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Windows 7: Norton Ghost cannot select backup drive


16 Nov 2011   #1

Win7, home premium, 64 bit
 
 
Norton Ghost cannot select backup drive

I recently changed computers from an XP to a Win 7 home premium, 64 bit. I have used Ghost on both machines and have an XP backup drive that I would like to recover some files from. I opened Ghost and clicked on "TASKS", "OPTIONS", then external drives. The drive I want to use was listed. I selected it, clicked on apply and clicked OK. I then went to "recover my files" and it still had the WIN 7 backups listed even though that drive is not powered up. Any suggestions?

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18 Nov 2011   #2

Win 7 ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Use this software "Acronis Disk Director Tools 11", it's better than Norton Ghost..This software cover all your requirement..
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18 Nov 2011   #3

Win7, home premium, 64 bit
 
 

Are you saying that Acronis will read and use Ghost backups?
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18 Nov 2011   #4

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Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Retiredbill View Post
Are you saying that Acronis will read and use Ghost backups?
I seriously doubt that is what he meant.

You might get a comment about Ghost, but it is rarely mentioned on these forums.

Most here use Macrium, Acronis True Image, EaseUS Todo Backup, or the built-in Windows 7 tool.
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19 Nov 2011   #5

Win 7 ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Retiredbill View Post
Are you saying that Acronis will read and use Ghost backups?
Yes, just try it these both software functionality and backup file extension are same so u can recover your back up from acronise but you should use acronic from acronic booable CD..
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19 Nov 2011   #6

Win7, home premium, 64 bit
 
 

I previously used Acronis True Image on my XP but changed to Ghost (I don't remember exzctly why). I used the upgrade function on the web page and downloaded the Win 7 version. This version is a few years old. I created a boot disk but when I booted it, it did not start up the mouse. The arrow keys didn't work either so I had to abandon the effort. I will stay with Ghost for the time being. I found out that I couls use Windows explorer and bring up my old backup drive and click on the backup that interests me and I can get a Windows Explorere veriosn of all the files using Ghost's browser action automatically. Consequently, I can browse, copy, move or delete files or folders at my leisure. Thank you very much for your help. I'll download macrium and see how it works.
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