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Windows 7: restoring an image

20 Mar 2011   #11
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Glad to hear it worked out mainly.

HAve you tried looking for those folders under Public DOcuments rather than your user profile's? You said they were in the library, but didn't specify where on the hard drive they were actually kept. A library doesn't actually contain any folders, it's just sort of an index that puts everything together.


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20 Mar 2011   #12
richnrockville

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

FWIW:
I have used image backup software for a long time and have found Acronis to be the best and most versitile
of them all, Of course it is not free. I have also used the microsoft image backup but found it lacking in that
it only backed up to the root of another drive letter. I have found Acronis True Image home version 2010 to be
the one that I like. You can buy it at the UGR.COM store which is the user group store and they have it at a reasonable price. I don't have any financial interest just like good prices for good products.

Rich
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20 Mar 2011   #13
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigfried View Post
The E: drive - the partition where the other image existed did not get formatted, so I expect if I recovered from that image everything would work fine and the partition will remain and not get formatted.
Thanks
When you restored from DVDs did the format HDD option present itself?
If it did and you chose yes, I think E: would have been formatted.
Recovering the image from E: would not have been formatted since the imaging (from) drive doesn't get formatted.
If you had changed the partition structure, the DVD reimage would have probably formatted E: and an image stored on E: would not have worked.

My comments are based actually doing it.
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25 Mar 2011   #14
zigfried

windows 7 enterprise x32
 
 

I would like to update my situation.

As I had posted earlier that after recovering an image from DVD there were a couple of folders missing - 'Fax' and 'Scanned Documents' which were located under 'Documents' .

I selected 'Windows Fax and Scan' after clicking the 'Start' icon and lo and behold the missing folders - 'Fax' and 'Scanned Documents' were created under 'Documents'.

The same 2 folders were also created under 'My documents'. I'm not sure if they existed in both locations before or not - I suspect that they did. I also thought that a couple of 'files' (windows type files) existed under those folders. There isn't any now, but again I could have been wrong.

I then did another recovery using the image on the partitioned drive. The box to select formatting was greyed out with no tick in it. A reminder, the partition was part of the main (C and only drive.

All went well (the image on the partition remanied) and again those 2 folders did not exist. As before, I selected 'Windows Fax and Scan' they were created.

I want thank all that provided advice.
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