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Windows 7: System Image - Extract Files Using Disk Management

14 Jul 2010   #50
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello LM,

Yes, the VHD file's size is fixed. Think of it as the same when you partition a hard drive. It's size remains the same no matter what files you delete on the partition.


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25 Jul 2010   #51
vagabondgt

Windows 7 Enterprise
 
 
Deleted one of two incremental images...

Hi all!
I have made two images of my system partition C: on separate network folders.
Because i didn't know the images from Win 7 tool are incremental, I deleted the firs image and leave only the second. (It was stupid, I know ).
Now the recovery tool couldn't see the second image when i want to restore my C: partition.
If I use the attache VHD function and manually copy files from VHD to C:, will this operation restore my system to the condition from the image, or it will crash it totally?

If anyone has other idea please let me know...

Thank you all in advance!
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25 Jul 2010   #52
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Vagabondgt, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Sorry, but no it will not allow you to restore from the image. It will only allow you to copy individual files from within the VHD.
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26 Jul 2010   #53
vagabondgt

Windows 7 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Brink!
Thank you for the answer!
It seems I have to re-install Windows and all programs.
Maybe I'll use 3th party application for system backup and wait MS to make their tool better.

Rayko
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26 Jul 2010   #54
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're welcome Rayko.

It's best not to delete anything in the backup folder as you have found out. It will almost always render it unusable to restore Windows 7 from it.
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26 Jul 2010   #55
vagabondgt

Windows 7 Enterprise
 
 

I agree with you Brink, but I want to make independent images and when I need more space to delete the old ones.
Which 3th party software do you thing is the best? With maximum features.
I have look at this comparison sheet:
Data Backup Software Review 2010 - TopTenREVIEWS
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26 Jul 2010   #56
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Here are some good free ones you might try:
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28 Jul 2010   #57
vagabondgt

Windows 7 Enterprise
 
 

Thank you Brink!

Now I'm testing the #1 in the competition - NovaBACKUP Business Essentials v11 0 18-DOA (Size: 122.49 MB)

And it's free

Rayko
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28 Jul 2010   #58
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're welcome Rayko.
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19 Jan 2011   #59
trv

Vista, Server08, Win7, XP
 
 

Thank-you very much

Great tut.
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