Can't Create Recovery Drive Some Files Are Missing

I plan to create a recovery USB drive for my laptop but it notice me that Cannot create a USB recovery drive. Some required files are missing. The interface provides no options for seeing additional details, does not inform me of any missing files, and so on.  It's a Lenovo Y50 with Windows 8.1 that has been upgraded to 10. Just to clarify, After upgrading to 10, I purchased a 500GB SSD, copied the 1TB disk to it, installed it in the laptop, and reset it.I can't find anything about this in the event log. Any assistance is greatly appreciated.

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Larissa· Answered on Jan 05, 2024

Don't worry if you get the error "Cannot create a USB recovery drive, Some files are missing" while making a recovery drive in a Widnwos computer; simply follow the fixes to cure your problem. 

To resolve the issue, you must first determine what triggered the error. This problem could be caused by a number of circumstances, including:

  • The USB drive is not formatted or corrupted
  • The Windows Recovery Environment (Windows RE) is disabled on your system
  • Antivirus blocks
  • The Windows system files are corrupted.

Based on the above causes, you can resolve the problem according to the corresponding solutions.

  • Prepare and use another USB flash drive;
  • Check and format the USB drive;
  • Enable Windows RE before creating a recovery drive;
  • Disable antivirus software;
  • Run DISM too

If all the above solutions are not working, maybe you can try another way to create a Windows USB recovery disk. 

EaseUS Todo Backup is an excellent alternative way to create a Windows bootable recovery drive with easy steps. With it, you can make a bootable recovery disk without any hassle.

  • Prepare a USB flash disk that can be efficiently written and read.
  • Install and run EaseUS Todo Backup on an operational PC.
  • Choose "Create Emergency Disk" from the "Tools" menu.
  • Select the location of the boot disk. You can make an ISO file, as well as a bootable USB or CD/DVD disc.
  • Then press the "Create" button to begin.

When you finish creating this USB bootable disk, you can always restore your computer to a healthy state.

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