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  1.    2 Weeks Ago #240
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Arnold, MD
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    Triple boot - Win 10 Pro, Win 10 Pro Insider (2) - (and a sprinkling of VMs)

    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmyb View Post
    I have a question:
    When I have restored W7 from a windows image, it not only reformatted my OS drive and partition, but the other drives on the computer, leaving the partition and other drives blank.
    I have a duel boot (W7 and W10) from two drives, if I create an image of one of the OS with reflect, and then restore, will it format ALL the drives connected, leaving them all blank (except for the restored drive), and if so would you recommend disconnecting the other drives before restoring, or will just re-image the selected drive.
    @Jimmyb

    Macrium will only restore those partitions that were included in the image backup (the .mrimg file). Not clear on the first line of your post. Was that using Windows Image Backup? That is being deprecated and possibly removed entirely in the new Fall Creators Update release.

    Short answer, not sure why that restore of Win 7 would have reformatted and erased your drives, Macrium will not do that. It will only restore what was backed up. And, no, it's not necessary to disconnect other drives when restoring with Macrium.

    Hope this helps. TC
    Last edited by f14tomcat; 2 Weeks Ago at 04:57.
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  2.    2 Weeks Ago #241
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Watford
    Posts : 13,122
    Windows

    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmyb View Post
    I have a question:
    When I have restored W7 from a windows image, it not only reformatted my OS drive and partition, but the other drives on the computer, leaving the partition and other drives blank.
    I have a duel boot (W7 and W10) from two drives, if I create an image of one of the OS with reflect, and then restore, will it format ALL the drives connected, leaving them all blank (except for the restored drive), and if so would you recommend disconnecting the other drives before restoring, or will just re-image the selected drive.
    It will restore only the partitions you select and leave the others untouched.
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  3.    2 Weeks Ago #242
    Join Date : Jul 2014
    Serbia
    Posts : 10,178
    W10 Insider + Linux

    I have triple BOOT of W7, W10 and Mint on 3 disks and restored each one without problems many times. Actually I have 2 W7 backups, each with own set of programs/games that I alternate periodically. (too cheep to by another SSD).
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  4.    2 Weeks Ago #243
    Join Date : Sep 2017
    North Somerset
    Posts : 29
    Windows 10/Windows 7 dual boot

    Quote Originally Posted by f14tomcat View Post
    @Jimmyb

    Macrium will only restore those partitions that were included in the image backup (the .mrimg file). Not clear on the first line of your post. Was that using Windows Image Backup? That is being deprecated and possibly removed entirely in the new Fall Creators Update release.

    Short answer, not sure why that restore of Win 7 would have reformatted and erased your drives, Macrium will not do that. It will only restore what was backed up. And, no, it's not necessary to disconnect other drives when restoring with Macrium.

    Hope this helps. TC
    Many thanks this is the answer I was hoping for.
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  5.    1 Week Ago #244
    Join Date : Sep 2017
    North Somerset
    Posts : 29
    Windows 10/Windows 7 dual boot

    So I have now backed-up my hard drives and now wish to back up my NAS, however it does not appear in the Reflect Screen, I am running the free version, will I need to pay to see network drives?
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  6.    1 Week Ago #245
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Watford
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    Windows

    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmyb View Post
    So I have now backed-up my hard drives and now wish to back up my NAS, however it does not appear in the Reflect Screen, I am running the free version, will I need to pay to see network drives?
    It doesn't really make sense to image a NAS from Windows as you can only see shares which are not like a drive or a partition. You really need to do a file and folder backups which are available on the paid versions.

    Although I have a paid version I prefer FreeFileSync for this (be careful of the installer it will try to install unwanted programs). Microsoft's SyncToy which is also free may be a safer although less able alternative.
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  7.    1 Week Ago #246
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    A Finnish expat in Germany
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    Today 20% discount:

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  8.    1 Week Ago #247
    Join Date : Sep 2017
    North Somerset
    Posts : 29
    Windows 10/Windows 7 dual boot

    Can I assume the Home version will meet all my back-up needs, i.e. it will back-up my NAS!!
    If so with 20% discount I may just have to rush out to buy it.
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  9.    1 Week Ago #248
    Join Date : Nov 2013
    Toronto
    Posts : 4,616
    Win 10 Pro x64

    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmyb View Post
    So I have now backed-up my hard drives and now wish to back up my NAS, however it does not appear in the Reflect Screen, I am running the free version, will I need to pay to see network drives?
    Back up your NAS? Isn't NAS supposed to be the back-up itself? Or you just want to backup your backups?
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  10.    1 Week Ago #249
    Join Date : Sep 2017
    North Somerset
    Posts : 29
    Windows 10/Windows 7 dual boot

    NAS, Network Attached Storage is my soft store, not my back-up, it allows access to all of my data from numerous machines, without my main PC being switched on.
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