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

Discus and support Deleted C://Recovery and don't know what to do in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; I was trying to clean my PC by deleting windows.old but instead I ended up deleting the C://Recovery folder, So I looked up the name and I found out on... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by SnivyDroid, Oct 28, 2017.

  1. Deleted C://Recovery and don't know what to do


    I was trying to clean my PC by deleting windows.old but instead I ended up deleting the C://Recovery folder, So I looked up the name and I found out on the same forum that people have deleted it and their computers would not boot. What do I do now? I'm scared to reboot my PC and I really dont know what to do. [I have both recovery partitions and they say they are healthy]

    :)
     
    SnivyDroid, Oct 28, 2017
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  2. Win 10 dead and cannot reset or fix automatic fix inop cannot boot to rescue flash drive *punt*

    Thank you - I don't have a screenshot, but here is what I now have;

    Sys reserved 100MB

    C: 232 GB

    Recovery 450MB

    Recovery 450MB

    I have two recovery drive partitions. My thought is to use Mini Tool Partition Wizard and delete one, then

    merge/extend the leftover space to C: .
     
    MisterMorris, Oct 28, 2017
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  3. Windows 10 C://system recovery/Repair/Backup files - can I delete them

    I'm not hesitant at all! I did try your suggestions and they made no differance.

    I have now deleted all the files in the C://System Recovery/Repair/Backup folder using Treefree and got my 4GB back. But I cannot delete the C://System Recovery/Repair or C://System Recovery/ folders themselves as there remains one folder C://System Recovery/Repair/Temp
    which is a system file (apparently empty) and I do not know how to delete it so I can get rid of the empty folders entirely.

    Mike
     
    Mikecmirador, Oct 28, 2017
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  4. Superfly Win User

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

    That folder is not required - where did you see that it causes probs when deleted?
     
    Superfly, Oct 28, 2017
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  5. SnivyDroid, Oct 28, 2017
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  6. SIW2 Win User
    It is where winre was kept.
     
  7. I removed mine, it is only needed to perform a recovery and other stuff. I use Macrium Reflect to image my system so a recovery partition for me is not needed.
     
    Josey Wales, Oct 28, 2017
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  8. Superfly Win User

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

    OIC, that's old stuff!? Steve does not mention a reason for that statement

    Deleting it makes no diff to booting - it's a recovery option only - have a Macrium backup for that instead
     
    Superfly, Oct 28, 2017
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  9. zbook New Member
    When you deleted it did you empty or not empty the recycle bin?
    If it's in the recycle bin it may be able to be restored.
     
    zbook, Oct 28, 2017
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  10. Gordon7 Win User
    @SnivyDroid -


    Deleted C://Recovery and don't know what to do [​IMG]


    Se if it should be in the Recycle bin - if is, then recreate it.
     
    Gordon7, Oct 28, 2017
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  11. SIW2 Win User
    You might be able to copy it back if you have a shadow copy. Try the previous versions tab. Rt click your windows patition and it may show up.
     
  12. Kyhi Win User
    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

    Windows does not seem to care what is in that folder other than what is in the C;/recovery/customizations folder when create a Windows Recovery Drive

    windows\system32\recovery - is the folder that ONCE contained the winre.wim (Windows Recovery Boot.wim)
    Once windows is installed that winre.wim is moved to the recovery tools partition. And the .xml files are a redirect from old partition to new partition - in the case of an upgrade
     
  13. topgundcp Win User

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

    @Kyhi
    In addition to this. If you delete all Recovery partition(s) then this is where WinRe.wim will be stored.
     
    topgundcp, Oct 29, 2017
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  14. Bree New Member
    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.

    How does Windows boot to advanced recovery option e.g. command prompt? (post #16)
     
  15. SIW2 Win User
    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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