Windows 10: Trying to set up a recovery drive and backup system files

Discus and support Trying to set up a recovery drive and backup system files in Windows 10 Performance & Maintenance to solve the problem; I am trying to follow these steps to set up a recovery disc onto a 128-GB flash drive. I am in Administrator mode. If I check the "back up systems... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Performance & Maintenance' started by tollbooth, Feb 23, 2021 at 5:22 PM.

  1. tollbooth Win User

    Trying to set up a recovery drive and backup system files


    I am trying to follow these steps to set up a recovery disc onto a 128-GB flash drive. I am in Administrator mode. If I check the "back up systems files to the recovery drive" option, selecting to proceed, and waiting for a few minutes, the recovery drive creator won't let me go any farther. If I uncheck it, it just asks me for 1 GB of space, and I can proceed easily.

    Is it really possible that I have at least 128 GB of system files? If I do, is there a way to safely trim them down? Or am I going to have to settle for creating a recovery disc without the system files?

    (Windows 10 Home version# 1903)

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    Completely Bonkers, Feb 23, 2021 at 5:36 PM
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  4. Mussels Win User

    Trying to set up a recovery drive and backup system files

    Data backup and recovery help thread

    We get heaps of threads on this, so lets make a nice organised list of programs people can use for backing up, restoring, and recovering data.




    For a quick start to this, some pointers.

    1. If you formatted a drive and did NOT write to it, recovery is possible. If you installed any data over it (such as windows, or copying files to it) then you need to restore a backup, or accept that you will have lost some, most, or all of your data.

    2. Backups are not perfect - for example, a virus that killed your machine could also be in your backup. try and backup your important data first, not your operating system and useless files - and store it in more than one place if possible (for example, an external hard drive AND on DVD)




    Now to the programs:

    Free Data recovery software
    Piriform Recuva - Highly recommended by TPU users, myself included.


    The following were listed by 95viper in another thread, i dont know if he's reccomending them or just listed them.
    Roadkil's Unstoppable Copier A nice one.*Smile Trying to set up a recovery drive and backup system files :)
    UNDELETE 360
    Free File Recovery 1.1
    Glary Undelete
    UndeletePlus[/QUOTE]

    Paid Data recovery software



    Free backup/restore software


    Paid backup/restore software
    Acronis True Image Home
    Paragon Hard Disk Manager Suite 2011 (Paid)[/QUOTE]


    please people, help me fill in the blanks so i can request this to get stickied. *Smile Trying to set up a recovery drive and backup system files :)
     
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