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Windows 7: Macrium Reflect question

02 May 2015   #1
mccoady

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit; SP1
 
 
Macrium Reflect question

I'm using Macrium Reflect Standard Edition 5.3 and wanting to backup an image of my laptop hard drive to two different external hard drives.

Now usually when I create an image for the first time and save it to an external drive I let it create an XML Backup Definition File. Once done I then right click on it and create a desktop shortcut.

By saving the image to two different external drives I couldn't use the My Backup.xml shortcut feature correct? If I did I (and that's even if MR wouldn't even allow it) wouldn't I have two XML files and be confusing to MR? Or possibly you could use one for one external drive but not the other?

I understand you don't need to use the XML shortcut just kind of handy.


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02 May 2015   #2
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Absolutely handy. But when you clicked 'Finish' you have to give the xml a name and not leave it at 'My Backup'. Then you will see the different xmls by name when you open Macrium and click on 'Backup Definition Files'. Just highlight the one you want to repeat and click on the cog wheel.


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02 May 2015   #3
mccoady

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit; SP1
 
 

Dang I didn't think of that! Also if you wanted since they would be named different couldn't you still go ahead and create a desktop shortcut for each?
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02 May 2015   #4
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

You can. You can even put the shortcut in the Quick Launch menu if you want.

I tried using an XML shortcut and found it was no less cumbersome to use than just using the XML file through the Macrium Reflect GUI since the shortcut doesn't open a window so you can see the progress unless you take extra steps each time to tell it to.
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02 May 2015   #5
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

You can create a shortcut of the xml file, but it won't do anything for you if you do it from the Reflect folder. It will just display the content of the xml file. The xml files are in your Documents folder. The folder is called Reflect.

If you make a shortcut from the Macrium page, then you can operate with it. But that is not really more practical than using Macrium.

If you ever want to delete one, do it in the Reflect folder. If you delete it in the Macrium window, it will still stay in the Reflect folder.
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02 May 2015   #6
mccoady

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit; SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
You can create a shortcut of the xml file, but it won't do anything for you. It will just display the content of the xml file. The xml files are in your Documents folder. The folder is called Reflect.

If you ever want to delete one, do it in the Reflect folder. If you delete it in the Macrium window, it will still stay in the Reflect folder.

Whs I've always been able to execute a backup via the desktop shortcut.
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02 May 2015   #7
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Yeah right. I forgot the other option. Updated it.
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02 May 2015   #8
mccoady

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit; SP1
 
 

Thank you both whs & Lady Fitzgerald once explained it's like why didn't I think of that.
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02 May 2015   #9
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

You are welcome.
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02 May 2015   #10
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
You are welcome.
What he said.
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