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Windows 7: Image restore not on D drive but C

24 Aug 2016   #1
RonCz

window 7 pro 64 bit
 
 
Image restore not on D drive but C

I created an image and know I put it on (D) drive storage. When I did a quick look at image restore it said the image was on (C) drive however I can clearly see the folder on the (D) drive.

If I reformatted the (C) drive is the image really on the (D) drive?

I also noticed that the folder on the (D) storage drive did not show any data but appeared empty however I suspect it does have the image on that drive.


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24 Aug 2016   #2
samuria

win 8 32 bit
 
 

What sort of image from what? If its a disk image and you restore it then it formats the drive so you dont need to format first that being the case if its on c the software wont restore so you will know. The best way to be sure is boot into cmd prompt then look for the file with dir d:\folder\*.* is it there
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24 Aug 2016   #3
RonCz

window 7 pro 64 bit
 
 

No it's not on the "C" drive it on a partition called "D" storage. I made the image by going to Backup/create system image, I put the image on "D" drive.

I did the Command Prompt and it did find the folder but there is no information in the folder. I know I save the image to D drive buy maybe I should redo it. When I went to restore image it found it in the "C" drive.
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24 Aug 2016   #4
RonCz

window 7 pro 64 bit
 
 

I noticed the "D" drive has 137 GB free out of 465 GB. There are no other folders that have much data so the image folder which is reading as empty must have data in it because the hard drive space is gone.

I could delete that folder and see if it frees up space but why would it show no data?
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25 Aug 2016   #5
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

I'd download something like Tree Size Free to get a second opinion on what is occupying space on your various drives and partitions.

TreeSize Free - Quickly Scan Directory Sizes and Find Space Hogs
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25 Aug 2016   #6
RonCz

window 7 pro 64 bit
 
 

Thanks that showed the folder has data at 321GB. I don't know why it's not showing the size from the browser window.

I realized it's that large because it held on to all the data in windows old.

Question can I change the folder name from windowsimagebackup to lets say windowsBKUPaftercleaninstall ?

Update: I guess it rewrites the backup when you save another copy. Therefore you can only have one backup (unless you use disc).
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25 Aug 2016   #7
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

Temporarily change your settings on whatever folders you want to see more files and folders.
In Windows Explorer / Tools / Folder Options, set it so you can see Hidden Files and Protected Files.
See if those changes make a difference in seeing your backup file.

Image restore not on D drive but C-folderoptions.png

Here is a tutorial that should help with changing a Windows Image Backup filename:
System Image Recovery

The built-in Windows backup/imaging utility is more difficult to use than many other 3rd party programs.
I use Macrium Reflect free.

Whenever possible, post screen prints of what you see, it will help others trying to help you, if they can see what you see.
Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

I don't understand why you are seeing a discrepancy in where the backup image is, [C] or [D].
It will also help if you post a screen print of Disk Management.
Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image

Do you have any Dynamic disks listed in Disk Management ?


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25 Aug 2016   #8
Eric3742

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RonCz View Post
I created an image and know I put it on (D) drive storage. When I did a quick look at image restore it said the image was on (C) drive however I can clearly see the folder on the (D) drive.

If I reformatted the (C) drive is the image really on the (D) drive?

I also noticed that the folder on the (D) storage drive did not show any data but appeared empty however I suspect it does have the image on that drive.
When you indicate as (D) drive storage, are you referring to D as a folder.
Then look for the folder named D.

Actual label should be D:\ as this indicate as D drive.
Just look for the D folder or name.
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30 Aug 2016   #9
RonCz

window 7 pro 64 bit
 
 

No "D" storage is the partition
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30 Aug 2016   #10
Eric3742

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RonCz View Post
No "D" storage is the partition

Normally for this, it will auto backup to another drive, not in folder or partition in the C:\ drive.

You may have accidentally created this "D" folder in D:\ drive.
Hence, it will backup to the folder when you select destination.

In most case, backup will best put in the root, meaning, D:\ and not any folder.

You can rename the folder or the file itself, as this name is standard if you do not provide the name.
When restore, it may ask for the location and filename of the backup.
So go ahead and name it, say, date of creation, although it may be indicate in windows explorer.
But the windows explorer date is modified version, even if you copy or move the file, the explorer date/time may change.
By putting the date on the filename as it is easy to locate.
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