Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: system image without user files

04 Jun 2015   #1
rm22

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 
system image without user files

i'm cleaning up a pc f'or my parents - there's 200gigs of files in the user space that are backed up, but its never had a system image - everything is on one partition. what is the easiest way to make a system image without the user files - do i have to make a separate partition for the user files and if so what needs to stay in the user space on the original partition - appdata?

thanks


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
04 Jun 2015   #2
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

It should be possible but requires some setting up. You need to see which folders the user files take space.

Download WizTree portable (https://antibody-software.com/web/so...ur-hard-drive/)
and post screenshots of C and C:/Users/<youraccountname> - lets see what kind of files you have

Idea is to exclude certain files/folders from the backup.

Macrium free (which is the most popular here) doesn't have this feature as far as I know
You can use Paragon Backup and Recovery 14 free instead

I guess best approach would be just adding another drive and moving the user files(or profile) there:
- User Folders - Change Default Location or
- User Profile - Change Default Location
My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 Jun 2015   #3
rm22

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

great - thanks for the info - i'll take a look at Paragon first
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

Reply

 system image without user files




Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
When to delete old files and create System Image after System Repair
I have just finished a System Repair on my Windows 7 using repair ISO, and I'm not sure if I should do a system image backup before deleting old files with Disk Cleanup, or delete them after I've done a Repair Disc and System Image as well. I'm also afraid to delete anything at this stage. Would...
Backup and Restore
Corrupt system files after image restore
This has been driving me crazy, I hope someone can help! In updating to a larger system disk on Lenovo T400, I restored from an Acronis image backup. All appeared normal, including applications, except Win 7 did not recognize the signatures on its services, such as Task Manager ("do you want to...
Backup and Restore
System Image files
Hi When creating a clean install, I tend to take backup images at various stages, for ease of re-installation if required. Although Windows 7, makes this quite easy with the System Image function, I cannot seem to be able to store more than one image per backup drive. I have a number of...
Backup and Restore
Finding C drive files in system image
I had an impending hard drive failure and ran backup to a USB external hard drive. I put the new hard drive in and ran restore. However, in terms of data files, all I got was the desktop stuff. There were some data files on the C drive that didn't show up. In the backup files on the external...
Backup and Restore
System Image - Extracting Files from using Virtual PC
How to Extract Files from Windows 7 System Image using Virtual PC When you create a system image using Windows 7 Backup and Restore, it creates a virtual hard drive vhd-file which contains all your files and folders, and some xml-files which contain the information needed to restore your system...
Tutorials
Why Backup user and system files fails to create system images to optical disc?
1. Open center 2. Set backup settings and Select a optical disc as the location to save backup 3. An informaion pops up, says "System images cannot be saved on this device" Click for help, and can find "you can't save a system images on a CD or DVD" So, my question is why we can't do it,...
Backup and Restore


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 22:02.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App