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Windows 7: Use windows back-up feature or Macrium, create partitions first?

25 Apr 2014   #21
mjf

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@Vonda
A safe partial check of an image you made is to simply browse it.
You do this by going:
Restore>Browse image
Click on the partition box (eg. C )
then you get a new mounted drive that you can browse through with Windows Explorer. Just look and you are not going to affect the image. When you are done select "Detach a backup image".

You can copy files or folders from a mounted image using this procedure.


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25 Apr 2014   #22
whs
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ESC is used on HPs to get to the temporary boot order of the BIOS.
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25 Apr 2014   #23
Vonda

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mjf View Post
@Vonda
A safe partial check of an image you made is to simply browse it.
You do this by going:
Restore>Browse image
Click on the partition box (eg. C )
then you get a new mounted drive that you can browse through with Windows Explorer. Just look and you are not going to affect the image. When you are done select "Detach a backup image".

You can copy files or folders from a mounted image using this procedure.
Thank you, I'll try that.
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25 Apr 2014   #24
Vonda

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
ESC is used on HPs to get to the temporary boot order of the BIOS.
Do insert the rescue disk before shutting down the PC or after when the bios page is open?
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25 Apr 2014   #25
whs
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Before shutting down, else the BIOS will not regocnize it at power-on. And after power-on, keep tapping ESC. In the little window, highlight the CD/DVD drive - with the up/down keys.. Then Enter.
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25 Apr 2014   #26
Vonda

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Thank you.
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25 Apr 2014   #27
whs
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You are welcome. If you want to go the full cycle - image ==> recovery - I really urge you o make a small test partition with a bit of data and experiment with that. Much safer than risking your OS partition.


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25 Apr 2014   #28
Vonda

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I'll wait with a test recovery until I feel more comfortable with using Macrium. I got as far to the browsing part, but how do I get it to show in Windows Explorer from here: (picture)


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25 Apr 2014   #29
ignatzatsonic

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If you poke OK button, you should see Windows Explorer open up for drive L, which is your image file.

This should appear to you as a replica of your actual drive C.

If you had made an image of your data drive instead of C, you could use this procedure to view pictures of your cat or whatever is on D.

Note that in your picture, Macrium has assigned L to the image file under the drive letter.
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25 Apr 2014   #30
Vonda

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Ah OK, I got that part. With data drive you mean "my Documents" I was trying to see if it would also copy the contents of my e-mail folder, but when I click on windows mail, it seems that only the program itself comes up.


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