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Q: macrium reflect format repartition

Macrium reflect has no "format and repartition" option like windows 7 system image recovery.
Does that mean that when I perform an error with a partition manager I have to repartition and format my drive before I can do a restore of an image (total image of all the partitions) with reflect?
With an error I mean for example that a move of a partition freeze.

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Preferred Solution: macrium reflect format repartition

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A: macrium reflect format repartition

You should not have to format a drive before you restore an image with Macrium. That will be done automatically.

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Hi ,,,,I took David Baileys advice and installed Macrium Reflect Free to try out.
It showed me my drives, but there is some I have not seen before,, Could someone tell me what they are and
do I need them and how can I see whats on them,, or do I need them.
Here they are:
1 WINRE (none) NTFS Primary 400 MB
2 No name (None)Fat32 (LBA) Primary 260MB
3 (None) Unformated Primary 128 MB
4 (C) NTFS Primary 674 GB
5 (none) NTFS Primary 450 MB
6 Recovery (D) NTFS Primary 23GB

I guess number 4 is the c drive with all my system and prog files and number 6 is the drive to do a boot installation recovery with but its the other 4 I am at loss with.
I do hope you can help please.
Len

A:Macrium Reflect

1,2,3,4 are partitons from Windows UEFI installation. Apparently, you updated from Windows 8 -> 8.1 and the update created an extra partition 5. 6 is your recovery image from factory.

Macrium just shows you what you have on the HD. If you open Disk Management, you would see the same thing.

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I just had a complete crash on a laptop running Windows Vista Home Premium (I had already checked it for spyware/viruses/etc with a computer expert). Luckily, I had imaged it earlier with Macrium Reflect (free edition - latest release). After I successfully restored the image (which was a problem in and of itself), I noticed that I'm missing files and folders. I know all about folder options and I can see all hidden files/folders. With important files missing (like every .dll in C:\Windows\system32\drivers\ or custom/personal folders), I find myself seriously wondering whether I should continue to use Macrium, since I use it on all my desktops and laptops. I've checked Macrium's forum, which you can only post to if you bought a paid version, and it seems no one over there has this problem. The only reason I would till use Macrium is because I can mount disk images and navigate via explorer. Is this problem only happening to me? Should I switch to Paragon Backup and Recovery (which narrowly outranked Macrium on Gizmo's Best Freeware website)?

A:macrium reflect

Are you still able to access System restore If so are your Restore points Missing if Not could you Run System Restore to a Point before you did the Recover

See System Restore - How to For More Information

Hope This Helps,
Josh

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i am looking to use macrium reflect to perform an image or clone of my system

but am new to creating back ups and bak up software. (have never used any back up software before)

also i understand i have to create a recovery cd or dvd and i have no cd drive on my pc and no external but understand it is possible to create a bootable usb version .

but as i am completely new to all this could do with some help advice info and instruction on the whole procedure.

if anyone could help it would be much apreciated.

many thanks

A:macrium reflect

Hi. In addition to asking here I'd sign up on
support.macrium.com

They may have changed it so that only licensed users may sign up. But you still should be able to search there. I know there are tutorials for making bootable USB with the rescue disc and with WinPE. Since you want basic usage info most of your questions are likely already answered there. But there are many Macrium users here and I'm sure some will chime in.

I'm still using Macrium 4.2 on my Vista machine since its tried and tested through restores. I imagine you're using 5.x.

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Hi everyone!

Thanks for all the prior assistance!!!

Now that I got Macrium (standard paid version) downloaded and installed.....

(see my prior discussions of how this was done on::

Macrium etc Free Software--How to avoid CNET Virus/Adware/malware prog

and

Need a new Backup & Storage program

I need help in using it for the first time....

Yes, I'm confused........

Yes, as first time is the most critical saving time....

If I do NOT make the right choices..... what happens next is not the fault of the program as the computer will automatically follow whatever commands I tell it to do.....

INCLUDING! Copying from the Empty External HDD back over and replace the "not saved for one year!!" Original HDD inside the Laptop!

That is not the direction I want the backups to be made in...

Again (to beat a dead horse----I know mjf sounds like your "broken record" phrase too), I do not have instant phone help with Macrium, where someone can walk me slowly... carefully through the various menus until I get the hang of it (not just once I usually need several calls to get it right and committed to memory or notes that I can read and follow)

Yes I read the Macrium online manual a few times...

Yes I saw whs? or who he directed me to view, You Tube video a few times.....

Somehow its not what I'm seeing... as this is the first time.... I have not set up any preferences in the list of tasks for Macrium, so its showing me ALL the possible choices...

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A:Macrium Reflect How Do I Use It?

You need to learn how to pay attention (not to mention stop writing tedious to read small novels in most of your posts) as well as get over your extreme paranoia. As several people have already told you, there already is a thread for this—Image your system with free Macrium—and there was no need to start another. Also, here is a another good tutorial on how to use Macrium Reflect (you have also been told about this).

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This is how I do it.
Works good.

First install it.
I have the paid Standard version:

Then create the recovery environment:

Then image all local drives.



I use maximum compression:

On usb:

This is how I do it.
It works good for me.

A:Using Macrium Reflect

Good tutorial for those who want to use Macrium. Acronis is more to my liking though but that's me.

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I have a question regarding this software. I use this for imaging my computer files its seems to work ok but I have ended up with 3 drives showing that I don't have they show to be on the computer. The only drive I use is "E" these are labeled H,I and J I want to remove them off my list I try and format them but it says they are "Write Protected". Can anyone tell me how to delete them
Thanks
Ben

A:Macrium Reflect

Can you post a screen shot of diskmanager showing all drive and partitions so we can see. Are you imaging the drive to a file or cloning drives?

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When I was trying to install Macrium Reflect, my antivirus canceled the install and counted it as a threat. Does anyone know why?

A:Macrium Reflect

Hi,
Have you contacted Norton ?

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I have downloaded and used Macrium Reflect Free Version to do a backup of my system, then I created a boot disk and done a restore.
I found it quite good and easy to use but was wondering if I can restore single folders or files with this software.
If anyone has any information on this I would be grateful of any info on how to do it.
Thanks

Jack

A:Macrium Reflect

Yes you can. Easiest is to double click on the backup image, Macrium will then open/mount it in a virtual drive (will look just like your C drive, only with a different letter) and you can pick and choose what you want to copy from it there.

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Hi I need a bigger HD and am looking to upgrade to an ocz vertex 3 to an ocz vertex 4.

Given that the hardware is similar should i be able to do this transfer? I'm only switching the HD not the mobo or anything else.

A:Macrium Reflect to new HD?

Looks pretty straight forward.

Macrium Support Forum - Restoring image to new Hard Drive

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Hi.

I have a Belkin USB Network HUB F5L009, that I have set up on 2 computers.

I shall drive a 2TB SATA HDD for backup, and I use Macrium Reflect for it.

The backup works ok, nor problems.

I then would try a restore.

I booted on the PE CD disk, but now the issue came up.

The Belkin needs to be started up after boot, but this cannot be done with the
set up I use above.

Then the backup cannot be found from the restore.

How can I solve this ?

A:Macrium Reflect.

Sorry I didn't see this before ...

MR provides an option to download a utility to your PC, so that then you create the WinPE CD, it includes all the drivers from your PC on that disk. That ensures that when you boot from that CD, you will be able to access all the connected hardware. It's a utility named ReflectDC and it can be downloaded for free from the MR website.

Once installed, you will have to create and burn a new WinPE CD -- but then, it will have your drivers.

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Has anyone else ever had issues with this program not finding the "start" point for the image restore? It says to use the last disc, but when I put it in, no image file shows up from within the program
 

A:Macrium Reflect

Bump. Anyone have any ideas?
 

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When you buy this program you get a Windows PE recovery download. Is Windows PE compatible with Windows 7 64 bit or is it only good on 32 bit systems.

A:Macrium Reflect

Looks like it is,

Windows Preinstallation Environment - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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I have made a query on this before but my memory is getting very short these days.
Its regarding the Macrium Reflect software.
I accidently deleted a section of Microsoft Office OneNote and I want to restore it from the backup file using copy paste.
I go into the drive where my backups are stored and double click the backup file,a box comes up saying:
Select the backup or image that you wish to browse and associate a drive in explorer.
Underneath is listed the original location of the backup.
I would like to know what to do next.

Many thanks for any replies.
wallie

A:Macrium Reflect

Quote:
Select the backup or image that you wish to browse and associate a drive in explorer.


When it gets to there select the image you want to browse and it will put up a small drop box where you can choose a drive letter,

which if you do nothing will be the next available letter. Then just click OK and Reflect will start/create a virtual drive and mount the image, and you can browse/copy/etc to your heart's content.

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Hi,

I have created a restore disc and I am attempting a system image to save to my external hard drive (e drive).

I am not sure which partitions I would be best to check/include - see attached photo.

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks

Andy

A:Help with Macrium Reflect

I'd say check the first disk and it will backup the 3 partitions (System Reserved, C, Lenovo_Part).

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I have installed Macrium Reflect Pro to take advantage of being able to backup not only drives (or partitions) but also Folders and Files.

When I created an image of my OS drive (C), with compression set to medium, the original size was 20.2gb and the compressed file was 7.23. The ratio is 35.8%. Does that seem fairly reasonable?

When using the Folder and File option shown below:



NOTE it say it "will compress to a virtual FAT32 drive". I am not sure exactly what this means and what I would get if I had to restore it. I would appreciate it if someone can enlighten me on this.

Before I made the image, I took ownership of the folder and set permissions to maximum. I also made sure that I was showing Hidden Files and Folders.





Note the folder size is 5.74 gb before compression and the compressed image is 2.70 mb. The compression was set to medium as before and the ratio of compression is .04%. This seems very unrealistic to me. I would have expected the ratio to be 35-50%.

I was wondering if anyone else using the pro version had sees this a typical.

Thank You.

A:Macrium Reflect Pro

Hi Huffman. It's early morning and my math. might be off but - going from 5.74gb to 2.70gb appears to be 47%.

Am I missing something.

Cheers
JohnnyA

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I have Macrium and have restored with it a couple of times with no problem. What I am wondering is that if my HD were fried and I had to get a new one, would Macrium backup to a new formated drive just as easy?

A:Macrium Reflect

In my experience yes.

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I had been using Macrium Reflect without any problems then about a month ago or so u couldn't use from within windows on the free edition u had to boot from a cd (windows PE) this worked if u didn't need it in a crisis .... but twice now I need it and it wont work, good alternatives any advice am I doing it wrong ?, run program in windows it tells u cant use anymore so select to run in pe after reboot, I hit F8 select the drive with disk in but windows just restarts

A:Macrium Reflect

I can still run Macrium free from within Windows ...
I'm using the latest MR free 5 version, but it worked even before updating to the latest ...

Start with a System File Check:
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

If that doesn't find and fix issues, I'd start scanning for malware ...

Do you have a System Backup Image or Restore Point from before the problem started ?

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Dell computer with Intel Celeron cpu, 2.0 GHz and 3.0 gb memory.

Prior to installing Windows 7 Pro I had Vista Home Premium (came preinstalled on the pc, and had not be partitioned). I had made the rescue disks was prepared to restore to factory conditions. I even had Macrium Reflect image.

Try as I might, after Vista became very unstable, I could not get factory conditions restored. Macrium image from an external hard drive took over 24 hrs to restore the image (which would not boot either).

Finally I decided to install Windows 7 Pro. That went very well and has been activated. I then partitioned the hard drive as shown below.



I have installed the latest version of the free Macrium and created a new restore disk (and checked it). I then made an image and placed that image on drive J. I am not going to put that image on an external HDD. BTW when I booted up from the restore disk Macrium does not see drive J, it sees it as drive F.

This my question: why did it take so long to restore the Macrium image (with vista) and can anyone give me an idea why after it was restored it did not actually work.

Can I reasonally expect Macrium to work since installing Win 7?

Thanks in advance

A:Macrium Reflect

Which restore disc?

Linux or pe?

Dunno about the Linux disc , but the pe disc should show you the same drive letters you see when you are booted into windows.

Macrium is unique in doing that.

Quite useful for the average punter who only has one o/s - bit of a pain for everyone else.

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When I was trying to install Macrium Reflect, my antivirus canceled the install and counted it as a threat.

Does anyone know why?

A:Macrium Reflect

Where did you download from and what av are you using?

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Anybody tried installing Reflect ?

Back up your registry Hives first. LOL

A:Macrium Reflect

Originally Posted by SIW2


Anybody tried installing Reflect ?Back up your registry Hives first. LOL



Macrium X64....with boot recovery menu...Works GreatYep.. works fine...backed up my C drive on SSD first in case i want to return to windows 7....Booted into Macrium Recovery and using the command prompt formatted the C drive ready for clean install. Installed Windows....tweaked it up...installed my Wifi Driver using the Devicemanager..Update Driver option...fine......RAID drivers a no no...had to restart ....rebooted using External Macrium Recovery CD (my DVD slotis now a second HDD) and formated C again...Clean install without Raid Drivers and all is fine....full back up of C completed...and Added theMacrium Boot Recovery option..worksfine

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In Macrium Reflect version 7 running on Windows 10.
I wish to add an extra schedule to the backup list but although completing the requirements it will not appear in the list. it worked OK previously.
 

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One of my drives (non-OS) has developed some bad sectors. Acting from an abundance of caution I picked up a new HDD to replace it and d/l'd the latest Macrium Reflect to clone the 'bad' disk.

Macrium stalls at 25% with a Broken pipeline 13 error. I did a chkdsk /f and fixed the errors on the old drive, but Macrium still generates the same error. Any ideas? First time with this program but it seems pretty self-explanatory.

A:Macrium Reflect failure

To get an image copy of your faulty HDD using Macrium that could be useful for data recovery
v5: Imaging disks with bad sectors (Bad Sectors)
I don't know if this applies to V6 of Macrium Reflect.

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Because it has been highly recommended by several 7forum posters, I downloaded and installed Macrium Reflect Free (version 5.3.7220; in the meantime I have updated to 5.3.7253).

On first use of the program, a couple of unexpected things happened.

First thing I did was create a Rescue Disk (Win PE 3.1). Because I was expecting a 1.7 gigabyte download of WAIK, I took my notebook to the Library which has fast internet. However, no WAIK was downloaded as far as I could tell.

Next, a message box appeared: "Check that your rescue media can access your drives"

"If you are unable to access the source or target drives for your restore you may need additional drivers"

"To add drivers to Windows PE please use the 'Check for unsupported devices' feature."
So I thought, maybe this happens because I did not bring my external hard disk drive with me? There were a few errors in Event Viewer that maybe had to do with that...

Back home to grab the external disk, back to the Library.

Again, the message box warning. I clicked on "Continue". Then it tells me an update has been found for Windows PE. I proceed to download that. (Again, only a few kilobtes dribble over the line.)

Again I get the message box with the "Check that your rescue media, etc." warning! Again I click Continue, which returns me to Rescue Media Wizard. Leaving the radio button for "CD/DVD burner" selected (the other radio button is the USB-connected external h... Read more

A:First use of Macrium Reflect: Questions

1. Download the Winpe rescue disc .iso from my OneDrive and burn that to CD. Then you are done in a few minutes.

https://onedrive.live.com/?cid=475A0...A6D4035%211812

2. Just forget the 'unsupported devices' check

3. The restore will work exactly like the system you restored. No problems.

4. Here is a tutorial I made for Macrium beginners. It may be useful.

Imaging with free Macrium

5. Create a small 2GB partition and populate it with some random data. Then practice imaging and restore with that. This will give you an idea how it works and you don't have to scramble when you really need it on the real thing. Here is an additional tutorial by my friend Keith for the recovery part.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?featur...&v=rkSX5OzI-TA

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I would like to put another OS  on my laptop to dual boot, and have read that it would be a good idea to use macrium reflect to both create a rescue environment(that would allow me to boot into a PE environment which i understand as a stripped down version of the original OS in case I make changes while installing the new linuxOS that results in not being able to boot into windows) and to create a restore point/system image.  I have already created the rescue environment- put it on a 16GB stick drive- and have successfully tested being able to boot into the Rescue enviroment. Now, from what I read I should ALSO make restore point, but where do I put it? On another stick drive? How do I restore windows Using the rescue environment? Macrium says to search for your restore point in its Rescue Environment, but I dont know how to put an image there?  Please do not suggest using a different software, I would really like to learn how to use this.  Here's what I have read: https://blog.macrium.com/2016/11/08/techie-tuesday-macrium-rescue-environment/ I just do not know how to use it yet....Edit: Moved topic from Windows 7 to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

A:Anyone familiar with Macrium Reflect?

You need to create a complete disk image to a USB external drive. Your image is copied to the external drive during the backup process. You can create a complete disk image inside of Windows or using the bootable USB flash drive. I suggest you purchase a 1TB or 2TB USB external drive to hold your images.
 
When you backup the disk make sure all partitions are checked. You do not want to backup a single partition on the disk but every partition.
 
Backing up a disk
 
Restoring a disk
 
There are other videos on youtube than show the process.

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now that norton have scrapped releasing ghost 16 and only doing commercial backup software, i downloaded the free macrium reflect after reading various good posts all works ok, but the back up image took ages.

now when i do my next backup image will it just overwrite the old one and update its changes or will it copy the whole lot again taking ages, any tips please on this point.

A:macrium reflect 5.1 question

The free Macrium doesn't have the ability to do incremental or differential backups. So, you would have to run full backups each time.

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Today I decided to put Macrium on the laptop I have recently gotten. When making the Rescue Disk, I had to download the Windows AIK file. I am not sure what it does but Macrium had the default as being on the C: drive, so that is where I put it. If my C: drive were wiped out and the WAIK file were gone, would that stop me from restoring? Should it be on some other drive? Thanks,

A:Macrium Reflect Question

No as the WAIK is only used to create the recuse disk. I have never bothered with it as the Linux based rescue disk has always worked for me ()by testing/booting from the disk after creating).

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I sent a query to Macrium Reflect Sales using this Form and got a reply to my question. A bit later I got an email telling me that Macrium Reflect 6 would be released "in the next few weeks." Also there was a coupon code for an additional discount when upgrading from 4.2 to 5.3.

Here's why I mention it. Once Reflect 6 comes out there will be no upgrade path from 4.2. But they are saying if you upgrade to 5.3 when 6 is released you may upgrade from 5.3 for free.

So I urge those of you who are committed to Macrium Reflect to use the form to contact sales and tell them you have heard about a discount for upgrading to 5.3. Chances are good they will email you the coupon code. I suggested this same thing on W8 forums and a forum member there said he was indeed contacted by Macrium and given the coupon code. In my case I have Macrium Standard and the regular upgrade price was $33 and change. The coupon reduced this to $20.24.

I haven't been able to find out what features will be in Reflect 6 Standard but it was a good time to upgrade anyway since my Laptop is W8 with UEFI and GPT.

A:Macrium Reflect 6 to be released soon

Thanks for the heads up!

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Went to backup my windows 10 C drive upon opening the Macrium,I aint sure which one to select to backup.
Can someone please help me decide which one do I have to backup.
Image included.

Many thanks.

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Hi!

I've been using Macrium Reflect Free v5 for some time now and liked it a lot.

I will be getting a new computer which will probably have MBR and GPT partitioned disks.

Will I be able to, let's say, make a system image of a GPT SSD to a MBR HDD and then recoveer it from MBR HDD back to GPT SSD? Or any other combination really.

I've also read that the new v6 now has auto verify feature - that's great, I always did that manually in the past.

What is the SSD Trim feature (not included in the Free version) about? Is that only when imaging to (and restoring from) a SSD? So only concerning a backup SSD drive? Or is it about the OS SSD drive?

Also, I have a Macrium Boot Media CD for my Windows 7. Do I have to create a new one for the v6 now?

Anything else I should know?

Thank you!

A:Macrium Reflect Free and GPT+MBR

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Bellzemos


Hi!


Will I be able to, let's say, make a system image of a GPT SSD to a MBR HDD and then recoveer it from MBR HDD back to GPT SSD? Or any other combination really.


I'd be very surprised if the destination disk being MBR would be a factor. VERY surprised.

However---I too am concerned about possible issues when making an image of a GPT disk, even if the destination disk was GPT.

I've been told that it's not a problem, but I have seen very little discussion about it on these forums. Maybe that's because it isn't a problem, but I'm still a bit anxious. You might find more detail at the Macrium forums.

Can't help with your other questions, but I need to look into them too. I'm trying to resist the urge to move to free version 6 when free version 5 is working perfectly.

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A week or so ago I was getting an error when trying to create a System Restore point. I tried a couple things and it didn't help. It then hit me that I will just do an image restore from Macrium. I had never done a restore before, but I have been faithfully backing up my docs everyday and my OS once a week. My backup OS partition will only hold six backups so when it gets full I delete the oldest three. As luck would have it I only had three backups at this point, but no problem. One is all I need. I tried the newest image and a prompt came up that it was corrupt. No problem, I had two more. The next one came up corrupt also. Well I was beginning to worry now. The third one restored OK. After thinking about this I did do one thing different with the third one. == On the first two the restore disk ejected from my DVD, I closed the drawer with the disk still in it. On the third one, I took the disk out and closed the drawer. Would this have been the reason that the first two did not restore properly? Thanks,

A:Restoring Macrium Reflect

  
Quote: Originally Posted by bigmck


Would this have been the reason that the first two did not restore properly? Thanks,


I wouldn't be surprised.

Imaging is very very touchy and not always explainable.

A couple of months ago, I made a new image with Macrium and thought I'd make a new Macrium rescue boot disk as well. I had to make 3 different boot disks to get one that would in fact boot my PC. I had to use "debug" mode in the making of the disc.

It doesn't inspire confidence, but I don't know what you can do about it.

Just accept it for what it is, expect to have problems, and plan on reinstalling Windows. If you don't have to, good, but I keep my expectations low and back up my data in other ways.

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Quite often I open up the Macrium program and see that there are updates. I don't feel I need to make a new Restore Disk everytime there is an update. Eventually I need to make a new one. How do I know when to make a new Restore Disk? Thanks,

A:Macrium Reflect Updates

Hi,

I think they always advise to do that as a precaution, and that's what I do. It only takes a minute or so to create an ISO, which I then write to CD/USB at a later stage.

Regards,
Golden

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A new update for Macrium Reflect is available.

A:Update for Macrium Reflect available

Thanks for that FYI friend!

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Up to and including Macrium 6.2.1549, I never had any problem creating recovery media which booted with the correct resolution (1366 x 768) for my Inspiron 15R 5537.
With versions 6.3.1665 and the current version 6.3.1734, recovery media boots with resolution 640x480 only. I cannot see the whole screen, and there are no scroll bars. This makes Macrium Reflect useless.
I have found posts in the Macrium Forum on this subject, and the replies suggest switching the machine to insecure boot. They then go on to say that if this fails (and it does on my machine), the machine has a firmware error.
Does this sound feasible, and if so, what is the remedy?

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I use Macrium Reflect Free to make frequent backup images, which I have saved me on a number of occasions. However, every time I use it I get the message ?MFT corrupt ? error code+6 run chkdsk c: /r?. I run this and am then able to make an image ? until the next time. I also get a message XML validation Error storage G <disk> ?2? <partition> storage H ?3? is not valid. The two partitions are extra drives NFTS dynamic 682 GB and NFTS dynamic 99 GB ? neither of these is selected for imaging.

Chkdsk switch R is described as fixing bad sectors rather than the master file table. The problem is obviously not within windows but is more fundamental ? is there a way of permanently solving the problem, which adds another twenty minutes or so to the image production process. I always verify the image and there has never been a corrupt one.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.4
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q9550 @ 2.83GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 8191 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030, -2048 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 222 GB (110 GB Free); D: 465 GB (214 GB Free); G: 736 GB (53 GB Free); H: 195 GB (115 GB Free);
Motherboard: MSI, G41M-P28 (MS-7592)
Antivirus: TalkTalk SuperSafe by F-Secure, Enabled and Updated
 

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I recently decided that I had better create an image of my HD, so installed Macrium Reflect after reading positive reviews. Don't know why the reviews were so positive because as far as I'm concerned, it doesn't work. I tried creating an image, and the log says it was successful, but I wanted to verify, so use the Verify option, which runs slower than molasses in January. Final result: Errors on disk 4 -- despite the log saying everything was A-OK. I was also using DVD+R discs, so 7 of them are now coasters!

So, are there some FREE, RELIABLE, USER-FRIENDLY image programs out there?
 

A:Solved: Have had it with Macrium Reflect

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Hi. I have a HP Media Center PC that has a 250G HD on it that I would like to replace with a 500G drive. I was reading some posts on free imaging software that is available that might do the trick. Evandil was the person making suggestions and they suggested using "Macrium Reflect free (MR)." All I want to do is replace the HD with a larger drive. I would like to have 3 partitions on that drive- a recovery partition, a windows partition and a data partition. I had no issue using computer manager to partition the drive. I kept the recovery drive as FAT32 and made the rest NTFS. I made the recovery partition 10G (the current HD allocated 7G), I made the Windows partition 250G and made the data partition what was left. NOTE: the existing drive just has 2 partitions- one for recovery and one for Windows XP.

I was able to use the MR program to save an image of the drive. I used a second computer running MR which had the 500G drive in it and tried to run the restore part of MR- but the computer ended up not loading the image, just rebooting.

I had created a Bart PE boot disk per the instructions on the Reflect site. The boot disk loaded PE but I did not see any option that allowed restoring the image file to the disk.

I am thinking that I must just be doing something "dumb" and would appreciate some suggestions. Or, if there is a different program that is simpler to use, feel free to comment. If Evandil is out there, perhaps I could get a suggestion. The t... Read more

A:Using Macrium Reflect- HD replacement

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I have been looking at this software and it looks great so far. However when reading the documentation I notice to make a restore disk you need to purchase software. SO when using the free edition how are you managing your restore when needed?

Macrium Reflect Backup and Hard Disk Imaging for Windows 7, Vista, XP and Server 2003/2008






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Macrium KB
Macrium Reflect

Install or update to the latest version of Macrium Reflect. You must have the purchased edition of Macrium Reflect installed on your PC. To check for the latest version take the 'Help' > 'Check for updates..' menu option.
Windows PE
Install or update to the latest version of Windows PE. Windows PE is only available with the purchased edition of Macrium Reflect. For information on installing Windows PE please see this knowledge base article: Macrium KB. If you already have Windows PE installed then make sure you are running the latest version by clicking the 'Updates' button in the Rescue CD burn wizard.

A:Macrium Reflect - How do you restore

I think the free version lets you do a linux based boot cd.

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I went to the Macrium website to download Macrium Reflect and found that there is a "trial" version and a "full" version. I've seen it posted on this forum that Macrium Reflect is free, but this doesn't seem to be accurate. Am I missing something?

A:Macrium Reflect Download

Macrium Reflect Free

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Want to download the free version of Macrium just to try it out. I'm give the option to also download several flavors of "PE Rescue Components." What are these, and do I need them? Macrium's website provides no information.
 

A:Solved: Macrium Reflect

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Is Paragon and Macrium Reflect are by the same company Paragon Software of UK? If so, what is the difference.

Are the file structures and restore compatible???

A:Paragon and Macrium Reflect

As far as I can tell they are two different and separate software businesses. The file are not comaptiable (interchangeable). If you see where they are owned by the same people post back.

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Hello Forum
Need really this help, please
Started to install "macrium", well what I downloaded on the first place was only the downloader program, And it started to download, lucky I did not click to install at the end of the download. Now I have some questions and I need them soon please.
Which option to use - free or home ?
Shell I select Macrium reflect + PE or just Macrium reflect
Which PE to select if I have to install with PE, my system is Win 7 pro 32 bit.
Answers will be much appreciated.
Thanks
Motim

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using Macrium Reflect version 5.0, build 4620

I have reviewed tutorials in this forum and searched the help section of Macrium before beginning this thread. Instructions and images in the tutorials I have viewed appear to address a previous version. I have only a basic understanding of how backup and restore programs operate. As for XML files... I only understand the definition.

During the process of creating an image in Macrium, the choice is offered whether or not to create an XML file. If it is opted to use the XML file, a location must be chosen. The default location is C:\users\<user_name>\documents\reflect.

My normal mindset when performing a task using a program that is new to me is to use the default options if I cannot determine how or why to choose one of the available options. I make changes later if I find a reason to do so. For this reason I chose to use the default settings with the exception of the image target location. I chose an external drive to save the backups.

now, a few questions begging for the hows and whys of configuration:

1) Is using the XML files my best option to provide a reliable image to restore if it becomes necessary?

2) Should the XML files be stored in the default location or on the external drive? If the external drive is the better choice, should they be in the same folder as the image or a different folder?

3) Why is one option better than another?

Thanks for your replies.

drpepper

A:using XML files in Macrium Reflect

In Response to your questions:
1- the XML files are meant to initiate the macrium reflect backup/restore from a VB script or a MSDOS batch file.
2- the XML files must be created and stored with the backup or image file in the same location and this XML will have the same date as the image date.
3- when you have a MACRIUM RESCUE CD in hand, why should you use an XML file.
Good luck

PS: When creating an image with macrium, the program creates an XML file associated to that image.

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Hi Folks,

I'm new to Windows (via Sony Vaio laptop with 32/64-bit Windows 7 Professional) and would like to set up a backup scheme. I have been reading the docs for Macrium Reflect which I downloaded, free edition for now to give it a try before purchasing the full edition.

I have a couple of questions first if I may. My main question is about clone vs. image. If I make a clone backup to external drive, is this backup bootable should my laptop's drive die?

By way of example for this, I've been using a iMac for the past few years. I use a backup program on it called Carbon Copy Cloner. It can make a bootable full backup to (supported) external drive. When the iMac's drive died, I simply rebooted via the external drive's bootable backup. Basically no down time and very convenient.

So I am curious if that is capable with Macrium Reflect; i.e. bootable fully functional backup to external drive.

My other question pertains to external disk size. When I create the backup to the external, can I use the extra space to store files? I'm thinking of buying a 1TB firewire or eSata external as I do video editing and need the storage space whereas my laptop that I'll be backing up has only around 80MB being used.

Thank you for your input.
Bob
Los Angeles

A:Cloning with Macrium Reflect

Cloning is not a backup. You don't restore from a clone. You transfer from drive A to drive B with a clone, but it is not a restore or backup. It's a move, in real time, from one good drive to another good drive---typically when you have run out of space and must buy another drive.

Imaging may be what you are thinking of. That is a backup and is a restore--normally after a major problem, such as disk failure or severe Windows issue.

An image is just another file. It takes up space--typically about half of the size of the occupied space on the drive represented by the image. You can put anything else on the same external, providing you have enough space.

I have a 80 GB C drive, with 30 occupied. The images of that partition range from 11 to 15 GB, depending on which app I use to make the image.

You can't boot from the image file. It must be restored to become bootable.

Direct your sights toward imaging if you are thinking about "backup" as the term is normally used.

In all likelihood, you will not need the paid version of Macrium. The free version is excellent.

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Sorry, it's me again!

I started my Macrium imaging experience today with the Tecra R840 laptop (Win7 Pro 64-bit).

1- After installation, I created the Rescue disc with sucess
(I already had the 1.7 GB WAIK stored in one of my USB 3.0 external hdd, so it was done in a breeze. But...I still do not understand what is the WAIK!!! There was an option to delete the WAIK after the disc creation...I do not checked that!)

2- I imaged my entire SSD to one of my external USB 3.0 hdd (used only for backup images) (see pic) (70.4 GB in 11 minutes and the resulting image file occupied only 50% of that ).



Everything occured with no trouble at all and very friendly .

If anyone could answer these questions I would appreciate:

a- I imaged to a folder that I created (named "MacriumReflect Images) in my external hdd. Is this ok, since with windows backup I need to image directly to the root directory of the hdd ?

b- Instead of a DVD could I create a USB flash rescue bootable media?

c- Was everything in my laptop imaged?

d- In a worst scenario case (almost) like I cannot boot from windows, neither in safe mode, how can I restore my laptop to a previous imaged state?

e- I saw (via autoruns) that a service was created "ReflectService.exe" ! Is this necessary for...? What will happen if I disabled it?

f- May I backup my images? I mean, may I copy/paste the image for another external hdd just in case?

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A:Macrium Reflect Free ...I'm in :-)

Bom dia Paulo - please see some comments below.








  
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If anyone could answer these questions I would appreciate:

a- I imaged to a folder that I created (named "MacriumReflect Images) in my external hdd. Is this ok, since with windows backup I need to image directly to the root directory of the hdd ?


Yes, its perfectly OK to use that folder structure.









  
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b- Instead of a DVD could I create a USB flash rescue bootable media?


Yes, you can do that. Here is a tutorial that shows how to use the Linux rescue disk from USB, but if you use WinPE its exactly the same. Tip: for the rescue ISO, make sure there are no spaces in the name, or the USB will not boot.
MACRIUM REFLECT - Create Bootable Rescue USB Drive








  
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c- Was everything in my laptop imaged?


Everything on the SSD was imaged.








  
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d- In a worst scenario case (almost) like I cannot boot from windows, neither in safe mode, how can I restore my laptop to a previous imaged state?


Boot from the rescue iso from the USB, then browse to the image and restore it. See this:
Imaging with free Macrium








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I'm using Macrium Reflect Standard Edition 5.3 and wanting to backup an image of my laptop hard drive to two different external hard drives.

Now usually when I create an image for the first time and save it to an external drive I let it create an XML Backup Definition File. Once done I then right click on it and create a desktop shortcut.

By saving the image to two different external drives I couldn't use the My Backup.xml shortcut feature correct? If I did I (and that's even if MR wouldn't even allow it) wouldn't I have two XML files and be confusing to MR? Or possibly you could use one for one external drive but not the other?

I understand you don't need to use the XML shortcut just kind of handy.

A:Macrium Reflect question

Absolutely handy. But when you clicked 'Finish' you have to give the xml a name and not leave it at 'My Backup'. Then you will see the different xmls by name when you open Macrium and click on 'Backup Definition Files'. Just highlight the one you want to repeat and click on the cog wheel.

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