Macrium Reflect 7 - Can't find disk image to restore

  1. Posts : 1
    Windows 10

    Macrium Reflect 7 - Can't find disk image to restore

    I've got the latest Macrium Reflect 7.2 on Windows 10 w/latest updates. I'm using a Lenovo desktop.

    What's happening in a nut-shell is that I have a new drive (D: 2TB Seagate BarraCuda ST2000DM008) that I'm trying to restore my old drive (C: 1TB Samsung MZ7LF120HCHP-000L1) onto. When I try to restore it the disk image disappears and then the whole drive disappears. Confusing, eh? I'll go through my process and you can tell me where I'm messing up.

    I open Reflect, and after making a boot disk, I click on "Image selected disks on this computer" click on "C:" drive as source and "D:" as destination. It takes it's time and creates an image.

    Then I restart using the boot disk. I set the destination disk as my "D:" drive and hit "Finish." I get a pop-up that says, "The following drives will be overwritten" with the "D:" drive shown. I click "Continue." Then the hell starts and I get another pop-up looking like any "Explorer" prompt asking me to "Find file - E08******.mrimg" But "D:" drive isn't shown as an option. When I click "This PC" the "D:" drive isn't shown and I can't find the .mrimg file anywhere. So I click "Cancel" and it goes back to the window that had started up before the pop-ups that now says, in red, "Operation Cancelled."

    Now, when I click on "Browse for an image or backup file to restore" it doesn't show "D:" drive anymore! It's disappeared! So, not knowing what else to do I clear out of the emergency boot disk and go back to my regular boot to the "C:" drive. Then I go to "Explorer" and find that the "D:" drive has disappeared there as well. I'm pulling my hair out at this point.

    The way I get "D:" drive to reappear is to go to "Computer management->Storage->Disk management," click on the "D:" drive's "Unallocated" space and adding a "New Simple Volume." Then it reappears in "Explorer" and, of course, there is no disk image anymore.

    As I said, I'm pulling my hair out with this. What am I missing?
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  2. Posts : 13,301
    Windows 10 Pro (x64) 21H2 19044.1526

    You are deleting your image before it begins. MRF tries to read the image after it deletes the partition.
    Make your image as usual putting it on the d drive as before...When done move the image file to your C drive or external usb drive.
    Now proceed with the restore.
    Or since your "cloning " your C drive to your D drive you can try cloning.
    When done, shut down and unplug the C drive (keep your rescue drive handy) and reboot.
    If it doesn't use the MRF rescue to fix boot problems.
    Your C disk (original will still be intact) and you can just replug it in if there is any problem.
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