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Windows 7: System Image - Extract Files Using Disk Management

09 Jul 2010   #40
blue skies

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Thanks Shawn. I went ahead and burned a system repair disc and put it in a safe place.


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12 Jul 2010   #41
elisedai

Win 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 

Brink,

Great! I am relatively new to 7 (a few weeks) & I love how System Image is faster than backup & I was thinking " wouldn't it be nice to be able to extract individual files....

Now I can! Thanks for your help courtesy of these tutorials. I'm loving Win7.... elisedai
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12 Jul 2010   #42
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're most welcome Elisedai, and welcome to Seven Forums.
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13 Jul 2010   #43
Frenchy

Windows 7 Enterprise 64bit
 
 

Hi Brink
I went through the easy steps and everything worked fine until the VHD was mounted and “ready to use.” I immediately got a message that “drive H needs to be formatted—do you want to format?”
The VHD I’m trying to mount is from a Vista system that got fried , and the owner upgraded to Win 7. I worked through your similar tutorial on Vista forums. Again, when I mounted the VHD I got the message that I needed to format.
Both great tutorials, but I wished they worked for me.
Have you come across this particular scenario before?
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13 Jul 2010   #44
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Frenchy,

Sorry, but no. It seems that they may have been corrupted when Vista was fried as well. You might see if taking ownership of the VHD and "Allow" your user account "Full Control" first may be able to allow you.
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13 Jul 2010   #45
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

It may be 7 is not recognizing the filesystem.

You could see if Paragon Pro Virtualization Manager can mount it . (Paragon do a free one - but it doesn't have the mounting function)

Otherwise, mount it in 7 and see if Paragon or Partition Wizard partition recovery function is any help.
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13 Jul 2010   #46
Frenchy

Windows 7 Enterprise 64bit
 
 

Thanks Brink!

The Image was stored on an external drive. I copied it to my Win7 backup drive, so maybe the copy process corrupted it.

I'll try your suggestions, and maybe have some luck.

Again, thanks for taking the time to respond.
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13 Jul 2010   #47
Frenchy

Windows 7 Enterprise 64bit
 
 

SIW2

Thanks for the advice. I'll definitely check it out!
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13 Jul 2010   #48
Frenchy

Windows 7 Enterprise 64bit
 
 

SIW

You were right about not recognizing the file system. I mounted the backup VHD, paid attention and noticed it registered: (H) 298.xx RAW.

At least I know what the problem is now. Gotta sharpen up my attention to detail skills!

Thanks to you and Win7 forums.
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14 Jul 2010   #49
LM2008

Windows 10 Home 64b
 
 

I attached the image so i can browse it in Windows Explorer or My Computer as a drive, then deleted some stuffs from it, but the remaining space stayed the same, is this normal?
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