Windows 10: Restore does not indicate correct drive for source of restore

  1.    16 Dec 2015 #1

    Restore does not indicate correct drive for source of restore


    I have recently had to re-install Windows 10 and had problems before so decided this time to do a clean install and then run the system image backup. This went well but when it came to the testing of the restore a problem arose. I was using the Repair Disc created after the system image backup completed and could not understand the source file indicated was not where I had put the backup.
    The restore said the file was on the C: drive which was what I was trying to restore to.
    I repeated the whole process and took screenshots (photos) of the steps. These photos can be seen on dropbox or onedrive links to those interested (not posted here).

    Has anyone seen this before and is there a solution?
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  2. Posts : 4,771
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       16 Dec 2015 #2

    Rest assured, before you know it, someone will tell you to use other "more efficient" program such as macrium reflect.

    Be it as it may, I just want to share with you what I do using the built-in Windows 10 system image backup.
    I never create the Repair disk.
    When I want to run the image restore and if I am already signed in, here is what I do. It may appear lengthy but it never fails me.
    I store my system image backup in an external hard drive.
    So, first I plug in the ext. hdd.
    Start button > Settings > Update & Security > left side, Recovery > right side, under Advanced startup, click the Restart now button > Troubleshoot > Advanced options > system Image Recovery...................
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  3.    16 Dec 2015 #3

    Your suggestion was incomplete as shown on the page.
    I know about Macrium I have my own preference DriveSnapshot which does everything I think Macrium does and I have been using it for years. I wanted to have a guaranteed MS way of restoring an image.

    Using DriveSnapshot works and allows viewing as a drive and selecting individual files to restore.

    Your answer does not answer my question.
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