Macrium Reflect image names.

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  1. Bree's Avatar
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    10 Home x64 (1809) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #11

    Long-term user of Windows' own Backup & Restore 'create a system image' here, and a recent convert to Macrium.

    You never got a choice with the MS imaging, but it did use a sensible file name - the computer's name. I got used to that, and having a number of PCs to image I like to name the Macrium backup with the computer name. To that I add the os build, followed by the date I made the image as yyyy-mm-dd.

    Typically I make a full image with a name like:

    COMPUTERNAME_17134-137_2018-07-09
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  2. f14tomcat's Avatar
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    Triple boot - Win 10 Pro, Win 10 Pro Insider (2) - (and a sprinkling of VMs)
       #12

    Just to add to the Comment feature....

    Select any image to Explore, hover over the C: drive partition and your comments will be displayed. Handy to quickly ID a particular backup you've made with comments.

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  3.    #13

    Thanks I did not even know there was a comment feature. Makes things easier to organize.
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  4. SIW2's Avatar
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    trying to install win10
       #14

    That is a standard feature of most imaging programs

    reddice said: View Post
    Thanks I did not even know there was a comment feature. Makes things easier to organize.
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  5.    #15

    Because I store my full images onto external HDDs also like many others here do, I simply this naming technique:
    20180713_C_S02, 20180713_D_S02, 20180713_SysRes_S02 and so on.
    YYYYMMDD_drive letter normally assigned by Windows_which computer this image belongs to.
    And, the suggestions from the others definitely are also very good!
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  6.    #16

    I maintain two separate backups image folders on external drives, "C: O.S." and "Data" I leave them with the MR created image serial number and just use the date created as my identifier should I have the need to restore. I don't like tweaking the assigned image identifier. Works for me!
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  7.    #17

    I have a dual boot system, my "production" Win 10 and the Insider version. I always name my backups, e.g. Production 071418 or Insider 071418. Then I know what it is and the date it was created. I alternate backups on two USB 3.0 connected drives and keep the current and previous versions.
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  8.    #18

    I too want a custom name for my backup images . . . still not in the product. So I made two batch files to replace "-00-00" with the date (yyyy_mm_dd).

    RenameImages.cmd contains one line:
    for %%v in (*-00-00.mrimg) do call F:\BackupsFull\RenameImage.cmd %%v
    and is in the directory with the mrimg files. Then RenameImage.cmd is:

    echo off
    set fid=%1

    rem get file date
    for %%? in ("%fid%") do set FileDate=%%~t?

    rem reformat date yyyy_mm_dd
    for /F "tokens=1-3 delims=/ " %%A in ("%FileDate%") do set FileDate2=%%C_%%B_%%A

    rem Remove -00-00.mrimg from end of file name
    set newfid=%fid:-00-00.mrimg=_%

    rem replace with file date.mrimg
    set newfid=%newfid%%FileDate2%.mrimg

    rename %fid% %newfid%
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  9. Eddie Doc's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Home Version 1809 OS Build 17763.503
       #19

    reddice said: View Post
    Thanks I did not even know there was a comment feature. Makes things easier to organize.
    If you don't already know - before making your image backup, right click on your backup definition file, select Advanced Options>Edit>Comments and type your comment.
    After the image is completed - In File Explorer, right click on the image file, select Properties. There should be a Macrium tab where you can see your comment and identify your image file.
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  10. f14tomcat's Avatar
    Posts : 41,058
    Triple boot - Win 10 Pro, Win 10 Pro Insider (2) - (and a sprinkling of VMs)
       #20

    cjsacksteder said: View Post
    I too want a custom name for my backup images . . . still not in the product. So I made two batch files to replace "-00-00" with the date (yyyy_mm_dd).

    RenameImages.cmd contains one line:
    for %%v in (*-00-00.mrimg) do call F:\BackupsFull\RenameImage.cmd %%v
    and is in the directory with the mrimg files. Then RenameImage.cmd is:

    echo off
    set fid=%1

    rem get file date
    for %%? in ("%fid%") do set FileDate=%%~t?

    rem reformat date yyyy_mm_dd
    for /F "tokens=1-3 delims=/ " %%A in ("%FileDate%") do set FileDate2=%%C_%%B_%%A

    rem Remove -00-00.mrimg from end of file name
    set newfid=%fid:-00-00.mrimg=_%

    rem replace with file date.mrimg
    set newfid=%newfid%%FileDate2%.mrimg

    rename %fid% %newfid%
    That could be dangerous. Macrium uses the sequence numbers "00-00" "00-01", etc., to link incrementals and/or differentials images together. Use the Comments instead as posted.
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