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  1. Posts : 7
    Windows 10 Pro
       #960

    Very good idea.
    Unfortunately i was afraid that since i use D: to install programs and C: for windows i was afraid (from ignorance) that maybe something would not work if i didn't clone the disk.

    Now everything is working great with the cloned disk.

    Do you think i should do a chkdsk to the new disk in case some errors have been transferred?
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  2. CountMike's Avatar
    Posts : 18,369
    W10+Developer Insider + Linux
       #961

    theobserver said:
    Very good idea.
    Unfortunately i was afraid that since i use D: to install programs and C: for windows i was afraid (from ignorance) that maybe something would not work if i didn't clone the disk.

    Now everything is working great with the cloned disk.

    Do you think i should do a chkdsk to the new disk in case some errors have been transferred?
    Yes, do that again. It's a good idea to do it from time to time anyway.
    When you make full backup and restore it to new disk result is same as cloning, you don't loose anything. You can still keep it and even browse and retrieve data form resulting backup file ( .mrimg in case of Macrium Reflect).
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  3. Posts : 7
    Windows 10 Pro
       #962

    Ok then,
    what is the use of cloning a disk then i wonder...
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  4. CountMike's Avatar
    Posts : 18,369
    W10+Developer Insider + Linux
       #963

    theobserver said:
    Ok then,
    what is the use of cloning a disk then i wonder...
    Nowadays.... none, once upon a time it was only way to copy whole disk with OS on it. Now when you have programs like MR you can have whole disk in one file which is about 75% the size of all used bits and bytes and be able to update it and reuse again and again and move or copy it anywhere. MR even has an option to deploy backup to different system on which straight clone may not work.
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  5. donnje's Avatar
    Posts : 63
    w10
       #964

    kado897 said:
    1. The My backup files are backup definition files. You should give them a meaningful name and use them to run the same backup again.
    2. If you are creating a new backup definition each time you backup file date would be the best way of linking them. If they are for identical backups then it doesn't matter which you use. If you are creating different backups then the image files should be in different destination directories for each definition.
    3. The comment appears in the listing in the restore tab..
    Attachment 308244
    1/2 - In my case the "My Backup" file corresponds to 153C3616436144A5-00-00.mrimg (I recognized it because they have the same date) I do the restore by loading the .mrimg file and not the .xml one, therefore even if I I put a name on "MY backup" what is it for?

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    3 should the comment appear?

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  6. kado897's Avatar
    Posts : 39,496
    Windows 10 Home 64bit v20H2 and insider builds
       #965

    donnje said:
    1/2 - In my case the "My Backup" file corresponds to 153C3616436144A5-00-00.mrimg (I recognized it because they have the same date) I do the restore by loading the .mrimg file and not the .xml one, therefore even if I I put a name on "MY backup" what is it for?

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    3 should the comment appear?

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    The xml files just describe the backup, they don't contain any of the data. You can use the xml file to create another backup using the same definitions. It saves you having to recreate the definition from scratch each time, allows you to create differential and incremental backups off the original full backup, and allows you to create automatic backup schedules.

    Don't know why the comment is not showing in your case.
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  7. Ghot's Avatar
    Posts : 9,251
    Win 10 Home 10.0.19043.928 (x64) [21H1]
       #966

    @donnje


    Type w/e you want in the 3rd RED circle, to identify your backup. I usually put the date and sometimes the Windows version... like this... NOV 26-662 or maybe NOV 26-golf (for when I installed the golf game).


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    So when I look for my backups...they make some kind of sense... for ex.

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  8. donnje's Avatar
    Posts : 63
    w10
       #967

    kado897 said:
    The xml files just describe the backup, they don't contain any of the data. You can use the xml file to create another backup using the same definitions. It saves you having to recreate the definition from scratch each time, allows you to create differential and incremental backups off the original full backup, and allows you to create automatic backup schedules.

    Don't know why the comment is not showing in your case.
    I finally understood what it is really for it, I'll try the premium ediction :)

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    Ghot said:
    @donnje


    Type w/e you want in the 3rd RED circle, to identify your backup. I usually put the date and sometimes the Windows version... like this... NOV 26-662 or maybe NOV 26-golf (for when I installed the golf game).


    Backup and Restore with Macrium Reflect-0000-macrium-settings.png




    So when I look for my backups...they make some kind of sense... for ex.

    Backup and Restore with Macrium Reflect-image1.png



    Backup and Restore with Macrium Reflect-image1.png
    Thanks I also put the date and now you can see the comments :)
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    Last edited by donnje; 28 Nov 2020 at 07:24.
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  9. phrab's Avatar
    Posts : 634
    windows 10 professional 64-bit, 1204
       #968

    Try3 said:
    - You can drop the batch file into a Notepad window to read through it even before unblocking it. I always do this.

    Denis
    Had never thought of this. You are a wealth of information!
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  10. Try3's Avatar
    Posts : 7,458
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 20H2 Build 19042.928
       #969

    Try3 said:
    - You can drop the batch file into a Notepad window to read through it even before unblocking it. I always do this.
    phrab said:
    Had never thought of this. You are a wealth of information!
    And once I am convinced that it is not malicious I stick it within a folder group at C:\Tools for which I have constrained the access permissions so Windows protects it from malware as well as it protects such folder groups as C:\Program files. Whether I'm using somebody else's script or one I've written myself, they all go into this protected folder group.
    Set up my Tools folder ditty - TenForums

    Denis
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