Macrium Reflect had a problem

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    Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64-bit 18363 Multiprocessor Free
       #11

    I use the 'clone' or image this drive feature and create a clone of the primary boot SSD. If there are issues with the primary, I can boot off the secondary.
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  2. Posts : 560
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       #12

    Bree I agree the Backup and Restore built into Windows 10 is about like everything else. Microsoft went on the cheap. They tried to use castoffs from other OS and it just does NOT work very well.

    BTW the extension of the image I made earlier was NOT .mrimg. I don't remember what it was since I have deleted it already. The person I got PC from made two images using MR. Those do have the extension .mrimg. I would like to have an image of where I am now just for safety measure. I have made a lot of changes to Window 10. LOL not sure they are good or bad changes.

    dalchina I am not sure just what questions I need to ask. I know that sounds dumb, but for the moment it is true. Hopefully I can take some pictures and you can see what I see when I try to make a backup of my C-drive.

    f14tomcat that was pretty good tutorial and I will try to follow it..

    Right now I just want to get thru Thanksgiving. Yall have a great holiday.
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  3. Posts : 560
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       #13

    In the last 24 hours I must have watched or read 10 tutorials on how to use Macrium Reflect. Each one seemed to have one thing they thought was most important. What I really want is a tutorial that gives steps 1 ... how many steps it takes to create and restore an image.

    I think this following was the best I saw and covers everything.
    https://www.windowscentral.com/how-c...acrium-reflect

    The graphics on that page are NOT the greatest but the instructions seemed clearer to me and I still get confused in some areas.

    Oh it's Thanksgiving and I am off to visit relatives. Have a great day.
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    Multi-boot Windows 10/11 - RTM, RP, Beta, and Insider
       #14

    huffman said:
    In the last 24 hours I must have watched or read 10 tutorials on how to use Macrium Reflect. Each one seemed to have one thing they thought was most important. What I really want is a tutorial that gives steps 1 ... how many steps it takes to create and restore an image.

    I think this following was the best I saw and covers everything.
    https://www.windowscentral.com/how-c...acrium-reflect

    The graphics on that page are NOT the greatest but the instructions seemed clearer to me and I still get confused in some areas.

    Oh it's Thanksgiving and I am off to visit relatives. Have a great day.
    @huffman

    That is a fairly decent step-by-step article from Windowscentral. But, 2 things should be pointed out.

    1) It is written for a version of Macrium (6.3), which is rather old. Since that version, there has been version 7.0, 7.1, and now 7.2. Although accurate in the basics, there may be significant differences in practice. I can assure you there are big differences in the Rescue Environment.

    2) There is no mention whatsoever of how to create and use a Rescue Environment, Rescue Media, or Rescue Boot Menu Options. They merely state you will be prompted to run the restore from the Rescue Environment, if you are in the OS you are trying to restore (that would be about 99.999% of the time). These are crucial steps, and are not covered in the article.

    It's a good basic quick reference article assuming all the parts and pieces are together and functioning correctly. It does not cover all you will need to learn. But a good start. You will still need to refer to and learn from the other tutorial links already posted.

    Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

    TC
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       #15

    huffman said:
    I think this following was the best I saw and covers everything....
    The one thing I'd question in those instructions is where they say "Click the drive you want to image. (In this case, I chose the drive that holds C: because it holds all the information required to restore my PC in the case of a failure". That's not strictly true for every PC. In addition to C: there are usually other partitions required to restore a system that's bootable, notably the SYSTEM partition on an MBR legacy machine, or the EFI partition on a uefi system.

    Rather than just choosing C: I would recommend clicking 'Create an image of the partition(s) required to backup and restore Windows' in the list of backup tasks to the left. That should automatically select all necessary partitions.

    Oh it's Thanksgiving and I am off to visit relatives. Have a great day.
    Those of us over here have to wait another month before we get to eat turkey with our relatives
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  6. Posts : 560
    windows 7
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       #16

    Thanks Bree I had not realized that.

    Now is time to get serious about this. I am thinking seriously about forgetting about Macrium. I do have Acronis True Image and I have used it years ago. I would just need to update mine.

    I am going to take a good look at Acronis anyway.
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  7. Posts : 560
    windows 7
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       #17

    OK instead of trying to find a tutorial for Macrium Reflect, I tried logic.

    Macrium Reflect had a problem-imageing-1.jpgMacrium Reflect had a problem-imageing-2.jpg

    That is what I did and it seemed to work and I got an image with the correct extension.

    I wanted to verify the image, so loaded the image into Macrium and selected Verify.. It was greyed out and I have no idea why.

    Any suggestions would be helpful.
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  8. Posts : 13,586
    Windows10
       #18

    huffman said:
    OK instead of trying to find a tutorial for Macrium Reflect, I tried logic.

    Macrium Reflect had a problem-imageing-1.jpgMacrium Reflect had a problem-imageing-2.jpg

    That is what I did and it seemed to work and I got an image with the correct extension.

    I wanted to verify the image, so loaded the image into Macrium and selected Verify.. It was greyed out and I have no idea why.

    Any suggestions would be helpful.
    You have to click verify BEFORE it creates the image.
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  9. Posts : 560
    windows 7
    Thread Starter
       #19

    Thanks I will give that a try.
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  10. Posts : 34,996
    Win 10 Pro (1903) (2nd PC is 21H2)
       #20

    1. Click Restore
    2. Browse for an image.
    3. Select an image file.
    4. Select one of the images displayed if more than one.
    5. Other Actions, Verify

    Macrium Reflect had a problem-untitled.png

    Also see:
    Verify Image


    Verifying image and backup files - KnowledgeBase v7 - Macrium Reflect Knowledgebase - KnowledgeBase v7 - Macrium Reflect Knowledgebase

    - which I found from a search for
    macrium verify image v7

    It's helpful to add v7 as that's the latest, else you'll likely get docs for v5 e.g.
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