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Windows 7: Where is my system image file?


15 Mar 2011   #1

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 
Where is my system image file?

I just created a system image of my C: drive on an external hard drive.
I now see a folder on the drive: WindowsImageBackup.

The external drive now shows a large increase in used disk space.

However, the WindowsImageBackup folder shows only a 4k size and 4 folders, but no image file of the 37GB it should be.

Can someone please tell me why I can't see this image file and how to find it?

Thanks


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15 Mar 2011   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Lightchild, and welcome to Seven Forums.

It's there as a VHD file, but the size will not show up in the WindowsImageBackup folder's properties page until you open the folders in it and click on "Continue" to grant yourself access to it first.

Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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15 Mar 2011   #3

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

DUH!
Thanks, Brink!
You rock.
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15 Mar 2011   #4
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

LOL, you're most welcome.
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