Windows 10: Macrium Reflect v.7 - Delete old Image Files Solved

  1.    03 Oct 2017 #1

    Macrium Reflect v.7 - Delete old Image Files

    Hello All,
    I just found deleting old image files is not allowed.
    Recent Update: Macrium Reflect v7.1.2614, 09/29/17
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    Any advice on this will be greatly appreciated!
    Note: I tried to sign up with Macrium v7 Forums and learned I apparently am not intelligent enough to work through their sign up procedure. (?)

    Best, :)
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  2.    03 Oct 2017 #2

    Looks like you've got Macrium Image Guardian enabled in which case you have delete old images/backups from the Restore window within Reflect.
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       03 Oct 2017 #3

    A little more info to add to Sheltieuk's reply:

    Macrium Image Guardian protects your backup files from unauthorised modification. MIG grants write access to existing backups file for Macrium Reflect 7.1, any image tools created by us, and optionally, MS RoboCopy. All other process attempting to update existing backup files will be denied access.
    Techie Tuesday: Macrium Image Guardian – Macrium Software
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  4.    03 Oct 2017 #4

    Thanks very much Sheltieuk,
    I've also learned the new feature is to protect from Ransomware, which indeed is an excellent feature.
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       11 Oct 2017 #5

    I am considering upgrading from v6 but am unsure about MIG. I backup to an extra internal drive and then copy those images to external drives as secondary backups. Will MIG cause any issues with that?

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  6.    11 Oct 2017 #6

    Hi Johnpd,
    You'll surely be fine. Using MIG requires a little learning curve. I received excellent support from Macrium Support <>. They gave me the step-by-step instructions I needed. I'd say without a doubt Macrium v7 is well worth the upgrade.
    Note: MIG protects against Ransomware changing or deleting your backup files.
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  7.    11 Oct 2017 #7

    Easy to solve, just start up Macrium Reflect, go to Other Tasks, and select Image Guardian, turn it off, delete the old back up, then turn it back on again.
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  8.    11 Oct 2017 #8

    johnpd said: View Post
    I am considering upgrading from v6 but am unsure about MIG. I backup to an extra internal drive and then copy those images to external drives as secondary backups. Will MIG cause any issues with that?

    I backup my images to an external drive and about every other month I close it to another Hard Drive.
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