Windows 10: My secondary drive is included (mandatory) in system image backup.Why? Solved

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  1.    13 Oct 2015 #1

    My secondary drive is included (mandatory) in system image backup.Why?


    Hi,
    I want to create a system image of my primary drive (an SSD) on an external 230gb hard drive as backup for any incovenience..
    The problem is my other drive (games,movies, photos, etc) is automatically checked as default because "required for Windows to run" among my primary drive and System Reserved 350MB partition.
    I cant uncheck its box.
    Can you guys help me?

    My pc runs windows 10
    It' s a custom built pc with:
    i7 4770k
    GeForce GTX 770 2GB
    8gb RAM
    230 gb of SSD (primary drive) with still 70gb of free space
    1 Terabyte of Hard disk (secondary drive)
    230 gb of external TrekStore drive (NFTS formatted)

    Thank you,
    agasabellaba
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  2. Posts : 20,708
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
       13 Oct 2015 #2

    Hello agasabellaba, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    If you have a system partition, moved the page file, or moved any system or user folder to that drive, it would then be considered a part of the system and thus would be mandated to be included in a system image.
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  3.    14 Oct 2015 #3

    Brink said: View Post
    Hello agasabellaba, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    If you have a system partition, moved the page file, or moved any system or user folder to that drive, it would then be considered a part of the system and thus would be mandated to be included in a system image.
    Hi Brink thank you for your fast reply, how should I proceed? How do I find these files you talked about? I have for example moved to the secondary drive some cache folders (like Spotify cache folder) whereas Spotify itself is installed in the primary SSD drive. Could this be the type of problem we are looking for?
    I dont believe I have moved any other type of User files or system files to the secondary drive.
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  4. Posts : 20,708
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
       14 Oct 2015 #4

    Yeah, it would be a good idea to move anything like that back to the Windows drive.

    Let's start with a screenshot showing the full layout of your Disk Management (diskmgmt.msc) to see what it reveals.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/1...en-forums.html
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  6.    14 Oct 2015 #6

    If that is the case, I would rather buy a bigger external drive and copy everything to it than moving folders around (just far less complicated).
    Thank you though, really appreciated your help.
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  7. Posts : 20,708
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
       14 Oct 2015 #7

    Are you dual booting with Ubuntu on drive U: on disk 1?

    If so, that would be why disk 1 would be included.
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  8.    14 Oct 2015 #8

    No, I have created a partition and have named it Ubuntu :P (I will some day install it on there). It's empty now.
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  9. Posts : 20,708
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
       14 Oct 2015 #9

    There's nothing in Disk Management showing for why the other disk is being included in the system image.

    If you like, you could disconnect the other disk to not have it included in the system image. Make sure that you do not have any issues with it disconnected before creating the system image though. If you do, you'll just have them with the created image as well.
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  10. Posts : 11,206
    Windows 10 Pro
       14 Oct 2015 #10

    This may not have anything to do with your issue but according your Disk Management screenshot you have assigned your data partition letter A:. The A: and B: are due historical reasons treated as removable media and should not be used for hard disks. Reasons are many, starting from the fact that Windows does not index the content on A: and B: drives.

    Kari
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