Windows 10: File History Image File Solved

  1.    06 Apr 2016 #1

    File History Image File


    I created a image file in file history.
    I wanted to restore it to another laptop of same size and I got an error concerning the drives did not match the image file.
    from what I can tell the question that I answered was restore the drives concerning windows operation.
    on the laptop that I was going to restore it to had about four more drives. since I had done an upgrade in the beginning I figured that they were from windows 7 or 8.1
    I could not did not see a place to add exclusions to list the drives and also in disk mgmt. some do not have drive letters to even identify them.
    any thoughts on were I can get more instructions on file history operation or what I might do?
    Thank You
    Shipinomore
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       06 Apr 2016 #2

    RE : I created a image file in file history. I wanted to restore it to another laptop of same size and I got an error concerning the drives did not match the image file.

    Using Win 10 built-in File History to create System Image file in computer A can NOT be used on another computer.
    Does not work that way. Sorry.
    .................................................................................................... ....................................................................................................
    Please wait a bit and many members will introduce you to their "de facto " macrium reflect.
    They will also help you solving the rest of the problem.

    Good luck.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  3.    07 Apr 2016 #3

    File History image file


    Thank You davidhk. I also use Reflect and have done the deploy option to move to different hardware. I was trying keep everything microsoft but it doesn't work out that way.
    shipinomore


    davidhk said: View Post
    RE : I created a image file in file history. I wanted to restore it to another laptop of same size and I got an error concerning the drives did not match the image file.

    Using Win 10 built-in File History to create System Image file in computer A can NOT be used on another computer.
    Does not work that way. Sorry.
    .................................................................................................... ....................................................................................................
    Please wait a bit and many members will introduce you to their "de facto " macrium reflect.
    They will also help you solving the rest of the problem.

    Good luck.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


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       07 Apr 2016 #4

    shipinomore10 said: View Post
    Thank You davidhk. I also use Reflect and have done the deploy option to move to different hardware. I was trying keep everything microsoft but it doesn't work out that way.
    shipinomore
    You are welcome.

    Windows provides us with "basic" tools.
    If we want more features etc, we will have to employ 3rd party apps.
    It all depends on what are your needs.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  5.    07 Apr 2016 #5

    drive letters


    davidhk this somewhat off topic but I am in a mess. did the restore of an image then the deploy all went ok however the hard drive in the new laptop is drive G which was the the image file and everything is there but how can I change the drive letter over to C:
    I am trying to figure out how to word this all up to send to Macrium
    Shipinomore


    davidhk said: View Post
    You are welcome.

    Windows provides us with "basic" tools.
    If we want more features etc, we will have to employ 3rd party apps.
    It all depends on what are your needs.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  6. Posts : 4,771
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       07 Apr 2016 #6

    I do not use Macrium Reflect.

    If you want to use Macrium reflect, forget about system image backup from file history.
    Please start a new thread and ask the experts who use the program.
    Sorry, I can't help you.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  7.    07 Apr 2016 #7

    thank you . shipinomore
    davidhk said: View Post
    I do not use Macrium Reflect.

    If you want to use Macrium reflect, forget about system image backup from file history.
    Please start a new thread and ask the experts who use the program.
    Sorry, I can't help you.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 

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