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Unmounting disks in Macrium reflect.

Q: Unmounting disks in Macrium reflect.

I am back again. I thought I had solved all my problems with Macrium Reflect, when I learned how to mount the image in Windows Explorer, but not so. I had previously managed to unmount the partition that I had mounted without difficulty. Now I am not succeeding. When I right click on the mounted partition, and scroll to Macrium Reflect, I am not offered 'unmount disc' option as before. Instead I am offered 'Create Macrium Image of the partition'. Same happens every time I try. What am I doing wrong? Allan.

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Preferred Solution: Unmounting disks in Macrium reflect.

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I run a daily backup with Macrium Reflect Free for home use and I thought I would just test the browse image from a USB stick and it wont browse some of my disks. I cant even mount them in the PE environments. I have two physical disks with 8 partitions and 3 of them wont mount from the backup image on the 2nd physical disk. Anyway to get in touch with Macrium or should I try the PE 4 option instead of PE5?

Linux rescue CD cant even see the image file. I can mount them in normal windows mode but I am worried that I might not be able to restore them from a PE USB stick as I cant mount them. Any suggestions?


A:Macrium Reflect PE BOOT wont browse some disks on backup

If you can see the images with the PE USB stick, then you should be able to restore. But I have no idea why they don't mount.

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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 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,

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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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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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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.

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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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 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.


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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


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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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.

A:Macrium Reflect

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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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

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.


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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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 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.



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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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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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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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

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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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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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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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

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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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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which of the backup do you prefer in your opinions? usually i want to use it when if i installed something and turns out i want to uninstall it and just go with restore so that nothing left behind.

A:rollback rx and macrium reflect

Macrium Standard version.

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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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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


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.


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I get the feeling 4.x is going to be it for Macrium Reflect Free version. Has anyone seen any statement from the publisher? V. 5 Trial is available for download. I don't see any mention of V. 5 Free anywhere.

edit: I asked on the Macrium forum. The word is the free 5 is several months down the road. They probably don't want to eat into v. 5 sales. Get that initial bump.

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I have used the free edition of Macrium Reflect to save a image of my pc to a usb 3 external drive and restored from this drive before too with no problems at all, but today when I try it wont do it (maybe i'm doing it wrong but don't think so worked before ?) ..... when I try to restore an image the program tells me the following drive is in use and restore can not continue (is this new ?) automatic boot not available in free edition ? .... then it goes on to say automatically boot into widows PE, but this option not available in free edition ....... so do I take from this u can save a image in free edition but u cant restore it anymore ?

A:Macrium Reflect Issue

I have the free edition and do not have a problem.
You put the USB into the drive and then you get the notice?
The problem may be with your drive or the USB has been corrupted. Can you make another Boot USB?

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I have been having trouble of late backing up my entire PC with Vista Ultimate, getting various errors ranging from catastrophic failure 0x8000ffff to I/O error 0x8007042D. I have tried everything from Chkdsk to erasing the shadow copies then restarting the whole process again.
Now I have heard of two good backup programmes Acronis and Macrium Reflect, both are free. However I don't mind putting my hand in my pocket and paying for the full version. (more so with Macriumm it offers a lot more for the paid version).
So I am after some opinions, which is better bang for the buck? which is easier to use etc. etc. etc.

A:Acronis or Macrium Reflect

I tried Acronis and Paragon Backup utilities (which recently gave a way a free FULL version online) both seemed a little more bloated Macrium and are at a cost.

Macrium is simple and easy to use. I truly love Macrium, but I use the free version. I too thought about paying for the full version, but from what I read and for my purposes, it doesn't serve me any point.

Macrium has SAVED me the nightmares of reinstalling Vista. If I have any problems and need to reinstall, I just used the recovery CD and replace the OS with my initial image of Vista which includes all updates, drivers up to SP2.

Secondly, I created a separate partition for User Date/Programs and created an image of those once I installed all my necessary programs and user files. These system images created on a monthly basis.

I think the paid version allows you to backup individual files and folders and also has something called "Integrated VBScript generator" which I can't answer whether its necessary or not.

Here's a great tutorial on how to use Macrium and the features the free version offers.
Imaging with free Macrium - Windows 7 Forums

Good Luck and Happy Imaging!

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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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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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I have been using reflect free for some time now with no issue on multiple desktops and laptops. I just installed it to a new laptop and when it opens it will not populate the drive list. When I click Refresh, the analyzer window pops up and closes very fast. No drives or partitions are shown. The new out of the box yesterday LT is an Asus W7hp. I believe everything is up to date. The drive has 4 partitions - 2 r hidden, an EFT and a recovery partition. C: & D: r available. None of the other systems have hidden partitions. One does have an EFT partition. I have reinstalled twice and verified the last install was 5154 from Macrium. Previous installs updated to this rev. Why doesn't it show me the drive/partitions??? thx

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will macrium reflect recognise hidden partitions?

also i was given a Macrium WinPE 5.0.4995 file from a forum member on here would that work wiith the macrium free edition download Version: 5.1.5396

also i have no cd drive so when i create the bootable usb recovery tool does it need to be made on the pc i intend to use it on? or could i create on another pc?

here is the screen shot

A:macrium reflect imaging

You can find most answers if you search their forums

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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


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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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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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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When you have a Laptop with an SSD and a Harddisk and you want to take a whole image must you take 2 images: 1 with the SSD as source disk and 1 with the harddisk as source?

A:macrium reflect SSD and harddisk

If you want complete (full) backup, yes you need to backup both drives.

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I am running 32bit Windows XP. I'm trying to make a recovery disc using Macrium Reflect and it's asking me if I want to make a Linux based recovery CD or use a BartPE plug in. (It says XP works better with BartPE). Can I still use the Linux option? It doesn't require me to install anything.

Thank you.

A:Macrium Reflect Recovery CD?

Use can use which ever on you prefer.

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Guys I am looking to start using Macrium Reflect software to backup my hard disk(s). In the past I have been just I would just drag and drop the files on an external hard disk, but I am looking to have an image of my hard disk. Does Macrium Reflect backup the operation system also? The entire hard disk?
Some backup programs will not backup the system files from what I can tell. Is this a good tool to use?

A:Backup with Macrium Reflect

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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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I have been using Macrium Reflect for several years. All of a sudden UAC pops up to get permission to run the application. This also happens overnight when my backups run. This causes the backup to just sit there waiting for me to allow. I have been running Windows 10 for several months, but this problem just began. If I set the UAC to the lowest position everything runs fine (without UAC popup) but I would rather have a higher setting in UAC or is this the way it should be?


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I have latest (free) version of macrium reflect. when macrium reflect Is updated do I need to d/l the winpe files again??. will previous ISO still work with future updates.

A:backup(macrium reflect)

Normally not. Only if the change log syas that this is reqired. But that is very rare.

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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.


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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A new update for Macrium Reflect is available.

A:Update for Macrium Reflect available

Thanks for that FYI friend!

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Recently I started having trouble creating a system image on my Dell Win 7 Laptop. I get what appears to be a common error message about being unable to find some weird file. My C: drive is 1 T, and it is close to being full, i.e. only 90 GB Free. So I downloaded Macrium Reflect Free and find it to be very confusing. I tried looking at some online videos, but none of them seem to be using this newest version that I downloaded yesterday, or at least what the videos show is not the same as what I am seeing when I run the program. The terminology used by the program seems very strange. I did what I thought was the right thing and ended up, after 4 hours, with a single file named CBF9B2FF21709F7E-00-00.mrimg. How do I know if that is really an image file of my C: drive? Now when I open Reflect again, the "bar" under what I think is my C: Drive (labeled by Reflect as "3-OS (C") shows up as red, whereas the bars under the other things (Labeled by Reflect as "MBR Disk 1") is clear and the bar under the second block (Labeled bu Reflect as "2 - RECOVERY (Y") is blue. I don't even understand the labels on the 3 blocks, much less do I understand if a useful image file has been created. I have tried looking for online help, but I haven't found any site that explains all of this. I would appreciate any advice that anyone can give me about this.

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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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I saw that the free MR edition have an update! I have build 5154 of v5.0. My question is: if I update it to the latest v5.1 , the images and the Bootable Rescue Media I created before will still work?


A:Macrium Reflect UPDATE

The images will work.

The bootable rescue media SHOULD work. Do you see any notification at Macrium site that rescue media needs to be updated?

Can you boot with the old rescue media and locate your image files and destination partition?

If in doubt, make new rescue media. I do that for major Macrium upgrades anyway. Not sure if I have to.

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