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I created a backup Image using the Microsoft Backup Utility and Now I can't Restore.

Q: I created a backup Image using the Microsoft Backup Utility and Now I can't Restore.

Hi everyone,

I created an image using the Microsoft Backup and Restore tool in Windows 7. I saved the image on a network shared folder.

I then went to the Advanced Recovery Methods in Windows to restore my image...that I just created. It restarts the computer and goes into recovery mode, I point to where the image is located, I entered the network credentials and it give me an error.

"The Specified network resource or device is no longer available. (0x80070037)"

Please look at the attachments below.

Oh...I'm doing this in Windows Virtual PC.

Anyone knows what I'm missing?

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Preferred Solution: I created a backup Image using the Microsoft Backup Utility and Now I can't Restore.

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A: I created a backup Image using the Microsoft Backup Utility and Now I can't Restore.

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Hi there, basically what im looking to do is delete some old entries that the XP backup utility has created over time that i setup a while ago. Im using the "copy" option..so nothing has been appended or incremental.

Im just looking to avoid deleting the setup i got, and maybe just delete a few "copy" backups so that theres not 8 gigs / 1 years worth of backups...i only need about 4 months I forgot about it....cuz i never neaded it

But it looks as if its the only way b/c i cant just delete selected backups...all or nothing?/

Anyone know of a better backup utility that is simple and easy on a system BTW???

Thanks for looking.
 

A:Solved: Can i edit a backup created in XP backup utility?

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Need assistance please. I created a system image for my HP ENVY m7 Notebook by using Backup and Restore/create a system image on an external USB hard drive. I have no clue how to restore the backed up image on to my HP ENVY m7 Notebook. Thanks

A:restore HP ENVY m7 Notebook from image created from Backup a...

Hi, When you created the system image, you should have been prompted to create a System Repair Disc. You can load this saved Image to your new HDD by booting from the System Repair Disc, selecting 'Repair Your Computer' and follow Method 3 on the link below. http://www.shivaranjan.com/2009/05/21/windows-7-how-to-restore-windows-7-partition-or-hard-disk-part... Regards, DP-K

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I want to upgrade from windows 7 professional to windows 7 ultimate and I want to know if I can use windows image restore in windows 7 built in utility to restore my computer if I didn't like windows 7 ultimate. I want to know if I can restore my computer back to windows 7 professional if I didn't like the features in windows 7 ultimate. And can I restore it using the windows image backup feature in windows 7? Please help me if anyone has any ideas about this, thank you.

A:Have question about using Windows 7 image restore/backup utility

I'd certainly think you could do that. That's what it's for.

But:

Windows Backup and Restore isn't foolproof and may not work in any given instance.

It's a bit cranky---you have to know how to operate it and that isn't always clear.

Lastly--if you like Professional, I don't see why you wouldn't like Ultimate. They differ only in a few features. If you don't like the additional features, ignore them. Likewise, if you have no use for the additional features, why bother upgrading?

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I periodically backup my data files which is on another hard drive than WIN7 OS so this backup is not a system image. Every time I do a backup I do a restore to a dummy partition to double check the backup was successful. Anyway, I recently tried to restore my backup from March 2014 & the backup utility is not recognizing the file. It recognizes other backups so something must be off with this particular file.

I checked & it appears all of the catalogs & zipped files are present. Is there another manner or 3rd party software I could restore this particular file? The file is just over 100 GB. I should add that I have transferred that file from one hard drive to another since last March, but transferring should not be a problem as far as I understand.

Appreciate any suggestions

A:WINDOWS Backup & Restore utility not recognizing my backup file

zipped files? You should be able to open those in windows explorer.Or use 7-zip.

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Hi,

New to this forum. I am using Win7 Backup and Restore, along with a Seagate external drive for my backup needs. I backup every week, and have been using it for about 1 year. I see the backups happening each week, but I've never had the need to restore anything. For the first time, I've needed to find an old version of a file. I have read the many articles about how to use the Win7 Restore utility, but when I 'search for files' using this utility for the file I'm looking for, I don't see it in any of the backups (various dates over the past 3 months). Now I'm wondering what it's backing up. The backup drive has lots of data, so it's putting something in there ;-)

So, in summary, I go through all the restore steps, but can't find the file I'm looking for. Is there some secret to using this tool? Seems straight forward...

Any help is appreciated, thanks.

A:Windows7 Backup and Restore utility: I can't find the file to backup

I find this program invaluable - it will find everything on your comp in seconds.

Download Everything

Type in the name of the file or any part of it and if it's on your comp, it will tell you.

When the file come up, right click and "open path."

Hope this helps.

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Hi all!

I have xpprosp2 and an inaccessible backup file of 30 Gb. A while ago I performed my first ever backup using the xp backup utility. I thought I followed the instructions, but something screwed up.

My problem is the restoration wizard (backup utility) will not restore or give access to the library of the backup.bkf files, which it displays as a cd.

It says under the backup identification label: "No entries found". I recall that the backup utility, after backing up, asked for a floppy disk or something and as my computer does not carry any floppy drives, I skipped this step, which might have been a big mistake.

So now I have this 30 Gb file on my harddrive, which I cannot access at all.

Could someone illuminate this situation and in particular how to access the data in this file?

Thank you for sharing and a possible solution to this problem.

Tonyb57

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I've got Acronis True Image 10.
Can I backup all emails and then restore to a new installation of the hard disk?

Erm: OK... that might sound dumb!
That's *exactly* what it's supposed to do right!!?

I've got a copy of XP Tablet which is dying.
I want to do a full original installation restore and restore the emails.

Just wanted to double check!!

Also: I've made a backup (of another PC).
I have a file size that is 9GB.
How can I store this onto DVD discs?
And how can I make the discs be bootable??
So that I can juts restore the whole system by booting from the DVD discs?

Thanks!
OM
 

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Usually, I store my Windows 7 Backup Files on a large internal disk that i reserve more or less for Backups. From time to time, I also create additional copies on external USB disks that I store safely/remotely in the safe of my bank. For backing up my files/folders, I select the "Let Window choose (recommended)" option (Windows Backup will then include in the Backup a System image). I observed that when changing the destination of my file/folder backups from the internal disk to the external disk (and vice versa), Windows Backup always created on the new destination  a new Full Backup and a new Backup Set for my File/Folder backups (even though a previous Backup set was already existing on that destination).But..... When clicking on "Create A system Image" in the left pane of the Backup And Restore Control panel, to create a System Image Backup of my C partition, and when changing the backup destination from the internal disk to the external disk (or vice versa), things become more complex and I am not sure what is really happening.   a) On one side, when changing the backup destination, the Backup process takes long time and I have therefore the (right? or wrong?) impression that Windows Backup is creating a Full Backup of the C partition.  b) On the other side, after completion of the Backup,  I see in the "WindowsImageBackup" Folder  of the destination disk only one si... Read more

A:Is it really an incremental System Image Backup that the Windows 7 version of Windows Backup has created?

Hi there,
1. Microsoft states that the backup function was designed as first backup always full and subsequent backups are always incremental. http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/w7itproperf/thread/a413ba37-2cde-4e4f-b23b-e5adab4c8b2dWhen you change the backup destination, the backup wizard will let you chose backup items again and that would make the system believe this is a new Backup Plan.
2. Windows 7 use vhd file for image back and support attach vhd file directly (it’s a great feature). As you have noticed, the folder with name "Backup YYYY.MM.DD hhmmss" is one copy of your image back (full backup with one vhd file). Not sure how can you find several image backup restore info in WinRE, did you use this external drive for image backup for another computer (or save image backup to different partitions)? When you try to run image backup to the same drive for second time, you may receive a warning “Any exiting system images for this machine might be overwriteen.”http://cid-9c88b7cb6fa32a48.skydrive.live.com/self.aspx/.Public/2010-01-27-ImageBackup.png
Actually, older data will be moved to the shadow copy storage area if it’s available (NTFS formatted internal or external hard disks supports Volume Shadow Copy), Network share and optical media, on the other hand, do not support shadow copy. Therefore only one system image per computer can be stored at a time (as the .vhd file). Any newer backup created will replace the... Read more

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Hi,
I did a full backup using vista backup and recovery centre onto a seagate 160gb usb drive.  The backup completed successfully so I rebuilt the machine.
 
On trying to rebuild, I run bakup and restore center and it cant even see the drive (it can see the C partition, the E (recovery) partition and nothing else.  It doesnt see the D (Data Partition) or the USB device.)
 
Tried copying it to the E partition and forcing it to use it but get  backup location not found which is mentioned elsewhere as an issue with mediaid.bin.
 
any ideas, i now have a shiny sparkly new machine with no data on it. 
 
The data is there in a compressed form but id much rather restore properly.
 
grateful for any help.
 
Cheers

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Hi,
I did a full backup using vista backup and recovery centre onto a seagate 160gb usb drive.  The backup completed successfully so I rebuilt the machine.
 
On trying to rebuild, I run bakup and restore center and it cant even see the drive (it can see the C partition, the E (recovery) partition and nothing else.  It doesnt see the D (Data Partition) or the USB device.)
 
Tried copying it to the E partition and forcing it to use it but get  backup location not found which is mentioned elsewhere as an issue with mediaid.bin.
 
any ideas, i now have a shiny sparkly new machine with no data on it. 

 
The data is there in a compressed form but id much rather restore properly.
 
grateful for any help.
 
Cheers

A:Vista Backup and Restore - Mediaid.bin problem cant restore from backup on Seagate USB drive-backup location not found

If you get the following error when restoring your backup to its original HD (see error code bellow)Error Description:When you use the Restore Files option to restore a backup file on a Windows Vista-based computer, you may receive the following error message: The restore did not finish successfully. Error code: The backup file could not be found. Check your hardware configuration or restore from a different backup (0x8100001A). and the Mediaid.bin file is corrupted or lost, then use the following instructions for rebuilding it:1.Unzip the sdutil.zip file and rename it from sdutil.ex_ to sdutil.exe2.Copy the sdutil.exe to the root of the driver which contains the backup files3.Open the folder Catalogs located bellow the folder BackupSet ?aaaammdd? ?xxxxxx?4.Copy the file GlobalCatalog.wbcat to the root of this HD5.Go to Start -> Execute and type CMD.exe6.At this ?DOS? window type: sdutil mediaid GlobalCatalog.wbcat [HD letter (as an example D:\)]7.A new MediaID.bin is created8.Try to restore the backup as usual using the advanced restore option and next the option restore an older backup created in this machine9.If done: it?s over!10.If it fails: Map a network driver at your LAN11.Copy the MediaId.bin file to the root of the previous mapped LAN driver12.Copy the whole folder BackupSet ?aaaammdd? ?xxxxxx? to this same driver13.Try to restore the backup as usual using the advanced restore option and next the option restore backup created in another mach... Read more

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I have been using Acronis Rescue disk to make images of my system. It works fine, but is a pain because I have open up the case and disconnect my secondary hard drive and change from my wireless mouse to a wired mouse. So I decided to try to the built-in Backup and Restore in Win 7 Pro and backup to an external hard drive.

In preparation for backing up my system partition, I do the following:
Clean all cookies, internet files and History.
Remove all restore points except the last one.
Run Malwarebytes
Run MSE version 2
Run Ccleaner (not messing with registry)
Run Smart Defrag (lastest version)
I then reboot and hook up the external hard drive

I then go into the Control Panel and select Backup and Restore. I set where I want the image to be created and start the backup. Everything looks normal for a while.

After about 4-5 minutes, NSE shows the below:



This is the only time NSE ever detects this and it detects it every time I try to backup. I have had NSE remove it or leave it alone. It does not matter.

Eventually I get the notice that the backup did not complete sucessfully.



I check the Events log and got this:



I have been through this several times and it occurs this way every time.

I would like some help solving this issue. Any help would be be greatly appreciated.

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Here's some excellent info from Microsoft regarding the Java exploit.
Encyclopedia entry: Exploit:Java/CVE-2009-3867.JF - Learn more about malware - Microsoft Malware Protection Center

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I have a system image created in Vista with external, internal hard drive is done. i replaced internal and installed windows 7. Can i use any of the information from this system image backup? Is there anyway to read the drive and pick out some of the important files? i don't need the whole system restore but would like as much of the old info as possible.

i am a computer novice so any help would be much appreciated.

thanks

A:created system image in Vista now have windows 7. how can i use backup

Hello fishtag Welcome to the Seven Forums!

Were you running the Business or Ultimate edition of Vista previously or use a 3rd party imaging software to create the image with? As far as restoring any full image a second hard drive available would be one option for a 3rd party program while 7 will not be able to restore an image created by the previous version.

If you used a 3rd party program and have that installed presently on 7 the program may have the option for mounting the image as a virtual drive where you can easily access the files. The feature allows the user to add or remove files from any image created rather then creating a totally new one just to see more files added. As for more programs then a totally new image would be required.

If you had created the image with the backup option in the Vista Business or Ultimate edition a fast temp install of Vista to a second drive would allow the image to be restore there long enough to retrieve the files you want to keep and use on 7. Here I have a second OS drive here used to test image integrity as well as retrieve files when not running a beta like the next version of Windows to come there. It also can serve as a second drive to store system images on as well.

One guide for gaining access to a full image backup made with Vista suggests using the MS Virtual PC 2007. Use Virtual PC 2007 to access a Complete PC Backup image in Vista | TechRepublic

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I recently had computer crash and system restore not work. I have two files on an external hard drive (BackUp 30-10-11 2011-10-30 15-35-33_C.CAL and BackUp 30-10-11 2011-10-30 15-35-33_C_1.NBF) that were created by Acer Backup earlier that I wanted to use but can not seem to get the program to run properly. If anyone could please let me know step by step how I can do this I'd greatly appreciate it. I'm afraid the "help" is not overly so...

A:How do I use disc image created by Acer BackUp Mang?

hi sorry to hear you have problems check this link out its for acer support there are a number of links you can choose that should help you Support Home Page if not post back and i could help you your machine

Using Acer eRecovery Management to reinstall Drivers and Software >>> http://goo.gl/91qLs

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Hello, I just backed up the entire harddisk using Acronis True Image. The file is about 10 GB and I am not sure how to burn it onto a DVD that has a capacity of only 4 GB. Do I need any special software to do that? I am using Windows Vista.

Thanks!
 

A:Created a Backup image of the Harddisk (10GB+) how do you burn it?

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I want to backup my PC's data files to an external HD using W7 backup & restore utility.

If I use the recommended default option that also includes a back mirror of W7 will the PC automatically backup only new data since the backup at the scheduled option chosen??

Will the backed up files on the backup drive appear as windows file folders (My Pictures, My Documents etc.) or be in an encoded file format?

Thanks for your help

A:Questions re W7 backup & restore utility

Hello Provlima,

The Windows Backup on a schedule will only create incremental backups of the folders you have included in the backup at the scheduled time and date if changes have been made to the files since the last scheduled backup.

The system image will be a new full system image each time the schedule runs. If you run out of HDD space, then the oldest system image will automatically be deleted to make room for the new one.

Backup User and System Files

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hi!
I recently had to reformat my computer due to some sort of malware (I think) that I could never get completely fixed. Before doing so I backed up my software with the Windows Backup that came with my XP Home to an external hard drive. After reformatting, I connected the hard drive and found the file. It was 33+ gigs, just like it was supposed to be. But when I clicked on the file and then chose "restore," the utility told me there was no file there. I'd doublechecked just before reformatting, and the file worked fine, so I have no idea what the problem is. Can anyone help? I desperately need that info!
Thanks!

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hi every1, a friend of mine recently had a virus which basically rendered her computer unusable. windows would start, backround of desktop would appear but thats as far as it would go, no icons, taskbar, etc. the only way around was doing a system restore in safe mode. windows is fine now, no viruses and running good. she also backups up the 'c' drive to an external drive 'f' using xp's backup utility. the problem is when we went to restore some of the files, the restore failed saying it could not find the backup file to restore from. when you start the backup utility, all the backup files are there, you can open them and see all the folders inside each file, but when it tries to restore from that backup file it says it cant find it. did the system restore wipe something out??? the system restore was done using a 3/11/2011 date. the backup we're trying was done 1/20/2011. is there anyway to fix this?
thanks
 

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I have an hp desktop running windows 7 home premium. recently I attempted to upgrade to windows 10 but something failed. I was forced to create backup cd's by the recovery manager (12 in total) AND run the restore cd provided by hp to repair my workstation.  I have read numerous articles and forums that suggest booting from recovery cd 1 and also from recovery cd 12 ...that hasnt worked. The recovery manager application does appear in the recovery folder saved on disk 1 and also a configuration file, but when i click on recovery manager, the spinning pointer sits there (like its working the request) but after an hour or so , does nothing, goes right back to idle.  I understand that 7-zip unzips wim. files if you want to go the long route of opening all 130 saved files and manually extracting each backed-up portion of my workstation but would really prefer to have the recovery software restore my files.  what do i  do??? can i get a functioning recovery manager, or is there another type of software out there that recognizes wim's and will restore my files for me.-William

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This is probably a simple fix, but for the life of me I haven't been able to figure it out. My aunt had Norton 360 backup on her computer, when it expired, she deleted it. She did not back up with any other program thinking that she had the backup disc she made with Norton. Her computer crashed and burned, totally died. We still have the Norton 360 backup disc, but a newer computer and no Norton 360 software. All of her pictures and documents are hidden in these backup files, I'm sure. How do I retrieve them?
Any help would be appreciated, my head hurts from trying to figure it out on my own.

Judy
AngelStarr Technologies
Floyd, VA
 

A:Need to restore my computer using a disc created with Norton 360 backup

Hi judyange,

This is Mike from the Norton Authorized Support Team.

The backed-up files from Norton 360 are encrypted for protection purposes. If your aunt used optical media (CD/DVD) to backup files using Norton 360 version 3 or 4, all she has to do is to insert the disc into your computer and then open the disc in Windows Explorer. Next, locate the file named "arestore.exe" and double-click on it . Follow the instructions to restore the files to your new computer.

If by chance she used the Online Backup feature, she can log in to your My Norton Account and then look for the link that says "Access your online backup files."

My Norton Account
Thank you,
Mike


judyangel65 said:


This is probably a simple fix, but for the life of me I haven't been able to figure it out. My aunt had Norton 360 backup on her computer, when it expired, she deleted it. She did not back up with any other program thinking that she had the backup disc she made with Norton. Her computer crashed and burned, totally died. We still have the Norton 360 backup disc, but a newer computer and no Norton 360 software. All of her pictures and documents are hidden in these backup files, I'm sure. How do I retrieve them?
Any help would be appreciated, my head hurts from trying to figure it out on my own.

Judy
AngelStarr Technologies
Floyd, VAClick to expand...
 

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I have been have some problems with my HP dv 8500 laptop. It has vista on it. I could not get any windows updates. So I backed up my files to a flashdrive and did a system recovery. I have files on the flash drive but cannot transfer them back to the laptop. I would love it if someone could guide me through the process.
Thanks in advance
 

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Personally, even though everyone will disagree, I'd like not to use Macrium Reflect or another 3rd party utility. I (for now) want to use the default Windows Backup program. My issue here is the image I'm creating is actually bigger than the files it's copying. I'd like to know if it's copying a file multiple times, or taking files from other connected HDD's? That's all I can come up with. I've made it clear to Windows I only want my C drive, I even excluded the System Reserved (which is only 500MB) out to see if that was it. The HDD I use for backups I also have for big files that I don't need on my 512GB SSD. So it could be taking things from that but I can't really remove it since its only separated by a partition. Any ideas?

Thanks, DWreck.

A:Windows 7 Backup Utility making a bigger image then the HDD itself.

You could mount the backup image as a Virtual Hard Disk (VHD) so you can see what is in the backup image.
This tutorial explains how to mount the image as a VHD:
System Image - Extract Files Using Disk Management

Your specs show you have Win 7 Ultimate and Win 8 Enterprise, and a custom built desktop.
Is this a dual boot PC?
Is this a work PC, connected to a domain or corporate network?

It's my understanding that the built in Windows imaging utility will include all partitions it sees as "system" partitions in the backup image.
How did you exclude "System Reserved", and other "system" partitions?
I haven't used the Win 7 imaging utility in a many years because it included all OS (system) partitions on my multi-boot PCs, and I couldn't exclude partitions.
I use Acronis because I have more control over what is included, and the images are much smaller and faster.

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Hello,
I have a dual boot system created using sevenforums meathod with xp installed first and 7 second, both on seperate physical drives - (Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP)

I would like to create a disc image backup of the whole computer (dual boot)

My question is, can i use the built in system image utility that comes with Win7 and will it restore then via the Win 7 install CD should i ever need it.. i.e will i get back the dual boot ability with my systems as they were at the last backup?

A:Dual Boot Backup using win7 image utility

It seems with Windows System Image, you can include (select with checkmark) any additional partitions (above and beyond the unlettered System Reserved partition and the usual C: OS partition) in one physical image. Below is an example screen shot from a website.

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Hi,
I recently did a system restore and it has created an extra hard drive RECOVERY (D:) Does anyone know how I can get rid of this, there does not seem to be any up to date info on it, only these,

Dell - Recovery - Temp - tmp and ResSys

I used to do a system image every night to my second hard drive - Hard Drive2 (B:) now when I go to back and restore settings this drive no longer appears and I am unable to do my system image. The drive appears everywhere else, my computer, windows explorer etc.

Please, can anyone one help me out,

many thanks,

Chris.

A:System restore has created a new drive (recovery) plus, windows backup

Have you tried restoring any of your previous system images? If not, and you made a system repair disk, try booting your computer up with it and see if your system images on 2 HDD are availble to recover your computer. If you didn't make a system boot disk, then go into Backup and Restore in the Control Panel and open "Recover system sytem settings on your computer". Then open "Advanced recovery methods" and select "Use a system image you created earlier to recover your computer". Your computer should reboot then and take you to the Recovery Console.

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I was hoping to split up the System Images I am making on my Win7 Home Premium PC into 25GB chunks of files so I can burn them to Bluray discs. But I see the file layout inside a System Image folder puts most of the data in a single file, for me far more than 50GB in size. So I am looking for either a way to break it into pieces, burn it to discs, and still be able to reassemble it again (using a boot disc if necessary) or looking for a different imaging utility which has this file splitting ability built in. Can anyone suggest a solution?

A:Seeking an Image Utility allowing backup files to be split into chunks

GSplit will split files and join them back again; any size you want.

Another option would be to use third-party backup software, either free or commercial; they all allow setting output file sizes.

GSplit can be found here: GSplit - File Splitter - Split Any File - Split Text and Log Files

I use Acronis: Backup software for data backup and disaster recovery in Windows and Linux - Acronis

Then there's Macrium Reflect, EASUS Todo, and a wealth of other free backup solutions.

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I have Win7 and I had an extra internal drive acting as backup to my system. Well, the system got infected by a virus that I couldn't cure, so I figured that since I had a backup, I could probably just restore files from that. Well, I got Win7 reinstalled and then I went into my backup drive and selected the icon with my old computer's name (disc with green arrow pointing down), right click and select "restore options." Then, I get "do you want to restore files from this backup? So then i click "restore files." Then, a loading bar comes up that says "looking for backup devices" and then goes away, showing nothing but "refresh" and "browse network location..." as options.

Anyway, how can I get my backup files from this image if it can't see it for whatever reason?

thanks for your help.

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How come the built in Vista backup utility doesn't backup software? Does anyone know of a way to do this, or know of any software that will create an image of my harddrive? I seriously need to reformat my computer and I can't do it without this.

Thanks.

A:Vista Backup Utility Doesnt Backup Software?

Norton ghost or Acronis True Image... the latter is the easier of the two apps IMO.

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I have Win7 and I had an extra internal drive acting as backup to my system. Well, the system got infected by a virus that I couldn't cure, so I figured that since I had a backup, I could probably just restore files from that. Well, I got Win7 reinstalled and then I went into my backup drive and selected the icon with my old computer's name (disc with green arrow pointing down), right click and select "restore options." Then, I get "do you want to restore files from this backup? So then i click "restore files." Then, a loading bar comes up that says "looking for backup devices" and then goes away, showing nothing but "refresh" and "browse network location..." as options.

Anyway, how can I get my backup files from this image if it can't see it for whatever reason?

Thanks for your help.

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1. I upgraded from XP to W7 after backing up my whole XP laptop.

2. I want to restore some programs from the XP backup to my W7 laptop.

3. W7 windows explorer sees my external usb disk and the XP backup file I want to
restore from.

4. However, W7 backup utility does not see the external disk or the backup file.

5. Any ideas? Can the W7 backup utility work with a backup file created by XP's
backup utility?

A:Can W7 backup utility read XP backup files?

Hi Ikers;

Windows 7 backup does not recognize XP backups - However, Microsoft does offer a free tool:

Windows NT Backup - Restore Utility

Utility for restoring backups made on Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 to computers running Windows Vista and Microsoft? Windows Server? 2008.

Download Details - Microsoft Download Center - Windows NT Backup - Restore Utility

This download requires Validation from Microsoft - If your copy of the OS is less-than-legal, the Validation process could cause you some headaches.

Be sure to follow the instructions on the download page to the letter. And as always, create a system restore point and back up any personal data prior to downloading/installing the utility.

Best of luck to you!

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Hello.
I have a Win Vista Ultimate x64. I made a win full computer backup, but i dont know how can i explore a backuped drive. (image drive)
I need a some files , but restore from full computer backup doesnt work.
It displayed error.
Can you help me ?

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My machine blue-screened on me abruptly while sitting idly. Nothing much that I can think of has changed lately.
It rebooted on its own and went into Windows fine, except for a message saying Windows did not shut down properly and asking me if I want it to search for a solution. (This was NOT a message saying "The system has recovered from a serious error.")
Everything seemed fine.
I went to the C: drive in Windows Explorer > Properties > Tools > Error-Checking > Check now. I left the first box checked, which is checked by default, to check for and fix system errors.
But when I clicked "Start," nothing happened. I clicked it again, and again nothing happened. It may have been 20-30 seconds before it finally gave me the next screen, which says it has to be shut down to run CheckDisk.
I know my machines pretty well, and this long delay was very uncharacteristic behavior.
I ran chksdk and it said it found no errors.
I went back to do the same steps again, and again there was an unprecedented, very long delay before the Check Now > "Start"
button gave me a response.
I noticed that after it did finally respond the first time after a reboot, if I then canceled and tried it again, it responded instantly.
A third reboot revealed the same behavior. It exhibited about 30 seconds of a delay after hitting Start before it gave me any response.
Based on my experience with computers, my judgment is that I need to restore this machine f... Read more

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I need a little help figuring this out. I made a backup image a while back on my network. Now that I want to re-image, I reboot as requested, wait for it to load, and Windows says it can't find my backup, "if it is on a network, close this window , type the network location."

Putting in the network location does nothing, I'm just returned to the screen where it would list the backup image if it had found it, but there's nothing there.

Thinking perhaps my NAS was the problem I copied the image onto a portable hard drive, but after rebooting into the restore program, Windows 7 doesn't find the USB drive.

I know the image was good, because I got an "image successful" message when I made it. Any ideas?

A:Image Restore can't find Backup Image

You say Windows can't find the USB drive, or is it the image file within the drive that it can't find?

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hey , this a stupid question, i think. but i just can't understand what is the deference between a system restore image and a backup data image etc? i've heard that u can save both a system restore image and backup at the same time to an external hard drive : for example, f:drive\name of pc user\backupImageSet YYYY-MM-DD HHMMSS is this correct? how is this possible , thank you

A:backup/restore system image?

As Brink says, "There are no dumb questions, just the people who do not ask them."

A "plain backup" usually just backs up data files, while a system image backs up everything on your drive. A system image is a kind of backup. To confuse things, it depends on which backup/imaging program you use as to whether or not you can extract individual files. The native Windows 7 tool lets you create a "plain backup" of data files, or a full system image. But you cannot restore individual files from the system image.

Let's say you accidentally delete an important letter that had been in your Documents folder. Either a system image or a data backup could restore that letter. But if all you had was a Windows 7 system image, you'd have to restore the entire hard drive and not just the letter. That's why the native Windows 7 lets you select what kinds of backups you want to create: a data backup, a system image, or both. Other backup software (like Macrium, EaseUS Todo, Paragon, etc) offer more flexibility than the native Windows 7 imaging tool.

Hope this doesn't make it even more confusing.

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Not sure where to write this so I decided here under General Discussion.

I truly believe in backups of documents and image backup of HD. In the past I have used many different ones and prior to Win7 I was using TeraByte Unlimited Image for Windows V3 which was fast and reliable.

Well last week I decided to try the Win7 backup imaging software that comes in Ultimate but not sure if he other versions have it. Well I started the programm and saved my image or whatever Win7 now cals it to my backup HD. I have about 25 gb on C: and in less than 6 minutes was complete. The saved area was about 10 gb in size and has mutlimple directories with files in all of them. Will have to do some additional reading on actually what it is but it isn't one file like a true image.

Last night I used Win7 to restore my C: Drive and it went flawlessly in less than 6 minutes. Had anyone had any issues with this program?

I did another Win7 Backup this morning and it seems that it copied over the one I had stored. I'm sure next time I will change directory or file name so I can have more copies stored

Because I'm not sure yet if I trust the Win7 version I will continue to use both backup programs until I know more about the Win7.

Any thoughts?

A:Win7 Image Backup and Restore

  
Quote: Originally Posted by IggyAZ


Not sure where to write this so I decided here under General Discussion.

I truly believe in backups of documents and image backup of HD. In the past I have used many different ones and prior to Win7 I was using TeraByte Unlimited Image for Windows V3 which was fast and reliable.

Well last week I decided to try the Win7 backup imaging software that comes in Ultimate but not sure if he other versions have it. Well I started the programm and saved my image or whatever Win7 now cals it to my backup HD. I have about 25 gb on C: and in less than 6 minutes was complete. The saved area was about 10 gb in size and has mutlimple directories with files in all of them. Will have to do some additional reading on actually what it is but it isn't one file like a true image.

Last night I used Win7 to restore my C: Drive and it went flawlessly in less than 6 minutes. Had anyone had any issues with this program?

I did another Win7 Backup this morning and it seems that it copied over the one I had stored. I'm sure next time I will change directory or file name so I can have more copies stored

Because I'm not sure yet if I trust the Win7 version I will continue to use both backup programs until I know more about the Win7.

Any thoughts?


For me, the back up of Windows 7 is awesome. The two primary restore options, system restore and system image are incremental. The date that shows on the file represents t... Read more

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Hi

I would like to create an Acronis image of one WIN7 PC with OEM license.
How it should work to recover this image across multiple PCs with other OEM licenses (each with the same hardware)?

A:Backup and restore the same image on multiple OEM PCs

OEMs are tied to as specific machine and MOBO.

Even though the other comps may have the exact same hardware and you could restore the image to them, you can have the OS (with key) on one comp at a time.

You would see the image on the other comps, but a message will appear saying you have "X" days left to buy a key.

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I have taken a full (Image ?) backup of both my laptops to an external expansion drive.

I am now trying to recover some files and folders from one of the backups.

I have some folders in the C:\ root directory and some in the C:\users\fred\applications folder.

I cannot get the restore program to select the folder in the C:\ root, and whilst I can search for the folder called Applications in the C:\users\fred the restore program will not show all the folders under the user fred when browsing.

I've tried the search, browse, folders and files etc. but Micrsoft apear to assume that all users will only use the half dozen standard document music, video folders.

Does any body know how I can make Microsoft Windows 7 restore show all the folders when browsing?

I have read the help before posting this issue.

Regards,

A:Selecting Folders to restore in Microsoft Windows 7 Backup and Restore

Hello Crumbley, and welcome to Seven Forums.

If this is for a system image and not a Windows backup, then you could use the method in the tutorial below to manually extract files and folders from the image if you like.

System Image - Extract Files Using Disk Management

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hi, just so I don't destroy my setup I Like to ask if anyone else have restored their system from a image made by Acronis true image home plus Livecd 2012?

My setup is the following:

Windows 7 32 bit on 1 HDD with the following NTFS partitions: Partition 1(Reserved for system - Bootloader), partition 2(C: windows), partition 3(E: Data and backup).

Now, I have made one incremental image including Partition 1 and 2 + MBR, but not partition 3 - and backed this up to Partition 3.

What I'm curious about is, if True image without any problems can restore partion 1 and 2 + MBR without destroying Partition 3?

Or if I should leave MBR out?

Is there any problems with drive attributtes, like bootable partition?
I have used Norton ghost for years, ever since the first Dos version, and never had any problems - the problems come with Vista and up because of the bootloader partition.

Hope someone already have tried this and can answer my question - Please, I know it should be possible, but I like answers from someone already tried this or seen it done, because theory is one thing and practice another.

With kind regards

JBJ

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Hi, I was wondering if I can get some advice on how to add drivers to the Recovery Disc (DVD). My hard drive is acting up lately and I wanted to make a clone of it. so I made an image backup of it on a external hard drive. Now I want to restore that backup image to a new hard drive (same size and same manufacturer, but unfortunately I run into a problem where the Recovery Disc does not recongize my new hard drive and therefore will not let me restore the image on to it. From what I can tell, I'm thinking that it does not have the driver in the Recovery Disc for that Hard drive. Is there a way to get that driver put on the Recovery Disc.

Thanks in advance,
Pete

A:want to restore backup image to a new hard drive

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Quote: Originally Posted by pl28


Hi, I was wondering if I can get some advice on how to add drivers to the Recovery Disc (DVD).

Describe this recovery disk. Where did it come from? Burned? Bought? Can you make another?


My hard drive is acting up lately and I wanted to make a clone of it. so I made an image backup of it on a external hard drive.

Made an image backup with what application?


Now I want to restore that backup image to a new hard drive (same size and same manufacturer, but unfortunately I run into a problem where the Recovery Disc does not recongize my new hard drive and therefore will not let me restore the image on to it.

I'd expect that your "recovery disk" is something you would attempt to boot from to restore an image. Are you able to boot from this "recovery disk"?

You say "does not recognize my new hard drive". Do you mean you can boot with the recovery disk and locate your previously made image file, but you cannot select the new hard drive as a destination for the image restoration? Or do you mean something else?

From what I can tell, I'm thinking that it does not have the driver in the Recovery Disc for that Hard drive. Is there a way to get that driver put on the Recovery Disc.

You didn't say what application you are using to make and restore this image. A lack of proper drivers on the recovery disk can prevent i... Read more

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All was well in Windows 7 until we upgraded to Windows 10. After the upgrade, I "CAN" back up to our Lenovo PX4-300d. However, image restores DO NOT WORK! I boot to the Windows 10 repair disk, chose troubleshooting, etc. I point to the network location, asks me to login, and I click okay and no image shows up in the list. I then tried moving the image to a external drive so I have attached a My Passport Ultra and it doesn't find the image. I have tried this on two of my machines and yes the images were for their respective systems.

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Hi,
I believe the following statements are true for win7 image backup.
1) The win7 image is for the entire HDD (or SSD).
That is, you cannot make an image of just one partition.
2) When you restore the image, there is no option to restore
a single partition. That is, you have to restore the entire image.
3) The new disk must be larger than the image disk.

This is very restrictive. And it discourages large C:\ drives :-(

Are there any image backup/restore tools that will backup/restore
just one partition?

If I could do an image backup/restore for a selected partition
then I could have a C:\ partition of maybe 200GB for OS and a
D:\ partition of maybe 800GB for data on a 1TB disk.

What is best practice?
thanks

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I have done data recovery in the past with success, however this time im having issues

Basically the user had acronis true image installed, they made a full backup on their system

Later they started having issues and decided to restore that image which was from a yr ago, they did not make any other backups and now i am having trouble trying to restore it

I used stellar recovery and when i try to recover the entire drive onto a terabyte external it says not enough space and gives me a huge # EVEN THOUGH the partition is only 600gb

I had the same issue with recuva, so i thought it was a bug, but apparently its not as its doing the same thing with 2 programs right now

So instead of doing that, i started by recovering their documents folder which is going through just fine

However when i start trying to look at the pdf, photos and docx files even though they have the right file names the files themselves wont work

The docx files asked me to recover so i did that and it showed the text, but the other files dont appear to be working properly

I tried some raw recovery programs but after it was done it says the partition is 600 terabytes

A:Backup Restoration After Acronis Image Restore

Hi there
If you still have the ACRONIS backup image you can MOUNT this . Windows will then show you all the files etc in the backup with Windows explorer -- then you should be able to restore the relevant directories. This works even if you did an IMAGE backup (Disks / partition images) rather than DATA backup (by directories).

There should be a tool in your acronis software called Image explorer. -- Use that. Don't try and restore an image that's from several releases of software earlier than the one you are using now. The Image explorer is the tool to use.

Cheers
jimbo

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I was wanting to do a re-install of my mom's computer, Im pretty sure she doesnt have a disk and the computer came with windows already installed with a factory backup image. Have had some virus issues and was wondering if its likely that it infected the factory image as well. In my personal opinion having the backup/factory image on the computer is a bad idea, better to have it on a seperate backup/recover USB stick or external hard drive that is only connected for backups or restores. Is there a way to get a fresh download from microsoft of windows 7 64bit which is what she is currently running now?

A:Can a backup/restore factory image get infected?

Wouldnt think a Factory Image would be infected when on a different partiton to start with , but not saying it couldnt happen.
Ive used a lot to repair laptops and never had an issue ...yet.
 
I would try doing a fresh install from the factory Image first , this way Drivers are done and Software also , and then just Win Updates req.
If all goes well then copy the Factory Image to an external Drive as a Backup.
 
If you prefer to reinstall Windows 7 from a Disc you will still need a Valid Product Key.{ Or Embedded within Bios }.
Here is a Download Link .
 
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-recovery
 
I havent needed to use this process for Win 7 , but have done 2 for Win 8 Laptops and no problem { Both had Product Key within Bios so activated automatically }
 

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Hi there,

My windows 8 pro install messed up n i have almost 2.8tb of stuff on my drive on a 3tb hd. I have an identical hd as a backup which i have (an apparently successful) a backup of my system from a couple of weeks ago on. I had set the system to do scheduled backups of the system (set to backup a system image of efi partition and c. There were a few times where i was trying to get other things done and the systemwas running slow so i cancelled the backups when i noticed them running. The software stopped the backups (seemingly successfully).

As i say my system messed up - i came home to find out it was no longer downloading (as i had left it doing when i went to work) but was on a blue screen (bsod?) saying the system needs to be restarted. Since then it didnt work well at all and after dskchk reported that several sectors were damaged so it was moving data to spare sectors (or whatever it generally reports when this happens) there were a lot of files messed up or reported as deleted when doing a file recovery scan with recuvva.

So i decided to restore the backed up system image from the other hd. Incidentally i tried mounting the vhdx backup image from that hd via windows explorer which then reported "the disk needs formatting" and didnt get any success mounting via disk management either (it mounted in the app but didnt show up on windows explorer and if i tried to access info on it via disk management it reported the same"disk needs formatting prom... Read more

A:Win 8 system backup image restore error help

You could try mounting it with something else.

Not sure if partition guru free will do it. The paid version handles vhd.

Once mounted, partition guru can make it's own image of the mounted drive., which can be restored.

You might need the paid version for that - worth looking at the freebie in case it does.

Data recovery, partition management and disk utilities - PartitionGuru Free

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Hi..

My HDD died a couple of days ago and I received a new HDD from my laptop's manufacturer (Dell - Laptop 3568 Vostro). Fortunately I made a system image before the HDD failed (just after installing windows and drivers- the other backup i tried to make after HDD failure didn't work).

I tried using system rescue disk and the advance bootup option with image restore functionality but it seems none of the option is working as these utilities are not able to locate my system image that i stored on my external Western Digital HDD. I also tried to Google this problem but couldn't find any satisfactory answer.

As for system image backup i have a default folder named "Windows Image Backup" that windows created when i initially created the image. Had i missed something while creating the image backup?? Is this not the correct folder or the method to make system images?? Why windows is not able to detect the image?? Is there any third party software that i can use??

Pleasee help...
Thanks in advance to all..
 

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As one proceeds to create a complete system image encrypted ?
've Got no success for two veses . One with TrueCrypt and another with BitLocker.

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My laptop came with a the following partition config:Pri Act ..... "Recovery Partition" - 20GB (14GB Used)
Pri ........... Windows 7 "OS Partition" - 60GB (14GB Used)
Extend...... Data Partition - 210GB (0GB Used)
As you can see the OS partition is not set as "Active" and the "Active" partition is in the "Recovery Partition". Once in a while I would like to switch between Windows XP and Windows 7 by restoring OS image backup to the "OS Partition" - I just don't want a dual boot setup and don't ask me why. So I did an image backup of the whole Windows 7 OS Partition and to save backup storage I only have a files backup on the / level + the /BOOT in the "Recovery Partition" .

After that I re-format the OS Partition and let XP install into it and everything going fine.

When I try restore Windows 7 to the OS Partition + all the files backup of the "Recovery Partition" and reboot it reported:

" Windows could not start because the following file is missing: Windows root/system32/ntoskrnl.exe"

I am sure the "Windows root/system32/ntoskrnl.exe" is already restore to the Windows 7 OS partition.

Am I missing something in the Windows 7 "Recovery Partition" to backup beside just the / level files and /BOOT? I don't want to backup the whole 14GB so I tried to avoid the Windows 7 recovery disk images in that partition.

A:Windows 7 Image Backup Restore Problems

How about recovering the System MBR into WIn7 partition?

The Recovery Partition should only mark itself Active to run Recovery.

Have you made your Recovery Disk set as a backup to the partition?

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