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Windows 7: 127GB System Image but says empty folder?

16 Jun 2015   #1
redrooster01

Win 7 64 bit home premium
 
 
127GB System Image but says empty folder?

My desktop HP P6-2203a has only 1 hard drive bracket but Ive crammed another 1TB WD Blue Caviar in there for backups.(it stays cool) Ive just noticed when I ran my mouse over the system image text it said empty folder but when I opened up manage space in backup and restore, it said system image 127GB? I did a clean install of win 7 not long ago and it didn't work out too well when it came to restoring my documents, photos and pictures.They weren't their just the empty folders?All my downloads were there though.Is there something here I can fix! or is it OK and I should leave it alone?


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16 Jun 2015   #2
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I know not the answer you are looking for but, would you consider switching to the free Macrium Reflect which many use here without any issues?
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16 Jun 2015   #3
redrooster01

Win 7 64 bit home premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GokAy View Post
I know not the answer you are looking for but, would you consider switching to the free Macrium Reflect which many use here without any issues?
I know not what you speak! What is this mysterious Macrium Reflect to wit you allude?
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16 Jun 2015   #4
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

It is an backup and imaging software - Macrium Reflect Free

And here is a tutorial Imaging with free Macrium
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16 Jun 2015   #5
redrooster01

Win 7 64 bit home premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GokAy View Post
It is an backup and imaging software - Macrium Reflect Free

And here is a tutorial Imaging with free Macrium
I already have the system image backup on my hard drive according to Backup and Restore,the problem is that when I open the backup HDD and I mouse over System Image it says Folder Empty? So its there on the HDD its just not registering on the System Image Folder.Is there some way I can move it to the System Image folder so it will work properly? I had a look at Macrium Reflect,it said its to be used with an external HDD,mine is internal?
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16 Jun 2015   #6
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

It can work with either. I have my laptop imaged with Macrium and no problems what so ever. And I am sorry I have no idea about your current issue.
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16 Jun 2015   #7
redrooster01

Win 7 64 bit home premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GokAy View Post
It can work with either. I have my laptop imaged with Macrium and no problems what so ever. And I am sorry I have no idea about your current issue.
OK, thankyou for the idea GokAy,Ill give it a try and see how it goes.
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16 Jun 2015   #8
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by redrooster01 View Post
when I ran my mouse over the system image text it said empty folder
If you are saying Windows Explorer reports [WindowsImageBackup] as "empty". That is normal and it isn't empty. The folder should actually contain a very large vhd file. You can attach the system image using this tutorial and check.
System Image - Extract Files Using Disk Management

You might want to still look at free Macrium Reflect as an additional more flexible imaging software as suggested.
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17 Jun 2015   #9
redrooster01

Win 7 64 bit home premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mjf View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by redrooster01 View Post
when I ran my mouse over the system image text it said empty folder
If you are saying Windows Explorer reports [WindowsImageBackup] as "empty". That is normal and it isn't empty. The folder should actually contain a very large vhd file. You can attach the system image using this tutorial and check.
System Image - Extract Files Using Disk Management

You might want to still look at free Macrium Reflect as an additional more flexible imaging software as suggested.
I tried the (VHD files) but it didn't work either? Its only showing image backups from 14/6/2015? I then went to computer clicked on F drive,(my backup drive) and clicked on backup image MediaID 11/01/2015,it then it opened at 14/06/2015 files again? I distinctly remember doing a system image backup on 11/01/2015 but the only reference is MediaID and it wont open in internet explorer or Adobe reader? This is too much of a hassle to worry about anymore,I think Ill just put up with it because at least I have a recent backup,I just hope its going to work if I ever need it? Thanks for taking the trouble to try and help me out I appreciate it.
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17 Jun 2015   #10
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

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This is too much of a hassle to worry about anymore,I think Ill just put up with it because at least I have a recent backup,I just hope its going to work if I ever need it?
Why risk it like this? Use Macrium and be done with it. You should see the amount of threads here that could have been easily fixed with proper imaging.

Wish you the best, whatever you choose.
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