Windows 10: Macrium Reflect Free nightmare. Will not work.


  1. Posts : 26
    Windows 10 64bit
       07 Jun 2016 #1

    Macrium Reflect Free nightmare. Will not work.


    I had no problem when I had/used Reflect on Windows 8/8.1. Now that I've upgraded to 10, I can't get Reflect to work at all.

    I followed the directions to the letter on their website. I use disk part exactly as they say. Then 1 of 2 things happen when I try to create rescue media. 1) I'm told that there's more than 1 partition on the drive. 2) No room on the drive that I just reformatted using disk part.

    I've tried this at least 10 times with the exact same results.

    I'm using a 128GB flash drive for the backup.

    When I open the drive, it shows 1 folder. System Volume Information. That folder shows that the size is 0 bytes and 0 files. When I look in This PC, it shows the drive as 119GB in size and 119GB free.

    I'm at my wit's end.

    TIA
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  2. Posts : 2,004
    Windows 3.1 to Windows 10
       07 Jun 2016 #2

    The rescue media has to be a Fat32 partition and it only support 32GB...

    so the rest of the 128GB will be useless - use a smaller USB for the rescue media...
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  3.    07 Jun 2016 #3

    Wait, keep the 128GB stick for your external media -- for use in putting your data material on it as you copy such off of the internal hard-drive. Meanwhile, get a 8GB-16GB usb stick for your rescue boot, I have a bunch of those around with all kinds of rescue boots.
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  4. Posts : 26
    Windows 10 64bit
    Thread Starter
       08 Jun 2016 #4

    Kyhi said: View Post
    The rescue media has to be a Fat32 partition and it only support 32GB...

    so the rest of the 128GB will be useless - use a smaller USB for the rescue media...
    Doh! I had a total brainfart.

    I wasn't thinking at all.

    I should've referred to Imaging. OK, have another couple questions. Exactly which partitions do I need to image?


    Just C or all of them? Also, when I now try to do an image, it's asking for a username and password. That wasn't the case with 8.1.
    @Roland, I have an external drive for my media. The flash drive I bought to do hard drive images.
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