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Windows 7: System Image Recovery

11 Oct 2010   #140
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're most welcome Greg. Thank you.


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12 Oct 2010   #141
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 
Selecting Renamed Images

One of many useful tutorials.
A possible addition to consider:
When you are in the File System Recover Options menu
at Step 5
The images available for selection will exist in the various root directories as [WindowsImageBackup]. If you renamed images as a means to store multiple images, you can rename them back at this stage by selecting the command prompt option. This can be useful when you can only boot from a System Repair Disk.
1) >diskpart
>list volumes
will give you give you the letter name assigned to your volumes.
2) >cd "volume letter"
To navigate to where your renamed images are located.
3) >ren "Renamed Image" WindowsImageBackup
To rename back to the folder name recognised by Windows for recovery.
eg.
>ren WindowsImageBackup_1_1_10 WindowsImageBackup
Note: If [WindowsImageBackup] already exists but you want another image you need to rename it first.
4)>exit
You can now select the renamed image to reimage your system.

or maybe just:
If you have renamed images in order to keep multiple images on a single volume, you can use the Command Prompt option at this stage to rename them back to [WindowsImageBackup]. This image will then be given as an option to restore.
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12 Oct 2010   #142
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Michael,

Thank you. I shall get this worked up and added late tonight.
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12 Oct 2010   #143
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Ok Michael. It has been added as the STEP ONE section.

Thank you again.
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13 Oct 2010   #144
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

More than glad to help a little
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13 Nov 2010   #145
Ahmed Omer

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

hi Brink , i delete 110 GB of data by mistake by (Shift+Delete), is image recovery recover everything in HDD or there's no hope for me to recover my data, i delete it in 28/10, it's very important for me ^_^
thank you ^_^
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13 Nov 2010   #146
Greg S

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit (6.1, Build 7600)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ahmed Omer View Post
hi Brink , i delete 110 GB of data by mistake by (Shift+Delete), is image recovery recover everything in HDD or there's no hope for me to recover my data, i delete it in 28/10, it's very important for me ^_^
thank you ^_^
Just a little info until Brink can reply. If the data was included in the Image you made, then yes you can recover it. When you say data, what kind of data? Is it user files of some sort? If it is, then you may not need to use the restore option. You can use Disk Management and mount/attach the Image as a VHD and copy your data from that.
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13 Nov 2010   #147
Ahmed Omer

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Thank you very much "Greg S" for help ^_^

i didn't made image before ^^, is it like backup?
my data is videos, sounds and documents

Thank you very much^__^
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13 Nov 2010   #148
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Ahmed Omer, and welcome to Seven Forums.

A system image, when created, is a complete backup of the selected hard drives/partitions that includes all files on them.

If you did not create a system image before you deleted these files, then you will not have a system image to recover them from. If this is so, then you might see if you may be able to use the free programs ShadowExplorer or Recuva to recover the files from the folder that they were in.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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13 Nov 2010   #149
Greg S

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit (6.1, Build 7600)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ahmed Omer View Post
Thank you very much "Greg S" for help ^_^

i didn't made image before ^^, is it like backup?
my data is videos, sounds and documents

Thank you very much^__^
If the data was on a hard drive/partition which you would have made an image of, it could be easily restored. Or as previously mentioned, attached as VHD and copied from. Yes, an image is similar to a backup. Backups are used mostly for backing up your personal data whilst the image would backup/image your entire hard drive/partition.
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