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Copy files into mounted Backup Image VHD file?

Q: Copy files into mounted Backup Image VHD file?

I mounted a friend's WindowsImageBackup VHD file in Disk Management, did not check Read Only. I assume this means I can write to it.

I'd like to copy all of his files created since the image was made in February into the User folders, then detach the image and reimage to his HD. Is this possible?

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Preferred Solution: Copy files into mounted Backup Image VHD file?

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

A: Copy files into mounted Backup Image VHD file?

Hello Greg,

I would recommend to make a copy of the system image backup before you do that. They can be finicky, and modifying it like that may make it not usable to do a system image recovery with.

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I can't open the mounted image in the disk management console. This is my backup image from my previous win 8.1 pro x64 system. Its stored on a external hdd w/ bit locker protection. My problem is I want to recover some files from the previous image but when I mount the vdhx image, the "Open", when i right click on the partition on the disk mgt console, is greyed out. I also noticed that no drive letter is assigned after i mounted it. I have tried converting it to vhd using Hyper-V, then opening it in win 7 but the same thing happens. It gets mounted, but no letter assigned and still can not be opened in the explorer. Are there 3rd-party tools to open & mount vhdx files?

A:Can't open my mounted vhdx backup image

That is indeed strange. Normally it would assign a drive letter and show up in Computer. All I can suggest is a possible alternate solution to get at your files. Have a look at the link. If you have restore points from the timeframe that those files still existed, this is an easy method to retrieve the files.

ShadowExplorer - Recover Lost Files and Folders - Windows 7 Help Forums

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I am using Windows XP and am in the process of creating a data partition on my C-drive to make it easier to do backups. My question:For the backup of the data partition, is there an advantage in creating an image of the partition on an external hard drive as opposed to simply copying it?If I first do a disc-check just before restoring and some sectors are labeled as bad, then would restoring an image simply try to write data on to the bad sectors whereas restoring a copy of the files would presumably skip any bad sectors?Thanks,Thoughtful Skeptic

A:To backup data files, is it better to create an image or a copy?

First of all...it's better to create your image/backup/clone...to another drive.More drives lessens the chance that a single thing can ruin your day, shares the risk among at least two drives.Creating a data partition on the same drive affects chkdsk, defrag, running AV/malware scans, etc...these run quicker if C: partition is smaller...and it (somewhat) reduces the chances of total loss if a portion of the hard drive goes bad.In order to copy or clone a partition...you must use special software. Some of these programs will create partitions which are bootable, some will not...you need to read the specifics of the program before you ever install it and use it.Bad sectors recognized via chkdsk /r...are areas which are marked as unuseable and any data on such is moved to sectors which are useable. After chkdsk /r has completed, those sectors so marked...remained identified as unuseable. No data will be written to such.Louis

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I am making regular backups - both the image backup and the file sets using Windows 7 Backup program. No problems with that.

But, I periodically would like to copy the image backup to a portable drive. I plan to take this portable drive offsite to a secure location - I call it my archive.

Is this possible? What files must I copy? Do I have to maintain a certain directory structure or naming convention in case I have to use the archived copy to restore (assume a bare metal restoration)?

I thought I could just copy the VHD files (boot and system) but the image backup has other directories and files and I just don't understand their purpose.

I need to copy these files rather than running the backup over again to this portable archive device. I have multiple computers and it is impractical for me to physically access each computer to re-run an image backup to the same archive device.

My archive device is a regular USB/eSata HDD and I don't plan to put VSS on it.

A:What image backup files to copy to archive device?

macq,
Welcome to SevenForums.

What imaging software are you using?

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Hi , im having diifficulty renaming my external hard drive, it renamed itself after an image file i mounted and the icon of the harddrive is missing aswell. I tried changing it via rename aswell as selecting properties. However when i open the properties of the hdd it displayes the same name i chose but when i close the properties it still retains a name i dont want.

assistance will be greatly appreciated

koefes8

A:External hdd renames itself after an image file i mounted cant rename

Open Control Panel then Folder Options.
Click on the view tab and uncheck Hide protected operating system files (Recommended).

Now browse the external drive and look for a desktop.ini file in the root of the drive. If there, delete it.

See if that gets the name straight again.

You can check Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) again when done.

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I protected my personal files in WXP and made an Acronis true image of the disk.

After a disk crash, I rebuilt a new disk instead of using the image but want to get to my personal files by using the Acronis image mount utility. The tool works pretty well, the image looks like drive "G" when mounted and I can see all of my files, except for the personal ones.

My new WXP load has the same user name, password, and computer name as the old one did. However, the NTFS security will not let me see or take ownership of my personal files.

I dont want to have to restore the old image just to get my files but will if I have to. Any ideas for an easier way?

Thanks in advance,
Tony
 

A:How to access protected file in mounted disk image

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Trying to help my father save a system image copy of a new Lanovo ideapad 100S laptop with Windows 10 originally installed, onto an 32MG SD Card (via skype so sorry if I do not have enough info below to explain myself, let me know if you need more).

The problem is that the save continually loops during the saving process. The progress bar gets just under half way and it then asked for a disk to be inserted into the Drive. When selected OK the progress bar shoots the the end and then starts again until it reaches the same place and we get another identical message.

I have provided screenshots below to hopefully show exactly what it happening and explained the actions I have tried to resolve it so far:

SCREENSHOTS

The C: drive is 21GB so the SD card D: should be big enough?

The backup selects 3 drives without the option to deselect any of them.

It finds the SD card without a problem.
Saves the save but when it get about halfway if gives a message to insert a disk into Drive and click OK. Then apprearrs to loop back and start the Crive again.

Checked the SD Card in File Explorer at this point and there is are 2 files on it.

Checked the SD Card again once clicked to ok to insert a disk and one of the files has been wiped 0KB


ACTIONS TO FAR

1. Checked File history service and Volume shadow copy. Both were not running so started both. Retried saving a System Image Backup, with the same result.

2. Preformend a clean boot, set File history service and... Read more

A:System Image Copy backup looping

Try a USB stick - Not SD card
SD Cards are not bootable

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I have a problem with understanding the differences between these words (actions), when I use Retrospect,( a backup program,) I cannot read any files since the backup file turns into a huge something. When I backup, I mean I copy my files from one drive to an external drive and I can always restore them or copy them to another computer. These are for my files.
When I want to re-install a program, I take the original disk or the zip file I downloaded, stored on CD or another external harddrive.
I did once backup WinXP and I can't see on the backup file, where is what, since I only wanted Windows and not other programs. Ended up putting the original disks in and it took forever to re-install all programs.

Win98 (the other computer) I just copied *.* to the external harddrive and copied Windows back and programs I wanted and it worked.

So what is the difference and which is correct?, can someone help and explain? What is an" image burn" then? Could I pull out certain files from it?

And what does it mean when a backup program asks: do you want to "archive?"
 

A:backup, restore, copy, burn or image a disk

To backup something, is to make a copy of the most recent work/software and place them aside for when a disaster strikes so that you can "restore" them after you've lost/destroyed them.

A restore is to replace or fix anything broken, gone, missing, used up--mostly, in this context, programs or files, usually with a "copy."

A copy is just a facsimile of an original.

A burn is to put information onto optical media, i.e. CDs, DVDs, CD-R/RWs, blah, blah, blah. The laser will burn basically 1s and 0s onto the disc.

An image of a disk is a copy of a harddrive, CD or whatever that will function like the original--game disc, software disc, hardware w/OS and programs, etc.

Archive means turning the 0 into a 1 or was it vice versa?. It basically means do you want to mark this file (in its current state as of this nanosecond) as having been backed up. Once you change that file, the archive bit will default back to its natural state of 0. Or was it a 1? So that that version of your file is now different from the one backed up before it so the computer will back that up as well next time you backup.

Did I confuse you at all?

Oh, and by the way, when you backup Windows, I don't think every line of code gets rewritten. I think it's only system critical files and such that are needed to run the computer. Such as the registry and those other weird things that always end up getting messed up for no particular reason. Plus, I think they get compressed s... Read more

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My HDD is failing, so I'm trying to transfer all contents of this drive to a new one. I backed everything up with Windows Image Backup. The problem is that when I boot into Windows Setup, go into Repair options, it won't let me unload image into my new HDD. It always makes the C drive (my current failing master drive) the destination and won't let me change it. I went through the entire process one time, only to realize all I had accomplished was deleting everything, and then copying everything, to the same drive.

I then tried copying the image to an external HDD, and removed my internal master drive, only to find that I could not go through with the process at all.

Do you have to go through a normal install of Win7 to the new drive, and then boot back into Setup (via the optical drive) after that is done, and go into the repair options/Windows Image backup to restore your desktop and all of its content to the way it was on your previous HDD? Is that the step I am missing?

Hope I am making sense.

A:[SOLVED] Trouble with Windows Image Backup (cannot copy my OS and all contents to a n

Hi Southtown84 and Welcome to TSF,

Whenever I do this operation, I always reinstall Windows completely to the new drive. Then go into Control panel > Recovery > Advanced recovery, and simply choose to install from a new image then and there.

I would recommend you to do the same. So just save the image file to a CD/DVD or any external media, then reinstall your computer, and use the method mentioned above when windows is properly installed on the new HDD.

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I am not able to make backup, I get message not enough free space for shadow copy? How do I resolve this? I understand some kind of USN journal is created on
System reserved partion. This hidden partition was created when I installed and now I have only 38Mb free out of 100Mb. As I understand this has been an Issue for more than a year, and still Microsoft has not resolved?

A:Windows 7 image backup, error not enough space for shadow copy

I've had that error a few times. I think I tied the times of when it happens to installing new software, perhaps an upgrade of security software ..but that isn't certain. I have never found a definite resolution for the problem but after looking at the partition in Disk Management, scratching my head and rebooting a few times, the percentage of free space has just magically increased. Then the disk imaging procedure works OK.

I have read that this partition can be merged with the C: Drive and if installing the system afresh, the same can be done. However, just as I start considering this, the problem has thankfully gone away.

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Hi,
I have a drive that was using PGP that has become damaged and will not boot despite trying 3 days of different fixes and repairs. I have a complete drive backup that will restore but when I try and boot after my PGP password I get 'Missing operating system'. Again I have tried decrypting and fixing but to no end.

I have another disk with a working and booting install of Win7 (same architecture etc) on. I have the entire contents of the non-booting system disk that I can access from the image of it.

If I booted into something like Windows Recovery or Live Linux environment, can I copy the entire contents of the non-working Win7 drive over the working one and expect it to work and then boot?

Aside from a fresh install of Windows and all apps and settings I am at a loss and hoping something like this will work!

Thanks

Ant

A:Copy entire system from backup image over bootable fresh install?

Better to try Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot.

After disinfecting and attempting boot repairs there are steps for copying out files at boot which should bypass encryption since the OS is inert. Then you can restore your image or Clean Reinstall following best practices in Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7.

I would not use any Norton or Symantec product.

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Had a 50gb Win 7 (x64) system image on a 66gb partition. It was a good image, because I had to use it to restore once. Decided to do a new one, so in setting up the new backup I deleted the old one first within the Win backup process. Then I ran the new one and it fails for lack of space to create the Volume Shadow Copy. The partition currently has 65gb free. Just to check, I tried on another partition with much more free space and got the same result. Where might the hang up be? Thanks,

A:System Image backup fails - not enough space for Volume Shadow Copy

  
Quote: Originally Posted by highstream


Had a 50gb Win 7 (x64) system image on a 66gb partition. It was a good image, because I had to use it to restore once. Decided to do a new one, so in setting up the new backup I deleted the old one first within the Win backup process. Then I ran the new one and it fails for lack of space to create the Volume Shadow Copy. The partition currently has 65gb free. Just to check, I tried on another partition with much more free space and got the same result. Where might the hang up be? Thanks,


Goto system properties and then system security. Configure it. Is it enabled? How many percent and disk space?

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Hello,

First time on this forum, so I hope I chose the right category to post my problem. I just got a new laptop, and it has Vista Home Premium.

My problem.. I use a program/application called "DVArchive" (aka: DVA) for archiving my tv shows on my PC (from my ReplayTV). This application worked just fine on XP, but of course, Vista is giving me all kinds of crap.

The application IS working.. It can see my ReplayTV unit, I can access my archived shows, etc. However, Vista is giving me error messages, which are interfering with it and making it crash.

The problem has to do specifically with the applications configuration (.XML) files. I'm pretty tech saavy, but I'm not a computer expert, so I'll just cut and paste the actual error messages below. The listed pathways are where DVArchive stores it's files...
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04/29 23:12:17 ERROR: XMLUTILS:: Error trying to create XML Output file C:\Users\badg671\Documents\DVArchive\Local_Guide\DVArchive.bak - C:\Users\badg671\Documents\DVArchive\Local_Guide\DVArchive.bak (Access is denied)

04/29 23:12:17 ERROR: Error flushing persistant store - C:\Users\badg671\Documents\DVArchive\Local_Guide\DVArchive.bak (Access is denied)

04/29 23:26:13 ERROR: LOCAL_STORE::SAVE: Unable to rename old store C:\Users\badg671\DVArchive.xml to backup C:\Users\badg671\DVArchive.xml~ - PLEASE BE SURE THE DIRECTORY/FILE CAN BE READ/WRITTEN TO
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A:Help - .XML files - Read/Write error - Vista won't allow app/pgm to copy/backup files

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I've recently upgraded to a 1.5TB external hard drive for video production work, which has left me with a 500GB drive which is no longer needed.

I'm thinking of using it as a backup. Is Windows backup sufficient? Or should I be looking at specialist software?

Also, I'm probably just going to back up files; is there any reason for me to do an image backup of Windows, or would that just take up extra space? I understand that I would have to reinstall Windows should anything go wrong with my system then, but I do have recovery software pre-installed by the manufacturer. Is this sufficient?

Thanks.

A:Choosing between a file backup and a image backup...

  
Quote: Originally Posted by MultiCat



I'm thinking of using it as a backup. Is Windows backup sufficient? Or should I be looking at specialist software?

Also, I'm probably just going to back up files; is there any reason for me to do an image backup of Windows, or would that just take up extra space? I understand that I would have to reinstall Windows should anything go wrong with my system then, but I do have recovery software pre-installed by the manufacturer. Is this sufficient?


Windows backup is sufficent, but not necessary. There are simpler alternatives.

No reason to make an image if you are willing to reinstall Windows manually whenever you might have to. An image of Windows would take up about half of the occupied space on C.

You should make recovery disks with the recovery software regardless of any decision on imaging.

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Hi all,

One of my drives in raid0 crashed and fortunately I had windows 7 x64 backup activated and running daily.

NOT!!!

After recreating the array with the remaining drives, I tried to restore from the external usb drive but it didn't work.

Apparently the problem is that I had been running "file backup" and not "image backup". Probably because when I configured backup for the first time, it asked to back up all my drives which was not possible and not needed so didn't check the image backup button.

Now the backup set is visible only from within windows (I set w7 again up) but NOT from the restore part of w7 setup / recovery disk.

Files inside the backup set are not .vhd but zipfiles.

All my c: drive files actually ARE inside the backup set, but running restore will restore all the crap folders (like c:\nvidia) EXCEPT from the system folders like c:\windows, c:\program files (and x86), c:\programdata etc

I know it is a FUS now.

Any way to restore these? I am thinking of the possibility of somehow restoring all the files and running windows repair on top of this to actually make c:\drive bootable again....

Oh, forgot to say that my users folder is not affected as I had moved it to d:\ but this presents the additional challange of being able to actually make the system see the users folder....

Sorry for the long post but you know how frustrating it is when you messed up your system...

A:File backup instead of image backup - Big Mess!

I have never done file back up but only imaging. However I think it should be possible to restore the files in the environment in which they were backed up. And you should be able to choose which of the folders and files you want to restore. At least you can in Acronis TrueImage.

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Hello,

First time on this forum, so I hope I chose the right category to post my problem. I just got a new laptop, and it has Vista Home Premium.

My problem.. I use a program/application called "DVArchive" (aka: DVA) for archiving my tv shows on my PC (from my ReplayTV). This application worked just fine on XP, but of course, Vista is giving me all kinds of crap.

The application IS working.. It can see my ReplayTV unit, I can access my archived shows, etc. However, Vista is giving me error messages, which are interfering with it and making it crash.

The problem has to do specifically with the applications configuration (.XML) files. I'm pretty tech saavy, but I'm not a computer expert, so I'll just cut and paste the actual error messages below. The listed pathways are where DVArchive stores it's files...
________________________________________________________
04/29 23:12:17 ERROR: XMLUTILS:: Error trying to create XML Output file C:\Users\badg671\Documents\DVArchive\Local_Guide\DVArchive.bak - C:\Users\badg671\Documents\DVArchive\Local_Guide\DVArchive.bak (Access is denied)

04/29 23:12:17 ERROR: Error flushing persistant store - C:\Users\badg671\Documents\DVArchive\Local_Guide\DVArchive.bak (Access is denied)

04/29 23:26:13 ERROR: LOCAL_STORE::SAVE: Unable to rename old store C:\Users\badg671\DVArchive.xml to backup C:\Users\badg671\DVArchive.xml~ - PLEASE BE SURE THE DIRECTORY/FILE CAN BE READ/WRITTEN TO _____________________________________... Read more

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Hi,

One day I launched Internet Explorer 7 and it went into this weird spastic action. Suddenly, the screen turned white and various toolbars were flashing rapidly, I could barely make out the address bar, then the Start Menu started moving from top to bottom. The computer seemed like it was having a seizure. I tried bringing up the task manager via CTRL-ALT-DEL to end Internet Explorer, but nothing came up. Then I heard that dreaded 'pung' sound, which repeats itself and starts and stops eratically. I couldn't do anything to stop the seizure, so I just shut off my computer manually by holding down the power button.

When I turned the computer back on, everything was back to normal. Yet, I'm suspicious of a virus, so I tried backing up my important documents on my flash drive. Yet every time I drag and drop or try to copy and paste to the drive, I get a message saying, "The directory or file could not be created." By the way, this problem started happening before the seizure. So, I tried backing my files up on a Rewritable CD. But when I clicked, "Write files to CD", then it brings up another error message saying that it could not copy files to CD and gives a list of options as to why (CD is defective, not enough space on CD, etc.) But the CD is fine, as I have other files already written to CD and it still has plenty of space left.

So, right now, I'm running a full Norton virus scan to see if it can detect anything. After... Read more

A:Cannot Copy And Backup Files - Help!

Hi, please follow with this....Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.alternate download link 1alternate download link 2Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:Update Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareLaunch Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareThen click Finish.MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan. If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself. Press the OK button to close that box and continue. If you encounter any problems while downloading the updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install.On the Scanner tab:Make sure the "Perform Quick Scan" option is selected.Then click on the Scan button.If asked to select the drives to scan, leave all the drives selected and click on the Start Scan button. The scan will begin and "Scan in progress" will show at the top. It may take some time to complete so please be patient.When the scan is finished, a message box will say "The scan completed successfully. Click 'Show Results' to display all objects found".Click OK to close the message box and continue with the removal process.Back at the main Scanner screen, click on the... Read more

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How do I transfer files that I backed up on acromis to external hard drive? I am having a problem finding those backup files to transfer. Please advise. Thank you.

A:copy backup files

Put .tib into Search. That should find the files for you.

{redoak}

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So I created a backup of a friend's laptop on my external hard drive because she didn't own one yet.
Now she's bought one and I'm trying to copy the backup file to it.

When I drag the file to copy I get a message saying I will need admin permissions to copy, but when I just click continue it appears to work (I set myself as the admin).

However, then a prompt comes up that says "Copying 1 item (0 bytes)" and the task bar just keeps flashing green across it. If I right click the file in my first HD and go to properties it says that the file is 0 bytes...
Did I not backup the laptop correctly? Or is this normal? Or is there an issue copying the file? I've tried going directly from HD to HD or from my HD to my desktop, and have the same results.

A:Trying to copy backup file from one HD to another

Why don`t she just create a backup from her pc ?

What would be different from the older backup you have ?

How big is the backup on your external drive ?

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Hello,
I have been trying for sometime now to solve an issue i have, when i copy a .exe file from a cd image to my desktop it is 0 bytes in size ? then windows will not allow me to delete it "Cannot delete file: Cannot read from source file or disk" is the error i get. Also when i try to run my Mythtv Player i get a "unable to init SDL" error. I think they are related. i have run spyware doctor, spybot 1.6, malwarebytes, nod32 antivirus, stinger
Any help would really be appreciated

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 6:54:59 AM, on 17/11/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP3 (6.00.2900.5512)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\inetsrv\inetinfo.exe
C:\Program Files\Eset\nod32krn.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\UltraVNC\winvnc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\alg.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wscntfy.exe
C:\Program Files\Eset\nod32kui.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft ActiveSync\wcescomm.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\rapimgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\s... Read more

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What's the best and qucikets way to backup and copy files?

I have a laptop that I want to save the contents of one directory.
The total file size is 10+ GB, but the main problem is that there are 100,000's of files in total.
What's the quickest way to copy all files and have them restored as files to an external hard drive?

I've got Acronis, latest version: will that be good for me?

Thanks.
OM
 

A:What's the best and qucikets way to backup and copy files?

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I'm running linux ubuntu and trying to install windows XP. I do legally own copy of XP but the disk has vanished so I'm doing things the hard way. Anyone know if this is possible?
 

A:can I install XP from a mounted image to a second partition?

Never tried it, would be intersted to know myself.

Usually that image could be converted to an iso and burned to CD.
 

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alright so i just finished downloading a copy of windows 7 x64 from the internet and when i mount the image to a virtual drive using PowerISO i get and error.

here is when i try to open it from Computer




then i tried going into the directory if the mounted image and i got this error.





I am using Windows 7 Ultimate x86 and i want to use x64.

Thanks to Anyone that can help!

A:Can't open Windows 7 x64 Mounted Image

anyone able to help?

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alright so i just finished downloading a copy of windows 7 x64 from the internet and when i mount the image to a virtual drive using PowerISO i get and error.

here is when i try to open it from Computer:

http://img33.imageshack.us/i/error1l.png/

then i tried going into the directory of the mounted image and i got this error:

http://img524.imageshack.us/i/error2f.png/

I am using Windows 7 Ultimate x86 and i want to use x64.

Thanks to Anyone that can help!

A:Can't open Windows 7 x64 Mounted Image

The problem is you are attempting to mount the 64 bit installer image using a 32 bit OS.

Burn the ISO to a DVD or load the files to a primary-formatted flash stick and boot to format and install.

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My friends computer has been infected with a crypto malware. All her Word, Excel, and photos have been encrypted. She has an Acronis full disk backup file but files were encrypted there too. I am trying to locate the shadow copies Win7 creates when files are changed on this backup file. I want to see if there are any copies of the files that have not been encrypted on the backup. How can I find out where the shadow copy file is and the file name? The computer has Windows 7 Pro SP1. I posted a similar question in the virus removal forum but don't know if that is the right place for it.Thank you!
 

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When I try to copy a folder of pictures to my external firewire HDD, the first picture will perhaps copy OK, but then only the upper half is copied with the lower half blank or a colour. My son can use the drive and copy successfully from his notebook computer. I can copy text files or data files etc; no problem. Eventually an error message appears saying that the file or its location cannot be found. When this happens, I find that the drive has disappeared from My Computer, but I can restore it by switching it off and then on again.
I can copy picture files successfully by burning them to a CD.
Can anyone please help? I've wondered if it could possibly be a speed of transfer problem.
I think my internal HDD is Ultra DMA Mode 5 and there is also a listed drive which is Ultra DMA Mode 2 which I guess might be the external drive (La Cie Firewire) Would these two be compatible?
 

A:Cannot copy image files to external HDD

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I'm trying to make a winxp tab ed install cd from the i386, components, etc. folders on my tablet pc and the setup.exe etc. files on my winxp install cd per a tutorial. Both tablet and cd are sp2.

I had to use another tutorial on making a slipstreamed install cd to extract the boot image since I didn't figure out how to use bart's boot extractor. I extracted the boot image from my winxp install cd using isobuster and I have the file microsoftcorporation.img on my desktop. I'm planning to use nero 6 to burn the bootable cd. Per the instructions I choose the boot tab, CD-ROM [boot], check Image File and use the Browse button to go to the microsoftcorporation.img file. The instructions don't say anything about also copying over the image file when I make the compilation, but in the printscreens of making a windows install cd w/ nero it looks like the microsoftcorporation.img file is listed along w/ setup.exe and autorun.inf and added to the compilation.

Has anyone made a winxp install cd and know whether I should or should not add the microsoftcorporation.img file in the compilation part of the setup? If not needed I wouldn't think it would hurt, but I really would like to get this install cd right.

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I have mounted (mapped) a hard disk to an empty folder so it doesn't show up as a drive letter. This mounted folder is inside a folder that is being backed up by Windows 7 integrated Backup & Restore. But Backup & Restore simply ignores the mounted folder, even though it looks and behaves like a normal folder shortcut when I'm in the explorer. Also I cannot select the mounted folder when I set up a custom backup configuration.. it just doesn't show up.

And I see no alternative way to backup the hard disk because it doesn't have a drive letter assigned which I could select in Backup & Restore.

Do you have an idea how I could backup this hard disk when it's mounted to a folder?

Many thanks in advance,
Oliver

A:How do I backup a hard disk that's mounted to a folder?

You should be able to use a secondary backup software like this: Free backup software for Windows - GFI Backup Home Edition

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I am using a backup prgram called Karen's Replicator on a vista machine to do a nightly copy of the C drive to a 2nd backup drive in the PC. The problem is, Karen's Replicator is creating all the directory structure, but is not copying the vast majority of files to the target drive. For example, it creates the Users folder and all sub folders, but none of the files are copied.

I checked, and there are no exclusions set up, global or otherwise for Karen's Replicator. I'm at a loss here, and I would really like to use this program. It has worked well on other Vista pcs, just not this one for some reason?

Thanks,

Darren

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I have a few Seagate external HDs.  Previously, I had other discs (that failed!) but these  seem quite good.
 
They come with a Seagate backup management system that you run - it wanders off and makes a backup of your PC/Laptop and promises that it will be available for restore if you need it.
 
My experience, admittedly some years ago, was that these proprietary systems make a sort of encrypted backup which requires their systems to restore.  No software, no restore.  My B-I-L had exactly that problem last year.  Backed up using some particular software and when he needed to restore, got some computer speak for "not possible"
 
What I've done with my current externals (one in my home country, one here on the boat) is copy my photos, my music and documents from the laptop to the Drive, file by file.  This is irritating when I want to refresh the back up because all I want to do is save the changes across, not the bulk of the originals.
 
Why do all these programs insist on backing up in some obscure code format and not simply file-to-file.  If it was file-to-file, I could go get a file I accidentally deleted etc.
 
Why make things complicated?  Or is there a $$$ issue here I am missing?
Hoges
 

A:Why does backup software not simply copy files as they are?

When they perform a backup they are compressing the files to save on storage space on the backup drive.Also when they perform incremental backups, they are only backing up differences between files that have changed and not the entire file. This saves considerable time and space when performing the backups.

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i got this issue which make me crazy, i want to customize a windows installer DVD(add some language packs to it)
when i execute the following command i got the following error
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C:\Users\Administrator.TEST>DISM /mount-wim /wimfile:c:\temp\sources\install.wim /index:5 /mountdir:c:\mnt2
Deployment Image Servicing and Management tool
Version: 6.1.7600.16385

Error: 0xc1420127
The specified image in the specified wim is already mounted for read/write access.
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but , i dont think i had mount the wim file ,how to i to handle this problem, can i know where is the wim mounted?
P.S. even i re-copy the windows installation content from the windows setup DVD ,and restart my host ,and then execute above command again ,i still got this error.why ?Jacky_Deng

A:The specified image in the specified wim is already mounted for read/write access.

Hi, thank you for posting here.
 
Based on my research, unknown error 0xc1420127 is a bug in WAIK Beta version. Thus you may check the following
items:
 
1.    
Make sure that you are not creating a catalog file using WAIK Beta version, try creating in a newer version of WAIK.
2.    
Make sure that you don’t create a 32bit answer file on a 64bit WAIK.
 
This is a similar thread maybe helpful to you:
http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/w7itproinstall/thread/18262ef5-0be9-478e-a2f3-f6bfc030ef33
 
Hope it helps.
 
Regards,
Leo  
HuangPlease remember to click ?Mark as Answer? on the post that helps you, and to click ?Unmark as Answer? if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread.

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I use O&O Disk Image 7.2 to make images of my Windows 8 drive. Occasionally I need to mount an image to access folders and files. One folder I can't access is my user folder. I get the message 'You don't currently have permission to access this folder.' I took ownership of the folder but that didn't help. I get a similar result for the folder "C:\Windows\CSC" if you want to see how my user folder behaves.

How can I access my user folder on my mounted image?

A:Need help to access a folder on a mounted disk image.

Hello StreetWolf,

After taking ownership, did you also set permissions to "Allow" your account "Full control"?

Permissions - Allow or Deny Access to Users and Groups in Windows 8

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I'm looking for a shadow file copy program to copy files upon creation, modification, or rename.
More precisely, to copy a file whenever the file is closed, or to copy newer files to a target tree on a schedule or when manually started.

Not one-direction sync, which will copy a source folder tree to an empty target tree. I.e., I wish to skip the initial step of copying the entire source tree to the empty target.

SyncToy would be nice, if it didn't start by copying the source tree. (I didn't see how to suppress that initial copy.)

Any suggestions?

A:Shadow file copy, not sync backup

So you are looking for Previous Versions which is already built into Windows. Assuming you have not turned off System Restore that is.

All you have to do is right click on the file or folder and select: "Restore previous versions"

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Greetings:

I was wondering what the best approach would be for the following:

I have a network drive that has roughly 300GB of data
I have a system with RAID 5 with 460GB of usable space for backing up this drive

We are trying to create a mirror of the shared drive before we do a conversion process and backing up to a tape is not possible. would xcopy be the best solution? how bout windows backup?

any thoughts would be great!
 

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Can someone tell me whether there is a separate system image I can restore from the backup files included in the linked PDF directory print out of a number of backups ?

All the various dates are quite confusing to me.

Maxtor7H500F0 500GB Win7 B/U - This is a separate internal HDD and the linked PDF shows the files contained. Is the entry marked in red in the PDF a separate system backup..and/or are all the 6-20 files on page 5 - marked in red - accessible through a system image restore to try and return to my system to the setup in June ?

Sorry...could not find a way to print this so it's a large jpg in PDF format.

http://members.cox.net/trinaz/Win-Image-backups.pdf

Thanks...TR

A:Help please on image/backup files

That entire "Home Desktop" sub folder under "WindowsImageBackup" makes up the full system image. The smaller items under that are only a small part of the archive created when seeing an image created. You can't restore one part or another but the entire image to see results.

The best option for that would be booting up from the 7 dvd until you reach the repair tools and selecting the "restore from backup image"option. That will automatically detect the image and list as the recommended.

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Good day to all,

This may or may not be possible, but let me try and explain. I was wondering if it were possible for a mirrored copy of a file to exist. Meaning every time I modified the file or file (s), its corresponding mirrored copy would change too.

I've been saving a lot of things to my Google Drive recently. I was wondering if it were possible for these files to have a mirrored copy saved to another location on my Hard Drive as well.

New files are being added to the Google Drive on a daily basis, so I doubt there would be a way to set this mirror to new files automatically. And this of course, is assuming that this is possible at all. Let me know if you would like me to elaborate or if this can or can't be done at your convenience.

Thanks,

Speck
 

A:Automatic mirror or copy of files for backup purposes

If you require

update foo.txt => mirror:foo.txt
for each and every alteration of foo.txt in real time, then basically you're asking for a RAID-1x implementation.

If you can tolerate a nightly sync of *modified files*, then you might look at

allway sync.
You map a local directory onto a remote directory and run the sync one-way to the remote.

Now on a schedule (or manual invocation) only the mods in the local migrate onto the remote.

Frankly, this is my backup strategy for my laptop.
 

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Hi,
We are planning to do daily , monthly and Yearly backup (via Native SQL MP)folder but there is challenges in managing schedule that every month and year there will be daily backup will also be running,  so three backup job will be running in same day.
So to avoid that we are going to decide that native backups on Daily(till 30 Days ) only and we will move the monthly and yearly backup to respective folder via Scripting(schedule will run monthly an yearly to copy).
So please give your view how  it should be managed or any script available .

Thanks  

EA

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I want to run a script as a bat file so it can be scheduled as a daily task. I think that ROBOCOPY is my best option but i cannot find suitable switches to make the script do what i want.

I want to copy "eventfile.txt" from a source to destination folder.
However, as this is a daily task, eventfile.txt will have a different text content each day (it is in fact my openvpn logfile) and after robocopy is run only the latest version of the file is copied to the destination, the previous day being overwritten.
What I want it to do is append eventfile.txt to the destination file so I can build a history of all my vpn events. None of the switches appear to allow me to do that.
Is there a workaround for this task or another way of doing this?

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Hello all,

I have tried a few backup programs but I'm trying to find out the best way of copying around 500gb of files and keeping all the dates, attributes and security permissions intact?

Any suggestions guys?

A:Which file backup programs can copy attributes/permissions?

Hi,

Robocopy from a cmd window can do this:


Code:
robocopy <source> <destination> /COPY:DATSOU /MT:12
D=data
A=attributes
T=timestamp
S=security (ntfs acls)
O=owner info
U=auditing info

Seeing as you are copying 500GB, I recommend using this switch also, to speed it up:
MT:12=use 12 threads to perform the copy

And some light reading:

ROBOCOPY - Create Backup Script

Regards,
Golden

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Hi everybody!

Its me again (XP VM USER) with a new thread which is a followup question so its a new direction from the original thread here:::

Need a new Backup & Storage program

ignatzatsonic gave me great advice in Post # 41 which I quote in its entirety below (but has left me confused) and since it was going off the main topic of choosing Backup programs, according to Windows Seven Posting rules, I've given it new life as a thread of its own:

First, repeating Post #41 by ignatzatsonic:








  
Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic


Here is what I would do:

Differentiate in your mind between “backing up” your personal data and backing up Windows/applications. “Backing up” is a generic term, typically ill-defined.

Back up personal data WITHOUT using Macrium, Norton, Acronis, or any similar product. No clone, no image. Nothing of the kind. Just an outright copy as if you had used the mouse and dragged the files to another drive. Do this either with the mouse periodically or with any of several programs designed for that purpose specifically (Syncback, Synctoy, Free File Sync, Second Copy, etc). If you have 300 GB of personal data, you will need 300 GB of space on your external drive.

Back up Windows and applications with Macrium using an image, not a clone. Repeat, not a clone. They are different. If you, for whatever reason, can’t or won’t put your data on a separate part... Read more

A:How to Restore once I use copy files, or disk image=still confused

Let's make it easy for you.

1. Make images of all partitions with free Macrium. That will include everything - OS, programs, data, etc.

2. Download the .iso for the recovery CD from my OneDrive and burn that to CD. That CD you will need the day you need to recover your system. For recovery there is a link of a tutorial by Keith (Kado) in the tutorial above.

That's really all you need to know to be well covered. But as I have now known you, you will probably complicate the matter,

PS - I only read the first 10 lines of each posting. If you want me to understand what you are saying, put it into the first 10 lines.

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Is there any harm...or good...in defragging system image and/or weekly backup files either on internal or external backup drives ?

Thinkls...Tim

A:Defragging image and/or backup files ?

Do not defrag System Image. This may rearrange files and will compress the files. Not a good thing when you go to use the images. It may have trouble sorting and uncompressing the files on retore.
Why chance it.
Back-up files I would leave alone. Defrag your OS before creating back up and you should be good.

Mike

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My ST3500418AS 500GB died and took my Windows 7 with it, so I had to do a fresh install to another hard disk.
Unfortunately, Backup and Restore cannot see the backup location from my previous install, so I can't get my files back that way.

I presume that the VHD file I see in the backup folder is the system image of the previous install.

Is there any way I can extract my files from this VHD using some software package, or even convert it to another format such as ISO and extract my files that way?

There's a lot of great pics and stuff there that I don't even remember where I got it from, so I'm pretty desperate to get it all back.

All help greatly appreciated.

A:Extract files from backup VHD image

Hello Pillainp,

You may be able to extract them using either option below.

System Image - Extract Files Using Disk Management

or

System Image - Extracting Files from using Virtual PC

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I've read lots of ways to do an image backup, which include the complete windows 8.1 operating system. However, my laptop, an ASUS Q301, has a feature that allows a complete wipe-out and reinstall of the operating system back to how the computer was when purchased. This is built in to a separate sector of the hard-disk, I assume. I've used this feature a few times already to wipe clean from my computer the freshy malware and a few other viruses. But now I have apps that cannot be re-installed from zip files saved on a usb along with my documents, photos, etc. Is there a way to save the state of my machine without having to include the operating system? I can save my files, no problem, what I want to do is save the install of my apps.

A:Partial backup using image files

Is there a way to save the state of my machine without having to include the operating system? I can save my files, no problem, what I want to do is save the install of my apps.



Sorry, no. Information related to apps is stored in lots of different places, including the collection of files known as the Registry. Don't know of any way to save just the app info such that it can be used to reinstall the apps.

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I have a large number of image files on my C: Drive. 337,000 files. Many are duplicates. I want to back these up to a new drive and edit them there. Is there a way of doing this with Windows 7 backup? Or some other free backup utility?

Windows 7 Home and Business 32bit

A:Want to backup uncompressed image files?

Hello Bill,

For what you want, I believe it would be easier to just manually select and copy them to where you want on the new drive to back them up. This way you can make all the edit you like to them there as well. If you used a backup program to back them up, they would most likely be compressed and you would not be able to edit them.

If you like, another good option would be to move all of your images into a folder on the new drive. Next, include that new folder in your Pictures library. This way you can access the images from the Pictures library with them still actually being saved in the folder on the new drive.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hello all,

I make use of the Windows 7 Backup and Restore programs.

Automatically everyday a backup is scheduled.
This backup is configured to contain all user files and a system image.

Now I have tried to find the system image, but I don't know what file extension the image backup should have.

In my backup folder, below, only two .VHD files are present, and a bunch of XML Documents.
X:\WindowsImageBackup\XXXX\Backup 2009-11-04 160010

Can someone explain me in which files the backup and restore programs save the backups?
Also I like to know where I should look for, to know for sure my backup is done successfully.

Thanks a lot in advance!

Best regards,

zx81

A:What file extension has the image backup?

My understanding is that all those files (XML and VHD) are needed to complete the backup picture. However, strictly speaking it seems to me based on the size of the files that the image itself is housed inside the VHD files. With that stated, I would expect a corrupted backup if one of the XML files went missing.

On my system there are no program associations for the VHD file and just the default XML editor for the XML files. The only Win7 delivered program able to access these backups is the Windows Restore utility.

If you want the utmost confidence in your backup strategy there really is no other logical choice but to actually perform a restore of both the backed-up files and the entire system image.

The easier of the two is to first test the user data backup. To do this simply locate a small subset of your user data files, for example a folder of your MS Word documents on your hard drive, and copy them to another location (in essence, you are manually backing them up in case the restore goes wrong). Then, launch the restore process from within Win7 and restore that folder from your backup dataset to its original location. After it completes validate the restore by exploring the folder to ensure all came back as expected.

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Hi.This is my 1st post on the Technet forums, so my apologies in advance if I'm not posting this on the right forum. I've had a big dilemma whether to post here or at the ACT forums, hopefully I'll explain myself well enough for you to understand why.Since VSS is a Microsoft OS component I have decided to post it here. In our company we use EMC Networker as an enterprise-wide backup solution. Networker can only backup Windows Vista and Server 2008 using VSS. I have encoutered the following problem on all but 1 of my Vista/2008 computers (this amounts to the grand total of 5, luckily). When Networker initiates the VSS System Writer and tries to back-up files, at some point, VSS returns the following error to the Networker server: "System Writer - Error saving file path C:\windows\system32\drivers\somefile.ext that is associated with Shadow Copy path \\?\GLOBALROOT\Device\HarddiskVolumeShadowCopy23\windows\system32\drivers\somefile.ext. The system cannot find the file specified. "The VSS System Writer then fails and stops it's backup process.somefile.ext changes from computer to computer. I can create a blank file with the same name and extension and that'll "solve" the problem, but in most cases I just get the same error for a different non-existent file. This got me thinking: Why is VSS trying to backup a non-existent file? I have managed to list the System Writer metadata using the vsstools in the Windows SDK. The missing files are indeed in the list. I t... Read more

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