminate software conflicts. You may refer to this

      link
      .
    • Use the System File Checker tool to repair missing or corrupted system files. To do this, please click this

      link
      .
    • After performing the two steps, you may need to restart your computer and then create a recovery drive again.
    You may also refer to the troubleshooting steps created by Criostoir O'Dochartaigh on this

    post
    .

    Do let us know if you need further assistance.
     
    Raymond Ave, Jan 17, 2019
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  3. Rey Cam Win User
    Create a Recovery Drive?

    Hi Kaspaz,

    Let us first check the recovery drive creation process that you have done. Below is a step by step process of creating a recovery drive:

    • From the taskbar, search for Create a recovery drive and then select it. You might be asked to enter an admin password or confirm your choice.
    • When the tool opens, make sure Back up system files to the recovery drive
      is selected and then select Next.
    • Connect a USB drive to your PC, select it, and then select Next > Create.
      A lot of files need to be copied to the recovery drive, so this might take a while.
    • When it’s done, you might see a Delete the recovery partition from your PC
      link on the final screen. If you want to free up drive space on your PC, select the link and then select
      Delete. If not, select Finish.

    If you have done the same steps above and the rest of your file is still not showing.
    Please post back some details:

    • Which drive are you referring to?
    • Can you send us a screenshot of what you are seeing?
    • Besides creating a recovery drive, have you done any other changes on your computer?
    • What is the make and model of your USB hard drive device?
    • Have you tried plugging it on another port?
    • What is the current version and build number of your Windows 10 Computer? To know these details, follow the steps below:
      • Select the Start button.
      • Type About your PC.
      • Press Enter to find out the version and build number of your Windows 10 PC.

    Let us know the result after performing the troubleshooting steps and if your concern was left unresolved, kindly get back to us with the answers to our inquiry, so that we can assist you further.
     
    Rey Cam, Jan 17, 2019
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  4. Can't create a recovery drive - files missing

    creating a recovery drive!

    Hi Michelle,

    Thank you for posting your query in Microsoft Community.

    Sorry for the inconvenience caused. I will assist you with this.

    To better understand the issue please let us know

    • What exactly happens when you try to create a Recovery drive ?
    • Do you receive any error message ?
    I suggest you to try the steps below and see if It helps to resolve the issue.

    Creating a recovery drive

    A recovery drive can help you troubleshoot and fix problems with your PC, even if it won't start. To create one, all you need is a USB drive.

    • From the taskbar, search for Create a recovery drive then select it. You might be asked to enter an admin password or confirm your choice.
    • When the tool opens, make sure Back up system files to the recovery drive is selected, then select
      Next.
    • Connect a USB drive to your PC, select it, then select Next > Create. A lot of files need to be copied to the recovery drive, so this might take a while.
    • When it's finished, you might see a Delete the recovery partition from your PC link on the final screen. If you want to free up drive space on your PC, select the link, then select
      Delete. If not, select Finish.




    Hope the above information helps. Reply with necessary information and the result to help you further. Thank you.


     
    Deepak_Krishnan R, Jan 17, 2019
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