Recovery Image Folder

Is it alright to delete the folder or leave it alone?
 

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Last updated December 15, 2018 Views 5,494 Applies to:

Hi Kitty,

Thank you for being a part of Windows 10 Technical Preview testing.

I would appreciate if you could answer the following questions:

  1. How did you install Windows 10 Technical Preview?

  2. Which Recovery Image folder are you referring?

  3. Did you receive any operating system preinstalled by OEM?

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I upgraded over Windows 8.1 Pro x64.

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Somebody took time to make a text file and send it to that folder at install time. 

Mine added some things to that folder several hours after the install time - I would think its in use for something.

DONOTREPLACE.txt ;

Upgrade will not replace the on-disk recovery image if this file is present. Do not delete or modify this file.

Build ID: 9841.0.amd64fre.fbl_release.140912-1613

 
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I'm having same issue, I am using Windows 10 preview Standard in English (not Enterprise). 

I also got to get rid of the Windows.old folder by using disk cleanup. Another one was to get rid of hiberfil.sys since my device is a tablet that I never hibernate. 

Hopefully I got back about 35GB of storage after all these steps.

I'm doing this since my device only has 64GB of storage and I already removed the recovery partition.

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Leave it alone for now.

I got startup problems with one hard drive (or because of forced driver installation).

After a couple of failing boots I was suggested to have "Restore Windows" which I accepted.

The restored Window came up minutes later and I only had to reinstall

the other program I had installed previously. Saved me a lot of work...

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I just used it to fix something with

DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth /Source:WIM:E:\Recovery\Install.wim:1 /LimitAccess

(p) CSI Payload Corrupt (Fixed) amd64_prncacla.inf_31bf3856ad364e35_6.4.9841.0_none_8c0fecb947df1289\Amd64\CNBJ2530.DPB

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For each new build, this folder appears.

There are two questions I'm guessing.

If we're going to be using the DISM tool online, can we delete this folder?

If we're going to be using the DISM tool offline, can we delete this folder?

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If we're going to be using the DISM tool offline, can we delete this folder?

There is a workaround to this. Making your own image, f.e. with Acronis and avoid the recovery image W10 made. 

But then, if you replace your image back into its place (without the RI W10 made) W10 does not function anymore. 

Personally, every step I do while installing new apps, I make first an image. The extra recovery image is now about 39 GB ! That is really to much, because I keep a list of full images. 

What to do?

In the meantime I found out that MS didn't make ISO's available for build 10061. 

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