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Safe to remove "recovery data" folder

by mattyo_zzz / April 8, 2007 3:34 PM PDT

Is is safe to remove the "recovery data" folder from my HD this folder is 2 gigs in size and i need the extra space
is has 4 files in it recovery.PQL, recovery.002, recovery.003, recovery.004


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Not Enough Info To Say.....
by tobeach / April 8, 2007 5:27 PM PDT

Many manufactures are putting a recovery disk on a separate partition instead of including a recovery disk. Cheap>>>>....!! Sad
The intention is for the buyer to burn this info to a CD to use in case of reformat or HD death. If you don't, you won't have an OS!
Without knowing Brand ,OS version etc. can't be positive but 2 Megs seems VERY small for any OS disk. XP Home is about 105 megs itself.
Did you get a separate Recovery Disk & the 2 megs may be just settings or freebie adware trial version software? Confused

May I suggest a USB Storage device (flash drive) to unload some docs/files/pics/etc onto, thereby freeing up HD space?? Looking carefully should get you 4 Megs of storage for less than US$40. Happy

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backup your data
by yiwo-easeus / October 22, 2007 4:17 PM PDT

You'd better back up your data before reoving your data.

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Backing up data before recovery
by lnt83 / November 7, 2007 3:09 AM PST
In reply to: backup your data

I have a Compaq R4000 and it won't start. I don't want to lose my old data before running the recovery disk. Does anyone know how to back up the data in this case or it is really necessary to bring it to a computer store to have it back up?

Thank you for your help,


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