Question on Using Macrium Reflect 7 with two drives


  1. Posts : 55
    Windows 10 Home 64 bit
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    Question on Using Macrium Reflect 7 with two drives


    I have a new Win 10 Dell desktop with two internal drives a 128 GB C drive with the Windows OS and files,and folders, programs and apps and a 1TB data D drive with photos, documents, videos and music, etc and after finally getting it to do what I want, I am ready to create an image backup. I am using the latest update of free Macrium Reflect 7. When I select create an image of the partitions required to backup and restore Windows I do not see the Drive D as one of the source drives.
    Having two drives is new to me and wonder what needs to be done to create a singleQuestion on Using Macrium Reflect 7 with two drives-macrium-image.png image of both drives - if possible?
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    Windows 10 Pro 20H2 19042.572
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    If the OP selects to create an image to restore Windows, he will only be presented with the partitions to restore the system disk. What the OP needs to is Select "Image Selected disks", then he will be presented with all the disks to create images of. Just make sure you select all of the partitions on the system drive, and what ever partitions that he has on his Data drive. Macrium will not select any disks or partitions when imaging selected disks.

    Restoration works the same way, you have to select which disk and partitions you want to restore.
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  3. Posts : 2,068
    Windows 10 Pro
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    Yes, you can backup both drives in one image. In your screenshot though, you ONLY have the 128GB SSD drive selected. In the Create Image section, you should have an option to pick BOTH drives.

    Here is a screenshot of what it should look like and where you click (in yellow). I just fired up a virtual machine and added a secondary drive to demonstrate. (that's why my second drive shows as pretty much empty).
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    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)
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    Having two drives is new to me and wonder what needs to be done to create a single of both drives - if possible?
    Considering the creation of an image of two drives, when you launch Macrium Reflect you should see both drives presented. (In my screenshot there's only 1 'cos I've only 1 in this PC- my other has 2, and so 2 drives are shown).

    You need to tick the check box in each of the partitions you wish to have included in the image file created.
    See the check boxes in the screenshot below.

    If you click the button 'Create an image..' on the left, that selects only those partitions.
    Question on Using Macrium Reflect 7 with two drives-1.png

    Similary you'll note an option to 'Image this disk' in the right pane. Choose that, and only that disk will be imaged.

    I.e. check what you have selected before starting to create the image.
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  5. Posts : 55
    Windows 10 Home 64 bit
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    Question on Using Macrium Reflect 7 with two drives


    Thanks to all responders for their helpful insights and advice. When I choose Image Selected Drives on this Computer I am able to see the two drives under the title GPT Disk 1- the C drive an SSD with 128 GB containing the Windows 10 OS and the D spinner drive with 931.39 GB, both checked. Can someone enlighten me on GPT Disk2 and what it for and should all the boxes 1 through 6 be checked as shown when creating a single backup image of both drives?

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  6. Posts : 1,020
    Windows 10 Pro 20H2 19042.572
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    Disk 2 is the system drive and all partitions need selected if you want the image that you are going to create to be identical to what you have now.
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