How to Extract Data From a Recovery Partition

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The recovery partition on a computer is a specialised section of your hard drive that was separated from the main portion by your computer manufacturer. Your recovery files, which are to be used to reinstall your operating system, are stored on this partition. This partition can also be used to store regular data if you desire. If you want to extract data from your recovery partition, you can use Microsoft's Windows Explorer.

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    Click "Start."

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    Click "Computer."

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    Double-click the icon for your recovery partition. This will be a separate icon from the one that represents your main hard drive, even though the partition by definition is a part of that hard drive.

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    Extract a piece of data from the recovery partition by clicking on the file that represents the data and dragging it onto your desktop. This will transfer the data from the recovery partition to the main partition of the hard drive.

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