Restoring Macrium Reflect image


  1. Posts : 581
    windows 7
       #1

    Restoring Macrium Reflect image


    I really need help.
    Let me say first that the image I made with MR is about 1.5 yrs old. I see no reason why that should matter.

    I opened Macrium Reflect and went to the Restore heading. There I browsed to and selected the image I wanted to restore. This is what I see:
    Restoring Macrium Reflect image-macrium-1.jpg

    Here I assumed I need to select "Restore image" which I did.

    Here is where I am getting confused.

    Restoring Macrium Reflect image-macrium-2.jpg
    The source is at the top.. I have no idea what the line of images has to do with source.
    How do you select the destination??

    This next thing drives me NUTS. It says "Copy selected partitions when I click "Next". I am guessing that needs to be Unchecked.

    That is where I am stuck right now.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Restoring Macrium Reflect image-macrium-2.jpg  
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  2. Posts : 18,612
    Win 10 Home 10.0.19044.1889 (x64) [21H2]
       #2

    huffman said:
    I really need help.
    Let me say first that the image I made with MR is about 1.5 yrs old. I see no reason why that should matter.

    I opened Macrium Reflect and went to the Restore heading. There I browsed to and selected the image I wanted to restore. This is what I see:

    Here I assumed I need to select "Restore image" which I did.

    Here is where I am getting confused.

    The source is at the top.. I have no idea what the line of images has to do with source.
    How do you select the destination??

    This next thing drives me NUTS. It says "Copy selected partitions when I click "Next". I am guessing that needs to be Unchecked.

    That is where I am stuck right now.



    Yeah.. restoring with Macrium Reflect is... weird. I called them and told them about how confusing that is.

    Just click Next




    Even on the bootable media, it "looks" like the destination and the target are the same. They aren't.
    Hopefully they'll get that fixed in MR 8, which is due out soon.





    /edit

    In the future, if you intend to make a "full OS image" backup, always use this option...

    Restoring Macrium Reflect image-0000-macrium-settings.png




    This option makes a FULL backup of everything you need to "boot" Windows.

    You may notice that it says: "Create and image of the partition(s) required to backup and restore Windows.
    Note the plural of the word: partition(s).
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  3. Posts : 581
    windows 7
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Ghot, I did not actually think you could talk to a human being at any of these places any more.

    Just were do I click "Next" to get the ball rolling?

    BTW I got an update for Macrium Reflect yesterday and did NOT see any difference.
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  4. Posts : 2,487
    Windows 10 Home, 64-bit
       #4

    Regarding your first post:

    The "What is this" with red arrow is pointing to the C partition in the image file you made some time ago.

    The second "what is this" ("copy selected partitions when I click next") is the standard default and the same thing I see when I go to restore, see below. Leave it checked.

    You asked "how do you select the destination"? By default, you are shown your current boot drive as the destination...which appears to be the same drive that was imaged. That's what you'd normally choose unless the drive had gone bad.

    If instead you wanted to choose another drive as the destination, you would click on "select a different target disk" across the screen from "destination".

    I'm not sure why your first picture shows the 3 grayed out partitions. I am assuming it is because you chose to include ONLY the C partition in your image.

    Look at my pic below; I have no grayed out partitions. That is because I deliberately chose to include ALL of my partitions in the image file.

    In my pic, if I wanted to restore right now, I'd just click "next" at the bottom of the screen. I assume if you clicked "next", only C would be restored because only C was included in your image.
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  5. Posts : 18,612
    Win 10 Home 10.0.19044.1889 (x64) [21H2]
       #5

    huffman said:
    Ghot, I did not actually think you could talk to a human being at any of these places any more.

    Just were do I click "Next" to get the ball rolling?

    BTW I got an update for Macrium Reflect yesterday and did NOT see any difference.


    Right at the bottom of the window, shown in your 3rd pic, above.


    Restoring Macrium Reflect image-image1.png
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  6. Posts : 581
    windows 7
    Thread Starter
       #6

    I really appreciate everyone's input to this problem. My need to restore my C-drive has gone away. I will keep in mind everything you guys have said so if I ever need it, I got it

    Regards to everyone
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  7. Posts : 2,790
    Linux Mint 20.1 Win10Prox64
       #7

    I made a quick, short video. Make sure to pause at the begining and read the instruction:
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