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Windows 7: Image your system with free Macrium

02 Sep 2012   #631
alan10

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit SP1 x64
 
 

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Here it is on mine. I don't know why you don't see it.
You are both running 32 bit Firefoxes with the differences :-
Versions 14.01 c.f. 15
and 32 bit is not the "native" for the 64 bit operating system.

Additionally, perhaps the button only appears if your system has detected major issues and/or is NOT in the default state.


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02 Sep 2012   #632
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

I had my laptop when I post the screenshot which was 14.01. My desktop is FF 15.0. It is on both, but what the poster said above makes sense that the button would not show if the browser is already in the default state.
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02 Sep 2012   #633
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 
Macrium Reflect Problem

I opened Macrium and was going to update to I believe it was Version 5, I believe it was Build 4995, not sure of Build. The version I have now is Version 5, Build 4694. It started to update and an error came on the screen, see below. I am not sure what this means. Anyone know? Thanks,


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02 Sep 2012   #634
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

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There are update versions of Macrium that come out fairly often. Do I need to make a new Rescue Disk each time or will the program prompt me when I need to make one?
Usually the old rescue disks work very well.
I have revisited this matter and discovered that you have to recreate your WinPE rescue disk for the latest Macrium release 5.0.4995. This is new and I recommend you have a look at this thread for further detail. https://www.sevenforums.com/general-d...ium-users.html
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02 Sep 2012   #635
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
I have revisited this matter and discovered that you have to recreate your WinPE rescue disk for the latest Macrium release 5.0.4995. This is new and I recommend you have a look at this thread for further detail. https://www.sevenforums.com/general-d...ium-users.html
Thanks very much for posting this. With your post and the fact I was having a problem with the old version listed a few posts back, I just decided to delete the old one and install 4995. I made the the new Rescue Disk and did a new image and am ready to go. Thanks again.
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04 Sep 2012   #636
rogerthat

Windows 7 x64bit
 
 

Just to add; (Big-up Macrium)

I have managed to make a spare copy clone of my hard-drive with Macrium; where for the past 18 months it has always been IMPOSSIBLE for me to back-up my laptop hard drive files because I have had file-names for hundreds of items of word documents and image files where the file-name was too long and this has always stopped me from being able to back-up my hard drive the usual way (where I have tens of thousands of files accumulating).

My file-names are so long because I USE DESCRIPTIVE FILE-NAMES to find my files, as I have around 300Gigabytes of files on my computer over a few months; including video of family (and work) etcetera.

Burning to CD is prevented because of some of my file-names as the burning software STOPS when it finds a file-name that is too long (over 18 letters on this Windows 7 x64 Ultimate laptop. !!! !!! !!! !!! !!!
Heck; this week it told me that scanned images of official documents which are names automatically given by the scanner (XX12345) (XX12346) (XX12347 etcetera) are TOO LONG (frustration !!!). But that appears to be another `Glitch`?.

My relief with Macrium is that I am able to clone a hard-drive (for free) where I have had 3 total hard-drive failures on my laptop (summer overheating??) in the past 18-months and have lost maybe 800Gb of work and family files of my kids growing up and a vast amount of work (video/images/scans & documents up to 600Mb per file), because of a small percentage of my file names PREVENTING A BACK-UP.

The relief at not having to re-name hundreds of files I am unable to find one by one is in itself a joy.

Well done Macrium.

Is there no other "clone your files" that ignores long file-names to copy only (various types of) DOCUMENTS, to make the process even simpler?

P.S.
After a third hard-drive failure I nearly lost my will to live.
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04 Sep 2012   #637
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rogerthat View Post

Is there no other "clone your files" that ignores long file-names to copy only (various types of) DOCUMENTS, to make the process even simpler?
Are you unable to simply drag and drop your files to an external drive periodically, without using any software?


Or even copy to another drive through a command prompt?

I'd certainly do that if nothing else. I'd hate to have my only backup rely on an imaging program, Macrium or otherwise.

You might investigate this application; I don't know how well it works:

http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/...ng-Names.shtml
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04 Sep 2012   #638
rogerthat

Windows 7 x64bit
 
 

Erm.... silly me that I am; I (USED TO) have FAITH that modern hard-drives would not fail repeatedly, as for the past (almost) 20 years of using computers, I had never had a hard-drive fail quite like these purportedly modern ones.
I was stupid enough to think that as technology moves on, that it gets more reliable; and each time (in the past 18-months) I thought it would be impossible to go 18.5 years without a hard drive fail and then get one, two or three Hard-Drive FAILS in the space of a set of months from a purported reputably reliable firm and market leader.

The benefits of hindsight eh?

I will check-out the link though. Muchos gracias amigo.

NOTE; I do think that Microslop should have had an OPTION where it gives you the opportunity to agree to or disagree to copy a second copy of any Word and Image and video and sound file to an additional SD internal memory `partition`; but I guess that would have meant having meaningful discussions with hardware manufacturers; when it is easier to experiment on the public at huge profits....
anyway,
that way, at least, when you have a large number of files there is a separate recovery source than the failed hard-drive; as people do not like having to constantly think their hard-drive is going to fail and panic into keeping a million ongoing back-ups which change over the years.
Back-up media would cost how much?
Also; when I have done back-ups to CD/DVD THEY HAVE NEVER WORKED, as I often also tended to use cheaper media (in addition to the fact that complete back-ups [taking hours] tended to fail because of a few file-name length, errors).

`Back on the road`, as they say.
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04 Sep 2012   #639
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

You say a "small percentage" of your file names prevent a backup.

If nothing else, I'd do this:

Run a non-image backup tool such as Karen's Replicator or Synctoy. It should run to completion, copying all the shorter file names, and failing to backup the long ones.

Then look in the log file to identify the failed files.

Then put those failed files in a separate directory and exclude that directory from future backups since you know the files will fail. Then either rename them or possibly use a command prompt to copy them using their 8 dot 3 name. At least that way you have a backup, even if the names are shortened from 255 plus characters.

Wondering how you ever got in the habit of using extremely long names?

Is the problem the length of the file name per se, or is it the length of the path to the folder in question?

I've had maybe 5 instances of files failing to backup due to path length, but I resolved it by either shortening the name per se or changing the path to something closer to the root.
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04 Sep 2012   #640
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Ignat -- Rogerthat wrote "software STOPS when it finds a file-name that is too long (over 18 letters on this Windows 7 x64 Ultimate laptop."

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Isn't the file length 256? Why would the backup stop after 18 characters? Eighteen doesn't sound right to me.
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