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Windows 7: System Image - Extract Files Using Disk Management

19 Jan 2011   #60
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're most welcome Trv.


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05 Mar 2011   #61
RJ12

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Thanks Brink, I thought I was going to have to restore every file! It also seems that if you mount the VHD file as Read-Only it seems it does an uninitalized disk. I didn't read the "Don't Check Read-Only" the first time lol! Anyways, you saved me bigtime!!
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05 Mar 2011   #62
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're most welcome RJ.
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18 Apr 2011   #63
maiki

Windows 7
 
 

I thought I already posted this question, but don't see it here. (Sorry if it got posted twice.)

When I try to attach some system disk vhds (from Windows 7 backup) they attach, but as unallocated, with no drive letter, making them unreadable.

(Note--I did not check the read-only box)

How can I get them to be alllocated and show up as a drive?

Thank you.
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18 Apr 2011   #64
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Maiki,

Are you doing this from within an administrator account?

Could you post some screenshots of step 5 on showing what you selected and see afterwards?
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20 Apr 2011   #65
maiki

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Maiki,

Are you doing this from within an administrator account?

Could you post some screenshots of step 5 on showing what you selected and see afterwards?
Yes, my account (the only user) is an administrator account.

I'll try to get to the screenshots soon. It is a different computer than this one, and I am very busy. However, I think I described very clearly, what happens. I go through the procedure in Disk Management to attach the .vhd. It attaches, and I can see the attached .vhd in Disk Managment. However, it says "unallocated", and there is no drive letter, and not accessible in Windows Explorer. Tried over and over and over, same result.
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20 Apr 2011   #66
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Maiki,

As a test, create another system image backup, and see if you may be able to attach/mount the VHD for it. Maybe the current VHD is corrupted.
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30 Apr 2012   #67
bthrash18

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
Still No Luck

I have mounted the VHD in Computer Management, and the J:/ drive mounts, but whenever I open the drive it doesn't appear to have any files in it. I do believe I chose the correct VHD (231 GB) and I'm not sure how else to do it. There are vital files on this image and I've done all the research I can, but they all seem to stop at the mounting of the new drive.

Any help would be greatly appreciated,


╚Brandon╝
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20 Jun 2012   #68
LeChiffre

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 

It's 2012, and I just discovered this site. The tutorial was very enlightening. It contains more useful information on Virtual PC than I have been able to find anywhere else (although I haven't read all the other tutorials here). Thanks, Brink. I think I'll be haunting this site for a while.
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20 Jun 2012   #69
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're most welcome LeChiffre, and welcome to Seven Forums.
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