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Windows 7: 'recovery' folder with winre.wim file?

16 Nov 2009   #1
raniero

win 7
 
 
'recovery' folder with winre.wim file?

what is needed for the recovery folder in the hd root with a winre.wim file inside?
can i delete it


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16 Nov 2009   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by raniero View Post
what is needed for the recovery folder in the hd root with a winre.wim file inside?
can i delete it
Hi and welcome

You need to give us more information. where did you get the winre file and why do you want to delete it


Ken J
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16 Nov 2009   #3
raniero

win 7
 
 

actually i just need to know if this is a system file and if its needed, if not i will delete

this winre.wim file is inside a folder 'recovery' in c: root and is 160mb
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16 Nov 2009   #4
Ztruker

Windows 8 Core X64
 
 

It appears to be a normal part of Windwos 7. You need to show hidden and system files to see it as it's marked System and Hidden.

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16 Nov 2009   #5
logicearth

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

Why in the world do you need to delete it?
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16 Nov 2009   #6
raniero

win 7
 
 

i though it wasnt from windows

what is that folder for?
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16 Nov 2009   #7
logicearth

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

winre.wim = Windows Recovery Environment.
Windows Recovery Environment - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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16 Nov 2009   #8
raniero

win 7
 
 

tnx u vry much!
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16 Nov 2009   #9
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by raniero View Post
actually i just need to know if this is a system file and if its needed, if not i will delete

this winre.wim file is inside a folder 'recovery' in c: root and is 160mb
It is a file that was used in the install. references here winre.wim - Google Search

Hope this helps

Ken
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16 Nov 2009   #10
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Don't delete that.

You need it to boot to recovery options from the Advanced Boot menu. You also need it to make the recovery disc.

You are not supposed to be able to see it - that is why it is a hidden , system folder.
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