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Windows 7: Copy files into mounted Backup Image VHD file?

15 Nov 2010   #1
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 
 
Copy files into mounted Backup Image VHD file?

I mounted a friend's WindowsImageBackup VHD file in Disk Management, did not check Read Only. I assume this means I can write to it.

I'd like to copy all of his files created since the image was made in February into the User folders, then detach the image and reimage to his HD. Is this possible?


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15 Nov 2010   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 build 10122
 
 

Hello Greg,

I would recommend to make a copy of the system image backup before you do that. They can be finicky, and modifying it like that may make it not usable to do a system image recovery with.
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16 Nov 2010   #3
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 
 

Thanks, Brink.

Not necessary to reimage now as I got his installation restarted after many failed Repair attempts by trying EasyBCD boot CD to Rebuild MBR - need to find out what's in that script.

Will try it sometime in the future.
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