Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: restoring an image

20 Mar 2011   #11

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1

Glad to hear it worked out mainly.

HAve you tried looking for those folders under Public DOcuments rather than your user profile's? You said they were in the library, but didn't specify where on the hard drive they were actually kept. A library doesn't actually contain any folders, it's just sort of an index that puts everything together.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Mar 2011   #12

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1

I have used image backup software for a long time and have found Acronis to be the best and most versitile
of them all, Of course it is not free. I have also used the microsoft image backup but found it lacking in that
it only backed up to the root of another drive letter. I have found Acronis True Image home version 2010 to be
the one that I like. You can buy it at the UGR.COM store which is the user group store and they have it at a reasonable price. I don't have any financial interest just like good prices for good products.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Mar 2011   #13

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigfried View Post
The E: drive - the partition where the other image existed did not get formatted, so I expect if I recovered from that image everything would work fine and the partition will remain and not get formatted.
When you restored from DVDs did the format HDD option present itself?
If it did and you chose yes, I think E: would have been formatted.
Recovering the image from E: would not have been formatted since the imaging (from) drive doesn't get formatted.
If you had changed the partition structure, the DVD reimage would have probably formatted E: and an image stored on E: would not have worked.

My comments are based actually doing it.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

25 Mar 2011   #14

windows 7 enterprise x32

I would like to update my situation.

As I had posted earlier that after recovering an image from DVD there were a couple of folders missing - 'Fax' and 'Scanned Documents' which were located under 'Documents' .

I selected 'Windows Fax and Scan' after clicking the 'Start' icon and lo and behold the missing folders - 'Fax' and 'Scanned Documents' were created under 'Documents'.

The same 2 folders were also created under 'My documents'. I'm not sure if they existed in both locations before or not - I suspect that they did. I also thought that a couple of 'files' (windows type files) existed under those folders. There isn't any now, but again I could have been wrong.

I then did another recovery using the image on the partitioned drive. The box to select formatting was greyed out with no tick in it. A reminder, the partition was part of the main (C and only drive.

All went well (the image on the partition remanied) and again those 2 folders did not exist. As before, I selected 'Windows Fax and Scan' they were created.

I want thank all that provided advice.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 restoring an image

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Restoring image on a new drive
I took a backup of the entire windows partition from my current drive using drive XML and restored it to a new drive. The new drive does not have the MBR written, so i used the windows repair disk to repair it. Btw Im doing all this on a laptop, and I removed the source drive and put in the new...
Installation & Setup
Trouble Restoring From Image
I just tried again to restore one of my other computer from an image I had created last month. Since I use this computer to experiment and try new thing, I end up having to install Windows again. And once again I could not get my image to work. I have tried many restore programs including...
Backup and Restore
restoring system image to a new SSD
This is a follow-on from the previous question that you kindly helped me with... So far.... 1. I have a system image saved on a External USB HDD 2. I am able to boot successly with the recovery disk I downloaded. 3. Windows successfully finds the image I made 4. When I try to restore the...
Backup and Restore
Restoring an image from HDD to new SSD
So I recently bought an SSD which I need to RMA. I was able to create an image (using Win 7's built in tool) of the SSD which I restored to a HDD, no problems at all. When I get the RMA'ed SSD back, rather than a full re-install, I'd like to do the opposite...image the HDD and restore to the SSD. ...
Backup and Restore
Restoring an Image - Please HELP
The system image restore failed. No disk that can be used for recovering the system disk can be found. That is the error that I get when I try to restore the image I have saved.... A little background information. I have four OCZ 60GB SSD's in RAID0, I had made it a habit to save...
Performance & Maintenance
Restoring an image
I have made an image using the windows 7 program to do this to an external hard drive on my new Acer ultraportable What is the procedure to restore the image. Do I first use the windows system disc that I made or is the image bootable if I make the USB HDD the first bootable drive Also can...
Performance & Maintenance

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 23:57.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App