Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup

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  1. Posts : 70,208
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #80

    Hello Jdop, and welcome to Seven Forums.

    Could you post a screenshot of your Disk Management window showing your drive layout? This can help determine what may be happening better. :)
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  2. Posts : 22
    windows 7 64bit
       #81

    Here you go.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup-clipboard01.jpg  
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  3. Posts : 15,184
    Vista x64 / 7 X64
       #82

    The best answer is to use a different app. Try Macrium Reflect free - it is much faster, more flexible, etc.

    Macrium Reflect FREE Edition - Information and download

    You do need to backup the 100mb system partition as well as C. If using Macrium, in Disk Management , rt click the 100mb partition and give it a drive letter. Tick both when selecting what to back up. It won't force you to backup D as well.

    If you still want to use Windows to do it - try making sure nothing to do with Office is running. Look in Task Manager and stop it.

    See if that helps.
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  4. Posts : 36
    Windows 7 Pro RTM
       #83

    I just attempted to create an Image, and it looks like it should have completed properly, BUT....

    Whe I go look at the file size of the "WindowsImageBackup" Folder it reads 4.00 KB (4,096 bytes), Not the 50 GB I was expecting... BUT the available space on my Harddrive DID decrease by 50 GB... so what's up with this? Why can't I see the 50Gb in the folder properties? Is this normal? Did I sucessfully create an image????

    Any explanation will be most graciously appreciated.

    Confused,
    CS
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  5. Posts : 11,840
    64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
       #84

    Probably not ... follow SIW2's advice...
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  6. Posts : 70,208
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #85

    CosmicSurfer said:
    I just attempted to create an Image, and it looks like it should have completed properly, BUT....

    Whe I go look at the file size of the "WindowsImageBackup" Folder it reads 4.00 KB (4,096 bytes), Not the 50 GB I was expecting... BUT the available space on my Harddrive DID decrease by 50 GB... so what's up with this? Why can't I see the 50Gb in the folder properties? Is this normal? Did I sucessfully create an image????

    Any explanation will be most graciously appreciated.

    Confused,
    CS
    CS,

    This folder will not show you it's complete folder size on the Properties page unless you have opened the folder and all subfolders and clicking Continue for each one to grant access. Afterwards, the size should show. :)

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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  7. Posts : 36
    Windows 7 Pro RTM
       #86

    Brink said:

    CS,

    This folder will not show you it's complete folder size on the Properties page unless you have opened the folder and all subfolders and clicking Continue for each one to grant access. Afterwards, the size should show. :)

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
    Thanks Shawn....

    50.4GB.. exactly what should be there.. Guess it works after all.

    Happy Now,
    CS
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  8. Posts : 70,208
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #87

    You're welcome CS. It's just Windows way of protecting the backup by hiding it. :)
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  9. Posts : 126
    Windows 7 Professional x64
       #88

    Mr GRiM said:
    That's OK, thanks anyway and if you do find a way let me know. Here is the screen I have.
    Why can't you disconnect the Vista drive until you've made the backup then connect it back?
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  10. Posts : 15,184
    Vista x64 / 7 X64
       #89

    I do believe Mr Grim is using a 3rd party app. for his backup and imaging .

    I am sure he will correct me if that's not the case.
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