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Can you restore individual files from Full Image backup

Q: Can you restore individual files from Full Image backup

Is it possible to resotre individual files from a full Image Backup? I Created a System Image. If this is possible, how is it done?

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A: Can you restore individual files from Full Image backup

You certainly can with commercial products like Acronis, but I don't know about the Windows product. I would guess you can--if you can't, that would be a major shortcoming.

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Hello,

After doing the initial Backup, as files change on my Computer (Updates, more new files, edit old files), how do I save - backup so the old original Backup is changed accordingly without my having to do a complete Backup every time?

In other words does Backup identify new files and just copy them instead of a complete repeat of a total new Backup?

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I have two Windows 7 machines, 1. 32 bit windows Home edition & 2. Windows 64 bit Ultimate. Is it the same method for both?

Thanks

A:Backup & Restore Individual files?

What app do you use?

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My question is similar. I'm new to Win7-64. I want to back up the entire system but will System Image Restore allow me to identify and restore individual files? Win7's normal back up function does that, but it doesn't save the OS and programs.

Thanks

A:System Image Recovery allow me to identify & restore individual files?

Hello Mark, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Sorry, but when doing a System Image Recovery, you will not be able to pick and choose individual files and folders. It's an all or none deal.

However, you could use the tutorial below to manaully extract individual files and folders from within the system image if you like.System Image - Extract Files Using Disk Management
Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hello: newbie here

I looked but I couldn't find the answer. I had made a full image of 3 drives using Win 7 backup tool. However, since then, I have removed 2 of the disks but I want to restore just one of the drives where the OS was installed (these are physical HDD= 3). Windows restore CD does not let me restore just one drive since the image is for all 3.
Is there any way that I can force windows 7 to restore just one of the drives from the the full image with 3 drives? Unfortunately, the drives that I removed already have new data in another PC and pretty big (2T each). I don't to buy 2 drives just to install the OS image.

thank you

A:Restore from full image just one drive.. Possible? Windows Backup tool

Hello vlsi99x, and welcome to Seven Forums.

If the two HDDs that you removed were only data drives and not system drives, then yes you could use step 8 or 9 in the tutorial below to only restore the system drive (step 8 easiest way) or exclude the drives you don't want restored (step 9).

System Image Recovery

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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After lots of research on the Internet, I couldn?t find a straight-forward method of extracting files from a Windows 7 image backup (this is the full backup, not the file and folder backup). I finally got it working without any additional programs! Here are my instructions. Hopefully they can come in handy for when you don?t have any files in Previous Versions, or you don?t have another backup of the file you lost but you have it in the image backup.
This procedure may not work with Vista as Windows 7 supports VHD disk mounting through Diskpart. I don?t think Vista does.


You must be logged in as an administrator (such as the first account made on the computer when you installed Windows 7)

Go to the Start menu > Computer, and go into the drive where you made the image backup

Right-click the WindowsImageBackup folder and go to Properties

Go to the Security tab > Advanced > Owner tab > Edit...

Select your username, and check Replace owner on subcontainers and objects

"OK" everything and close all windows

Go back to the drive where you made the image backup, right-click the WindowsImageBackup folder and go to Properties > Security tab > Advanced

In the Permissions tab click Change Permissions...

Select your username, click Edit...

Tick all the Allow boxes then OK

Tick both bottom boxes then OK

"OK" everything, close all windows

UPDATE: And with credit to Proton2's reply below, we need to mount... Read more

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I'm trying to backup the pictures, music, and videos that are saved on my buddies laptop. He forgot the password for the main account and whenever I try to transfer files to an external hard drive, a screen pops up and tells me to it cannot transfer files without password. Is there anyway to get around this? EDIT: I thought maybe it would be important to add that the account that I'm using to get access to the files must not have permissions to change anything on the computer. Don't ask me how my friend figured out how to restrict himself from changing anything on the computer, but he did and this general lack of knowledge about computers, likely got in into the trouble, that now is going to require me to do a full restore.

A:Trying to backup files before doing full restore, but don't have the password for user account

Is this subject taboo or something?

Is it possible for me to work around this password? If not, I can always just lose the pictures, music, and videos... but I'm trying to avoid this.

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I have played around with the backup functionality; I know how to backup a system image. What I cannot figure out is how to backup individual files; when I configure the backup and drilling down into the folders, the individual files are not shown.

In XP, I backup my Outlook .pst every day (I work from home so this is important). I had a NTBACKUP job set that would backup only the .pst file every day...no problem to set up.

When trying to configure W7 backup I can drill down to C:\Users\Mike\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Outlook but the only thing that's shown in the Outlook checkbox window is "Accounts."

The .pst is not in Accounts, it's in the root of the Outlook folder.

How can I configure the backup utility to be more granular? Thanks for the help.

A:Backup doesn't allow individual files to be b'd up?

Hello Michaeld,

This may be able to allow you to select individual files.

Backup Specific Files in Vista Like NT Backup in XP - Vista Forums

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Can I restore a few individual files from my scheduled Win 7 Pro b/u without restoreing/recovering all files. Have a problem with my Outlook.pst/Outlook.archive file(s) and need to restore last weeks backup of these files only ?

Thanks...TR

A:Restoring individual files from weekly backup

Welcome
Try typing the name of the program in search
When it pops up, right click on it
Then go to previous version,
Does that help you?

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HI  I did a one-click backup of my Yoga 3 pro machine when I did a fresh load. It worked like a charm and was convenient. I now, however, need to get some individual files from that backup but cannot find how to do so.  I have checked several forums but have not come right. Please, can you offer some assistance? 

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If I boot the Windows 7 emergency recovery DVD it no longer finds any Windows image backups on my USB drive. I have tried it on 2 different Windows 7 PC's. I can however see the backups in the \WindowsImageBackup directory while booted from the DVD and going to the DOS prompt. The kicker is that I used these backup images before to replace hard drives on both systems. I do not know what changed. The search on the PC for the images takes only a couple seconds before failing. I have tried changing permissions and ownership on the files without success. Got any ideas?

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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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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?
 

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

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Good day!

I just started to use Win7 backup and restore feature and got confused all over. I know the difference between Backup and System Image but here's the confusing part:

I created a system image that contains all my drive. Then, I created new, full back up, let Windows choose what to back up and BY DEFAULT it created a system image which I assume would kill the system image I created before I do this full backup. Now since Windows didn't backup everything, I believe the system image is not the whole image of my computer. I thought the solution would be easy, just click the "CREATE SYSTEM IMAGE" on the left pane, but what about when the next backup schedule is up, this system image would also get overwritten right??

I just want to have one SYSTEM IMAGE of:
System
C:
D:
Which made a total of 171GB
and store it inside my 500GB external hard disk

I also want to set a full backup and have an incremental backup stored in that same external hard disk, running by weekly basis WITHOUT messing around with the first system image I created. Anyone have any idea how can I get this thing done?

A:System Image & Full Backup

Hello EP, and welcome to Seven Forums.

A system image (computer) is saved in the WindowsImageBackup folder, and a Windows Backup (files) is saved into the computer-name folder.

Each system image created is a new backup period of your complete computer (all system drives included by default). This is true whether it was created through Windows Backup or a separate system image by you.

By default, system image periods will only be deleted when the HDD space runs out of space to make room for new ones. Because of this, you may want to rename the WindowsImageBackup folder to keep the first system image that you want to always keep. This way you can keep your other ones in a separate updated WindowsImageBackup folder.


For more details about these two, you can read the top part of the tutorials below. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup
Backup User and System Files
Backup User and System Files - Delete Backups
Hope this helps,
Shawn

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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.

A:Backup Image with Windows Backup and Restore

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 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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I have done restoring the vhd file to a partition where the original os resides. It appears also possible to restore the backup to a brand new hard drive instead. Is it correct?

A:Windows 7 Full Image Backup - VHD file

It should be as long as the new drive is of equal or larger size.

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I am trying to use Ghost2002 to make an image backup of my two partitons (12 gig C and 4 gig D) from my first 26 meg drive to my other 30 meg drive. If I say to make an image of C with AUTO and SPAN options, it says that my destination drive is full after 2 gigs even though I have still 12 gig free on the destination drive. I tried to use a batch file with the following line which someone suggested and it it still says the drive is full:

GHOSTPE.EXE -CLONE,MODE=PDUMP,SRC=1:1,DST=D:\backupc000.GHO -FX -SPLIT=640 -SPAN -AUTO -Z6

Also with this line, it backs up my D partition instead of C. What could I be doing wrong? They have been selling Ghost with larger than 2 gig drives for years, so it must work. I have tried at least 10 times to do this.
 

A:(Resolved) Ghost says my HD is full during image backup

The maximum file size allowable on a FAT32 partition is 2GB, and that's why the program is stopping. Just allow it to create more files.
 

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This is my hard drive backup plan. Any thoughts on my plan would be appreciated.
I am going to use Acronis 2010 with my wd external drive to image my hard drive for the first time. I've taken the time to educate myself on the difference between full image backups and incremental backups.
Since this is a personal use computer, not a business, incremental backups would seem to be a waste of time for me.

Once I successfully image to the wd drive I have, I will get another wd external drive and save another full image. That way I can toggle saving full image backups between the two. I've heard horror stories about backup drives failing just when you need them. This way if my hard drive crashes, I'll have two complete images saved on two separate drives. If one wd drives fails, I still have a backup image on the other one.

So what do you tech gods think? or
 

A:Solved: full image backup of hard drive

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Hope this is acceptable in this forum section, Would like opinions on preferred easy full image back-up apps., Please....Thanks....Jim

A:backup full image or cloneJim of hard-drive

Hello,You could start by looking at Windows 7 buillt-in imaging and back-up solutions: Build a complete Windows 7 safety net (by Fred Langa)

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Hi all,

I'm using Windows 2000 SP4.

After a major meltdown and reformat I am resolved to implement a backup and restore plan.

I have a basic set up I like - it rarely changes - of certain software and documents/files structure.

Okay - help me out here

Is there a way to completely backup a Windows 2000 installation - with full program, registry and file support - so that if need be it can be restored with one fell swoop?

I have heard of Norton Ghost but some reviews I read on Version 9 have me a bit skeptical of trying it.

I sure would appreciate any thoughts on backup plans.

Thanks
Dodge
 

A:Full BackUp and Restore options

Imaging your disk is the way to go for what you want. I personally use Acronis True Image. Norton Ghost 2003 is also good. I also have heard bad things about Ghost9. Personally, I stay away from all Symantec programs lately, too much bloat.

There are a few freeware imaging programs out there you could try but I can't vouch for them as I've never tried them. True Image was worth the price for me. I don't want to scrimp on a program as important as this.
 

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i have a gateway and i just did a full system restore with backup. everything worked fine. Now i want to restore all my pictures n documents, but i dont know how. any help? theres a folder named C:\My Backup -- 10-01-17 0824PM

A:full system restore with backup

What is the Gateway system model?

You did not find instructions for using the backup utility at the Gateway site or in your owner's manual?

Louis

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Right now I am backing up all my files and folders through SyncToy (for easy access) but I'd like to also back up my entire Windows image with the same kind of automatic method (only transfers changes from the previous backup). Is there a free or paid program that does this?

A:Image backup tool that doesn't do a full back up each time?

Hi y7k and welcome to Seven Forums. All of the paid imaging programs (Macrium, Acronis, Paragon etc) have this facility. I think that the free version of EasusToDo also allows this. Best free backup software. Hard drive backup and recovery, image and clone freeware - EaseUS Todo Backup Free.

However, be warned, incremental backups are fragile as they rely on all incremental backups back to the full one to be present to work.

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So I managed to somehow download the virus that causes Google search results in all browsers to re-direct to clickover.cn, shopica, etc., and after running scan after scan to no avail, I just decided to do a full system restore. However, when I did this (via pressing F11 when booting up the PC), I also chose to have a back-up of the harddrive created in the folder C:/My Backup. Was this a bad idea? Did the virus get backed-up with my other files?

For what it's worth, I haven't experienced the re-direct issue once since performing the system restore...

A:Wise to do a full system restore w/ backup?

UPDATE: I ran a Root Repeal scan yesterday and didn't find anything other than the typical false positives. Is this a pretty sure sign that the original clickover.cn virus is gone? Are there any viruses that could have survived the system restore?

Also, do I need to delete the C:/My Backup file that contains all the files stored on my harddrive prior to the system restore? I just wasn't sure if the virus could have saved itself in there...

Finally, is it safe to log-in to PayPal or other financial websites yet?

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While System Restore usually does what it is supposed to do, sometimes it doesn't. When I am intending to do something a bit drastic or unusual on my desktop now, I routinely make a full registry backup. (Start/Run/type REGEDIT/OK/File/Export. Name and save the file in Documents) On my machine this takes 20 - 30 secs and results in a file around 200 MB. I have never had to use one of these backups to restore this machine so far, so my question to the Gurus is - is this a good practice to get into or is it a waste of time?Cheers

A:System Restore vs Full Registry Backup

You can also use ERUNT - it's been around forever, it's free, it works with all versions of Windows from XP through W7 and it's the best registry backup utility available.(http://www.larshederer.homepage.t-online.de/erunt/).

Personally I don't use System Restore - for precisely the reason you mention: it's a great little applet - when it works. Seems that when you need it most it does not work. Instead, I use disk imaging software on a regular basis. I create images of my system partition to an external (or second internal) drive once a week and keep the 2 or 3 most recent images. In my opinion, everyone should use disk imaging software. It will be there when you need it to work and it couldn't be easier to use. Acronis True Image is the best of breed, but it's not free. Macrium Reflect is an excellent free alternative.

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I am trying to run my automatic scheduled Windows Vista Backup & Restore application Center. It is backing up to the D: HP_RECOVERY drive in the HP_RECOVERY folder. It says it's almost full. I am compressing the folder now, but it will be full aventually and I'll be back to the same problem. How do you remove backups from this HP_RECOVERY folder or what is the process to free up this folder?

Thank you.

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Hello

I am trying to restore my PC after my 150Gb C drive failed. I have bought a 128Gb SSD to replace it and the data that was on the C was less than ~50Gb.
I have multiple disks and run a full backup each week. I would like to know if its possible to recover just the C drive? When I try to exclude the other disks which have data on I'd like to save it says I disk was missing thats needed for the restore.
When trying to restore and not excluding any disks I get an error message saying:
"A data disk is currently set as active in the BIOS. Set some other disk as active or use DiskPart utility to clean the data disk and retry the restore operation (0x80042406)"

Anyone got any suggestions to either problem?

Thanks

A:Full System Image Restore - Fails

You can restore your backup of C: to a HD 150gb or larger, but not smaller.

Take a look at this Tutorial:
SSD - Install and Transfer the Operating System
SSD Tweaks and Optimizations in Windows 7
SSD Alignment
SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

A bit more good reading:
User Folders - Change Default Location
User Profile - Change Default Location

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Hi

I have a win 7 x64 system on a partition "C" drive SATA 250GB and this drive is partitioned with another 2 data drives. (1TB total)

I want to buy another SATA drive to use as a backup image drive which will be used internally which will be a large drive of 2TB what I thought I would do was partition this drive to hold the backup images of the "C" drive and another partition area for doing image testing to prove the image works (and still keep the original just in case on the C drive with no changes) The drive should be large enough to keep the full size of the test images on there own partition.

I have done images from both Windows 7 own image program and Acronis True Image Home 2010 Trial to see which works best (would like to use the built in one as acronis I hear is having problems in win 7 and I need to be able to test a program)

I know I can change the boot order in my bios to boot from another hard drive which should allow me to boot from the new hard drive.



My questions are If booting from this new drive will windows object having another drive on the system called C or will one drive have its letter changed (I think I read win 7 can boot from another letter)?
If so will it mess the original drive letter up and course problems later when testing is over? or will this drive go back to being "C" when the new image boot drive is deleted? (as I do not want any changes to this drive through testing and once the image is teste I... Read more

A:Full system image restore & testing

Hi there, whatever drive is set to the 1st boot device in BIOS, that hard drive will be used to boot. So it doesnt really matter if you have 2 hard drives and both contains a "C" drive. you also dont need to unplug and drive while booting one. just set the default drive in BIOS. Your idea of backup is great. Also, I recommend using windows system image backup. Hope this helps.

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Hi everyone.
Only joined in January this year and did not think that I would need help so quickly.
However, its a great forum to be on and a great way to realise your own limitations.

A friends computer, on which luckily I had just advised him to get an external HD to backup, was infected by a virus a few days ago. No successful boot in any mode, not Safe or Last Known Good.
He did not contact me (in North Wales) but spoke to someone else (in Yorkshire) who formatted the whole working hard drive and reisntalled XP Professional from the CD. He did not even look on the external which had the XP - full image backup with the WARD floppy.
XP installed OK, but he could not restore the full image, that my freind then told him existed.
He NEVER as I say tried that on the ASR on F2 from the installation CD.
He then gave up.
I have tried various options,by telephone without success.
The image is still on the drive, but XP restore wizard in System Tools Backup on the new installation will not now see it.
Having tried now to activate F2 restore from the CD, having reached the stage of the floppy, that reports failure as well.

Regards
Macboatmaster
 

A:Solved: XP full disc image restore problem

I managed to solve it.
I found it a little disappointing that not one member replied.
 

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Short version: I can see the system image files in windows explorer that I recently backed up on to my external hard drive. However, windows cant find the system image when trying to do a full restore from the same external HD?!?

Long version: I did a system image of my the old PC before starting the to do a sysprep process. Then I did the sysprep w/ generalize all is going well. I then tried to do another windows system image in sysprep mode. It seemed to be going well, until ironically i got worried about the new image replacing the old image so i went into windows explorer created a new folder and moved the old image. I then tried to system image and windows popped back with an error (sorry cant remember the specifics). I closed out of windows back up and tried reopening it numerous times. then it froze up as did windows explorer (they were all just blank boxes) so I had to do a restart. When I restart it was setting up windows again from new, which I got out of and into recovery mode since I just want to restore my full system as it was before (windows was already fully installed).

I have tried several different ways to boot into the recovery and restore the original system image (even after moving it back to its original location) and windows just cant find it. I can actually find that image on my external hard drive, its now even in the right spot (I moved it back to where I copied it from), but Windows just cant find it?!? Help please!!!

A:windows cant find system image when trying to full restore from ext HD

You should be able to mount the vhd and make an image of the mounted drive using something else- e.g. Aomei Backupper free, Macrium free etc.

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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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Assume I create a System Restore Point.
Is a full Registry backup included?
or only a partial backup for all branches which are core Windows 7 related?

By the way: Is each SRP independent from the others?

If I delete lets say the 3rd out of 5 SRPs.
Are the two 2 SRPs following the third still valid?

Or do SRP depend from the preceding chain of SRPs (because they are only a kind of differential, delta backups)

Peter

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** Admin/Mods: I cannot find my original thread! If found, I will gladly update that thread and ask that this thread be deleted.**

Backup/Restore Procedures (as done by RolandJS)

Have been paying closer attention to my external USB HDs, I am much more aware that rather than ATI (Acronis) or Macrium failure -- it has been several times an explorer.exe not communing with respective external HD failure. It might be within any one particular external HD, it might be conflicting drive-letter assignments, it might be "explorer.exe and company" needs to be dropkicked or punted into better performance.
In order to maximize the idea of restorable backups, minimize the idea of failures in backup and/or restores, I've been doing the following...
Long ago, because drive letters differ when booting external media for backups & restores, I labeled all my OS partitions S0x(ddd)C, data partitions S0x(ddd)D, x being computer number (1 2 or 3), ddd being three unique digits/letters from HD ID/serial number. Each external backup/restore HD's labeled: Hitachis Kitty & Katty(*), the four Seagate HDs labeled SeaEPD, SeaBPD, SeaKIT, SeaKAT. WDE1, WDE2. At all times, I know exactly which partition is being backed up to what ext HD, what ext HD is going to restore to what partition C or D, regardless of what the drive letters are. (* - My two cats are more famous than me, on Facebook & Twitter.)
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I want my computer to be fully cleaned but I want to make sure I love none of my data.

I want to make sure the computer is completely clean before I start putting things back.

Is there a step by step set of directions to do this?

A:Directions for backup up computer on external full format and restore.

Hello Jon, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Please update your system specs so we know if you are using a OEM (store bought) computer with a factory recovery partition, or if you built the computer yourself using a retail copy of Windows 7.

It will depend on what you have for what you may be able to do without losing everything.

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Backup/Restore Procedures (as done by RolandJS)
Have been paying closer attention to my external USB HDs, I am much more aware that rather than ATI (Acronis) or Macrium failure -- it has been several times an explorer.exe not communing with respective external HD failure. It might be within any one particular external HD, it might be conflicting drive-letter assignments, it might be "explorer.exe and company" needs to be dropkicked or punted into better performance.
In order to maximize the idea of restorable backups, minimize the idea of failures in backup and/or restores, I've been doing the following...
Long ago, because drive letters differ when booting external media for backups & restores, I labeled all my OS partitions S0x(ddd)C, data partitions S0x(ddd)D, x being computer number (1 2 or 3), ddd being three unique digits/letters from HD ID/serial number. Each external backup/restore HD's labeled: Hitachis Kitty & Katty(*), the four Seagate HDs labeled SeaEPD, SeaBPD, SeaKIT, SeaKAT. WDE1, WDE2. At all times, I know exactly which partition is being backed up to what ext HD, what ext HD is going to restore to what partition C or D, regardless of what the drive letters are. (* - My two cats are more famous than me, on Facebook & Twitter.)
Before beginning backup routine, I plan to test explorer & ext HD operations by a quick-copy into & out of attached ext HD, if bi-direction copy fails, the backup or restore will fail, it's time ... Read more

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I'd like to know how to restore the ATA database onto a new machine from backup.
A few of the ATA product pages touch on this, but none give a full restore process:

ATA Database Management tells you in a very basic way how to restore the databaseExport/Import ATA Configuration gives you the command of how to import the config from the SystemProfile.json fileDisaster Recovery expands on this by telling you how to restore the config to a new server - but it doesn't cover full disaster recovery, which would include
restoring the database too.
Using powershell, I take a nightly dump of the database:
& "$install_dir\MongoDB\bin\mongodump" --gzip --archive=Z:\dbbackup\ata.gz --db ATA
and I also take a copy of the latest SystemProfile.json from "${install_dir}\Backup\". These are both stored externally to the server.
I use a DNS cname in my ATA config, so everything is referred to using this e.g. msata.mydomain.com, and I have a 3rd Party SSL cert which uses this, which is also in the ATA config, with the public key cert and chain already distributed to my Gateways.
I'm using v1.9.
On the new server (which will have a different hostname to the old server - but this shouldn't matter since I'm referring to everything using the cname instead), I'm expecting to:

install the 3rd Party SSL certificatepoint the cname to the new serverinstall the ATA Center softwarefollow the Disaster Recovery instructions to import the SystemProfi... 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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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 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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Will Norton Ghost 2003 image XP Home and restore back to full from CD?

Does anyone know this for sure??

Thanks in advance for your help
 

A:Will Norton Ghost 2003 image XP Home and restore back to full from CD?

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Hi:

I have a Win 7 Enterprise Pro x64 laptop. Most of the files in my recycler/recycle bin mysteriously disappeared a few days back (I am guessing some OS quirk since desktop.ini also seems to have been modified then, though everything is still running smoothly).

So I want to get those files back. In my weekly backup to an external HDD using Win 7's built-in Backup and Restore I thought I have the recycler backed up:
Control Panel > Backup and Restore > Options > Change Backup Settings > Select where you want to save your backup > Where do you want to back up?: Let me choose > What do you want to back up?: Computer, Local Disk (C:, $RecycleBin is checked (my HD is partitioned and I also have the D: $RecycleBin selected here)

But when I select
Control Panel > Backup and Restore > Restore my files > Browse for files (or Browse for folders)
I get a explorer like screen which lists in the title bar,
Backup on <location> > Backup of C:
and lists all other folders I checked off in the Backup in the last paragraph but not the $RecycleBin folder.

Note that I have "Show hidden files, folders, and drives" selected and "Hide protected operating system files" unchecked in folder options (so for example ProgramData is listed in the folders in the last paragraph). I also am able to restore other files from my backup so I am rather sure the backup is not corrupted.

Is there someway to find and restore the recycler files or is this... Read more

A:Backup and Restore: restore files in Recycler (Win7 Enterprise x64)

Sorry to bump this but hoping someone might have a suggestion on this (or even to tell me that it is not possible to restore files from the recycler)

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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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When you restore a system image does it automatically restore track 0 and the MBR? I ask because I've recently completed a clean install of Win 7 Ult, created a System Image and now want to replace the MS MBR with Grub4DOS in preparation for dual booting with Win 8 and being able to boot bootable ISOs from the boot menu. Previously I've always used Acronis for imaging, and that gives you a choice when restoring of whether to restore the MBR along with the system partition. However with this new install I want to use Backup and Restore.

A:Windows Backup and Restore System Image

Seems the answer is no, it does not, and Win 7 Repair doesn't fix it either. After installing Grub4DOS as boot manager Win 7 booted normally, but when I then restored the System Image it failed to boot. In anticipation of possible boot problems I had also taken an Acronis image before any of these changes and that did restore track 0 and the MBR and all was well. However I would still like to have the capability to restore my System Image and make it bootable without having to resort to Acronis, so can anyone help with that? I have tried rebuilding the MBR in Partition Wizard but that didn't fix it.

EDIT - and what has happened to the Log Out button - can't see it anywhere?

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Hello all,

Today, this morning, I did a system image restore, just to test if it works.
The system image was included in the backup of yesterday, 11/5/2009.

The image restore went smooth, Windows 7 is correctly restored and is running like it always did.

One thing I do not understand, the status of the backup is The last backup was canceled, and also the size of the backup is Not available

See the screen shot below.



I hope someone can explain why this is?

Thanks a lot in advance,

zx81

A:status backup canceled after image restore

There are 3 types of restorations, just your files, system image, and system restore. Just your files is just tha,t documents pics etc. (that is what is showing in your screen shot and what was cancelled.

It seems that you have a schedule of doing all 3 restores on a daily schedlule. When you did just the system image manually, the other backup were not done, hence cancelled. All the computer knows is that part of your scheduled backup was done and the others were not; hence cancelled.

Once a day, all 3 will be done. You will be fine, and all is ok with your computer

You may not want to do a daily system image. Once you are set up and you have everything you need, take an image, then save it. If you every want to restore it you will have the image of a new and perfect OS. If you keep making copies as little problems creep in they will be on the Image, when you do finally restore, all the little problems retrurn too

The computer does not know the size of a back up because you did a partial and not a full back up that will be scheduled, daily

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