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Windows 7: System Image Backup missing


09 Oct 2009   #1

Windows 7 Professional 32 bit Build 7600
 
 
System Image Backup missing

I have run the "create system image" successfully until today. I have an external HD for that image file. It appears to run, goes through the steps and says it has created the image. But when I go to the external HD and click on the Image file that was created there is nothing there. It shows 0. What could I have done to do this. I even looked for that image file on my C: drive, just in case, but it is not there either.

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09 Oct 2009   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Jay

Is the internal drive split into 2 partitions? How much total space on c and free space on c? By 0 you mean zero bytes, or you dont see anything?
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09 Oct 2009   #3

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
 
 

Windows 7 Backup & Restore creates the system image on:
  • drive:\WindowsImageBackup\xxx\Backup yyy zzz
    (drive = HD where you set backup to save the image, xxx = your computer name, yyy = date of backup and zzz
    = a six digit number)
Is this the location where you are looking?

Kari
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09 Oct 2009   #4

Windows 7 Professional 32 bit Build 7600
 
 

Kari - Thanks.
Following the information you gave I do find the system image. I first got the 0 bytes infor when I held the cursor on the system image name. I am a bit embarrassed to say when I open that file there is the PC file with all the image files. Taking about 54 GB, if I recall correctly. So I guess I don't have a problem. I did the create system image and the Windows Backup. Are both necessary? I think I need to do more reading before I ask for help. Thanks a lot.
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09 Oct 2009   #5

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
 
 

Nice you found it. This thread can maybe give you some ideas of backing up and restoring your system.

Kari
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