If you want to keep multiple system image versions on the same drive or partition
, then you can use either method below to do so. METHOD ONE:
Change the maximum space used for system images
on the drive letter you are saving the Windows Backup to by changing the maximum space used by System Protection
for the same drive letter. This is the same setting.
You do not have to have System Protection turned on for the drive letter, but do need to adjust the maximum space to what you like.
The size of a system image can be quite large since it will include all system drives in the image by default plus any drives you have included. If you want to keep multiple system images, be sure to increase the max size accordingly. METHOD TWO: 1.
Navigate to the backup location above for where you saved a system image that you want to keep before creating a new system image. 2.
Right click, or press and hold, on the WindowsImageBackup
folder, and click/tap on Rename
Rename it to something like WindowsImageBackup-Copy-1
, press Enter, and click//tap on Yes
if prompted by UAC
. NOTE: This way you can just easily change the 1 an the end of the name to 2, 3, 4, etc... for each new system image that you make a copy of
You now have a different system image version that you can leave at this location to be able to keep multiple versions. NOTE:
When you want to restore a system image in a renamed WindowsImageBackup-Copy-1
folder in the future, then you must rename the current WindowsImageBackup
folder first, then rename the WindowsImageBackup-Copy-1
folder back to WindowsImageBackup
in order to be able to restore it. The WindowsImageBackup
folder must be in the root directory of the drive, and not within another folder.