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Solved: Question about Macrium Reflect Drive image files..

Q: Solved: Question about Macrium Reflect Drive image files..

My main drive is damaged and won’t let me do a repair installation of Windows XP Pro SP3.

I made a rescue disc and images of my C:\Drive a couple of weeks ago with Macrium. My question is, If I double click on my saved image icon will it replace my damaged program files with the healthy ones I made with Macrium?

Thanks.

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Preferred Solution: Solved: Question about Macrium Reflect Drive image files..

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A: Solved: Question about Macrium Reflect Drive image files..

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I run Macrium reflect free & create an image every week but have always assumed it created a new image (due to my choosing full backup every time) but had used a small 1TB HD for backup so didn't notice anything amiss. Recently I began using a 4TB HD & therefore thought it would now begin to show each image separately, but I checked after running it this week & noticed the image had the same date as previous backup. I thought I would ask here for advice on what I should be seeing with the backup.
I'm choosing to backup via the .xml file - right clicking & choose full backup/image.
Should running full backup every time create separate images or just go over the original image?
If go over the original/first image, will it retain the original date & time or update it to show the new image date/time?

Tia,

A:Macrium reflect - running a backup/image question

It should create a new image every time unless you are running short of hard drive space and have the option checked to purge and/or keep only 1 backup:

I always uncheck the backup via xml file so I can't say for sure what that will do.

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I restored a file using Macrium Reflect successfully. Now, I have a Macrium Reflect Image "drive" allocated on my C drive. It is write protected. How can I get rid of this file that is no longer needed? I've tried using "Properties" to change it to a non-write protected file, but that did not work. This is becoming a very frustrating experience. Please help ...

Thanks

A:How do I delete a Macrium Reflect Image drive?

Go to This PC (My Computer) Right click the virtual drive and choose Eject.

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I restored a file using Macrium Reflect successfully. Now, I have a Macrium Reflect Image "drive" allocated on my C drive. It is write protected. How can I get rid of this file that is no longer needed? I've tried using "Properties" to change it to a non-write protected file, but that did not work. This is becoming a very frustrating experience. Please help ...

Thanks

A:How do I delete a Macrium Reflect Image drive?

Go to This PC (My Computer) Right click the virtual drive and choose Eject.

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I have a Macrium Reflect disk image that I no longer need. I have tried to delete it on both my Mac and a PC, but neither will let me delete it. I booted my PC with it's Reflect Boot disk, but still can't find a way to delete it. Can anyone tell me how to do this?

Thanks
Peg
 

A:Solved: Delete Macrium Reflect Image

I was finally able to find this online. The external drive had been formatted with a PC so the Mac could only read it, but not make any changes. Not sure why I couldn't delete it with the PC when I first tried, but when I connected it a second time, I was able to delete the file with no problem. I learned that I needed to format the drive with my Mac in order to be able to write to it from the Mac. Thanks anyway.
 

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Attempting to restore an image to my dad's computer as a test in case of a crash. He is running Win 7 Pro 64bit and I have made the Macrium rescue CD which finds the images and reports a successful operation. However, when I try to start the new disk, it gets to the windows flags screen and goes nowhere for an hour or more.

I have used the exact same procedure with my Win 7 Pro 32bit computer and it all works fine...what am I missing here?
 

A:Solved: Macrium Reflect Free Image Restore

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I have an image of my C drive on a 322Gig partition of a 640Gig drive. The image is only 174Gig in size. Can I restore this image to another 319Gig drive? I've tried but it tells me my target drive is not big enough. The actual image is only 174Gigs.
Does this mean I have to get a bigger drive?
 

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Working with an Acer Aspire Laptop, I was notified by Windows 7 that hard drive failure is imminent. Using Macrium Reflect I clicked on Image option and was able to image my disk to an external drive connected to USB, but choosing the Clone option produced message that no disk was attached. Obviously a disk was recognized with the Image option. Since I will be installing new drive, I would like to have a clone. What's my next best step?

A:Macrium Reflect allows me to Image but not Clone

Hi SyncopatedEd, welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

Your best option is an image as cloning is normally done directly from the old Hard Drive to a new Hard Drive & not via a USB or external drive.

It would be best to use an external USB Hard Drive for your image as USB sticks are unreliable, particularly for something as important as all your data. If you buy a USB Hard Drive you can use it to make back up images of your system regularly, which is good insurance.

Read through this tutorial to make sure you have covered everything for a successful image.

Imaging with free Macrium

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Hi,

I am installing Macrium Reflect and about to image my hard drive.. on a Toshiba Satellite Laptop.

I factory restore the toshiba laptop and now it has norton and all kinds of toshiba crapware software.. So i uninstalled that and now just want to create an image to save as a backup/recovery image that can be used for anytime I want to restore this to factory defaults but without the toshiba crapware..
what is this "sys prep" I read about every so often, and when do you use that? i'm assuming I do not need to use that for restoring images created with macrium.

A:About to install macrium reflect and image..

As long as you are using the WinPE boot disk (otherwise disable Secure Boot) all you do is: pop it in the drive; boot up to the Macrium interface; Select image source; Select image destination and follow the rest of the prompts. If it's your first time, make two images just in the very unlikely event one fails.

Edit: Sorry, This is for re-imaging. Just go ahead and image the drives. Do the small drives before C: once each - separately- as well, just in case they get corrupted at some time in the future.

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10-15-2016
Macrium Reflect V6
Equipment: 2 ssd drives, Windows 7 pro 64-bit, UEFI, Macrium reflect V6, external HD 1t

Have been using Clonezilla for years. The ssd in the computer
is 126G. This causes Clonezilla to fail on a restore. Clonezilla will
not backup from a large drive to a smaller drive. Therefor I have
dropped Clonezilla. One thing I liked about Clonezilla was the ease
with which you could verify the backup.
I have the free version of Macrium reflect. Being new to MF, I have not
been able to find out how to verify the image I just created.
I did make a recovery cd. I have not used it yet and have no idea
if it will work. The only drives I have on this computer are 2 126G SSDs.
I understand it is very important to do a test restore to make sure things
work. I have not done this!
My plan for a restore from MF:
Backup what I have on the 2nd ssd. Delete everything on the 2nd ssd.
Disconnect the 1st ssd which has windows 7 pro 64-bit on it.
Connect my 1T HD with the latest MF Image. Use the recovery cd and see if
I can restore the image to the 2nd ssd.
Any suggestions would be appreciated.

A:Macrium Reflect Image verification

In the Macrium GUI click on the Restore tab.
Select the Image you want and there is a Verify Image link.

You can also turn on auto-verify so whenever an image is created it will be verified.
In the Macrium Menu click on Other Tasks > Edit Defaults > Backup > Auto Verify Image

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10-15-2016
Macrium Reflect V6
Equipment: 2 ssd drives, Windows 7 pro 64-bit, UEFI, Macrium reflect V6, external HD 1t

Have been using Clonezilla for years. The ssd in the computer
is 126G. This causes Clonezilla to fail on a restore. Clonezilla will
not backup from a large drive to a smaller drive. Therefor I have
dropped Clonezilla. One thing I liked about Clonezilla was the ease
with which you could verify the backup.
I have the free version of Macrium reflect. Being new to MF, I have not
been able to find out how to verify the image I just created.
I did make a recovery cd. I have not used it yet and have no idea
if it will work. The only drives I have on this computer are 2 126G SSDs.
I understand it is very important to do a test restore to make sure things
work. I have not done this!
My plan for a restore from MF:
Backup what I have on the 2nd ssd. Delete everything on the 2nd ssd.
Disconnect the 1st ssd which has windows 7 pro 64-bit on it.
Connect my 1T HD with the latest MF Image. Use the recovery cd and see if
I can restore the image to the 2nd ssd.
Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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My son has Macrium Reflect Pro 5.0 on his Windows 7, 64 bit PC. Windows is on his C drive but he also has a second internal drive (E) he keeps his music on. He does have Carbonite which creates an emergency backup for the contents of both drives.

When he selects 'Create an image of the partition(s) required to backup and restore Windows' besides selecting his C drive should he also be including his E drive?

A:Creating an Image with Macrium Reflect

  
Quote: Originally Posted by mccoady


My son has Macrium Reflect Pro 5.0 on his Windows 7, 64 bit PC. Windows is on his C drive but he also has a second internal drive (E) he keeps his music on. He does have Carbonite which creates an emergency backup for the contents of both drives.

When he selects 'Create an image of the partition(s) required to backup and restore Windows' besides selecting his C drive should he also be including his E drive?


Likely no.

Will the PC boot and operate normally if E is disconnected?

If yes, Macrium will not include E in the image if you choose "create an image......".

If no, Macrium will include E in the image if you choose "create an image.....". Macrium would do so because it senses that E contains some Windows files.

It's possible to configure a PC so that certain Windows files would be on E. In that case, E would have to be included and Macrium should realize that and include it if you choose "create an image......".

But that's a poor way to configure a PC. More likely, C is all that needs to be imaged and E has no Windows files on it.

One way to know for sure is to confirm the PC will boot with E disconnected. Another way is to post a screen shot of Windows Disk Management in this thread so we can examine the PC's configuration.

Your son could also manually choose which partitions to include--and not use that "Create an image...." choice at all.

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Working with an Acer Aspire Laptop, I was notified by Windows 7 that hard drive failure is imminent. Using Macrium Reflect I clicked on Image option and was able to image my disk to an external drive connected to USB, but choosing the Clone option produced message that no disk was attached. Obviously a disk was recognized with the Image option. Since I will be installing new drive, I would like to have a clone. What's my next best step?

A:Macrium Reflect allows me to Image but not Clone

Hi SyncopatedEd, welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

Your best option is an image as cloning is normally done directly from the old Hard Drive to a new Hard Drive & not via a USB or external drive.

It would be best to use an external USB Hard Drive for your image as USB sticks are unreliable, particularly for something as important as all your data. If you buy a USB Hard Drive you can use it to make back up images of your system regularly, which is good insurance.

Read through this tutorial to make sure you have covered everything for a successful image.

Imaging with free Macrium

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Hello, everyone!

First, I want to apologize if this questions were already asked by other people here, and I repeated it. I just can't find the answer that will set my mind free before I restore my back up image. So, sorry for my "noob"-ness.

Anyway, while I already can do the imaging of my HDD and its partitions and I know some about it, I will only do the Restore for the first time now. Before doing it, I want to be sure what will I do and what may be its effects. Searching the web for the answers of this questions seems to be a failure, so I am begging for your help.

QUESTION 1: When I restored an image of one of my HDD to another HDD (a new one), but I will NOT remove the original HDD, will it affect the installed applications that was duplicated due to restoring the image?

QUESTION 2: In case I restored the backup image (example, image of D:/, not system image) to a new HDD (example E:/), then after restore completion, I swapped the drive letters thru Disk Management, will it create an error or corruption to my files? Or worse, will my applications not run anymore?

Hope you can help me with these items, so that I can safely restore my failing HDD to my new drives.

Thank you in advance.

A:Questions About Macrium Reflect Image Restore

  
Quote: Originally Posted by tephen04



QUESTION 1: When I restored an image of one of my HDD to another HDD (a new one), but I will NOT remove the original HDD, will it affect the installed applications that was duplicated due to restoring the image?

QUESTION 2: In case I restored the backup image (example, image of D:/, not system image) to a new HDD (example E:/), then after restore completion, I swapped the drive letters thru Disk Management, will it create an error or corruption to my files? Or worse, will my applications not run anymore?


I don't understand question 1, perhaps you can rephrase it.

Question 2:

I've never heard of any problems caused by swapping drive letters. D is D and E is E and F is F, regardless of whether they are new drives, old drives, Seagate, Western Digital, etc.

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When started it shows seven partitions.

Only one of them is is shown in red as being nearly full: 'PBR image NTFS Primary'

11.91 GB full from 12.17 GB

Is this normal and nothing to worry about?

One other question:

How to I test the 'Rescue media' I have on a cdr, without actually starting the process of restoring the image?

Thanks

A:Macrium Reflect - what is 'PBR image NTFS Primary'

It's your manufacturer's factory restore image. If you ever decide to restore your system back to the way it was when you bought your machine, then the manufacturer's restore application will be looking in that partition for the restore material. It should be nearly full, otherwise it'd be a waste of disk space seeing that the restore image in the partition won't be growing or added to. So, yeah, nothing to worry about.

As for testing your backup, until you've done a restore, I suppose you can't be 100% sure. But, a very good indicator that the restore will work is to boot into the Rescue Media, and see if you can locate the actual backups. Maybe, while in the Rescue Media environment, browse inside the backups or verify them to make sure.

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Hey there,
I'm to restore my system partition. I have it's image saved on two DVD-RWs.
The problem as stated in the title, it's not reading the image file in disc 1, disc 2 is ok.
I deleted catalyst driver which on the disc 1. Could that be the problem? I mean did the deletion of that file changed the file information table and so Macrium is unable to recognize that now?

A:Macrium Reflect not reading image file from DVD-RW

I copied the image file on the first disc to HDD. When I right click it and chose 'Restore' i get the following error shown below. Does that mean I'll have to start the restoration process with the 2nd disc and then it'll automatically ask for the first disc or the other image's location?

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Seems the fly in the ointment for sticking an image on the Macrium Reflect Boot Rescue USB is that they want the USB to be FAT32. The 4 GB file size limit is a killjoy. Has anyone got around it? Right now I have backup images on another partition of my HD. But if partitions got badly hosed I don't know if the WinPE rescue on the USB stick would see it. I have a 32 GB USB 3.0 stick. So I should be able to store one backup image if it wasn't for the FAT32 issue.

A:Macrium Reflect Free put image on USB rescue?

Can't you split the image into sub 4gb chunks?

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Attempting to restore an image to my dad's computer as a test in case of a crash. He is running Win 7 Pro 64bit and I have made the Macrium rescue CD which finds the images and reports a successful operation. However, when I try to start the new disk, it gets to the windows flags screen and goes nowhere for an hour or more.

I have used the exact same procedure with my Win 7 Pro 32bit computer and it all works fine...what am I missing here?

A:Macrium Reflect Image Restore Issues

Check the info from macrium v4: Macrium Reflect DiskRestore (DiskRestore, Restore, v4)

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I was toying with buying a copy of Acronis true Image now that it is on sale, but I figured I'd ask for some thoughts before doing so.

Mainly, I'm looking for the ability to boot from CD/USB and create an image of a hard drive, for backup or recovery purposes. Then, if needed, I can restore the image or access it to extract file. I've used Acronis in the past to do this, but can Macrium handle this process? I have very limited experience with Macrium Reflect Free, and I have no need to use the software for "backup" purposes, in terms of backing up data or a running computer.

A:Acronis True Image vs Macrium Reflect

Found this thread right after posting.

Backup/Recovery tools - Acronis vs Macrium - Windows 10 Forums

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Hello all,


Yesterday I bought SSD (Samsung 840 pro 240 GB) and let it be connected to my computer (Win 7). As always advised, I disconnected the cables of the old HD (450 GB) and tried to restore a successful image, which I already used to restore the old HD few weeks ago (made by Macrium reflect, the free version) to my new SSD. Start the computer by using the Rescue PE cd which went without problem. Then follow the instruction and chose the image of the old HD which is located on an external drive. Everything went \OK and in the end got the message the restore is successful.

Tried to start the PC but it didn?t start. Changing the Bios Storage configuration to: AHCI didn?t help as well.

Any advice about how to restore my old windows 7 image to the new SSD will be appreciated.

Thanks & regards,

Anne

A:Problem restoring image of an old HD to new SSD using Macrium Reflect

Put AHCI in BIOS back to what it was! We can change it later if necessary.






Quote:
Tried to start the PC but it didn’t start


What error message? Tell exactly what happens please.
How many partitions did you restore to SSD?

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today I restored an image created by macrium reflect

but now I checked event viewer and I find this error
The system has rebooted without cleanly shutting down first .
why ?
no power loss was done
so why that error after I restored the image with macrium reflect ?

any one of you got the same error after restoring a windows 10 image with macrium reflect ?

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Title says it all..

What is the Macrium Reflect program alternative for Mac Computers?? I want to copy a disk image from an apple computer macbook..

Thanks

A:What's the Macrium Reflect for Mac Apple Disk image copy?

CarbonCopyCloner
https://bombich.com/

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Hello, I just bought a refurbished Dell Optiplex 780, and I actually already have a Dell Optiplex 780. I did create an image of my current computer with Macrium Reflect. I've read that when you try to restore the image to a different computer there can be problems because of incompatible drivers. Does anybody know if that could be an issue with me? Would one Dell Optiplex 780 have the same drivers as another Dell Optiplex 780? Or any other reason I'm not thinking of why such an image restore might be dangerous?

I figure that if this is doable, as an extra safety measure I should probably image the new computer first thing (with Macrium Reflect) before trying to restore some other image to it.

A:Macrium Reflect to restore image to different computer/same model?

I'm guessing both PCs have a Windows installation and each PC has it's own individual Windows license.

Is that correct?

What are you trying to accomplish by restoring an image of the old PC onto the new PC?

Maybe because you want to avoid reinstalling a bunch of programs?

Some other reason?

Yes, regardless of what else you do, it would be a good idea to make a Macrium image of the new machine.

More details needed.

Have you ever restored a Macrium image to a hard drive?

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Macrium Reflect Backup and Hard Disk Imaging for Windows 7, Vista, XP and Server 2003/2008
I just installed Linux Mint as a duel boot and I would like to know if I can use Macrium Reflect to create an image for the entire thing. Is that possible?

by entire thing I mean I want to be able to make one image for my entire duel boot so I can restore both at any time

A:Will Macrium Reflect image Linux Mint as well as Windows 7?

Mmm. Interesting question. I don't see why not.

Is the Linux partition available for selection when you first open Macrium?

Regards,
Golden

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today I restored an image created by macrium reflect

but now I checked event viewer and I find this error
The system has rebooted without cleanly shutting down first .
why ?
no power loss was done
so why that error after I restored the image with macrium reflect ?

any one of you got the same error after restoring a windows 10 image with macrium reflect ?

the pc did NOT restart or shut down unexpectedly
so why that error in event viewer every time I restore my windows 10 from an image ?

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Why are the disk image files created by Macrium Reflect so small?
Mine is 11.7G and the hard disk size is 23.4G and when I made the disk image Reflect was set to medium compression.

A:Macrium Reflect'sdisk image file size

  
Quote: Originally Posted by mohab


Why are the disk image files created by Macrium Reflect so small?
Mine is 11.7G and the hard disk size is 23.4G and when I made the disk image Reflect was set to medium compression.


11.7G for 23.4G occupied space is normal for medium compression.

You would prefer images were larger?

OK, then go to the "other tasks" menu and choose "edit defaults" and select no compression.

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I am new to a lot of this so please pardon my lack of knowledge.

I have been saving system images with whatever program is included in my Windows 7 system.

I have just downloaded (but not yet installed) Macrium Reflect FREE version 6.2.1549(08-Sep-2016)

I found out about Macrium here, but the information is for version 5

Imaging with free Macrium

What will Macrium do for me that the program I am currently using does not ?

Can a novice such as I manage to use Macrium successfully ?

Thanks for reading.

A:Macrium Reflect Free vs Windows System Image

3rd party imaging programs are more flexible, and the images take up less space.

IMO, the simplest free 3rd party program is Aomei backupper Standard version. It can even restore an image to different hardware.

Very simple to use. AOMEI Backupper: Data Backup and Restore Software for PC, Laptop and Server

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OK here's my scenario, I have successfully used Macrium Reflect to create images saved on a 1TB external drive. I had 2 good images stored on it and tried to put 3rd image on the same drive. Please note that I have used one of save images to restore the system after replacing the failing hard drive. The create image process runs to what I think to be the very end then comes up with msg: "an error has occurred, Please see the history log for more details"

I could not find this history log, but figured maybe there was not enough space on the 1TB drive to completley write the image file. On my next attempt to create the image, I used a brand new 3TB external drive and it fails the same way. I have attached a photo of the error, does anyone have any advice on what could be happening and also direct me to where the history file is? I have left laptop up and running after clicking ok, did not want to risk losing the history file by booting back up. BTW, on the 3TB external drive it did create a temp file named xxxxxx.mrimg.temp with size of 0 kb.

A:Issue with creating Image on Laptop with Macrium Reflect

There will be a log of the backup attempt on the "Logs" tab (rightmost tab) in the Macrium Reflect interface. I would "OK" out of this and read that log. It could be power/energy saving features dropping the external drive. Does the external drives have an independent power supply or is it receiving power only through the USB connection?

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I'm transferring my Windows 8.1 desktop system from a HDD to SSD. I've created a Macrium image file of the partitions "required to backup and restore Windows" on the D: partition of my HDD. I'm ready to restore the Macrium Image from drive D: to the new SSD.

See Restoring an image from within Windows - KnowledgeBase - Macrium Software

Please advise:

What options do I select for the restore?Do I need to resize the restored partitions and how should I set the partition alignment to ensure a bootable SSD?Do I need to do anything else to ensure the new SSD will be UEFI bootable and the Windows recovery partitions will be operable?

A:Restoring an Image File from Macrium Reflect Free

With SSD connected. Run Macrium and click on Restore tab then select the image that you've create in D: and select the SSD as destination drive to be restored to.No. You don't need to do anything.If the original is UEFI then the restore will be in UEFI.

After restored the image to the SSD. Connect the SSD to sata port 0 and set it to be the 1st drive in boot priority. Reboot, the PC should boot up with SSD as the boot drive..

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I am using Macrium Reflect Free to create an image of my WD portable hard drive. It has about 1TB worth of files on it. I installed the latest version of Macrium Reflect and used all the default settings to make the backup. It has been 1.5 hours so far and is 7% complete. At this rate it is going to take about 13 hours to complete. Is this normal? It sure seems long to me. I am backing up to a Seagate 2TB portable hard drive.

A:Macrium Reflect Is taking a long time to create an image

Yes, it can take long time to complete. It also may have something to do with disk and system speed. It takes me 20 minutes to back up 240GB SSD to a HDD on a fast desktop computer. If backing up to USB2 connected storage it will be even slower.

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I used Macrium Reflect to re-image my HP 8530p notebook with windows 7 32-bit. the image went through and completed fine but after when the computer restarted it crashed, then at the next restart i was prompted to go into start up mode because if windows started normally it kept crashing. Is anyone else experiencing this problem? All help and suggestions are appreciated.

thank you

A:Macrium Reflect: computer crashes at start-up after Windows7 re-image

Never had an issue with macrium reflect, perhaps, try restoring it again?

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I recently restored my Windows 7 disk using Acronis Western Digital Edition, Macrium Reflect, and Windows 7. See results below for both creating the image and restoring the image. The compressed image files were all in the range of 45-50 GB. The associated boot DVD was used in all cases to restore the image.

Have others noticed that Macrium will take substantially longer if resizing the Windows partition? It doesn't seem as though Macrium should take 52 minutes when resizing the 1 TB Windows partition to 500 GB with only 70 GB actually used by Windows 7. Imaging included only the 100 MB boot partition and the Windows partition.

No verification was done. I'm using Macrium 64 bit version 5.3.

It's interesting that Acronis WD Edition is much faster. Does anyone know what it does differently?

Create and Store Image on External USB 3.0 Disk

Acronis - 9 minutes
Macrium - 14 minutes
Windows 7 - 12 minutes

Restore Image to 1 TB Disk

Acronis - 9 minutes
Macrium - 25 minutes
Macrium - 52 minutes (resize 1 TB to 500 GB)
Windows 7 - 29 minutes

A:Time to Restore Image - Acronis, Macrium Reflect, Windows 7

Interesting - thanks for posting.

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After talking to some 'friends' about which to use, I chose macrium to help me backup windows 7. For the compression and I heard it's able to backup even if windows is totally screwed up.

So I want EXACTLY what's on my drive and it came out weird.

The system reserve is 100 MB, I've used 35MB.
The actual drive has 99GB used and is a total of 465 free (Solid State Drive Samsung Evo)

And I got a 314 GB image file (thankfully I used my pretty empty external drive, thought it would've been smaller and was close to thinking a 150 GB drive would be more than sufficient space...)

So when I mount it in macrium, I'm getting 25MB used out of the 100MB reserve for system. And the other one I'm getting around 89 GB out of the total 465.

So the numbers are different as well.....
My procedure:

Clicked on the C drive which has system reserve and all my programs. Clicked on IMAGE THIS DISK.

Chose destination which is my F external drive.

In the next one "EDIT PLAN FOR BACKUP" I didn't add anything because I just wanted a one time thing and I unchecked everything, including the retention rules

The compression is on medium recommended.
Am I missing something? It's suppose to be at LEAST same size if not smaller :/

A:Image file 3X larger than used space. Used Macrium Reflect free ver.

Quote:
My procedure:

Clicked on the C drive which has system reserve and all my programs. Clicked on IMAGE THIS DISK.


How can the C partition have the system reserved. Did you copy the bootmgr to C ??

Try to image the partitions rather than the whole disk.

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I've just created an image of the files from my C: drive, which are on a 1Tb drive. What I'd now like to do is shrink the volume down, into two drives. Do I need to recreate the image, as I've changed it from the original when Reflect was run? If I don't, will a restore get rid of the secondary drive / partition?

A:Macrium Reflect...Burn image and then changing disk partition

An image restore made with MR will basically recreate the partition from which the backup was originally made.

IF you shrink the original partition, you would need to do another image backup.

MR doesn't provide an option to resize the partition as part of the restore.

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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?

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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 am relatively new using this version of Reflect. In fact I have never had to use it to restore an image.



The question I had is should I include the System Record in the image? If I do include it, will two images be created?

I have always uncheck that box. Is that a mistake?

Thank you!!

A:Macrium Reflect 5.0 Question

I always have that unchecked to and I have never had a problem with the restore from a image. I do not know if it creates two images or it's just one not sure.
Jerry

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

A:Macrium Reflect Question

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

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

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

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

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

A:Macrium Reflect question

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

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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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I'm trying to "copy" one computer to another--both are identical models and Windows 10. I loaded one with what I want on it, did a backup image with Macrium Reflect....but now I don't know how to get it onto the other computer. The backup image is on a USB drive. I installed Marcium on the 2nd computer and get this message. What do I need to do? Thanks.
 

A:Macrium Reflect question

Please follow steps in link to create rescue disk and run from it

https://knowledgebase.macrium.com/plugins/servlet/mobile?contentId=7736752#content/view/7736752
 

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I have the free edition.

The picture below shows my question :

A:Question about Macrium Reflect

I can only tell you what I do.

I have external storage (USB and network storage drives) which I backup my program installation files and data/pictures to once a week using freefilesynch, all the games I play are through steam , so I can get those back any time.

So the option I use is number 2 , so if anything goes wrong with the OS I can get most of it back.

It all depends where you are going to store the backups and if you have copies of your other stuff anywhere else.

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

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

A:macrium reflect 5.1 question

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

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Fairly new to this software and have a question regarding it.

There are 2 selections available and those are:

1: Image selected disk on this computer.
2: Create an image of the partitions required to backup and restore windows.

I tried both 1 and 2.

1: showed 32.7 GB after imaging.
2: showed 29.0 GB after imaging.

What is the difference? What is #1 including what #2 is not including?

Which one is recommended to use to restore all what I need to restore Windows, including the software I installed?

TIA

A:Macrium Reflect FREE question

Post a screen shot of Windows Disk Management.

You presumably have multiple partitions--maybe as many as 3. We need to know what's in them and that would be shown by the screen shot.

Choice 1 would appear to include a partition that is NOT needed to restore Windows. Choice 2 would likely be C only or possibly C plus another partition that happens to be marked as "system"---which the screen shot will reveal.

To restore Windows, you need to restore C and any separate partition marked as "system". On some PCs, C is "system", so that's all you'd have to restore. On others, it isn't--so you'd have to restore 2 partitions in that case. Macrium is smart enough to tell which partitions are needed--that's what is meant by "Create an image of the partitions required to backup and restore windows."

Unless you did something cuckoo, your software should be on C and would be included in both choice 1 or choice 2.

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When I clone an old hard drive to another hard drive, and install the cloned hard drive in my laptop, shouldn't it simply boot up, or is there something I'm missing. When I tried to boot up, it couldn't find an OS. I'm thinking I did it correct and might have cloned a bad hard drive. Thoughts?? I have a new SSD I plan to clone from my old harddrive, and I want to be sure I do it right.

Thanks,
Bill

A:Macrium Reflect cloning question?

You may have forgotten the 100MB system partition. Have a look at this.

SSD - Install and Transfer the Operating System

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I currently have Lic for Acronis 2016 but I was looking at Macrium Reflect since many folks seem to like it.
 

A:Fully Licenesed: Macrium Reflect v6 or Acronis True Image Home 2016

Acronis = effective but with lot of bloat and too many processes
 

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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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