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Windows 7: Do I need both (pcname)-PC and WindowsImageBackup files to restore?

22 May 2019   #1
guineaman

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Do I need both (pcname)-PC and WindowsImageBackup files to restore?

Hi,

Windows backup created two massive directories:



(One Folder "WindowsImageBackup" 800gb and one runable thing called "MIKE-PC" 600gb

Do I need these both to restore, or is one an image and one a local restore program?

Thanks :)
Michael.




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22 May 2019   #2
Paul Black

Win 7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

Hi guineaman,

Welcome to SevenForums!

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by guineaman View Post
Windows backup created two massive directories:

(One Folder "WindowsImageBackup" 800gb and one runable thing called "MIKE-PC" 600gb.
WOW, they are certainly huge backups!

Have you got a lot of videos, music or pictures on your HDD?
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22 May 2019   #3
guineaman

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Hi :), Yes I do, but its all on a 1TB HDD. Do I need both those files to restore then? Or are they two different types of the same backup?

If I need both just confused that they are bigger than the entire C drive together.
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22 May 2019   #4
Paul Black

Win 7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

Hi guineaman,

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by guineaman View Post
... just confused that they are bigger than the entire C drive together.
What parameters did you include in the backup?
Is the backup created using Windows backup?

Disk Management

Can you post a screenshot of the Disk Management please => Click Start => right-click Computer => click Manage => click Disk Management.
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22 May 2019   #5
guineaman

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Yep Windows Backup, I asked it to create Image.


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22 May 2019   #6
Paul Black

Win 7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

Hi guineaman,

You posted a screenshot of the Computer Management!

Disk Management

Can you post a screenshot of the Disk Management please => Click Start => right-click Computer => click Manage => click Disk Management.
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22 May 2019   #7
guineaman

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

soz :}


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