Windows 10: Mystery recovery

Discus and support Mystery recovery in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; 80Gb 'spinning disk' HDDs that were viable in the PC I'm writing this post from, became undetectable by it. But if connected to another PC, they were... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by Sebastian42, Jun 3, 2020.

  1. Mystery recovery


    80Gb 'spinning disk' HDDs that were viable in the PC I'm writing this post from, became undetectable by it. But if connected to another PC, they were 'viable'. In this other PC, I cloned to one of them, and that one is now visible in this PC again. Can anyone make sense of this perplexing behaviour ? Both PCs run Windows 10 v2004

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    Sebastian42, Jun 3, 2020
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  2. clayto Win User

    Recovery Drive Mystery

    Thank you Bree, the details you provided largely clears up the 'mystery' except that I am not aware that I opted not to backup system files (the default). The list of files amounting to around 4 GB is the sort of thing I was expecting. Plus, when you refer to the Boot etc. files taking only a few minutes to create, the time taken in my attempt to create the Recovery Drive was over an hour! (despite it being a clean, formatted drive). So it seems to me that some mysteries remain.

    Anyway, I will now try again, and look out for the backup system files option to make sure it is on..
     
    clayto, Jun 3, 2020
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  3. cereberus Win User
    Recovery Drive Mystery

    You have to click a check box. In reality, a recovery usb is not that critical as you can create an installation usb drive.

    The recovery drive uses up to 16GB, whereas an installation drive is 4-6 GB.

    The main plus of a recovery drive is it save downloading installation files.

    Note - you have to recreate the recovery drive (or download latest installation files) after each major build upgrade (twice yearly).
     
    cereberus, Jun 3, 2020
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  4. yogurt_21 Win User

    Mystery recovery

    Data recovery software

    The Big Useful List Of Free Useful Programs To Use Usually For Free

    click the top spoiler and then look down to recovery.

    All of the suggestions in the old threads were consolidated into that one.
     
    yogurt_21, Jun 3, 2020
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