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  1.    11 Jun 2017 #11
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    Jimbo says -
    For that job I use MACRIUM and run the job daily / nightly or when I need to --for example if installing new hardware / complex software. You can always "Mount" the image so if you need a file on the "C" drive again just copy from the image --
    This (in bold above) was what I found attractive in Macrium Reflect Free; that If I needed just one file in an image, I could mount, explore, copy a file, and then paste it.

    Mounting and exploring an image is a valuable feature.
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  2.    11 Jun 2017 #12
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    Quote Originally Posted by me75006 View Post
    This (in bold above) was what I found attractive in Macrium Reflect Free; that If I needed just one file in an image, I could mount, explore, copy a file, and then paste it.

    Mounting and exploring an image is a valuable feature.
    Also ability to mount image as a vm in hyper-v with viboot is great.

    Ability to create a macrium boot entry is great, plus boot repair options makes Macrium Reflect the undoubted best choice.
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  3.    11 Jun 2017 #13
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    so one question regarding macrium free , can I mount only the differential backup image to retrieve some files/folders in a worst case scenario or do I need full backup+ differential image ?

    thanks
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  4.    11 Jun 2017 #14
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    Quote Originally Posted by gundja View Post
    so one question regarding macrium free , can I mount only the differential backup image to retrieve some files/folders in a worst case scenario or do I need full backup+ differential image ?

    thanks
    You can't make a differential image unless you have first made a full image. If you mount the differential it merges with the full image so you see the full file system.
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  5.    11 Jun 2017 #15
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    ok so for mounting the image , I would like to use daemon tools , is it fine ?
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  6.    11 Jun 2017 #16
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    Quote Originally Posted by gundja View Post
    ok so for mounting the image , I would like to use daemon tools , is it fine ?
    No. Macrium supplies the means to mount it's own image. Just right click on the image file and chose "Explore Image"
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  7.    11 Jun 2017 #17
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    Macrium reflect is VERY easy to use and mount the image to restore files if needed...
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  8.    11 Jun 2017 #18
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    That is just for individual files of course. For a full image restore you need to do that using a bootable Macrium rescue disk/USB. That is easy to create through the Macrium UI.
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  9.    11 Jun 2017 #19
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    I did a YouTube tutorial many years ago on restoring a Macrium image. It hasn't changed much.


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  10.    11 Jun 2017 #20
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    thanks for answering all my questions guys, I am definitely going the macrium way.
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