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

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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?

Tim

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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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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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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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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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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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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 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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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I recently got a SSD and did a clean install of Win 7. I currently have a 100 MB active partition on it. My old HDD did not have the 100 MB active parttion. == When I did the image of my SSD, I have only imaged C: drive. I am thinking that I am not capturing the 100 MB active partition in my image. What do I need to do to capture the active partition? Thanks,

A:Macrium Reflect Question

Do you have a check in the box on the system reserved and C?

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When installing Macrium Free and clicking on 'download options' I can choose to download just the installer, or the installer and PE components.

What are the 'PE components' and do I need them?

I don't want to install anything I don't really need.

A:What are the 'PE components' in Macrium Reflect

In order to create a Macrium Rescue boot USB/CD disk. You'll need to download this component. You can download this component to another drive in your PC. Run Macrium->Other Tasks->Edit Defaults->Advanced->Macrium Reflect PE files and set it to another drive.

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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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Hi all.
I tried to do a backup with Macrium reflect from within windows 7 and I get an error and it will not finish. So I tried to do this by booting with the Macrium recue CD, same thing. It only says CRC error. After that I used windows backup and got some better info:
“ Backup encountered a problem while backing up file C:\Users\user\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Live\Contacts\svexxxxxxxxxx.com\15.5\Failed\1CEE2F472DA531F\LogFiles\edb.log. ErrorData error (cyclic redundancy check). (0x80070017))”

I looked for that folder and found 15.5, but there was no file in it.
I am stuck. What can I do to get a backup that I can use?
Thanks
Sven

A:Macrium reflect & CRC Error

Welcome
The most common cause of a failure to back up is a failing hard drive. I would back up my stuff, NOW. I would then run a chkdsk, to fix errors and then hope that it works. Even if it does your drive may be failing, take appropriate action.
In step 4, chose correct errors
Disk Check
Then edit your first post, remove the email addy. If curious, we do not want the spambots reading it.

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Looking for a Macrium Reflect Guru (such as whs for example!)

My Dell XPS Studio 1640 laptop currently has installed Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit.

I have a project this weekend to set up my PC with triple boot (XP/7/Linux)

Partly to ensure I can go back to my original setup, I purchased a full Macrium Reflect licence to make a back up of my Windows 7 installation. I bought the full version so that I could have the Windows PE restore facility as well as the standard Linux based one.

I will be using the following guide as a starting point: http://www.bl0g.co.uk/install-and-tr...nd-ubuntu.html

However, if at all possible, I would like to use Macrium Reflect to restore my original Windows 7 system to the second partition rather than having to install Windows 7 from scratch and then re-installing all my (many) applications!

Qusetion - is using Macrium Reflect like this actually possible?

Many thanks in advance!

-- white were wolf

A:Macrium Reflect question - whs?

Quote:
However, if at all possible, I would like to use Macrium Reflect to restore my original Windows 7 system to the second partition rather than having to install Windows 7 from scratch and then re-installing all my (many) applications!




Hmm, there are a lot of variables that we have to look at:

1. do you have the 100MB active partition
2. do you want to reinstall when XP and Linux are also on the system
3. what do you mean by "second Partition"

In principle you can reinstall to any partition. But you may have to fix the bootmgr (if in the 100MB partition), especially after Grub got in the middle. Let's discuss it.

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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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Hi

I have just tried out the free version of the Macrium Reflect dusk backup utility on my fresh copy of a clean install of Win 8 x64 Pro. It is the latest free version 5.1 b5299.
It seems ok except when I go to make a rescue media and then W8 will close down with a new type of BSOD, and the problem causing this is...

psmounterex.sys

DRIVER_VERIFIER_IOMANAGER_VIOLATION psmounterex.sys

.... the mounting aspect of the Reflect software, I assume. I have tried this several times and each time it will fail with a BSOD when I attempt to create that rescue media.

I can't post about it in the official forums as I have not got the paid version and would not wish to buy it is the above can't be resolved.

Has it worked ok for anyone else who is on W8 x64 Pro...?

A:Macrium Reflect v5.1 and Windows 8

Hi vimes,

Quick answer to your question - yes!

I currently use Macrium Reflect Standard 64-bit 5.1 5299 on my Win 8 Pro laptop and have successfully created images/rescue media. Rescue media (Windows PE option -> Pre-built Windows PE Rescue Media) was written to a flash drive from which I booted from and reviewed the image that I created just to see if it was ok.

I have actually restored images using Macrium on my Windows 7 boxes without fail - ever. Very reliable at least for me. I have not attempted to do an actual restore on my W8 box yet so I can't speak to that - but the restore media was good.

I have also had very good support from Macrium directly through email (bug submission) and their forum is quite good.

Hope this helps a little.

Good luck!

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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 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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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 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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hi

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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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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This probably belongs in the Security section because system image/reimage is probably the second most important thing after your AV.



Macrium Reflect v6.1.1225

29-Mar-2016

What's New 6.1.1225 - 29th March 2016

Server Plus - Support added for Exchange 2016
Server Plus now fully supports MS Exchange 2016 granular backup and restore

Bug Fixes

Encrypted image file access
In rare circumstances encrypted images could fail to open with v6.1.1196. This has been resolved
Out of memory error not reported for consolidation failure
On 32 bit Windows installations an 'Out of Memory' error would report 'Unknown Error'. This has been resolved
Server Plus - Email export problem
If an email had no subject, Reflect was previously unable to export it to EML or MSG file. This has been resolved.
Server Plus - Deleted email restore problem
On Exchange 2003 and 2007, if an email's content had been deleted from the Exchange server but it still had an allocated row in the Exchange database, then that row would still be visible in the Mailbox Restore wizard. When restoring folders, Mailbox Restore would try to restore these non-existent emails. This has been resolved



LINKS:

Macrium Reflect v6 Home Edition

Macrium Reflect Free

Macrium Reflect KnowledgeBase

Macrium Reflect v6 User Guide

FYI: Setup Macrium Rescue to boot from an Internal/External USB HD/SSD

A:New Macrium Reflect Update

I got that one today. I was shocked to see it since V6 out now. I'm waiting a while to see if there are any major problems before deciding if I want to shell out the shekels to upgrade my four license pack to v6.

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I've recently started using Macrium Reflect free on several pc's, and think I've got the hang of it. I've done backups and experimented with rescue cd/re-install and that went OK. Next step is to get an external drive to duplicate the backups.

One thing puzzles me - what's the xml files for and how do I use them ? On my Win10 box, I have 3 backup images (separate HDD to OS), and 7 xml files on C:\ -

This PC\Documents\Reflect\My Backup(6) etc

IIRC during imaging, xml files are mentioned

TIA

A:What's the Macrium Reflect xml files for ?

The XML files store your settings for when you want to make an image with the same settings again. You just highlight the definition file and click on the cog wheel.

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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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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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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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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 want to add a SSD Drive SAMSUNG 850 PRO 2.5" 256GB SATA III 3-D Vertical Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) MZ-7KE256BW to my computer. I have done a system image of my WD drive,will I be able to install the image to the SSD drive? The WD drive has a partition on it that is not part of the image,will this be a problem. Not sure how much faster the SSD will be over my WDC WD5003AZEX-00RLFA0 ATA Device. Right now my WD drive only uses 40 gigs,so thinking the SSD 256 will be ok. I can always store fire on the WD if needed. Just trying to get a little more life out of this build.

A:Macrium Reflect and SSD drive

Originally Posted by zplugger


I want to add a SSD Drive SAMSUNG 850 PRO 2.5" 256GB SATA III 3-D Vertical Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) MZ-7KE256BW to my computer. I have done a system image of my WD drive,will I be able to install the image to the SSD drive? The WD drive has a partition on it that is not part of the image,will this be a problem. Not sure how much faster the SSD will be over my WDC WD5003AZEX-00RLFA0 ATA Device. Right now my WD drive only uses 40 gigs,so thinking the SSD 256 will be ok. I can always store fire on the WD if needed. Just trying to get a little more life out of this build.



Yes you should be able to use your Image of your C-Drive on to your new SSD, BUT....you also said that 1 partition is NOT on your image made by Macrium Reflect? This seems strange to me, because unless you un-checked that missing partition MR ALWAYS copies ALL of your partitions when you do a Complete system image.

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I understand that the two don't play so well together.
If I have both installed, and I restore using MR, I understand that I run a risk of an unbootable system.
Question: can I fix that by simply uninstalling RB at its pre-windows screen, where you press "home"?
And then running the MR repair boot tool, if necessary?
Or is that no guarantee to success?
I don't care if I have to uninstall RB and lose my snapshots. I am using the free version anyways, and I don't care about the snapshots. I just want an intact windows system to emerge from the mess, in the rare case that I have to restore using MR.

A:RollBack MX and Macrium Reflect

Hey shmu26-

I waited to see what other suggestions were made, as I'm not sure I understand the issue, exactly. There's not been any thus far, so this is what I was wondering:

Can't you just run each one, one at a time? I mean disable them from auto-starting, then activate / launch them as needed?

I know if you have this set up for scheduled back-ups / snapshots, then that won't work, but just a thought.

Also, IMHO, if don't feel comfortable with RollBack, but want a second layer of back ups, then it might be worth looking into uninstalling it, and installing AOMEI, which is another free imaging program.

b1rd

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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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