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I'd like to know if I create a recovery drive and store a folder on that flashdrive, (about 20 notepad files with important notes) will effect them in any way? It is important data that I'd like to keep in a safe place with no connection to internet and its OS related and that is why I want to store it within the recovery drive in case of need, I don't want to use a second flash for less then 1 Mb of data.

Thank you! thumb.gif
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Nope. It will be fine. Why not try it and see for peace of mind?

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Nope. It will be fine. Why not try it and see for peace of mind?

Thanks, I don't know... I like to complicate things first then think.
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Thanks, I don't know... I like to complicate things first then think.

 

lol :P

 

If it were up to me, then I'd just copy the files to it to see how it goes. Then if it's ok, I'd go ahead and delete the originals.

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OK, I tested it and the files are exactly were I want them. thumb.gif
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OK, I tested it and the files are exactly were I want them. thumb.gif

 

This reminds me of how I have Ubuntu 10.04 (for using Secure Erase) on a flash drive and I have a bunch of other files on it that I like to keep on a flash drive. I have 2 other flash drives with the same kind of setup; on with my retail copy of Windows 7 on it, and another with the 90-Day Windows 8.1 Enterprise Evaluation on it. As expected, my extra files are just storage data.

 

I apologize for not mentioning that before! I was a little bit tired before but I must be getting a little bit of a second wind. lol

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I'd like to know if I create a recovery drive and store a folder on that flashdrive, (about 20 notepad files with important notes) will effect them in any way? It is important data that I'd like to keep in a safe place with no connection to internet and its OS related and that is why I want to store it within the recovery drive in case of need, I don't want to use a second flash for less then 1 Mb of data.

Thank you! thumb.gif

Now you have two problems.

I wouldn't be putting anything important on 20c flash media.
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Now you have two problems.

I wouldn't be putting anything important on 20c flash media.

 

What's 20c media? What's the risk?

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What's 20c media? What's the risk?

20 cents. Probably even less.

Flash drives are rubbish. Great for storing mom's music or pictures of your cat to give to your friend. Not great for important data. If its that important you will have more than one copy. I wouldn't trust important data on a single copy on a USB flash drive.
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20 cents. Probably even less.

Flash drives are rubbish. Great for storing mom's music or pictures of your cat to give to your friend. Not great for important data. If its that important you will have more than one copy. I wouldn't trust important data on a single copy on a USB flash drive.

 

Hmm. Then to me, that means that we shouldn't be using flash drives for installing Windows from. I mean, if that flash drive sits around long enough with Windows 7 on it for example, then will that mean that you could end up with a bad installation due to corrupt files?

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