Macrium Reflect had a problem

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  1. Posts : 560
    windows 7
       #1

    Macrium Reflect had a problem


    A few weeks ago I created an image of my C-drive on an external drive. It is still there, I can see it in .

    This morning I tried to restore the image to my PC. Macrium does NOT see the image for some ungodly reason. That seems to be my luck ever since I got Windows 10.

    Does Windows 10 have a backup and restore function? If so how reliable is it?
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  2. Posts : 25,646
    Windows 11 Pro 22000.708
       #2

    I think that MS depreciated it. What version of MR are you using? Was this image made using Windows 10 or 7?
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  3. Posts : 430
    Windows 10 Pro
       #3

    You say you can see the image on the external HD. Have you tried to mount the image for inspection.
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  4. Posts : 1,414
    Windows 10 Pro 21H1 64 bit
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    Check these choices on the restore screen. The drive letter may have changed.
    Try Browse 1st.

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  5. Posts : 560
    windows 7
    Thread Starter
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    Stitch194 I have no idea how to mount a file
    Phone Man I check every drive for the file. MR sees the folder I made the file in but NOT the file itself.

    I tried to make an image using the built in backup system in Windows. That went over like lead balloon.

    According to the built in backup system my C drive (Windows 10 installed) there are errors on that drive. When I run sfc /scannow, it says everything is just fine.

    When the built in says it has errors on C drive, it does give the option to find and fix the errors. That option when selected does not seem to do anything.
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  6. Posts : 24,665
    10 Home x64 (21H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
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    huffman said:
    A few weeks ago I created an image of my C-drive on an external drive. It is still there, I can see it ...
    This morning I tried to restore the image to my PC. Macrium does NOT see the image for some ungodly reason.... Does Windows 10 have a backup and restore function? If so how reliable is it?
    Yes, there's a 'create system image' option in 'Backup & Restore (Windows 7)'. No, it's not very reliable. Yes, it is a deprecated feature now.
    Microsoft said:
    System Image Backup (SIB) Solution
    We recommend that users use full-disk backup solutions from other vendors.
    Features removed or Deprecated in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update - Windows 10 Forums

    How exactly did you create the image that you made 'a few weeks ago' ? If you used Macrium to make the image it will be a single file with a .mrimg file extension.

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    If you used the built-in Windows system imaging it will be multiple files in a sub-folder the same name as your PC in a folder called WindowsImageBackup on the external drive. Macrium cannot restore windows own system images, only Windows itself can (and then it too can have problems seeing its own images).

    If it is a Macrium image and you have Macrium installed on the PC, then you can mount a .mrimg image by double-clicking on it, or right-click and select 'Explore image'. Either way, you'll be able to choose a partition from the image and mount it as a virtual drive with a drive letter of your choice.

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  7. Posts : 34,998
    Win 10 Pro (1903) (2nd PC is 21H2)
       #7

    Stitch194 I have no idea how to mount a file
    Macrium has an extensive help file.

    You could also ask an appropriate question using a search engine to discover such things.
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  8. Posts : 56,064
    Multi-boot Windows 10/11 - RTM, RP, Beta, and Insider
       #8

    huffman said:
    Stitch194 I have no idea how to mount a file
    Phone Man I check every drive for the file. MR sees the folder I made the file in but NOT the file itself.

    I tried to make an image using the built in backup system in Windows. That went over like lead balloon.

    According to the built in backup system my C drive (Windows 10 installed) there are errors on that drive. When I run sfc /scannow, it says everything is just fine.

    When the built in says it has errors on C drive, it does give the option to find and fix the errors. That option when selected does not seem to do anything.

    Browsing Macrium Reflect images and backups in Windows Explorer - KnowledgeBase v7 - Macrium Reflect Knowledgebase - KnowledgeBase v7 - Macrium Reflect Knowledgebase
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  9. Posts : 560
    windows 7
    Thread Starter
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    Before I get too deep into this, I need go back and take a look at a good tutorial for Macrium Reflect. I may have and probably did make a mistake somewhere along the line. The person I got this PC from had made a couple images and stored them on the second hard drive. Macrium sees those just fine.
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  10. Posts : 56,064
    Multi-boot Windows 10/11 - RTM, RP, Beta, and Insider
       #10

    huffman said:
    Before I get too deep into this, I need go back and take a look at a good tutorial for Macrium Reflect. I may have and probably did make a mistake somewhere along the line. The person I got this PC from had made a couple images and stored them on the second hard drive. Macrium sees those just fine.
    @huffman

    The tutorial here on TF is good, although it may not have been updated with the changes to version 7.2.

    Backup and Restore with Macrium Reflect | Tutorials

    And the version 7.2 complete knowledge base from Macrium contains all there is to know:

    Macrium Reflect KnowledgeBase - KnowledgeBase v7.2 - Macrium Reflect Knowledgebase - KnowledgeBase v7.2 - Macrium Reflect Knowledgebase
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