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Windows 7: Can't open Music, Pictures, Videos ect

10 Nov 2017   #11
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64
 
 

Clone

Jack


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10 Nov 2017   #12
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

I may be wrong but I have always understood that for regular backups an image is better. A clone is best used when you need to set up a new hard drive! This explains it better than I can:
Backing up your entire drive: Cloning vs. imaging | PCWorld
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13 Nov 2017   #13
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64
 
 

Clones work best for my needs.

I Clone my entire ssd to another 'Hot Swap' ssd.
Then I check the Clone for proper working and then remove it from the computer.

Whether I Clone or make a image backup, if the original is not correct the Clone or Backup are not correct. That is what happened to me. Not knowing at the time that the original had a problem so the Clone had a problem. If I would of made a image 'backup' it would of made a image of the problem. So either way my backup or clone would not help.

Jack
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13 Nov 2017   #14
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

The advantage of images is that you can have a series of images covering say, the last 3 weeks, being one each week. So this gives you alternatives that might go back before the problem.

As far as i know you can only have one clone on a back up disc, whereas you can have a number of images.
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14 Nov 2017   #15
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64
 
 

You are somewhat correct.
One can have a clone on the first partitions of a drive and a image backups on other partitions of the same drive. The clone must be on the first partitions to enable the drive to boot. If one desires two drives can be use.
I have so little to back up I chose to use clones and as many ssd's as required.

I just didn't have a clone that went back far enough or a restore point that went back far enough.
Just a error on my part.

Jack
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