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Windows 7: Image your system with free Macrium

13 Nov 2013   #1271
kado897

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

[QUOTE=alan10;2594272]
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by eldinv View Post
When I double the big image it tells me the image is part of a multi-part image.

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I get exactly the same error message if I change the backup extension from MRIMG to BIN.

I strongly suspect that if I deleted or uninstalled Macrium Reflect, or if I lost it by using CopyWipe,
Then all I would get are error messages - Neither Windows nor the MRIMG backup would have the intelligence to browse or restore a backup file.

To browse or restore a backup file you need Macrium to be installed, or to be running a Macrium Boot Rescue CD.
It looks like you have set a maximum image size and it has split it into more than one file.


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13 Nov 2013   #1272
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

The upshot of all of this is DO NOT make any changes to an image file once it has been made. It can be moved but that can be risky because multiple image files may be associated with each other.
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13 Nov 2013   #1273
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by alan10 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mjf View Post
Accepting that some people want to use the Macrium clone capability, it may be useful to document any potential problems.
This one is a doozie.
What's the doozie?

On a later comment... Using Windows inbuilt imaging or Macrium it is safe to copy out files from a mounted image but of course don't alter the image. When moving images you need to be clear what you mean by "move". Moving within a partition is a directory (file system) entry change and I have never experienced a problem. Moving across partition boundaries is a physical move and I would not recommend it.
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13 Nov 2013   #1274
alan10

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit SP1 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mjf View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by alan10 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mjf View Post
Accepting that some people want to use the Macrium clone capability, it may be useful to document any potential problems.
This one is a doozie.
What's the doozie?

On a later comment... Using Windows inbuilt imaging or Macrium it is safe to copy out files from a mounted image but of course don't alter the image. When moving images you need to be clear what you mean by "move". Moving within a partition is a directory (file system) entry change and I have never experienced a problem. Moving across partition boundaries is a physical move and I would not recommend it.
What does doozy mean? doozy Definition. Meaning of doozy. OnlineSlangDictionary.com

Macrium expects all Incremental and Differential backups to reside in the same folder as their corresponding FULL backup. You can move the folder with no problems.
If you move only some of the backups to a different folder then expect trouble,
but this is POSSIBLY mitigated if the Windows Service "Distributed Link Tracking Client" is running at the time the moving is performed.
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13 Nov 2013   #1275
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by alan10 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mjf View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by alan10 View Post
This one is a doozie.
What's the doozie?

On a later comment... Using Windows inbuilt imaging or Macrium it is safe to copy out files from a mounted image but of course don't alter the image. When moving images you need to be clear what you mean by "move". Moving within a partition is a directory (file system) entry change and I have never experienced a problem. Moving across partition boundaries is a physical move and I would not recommend it.
What does doozy mean? doozy Definition. Meaning of doozy. OnlineSlangDictionary.com

Macrium expects all Incremental and Differential backups to reside in the same folder as their corresponding FULL backup. You can move the folder with no problems.
If you move only some of the backups to a different folder then expect trouble,
but this is POSSIBLY mitigated if the Windows Service "Distributed Link Tracking Client" is running at the time the moving is performed.
I'll clarify. I am talking about one of (NOT incremental or differential) images - (made by Windows imaging and Macrium free. Macrium free is what the sticky is about).
Singling out my comment as a doozy (doozie your spelling) makes an unnecessary comment. Let me make it simple. There appear to be some concerns with Macrium cloning. If so then this a good place to document them.
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13 Nov 2013   #1276
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

You could give THIS a try. It will attempt a file level restore from a corrupted image
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13 Nov 2013   #1277
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

LF. a flash drive works. I have done it.
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13 Nov 2013   #1278
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mjf View Post
...When moving images you need to be clear what you mean by "move". Moving within a partition is a directory (file system) entry change and I have never experienced a problem. Moving across partition boundaries is a physical move and I would not recommend it.
I've copied images from one HDD to another (usually by cloning the drive the image is on) and restored from them successfully.
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13 Nov 2013   #1279
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

LF is right. Macrium recovery does not care from where the image comes as long as you can properly point to it. This is not Windows imaging where moving an image would be fatal.
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13 Nov 2013   #1280
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18.1 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
LF is right. Macrium recovery does not care from where the image comes as long as you can properly point to it. This is not Windows imaging where moving an image would be fatal.
I save my images to an internal HDD and then copy/move them to an external HDD.

When I only had the Linux Restore Disc, I discovered that it would not recognise my external HDD (i.e. I could not browse to it, as it didn't appear in the file browser).

I have moved an image from an internal HDD to an external HDD and back to an internal HDD again and successfully restored using that image.
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