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Windows 7: Imaging with free Macrium

19 Aug 2010   #60


Are you the administrator on your computer. I don't think it matters, though.

This is something really simple to do. I have Vista here is a screenie. Like WHS, create a folder in your K drive that you will be replacing from your username folder.

ex... Make a new folder and called it Pictures in your K drive.

Go back to the C drive and find that original folder. C:\Users\yourAccountname\Pictures.

Do not open the folder "pictures" rather right click and go to the location tab.

Click move and select the new destination location.

So go to K:\Pictures??

Then hit apply and it might give you a message, just click OK. Thanks pretty much it.

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19 Aug 2010   #61

Vista Home Premium 64-bit


I just don't get it. I went into Pictures, followed eldinv's instructions, tabs came up AND there WAS a LOCATION tab on this folder. Followed whs's previous instructions. It moved fine.

Went back to my DOCS folder, did everything the same, and no LOCATION tab.

This is too weird!!

To answer eldinv's question: I am the Administrator. The DOCS folder was something I created and it is definitely not a System folder.

I wonder if when I changed the way my folders look, if I changed the properties somehow which eliminated this tab. Or maybe in the security?? I have Administrator, Users, System, Authenticated Users and the access is not all the same for these. Could that be it?

I'm baffled.

Thanks again for your help.


P.S. I will run the tutorial as well
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19 Aug 2010   #62

Vista Home Premium 64-bit

Follow up: I have gone through numerous folders and checked Ownership. I have found several that are owned by "Owner". Some of these have the "location" tab, others don't.

I went into Security, under Permissions. The ones that have the "location" tab have "Full Control" checked for Owner, System, and Administrators. For some of the ones that don't have the "location" tab, "User" permissions do not have "full control" and "modify" checked. For others, "User" does have "full control" and "modify".

NOTE: The folders that don't have the "location" tab also have "authenticated users" under Group names.

I went to modify the permissions on these and got an error message about conflicting permissions on some of them, on others, it took it, but . . . still no "location" tab.

Not sure if this helps or just confuses the issue?
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19 Aug 2010   #63


Wow. Something must be wrong with your setup like maybe encryption or something. I try not to mess with permissions/owners, it cause a big problem once and I lost like 200GB worth of stuff.

Remember you can only change the path for folders like pictures, documents... Which should be located in your C drive/users/username.

Looks like you need to setup up a team viewer session with someone who has some experience, it really can't be this difficult. Something has been compromised.
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19 Aug 2010   #64


This is how my security tab looks like!

I haven't ever messed with it since I reformatted PC.

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20 Aug 2010   #65

Vista Home Premium 64-bit

*sigh* I was thinking the same thing.

Thanks for the help

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21 Aug 2010   #66


Did you get everything resolved?
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21 Aug 2010   #67

Vista Home Premium 64-bit

yes and no.

I did get what I wanted onto the external drive, but not in the way I should have.

Still can't figure out why the "location" tab isn't there on majority of items. Have been reading threads and manuals on permissions, security, groups, etc., but so far . . . can't figure out what is wrong.

I did find an explanation on the "may cause conflicting . . . " message though.

I remember when I first got the computer, I had an issue with a program and the customer support people told me to change the user access control. Issue may have originated there??

I'll keep looking. Thanks for checking in with me

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24 Aug 2010   #68

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/Windows 7 Home Premium x64 OEM Sony/Windows 7 Home Basic x64 OEM Sony


First thanks for this making nice tutorial of this beautiful software....

I watch the video 5/6 times and read all the comments and page till my post, I'm new to recovery/restoration stuff,

My question is During recovery process when the linux environment boot up does this software allow/support External USB drive (expl:- Seagate Free Agent Go 500 GB for my case) to complete the operation ? Or one must use the Internal Drive/Partition ?

If yes, then my 2nd query will be valid,

2. I got a Sony VIAO Laptop VPCEB26G/B which came Genuine Windows 7 Pre-Installed and don't come with OS Installation DVD, or any such disc.

Here is the 500 GB HDD structure

a. 100 MB Windows 7 Reserve Space <---Hidden.
b. 13.62 GB Recovery Partition <------Hidden.
c. C: Drive 452.04 GB <------- Usable Space.

my query is here, If I backup/imaged via this software regularly or what it said in the tutorial, Can I get back system upon failure occurred by the software glitch such as Virus Attack/Malfunction etc etc ?

3.If I use Macrium Free version during 1st time backup/making image which drive I need to be choose ?

All three of them ?

According to manufacturer (VIAO),if something happens System Recovery is the only way.To recover the VIAO, either use Recovery Partition or Recovery Disc (Made 1 set of 4 Single Layer DVDs). Upon completing Recovery successfully it land me up to the Factory setting condition.

Here is the only problem, I don't want to Go back the Day 1 position, As I loose all the Windows Update, Service Pack etc etc...

If I back up everything i,e 500 GB of data, what will be the Recommended Size of Back up Drive ?
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24 Aug 2010   #69
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

1. On this question I am a little lost. What exactly do you want to do with the USB drive during the recovery process? I see no function for a USB drive during that time. The recovery process merely restores the partition you chose to your hard drive.

2. For your configuration, I would image a and b only once (because they never change) - or the case that your physical disk breaks. c, which is your OS, you should image often (e.g. once a week). But watch out in case you have to restore. At the step shown in the picture below, chose "Do not restore MBR" because your MBR is sitting on the little 100MB partition. When you do a restoreof the OS partition, you do get back to the state the system was in when the image was taken.

3. see my point above

4. Forget what VIAO says. They apparently have never heard of imaging.

If you have more questions, let me know - and clarify point#1 please.

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