A custom recovery image contains the desktop apps you've installed, and the Windows system files in their current state. Recovery images do not contain your documents, personal settings, user profiles, or apps from Windows Store, because that information is preserved at the time you refresh your PC.
When you create a custom recovery image
, recimg will store it in the specified directory, and set it as the active recovery image. If a custom recovery image is set as the active recovery image, Windows will use it when you refresh your PC. You can use the /setcurrent
options to select which recovery image Windows 8 will use. All recovery images have the filename CustomRefresh.wim
. If no CustomRefresh.wim file is found in the active recovery image directory, Windows will fall back to the default image (or to installation media) when you refresh your PC.
If you created a custom recovery image
to use to refresh Windows 8
with, then this tutorial will show you how to display the path to the directory that the current active recovery image CustomRefresh.wim
file is saved at.
This can be handy if you do not remember which one of the custom recovery images that you created was set (registered) to be the current active one.
You must be signed in as an administrator
to be able to do the steps in this tutorial.