[Macrium Reflect] How to open multi file image, with part missing?

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  1. Posts : 52
    Windows 10 Pro
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    [Macrium Reflect] How to open multi file image, with part missing?


    I made the mistake of creating an image and not checking if I could open it I am checking now if I can still retrieve some stuff.

    I made a disk image with the bootable version of Macrium Reflect. There, at first, I accidentally choose to write the image to the X-drive (the windows PE drive I think). After a minute MR said that there was not enough space and asked me to select another drive. I did, and I thought it created the whole image on this new location.

    But when I tried to open the image file, it didn't work and MR told me that the file is part of a multi file image and cannot find all files (I can see that, because the image name ends in 01 and not 00). It must have written 500mb to the X drive and the other 20GB to the new location.

    My question is: is there any way to open this second file? Most of my data must be in here, since it is 95% of the image size.
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  2. Posts : 1,620
    Windows 10 Home
       #2

    Because you might have the free version and therefore no real technical support:
    Macrium Reflect restoring a multi-file image - Google Search

    ...and I will be listening in and learning from your experience, because I, lacking courage to do so, have never made a multi-file image.
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  3. Posts : 52
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
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    My problem is that I accidentally made a multi-file image. When the dialog popped up to notify that there was not enough disk space available at the target location, I thought it would start over at the new location. But instead, the first bit was unfortunately written to a temporary drive, that was gone after rebooting my system. So I am stuck with only part 2 of my backup.

    But it looks like from http://support.macrium.com/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=3925 that there is no way to open the 2nd part only. Even though that it is 95% of the data...
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  4. Posts : 1,620
    Windows 10 Home
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    I have no answers; I guess we have reached the end of the line, unfortunately.
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  5. Posts : 16,278
    W10Prox64
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    Hi.
    Appears to me that it can't be done, based on what your link says, and what I'm reading here:
    Browsing Macrium Reflect images and backups in Windows Explorer - KnowledgeBase - Macrium Reflect Knowledgebase

    If you mount an incremental or differential backup, the chosen folder must contain all the files required to load the image. Meaning an incremental backup requires all the previous files in the backup set to be present, and a differential backup requires the full backup to be present. For example, If your backup is split across multiple DVD's then it isn't possible to mount the backup.
    What you have (or, rather, "had") appears to be what they refer to as splits.

    What happened to the original disk you imaged?
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  6. Posts : 1,416
    Windows 10 Pro 21H1 64 bit
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    Maybe you need to move both files into the same folder. I know a full backup file can be move around the system with no problems.

    Jim
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  7. Posts : 1,620
    Windows 10 Home
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    I'm suspecting our new-found friend had the first image file on a temporary, RAM-disk?, media. Once having rebootied, the temporary contents if not saved onto permanent media - vanished forever.
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  8. Posts : 1,020
    Windows 10 Pro 20H2 19042.572
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    I have all of my images split in 24gb segments, because they are easier to move. If you loose one, the entire backup is corrupted and its unable to be restored. I know by experience.
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  9. Posts : 52
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
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    simrick said:
    What happened to the original disk you imaged?
    The Macrium Reflect boot disk creates a temporary drive from which it boots Windows PE and the Reflect program. I did save the first part on that drive. As soon as I rebooted, the drive and its data, was gone. So no first part anymore.

    My fault, but it would be good design by Macrium not to be able to save anything on that temp drive!
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  10. Posts : 16,278
    W10Prox64
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    MightyMauz said:
    The Macrium Reflect boot disk creates a temporary drive from which it boots Windows PE and the Reflect program. I did save the first part on that drive. As soon as I rebooted, the drive and its data, was gone. So no first part anymore.

    My fault, but it would be good design by Macrium not to be able to save anything on that temp drive!
    Yes, but I meant - the drive you were making an image of - where is it? You can't make another image of it; it's been erased or something?
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