Questions tagged [macrium]

Macrium refers to Macrium Reflect, a disk imaging, backup and recovery solution for Windows. Questions involving the use of this product should use this tag; you might also like to consider using [tag:images], [tag:backup], [tag:recovery], [tag:windows-backup].

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Macrium not showing an external drive when I look to restore an image

Macrium not showing an external drive when I look to restore an image I have a laptop with one internal drive, and i've connected two drives connected externally, to USB. One external drive, a Toshiba,...
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Fix Windows Boot Problems tool in Macrium Rescue Media looks for Active Partition even in UEFI mode

I have a GPT disk with a Windows install, and I have a multiboot BIOS/UEFI Rescue Media disk that I boot in UEFI mode (and I get “[UEFI]” in the title bar), but when I select Fix Windows Boot Problems ...
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Macrium Reflect - Created Image of 41GB in 3 seconds?

Using Macrium Reflect to create an image of a brand-new system. The C: drive has 41GB on it. The Macrium Image literally only took only about 3-5 seconds and the image file is only 35MB. So I'm ...
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Accessing recycle bin of a backed up drive

I have a backup of a drive made by Macrium Reflect which I have mapped as a drive to be able to browse it. Part of the backup is a $RECYCLE.BIN which I would like to explore but when I try to open it, ...
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How to stop backup from including itself

I have Macrium Reflect Free that is scheduled to backup my data drive (D:). Currently my destination is an external hard drive but I want to change this to my Google Drive. My Google Drive Streaming ...
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How can I get my system to boot after cloning used Macrium Reflect?

I got a new SSD and I was trying to migrate my OS from my HDD to my new SSD and I ran into a problem: The PC didn't want to boot from the new SSD even after changing the boot sequence and running the ...
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Cloning/Imaging A Mounted VeraCrypt Volume (follow-up)

Following up on the question asked in: Cloning/Imaging A Mounted TrueCrypt/VeraCrypt Volume I'm wanting to achieve the same: backup VC mounted containers as partitions. File copy backup, as suggested ...
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Can I restore a Macrium image made from one machine SSD to another to clone windows and installed applications?

I have a Dell 8700 with Windows 10 activated and various applications all on a 256GB SSD. I have purchased a used Dell 9020 with a new 256GB SSD with Windows 10 activated, and I want to use Macrium ...
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Cancelled after Macrium Reflect started cloning now cant access HDD

I have a self-built computer I tried running the Macrium Reflect 7 and chose the wrong drive and cancelled it while it ran now I can't access my E:/ drive any help here's my log Clone ID - ...
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How to extract Folder from Macrium Reflect Free and preserve timestamp? (Windows)

I would like to extract my C:\Users\Userprofile from my diskimage.mrimg backup file I mount the backup image file in Explorer (Windows 7). I drag and drop the folder or any older on to my C: drive, ...
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Make Windows backup image of secondary drive

I recently upgraded from a SATA drive to a pcie drive (C: drive) and would like to create a disk image of the old SATA drive using Macrium Reflect Free. I’ve plugged the SATA drive into a free SATA ...
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Macrium Reflect 7 Free on WinXP - Replicated Nonfunctional Macrium Recovery Boot Menu Entries

I had a failing HDD on an old WinXP SP3 machine, and used Macrium Reflect 7 Free (plus SpinRite 6 and Beyond Compare) to salvage the OS and data and clone/copy them onto a new HDD. Multiple steps ...
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What happens to empty space when cloning to a larger disk?

I am trying to learn about cloning a small SSD to a larger SSD using Macrium. My OS (Windows 10) is installed on a 120 GB SSD but I need to clone the OS to a 500 GB SSD and then insert the new SSD ...
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Windows 10 Partition restore issue with Macrium Reflect

I tried to reset my Windows 10 to an older Version and this failed. Luckily I had created an image before with Macrium Reflect and this image is in 2 files on other partitions. I booted the Laptop ...
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Safe to image disk from host OS (Windows 10) while it is running?

I need to create a disk image of a non-virtualized Windows 10 GPT partition (C drive) using Macrium Reflect. Is it better/safer/more reliable to image the disk from USB boot media (WinPE or WinRE) ...
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Macrium Reflect Installation failure

I'm trying to install Macrium Reflect Home edition on a dell 8700 with SSD (no spinning media). All proceeds as expected until I launch the setup proper, at which point it barfs with: Macium install ...
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Create disk image of runing virtual Windows 2019 then import and run it on another VMware Workstation

I am trying to create disk image of runing virtual Windows 2019. I don't have access to actual VMware Workstation. I only have a remote access to Windows. After exporting the image I need to import ...
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Macrium Reflect: cannot mount ext4 partition from image

I created a full disk image of my notebook with Macrium Reflect Free 7.2.4942. Said notebook is configured to dual boot Windows 10 and Ubuntu 19.10. Ubuntu is installed in an ext4 partition. Now I'm ...
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Windows will not boot from new SSD

I am trying to migrate my current C drive with Windows 10 installed (250GB M.2 SSD) to a 1TB M.2 SSD. Both are physically installed in my PC. I used Macrium Reflect to clone the drive to the new SSD, ...
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Transferring an existing Windows disk from a dead PC to another one and avoiding reinstall of applications [duplicate]

(this question is really a follow-on from this question) I have a dead Dell computer where the cause of death did not involve or damage the hard drive. If I had identical replacement hardware, I ...
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Restoring OEM windows macrium image to a new different make PC with retail Windows 10 Pro

I have a Dell 8700 PC that ran Windows 10 home 64 bit. The motherboard spontaneously let the smoke out of one of the chips and the PC is now unserviceable. A recent image was made of the Windows ...
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Non-functioning disk image on SSD but working on HDD

I recently tried to upgrade a laptop by replacing the HDD by an SSD, but I am running into some trouble. Background: I am fairly familiar with cloning and disk imaging (I use Macrium Reflect and have ...
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Deploy disk image made with macrium to VMWare

I beg for everyone patients, I'm new to computers. I backed up a desktop using macrium to a disk image. I want to deploy this image to vmware 15.5 for workstations on my windows 10 pro workstation. ...
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How to combine two partitions from two disks into one disk clone with two partitions: system and C:

I have cloned my windows 10 pro desktop at work to my desktop at home with macrium. I paid no attention to hardware specs. It worked beautifully. Activated Windows and Office with a new key, renamed ...
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Cannot resume state in Hyper-V on a Macrium viBoot image

I am trying to run a VM using Hyper-V from a Macrium mrimg file. I can successfully boot up a VM from this image using Hyper-V, and log into the machine on my corporate domain, so this works great. ...
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Cloned Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe SSD won't boot Windows

I have a Dell Inspiron 7373 13" laptop which is fitted with a 256GB SATA M.2 SSD. The Dell spec for the laptop states that it can use either SATA M.2 SSDs or NVMe M.2 SSDs. So I ordered a Samsung 970 ...
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Cannot copy Macrium Reflect mrimg file using Windows command line

I created full system backup of my Windows 10 PC using Macrium Reflect and it created a .mrimg file of around 400 GB. This file is stored on an external hard drive (HDD). I want to copy it to another ...
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Macrium Reflect bootable usb need to be created on the pc inorder for it to see the hdd

i realized for some pc brand/model, i need to install the macrium program on the pc itself, then create the usb bootable from it, only then the bootable usb will be able to boot and see the available ...
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PC won't boot from upgraded HDD

I'm attempting to upgrade my Windows 10 PC hard drive from 1.5tb to 4tb. I currently have both drives installed and have used Macrium Reflect to clone the smaller drive onto the larger one. 1.5tb ...
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Adding Macrium Bootable iso to Blu Ray with recovery files

I recently just consolidated my recovery DVD set from five DVD's to one 25 GB Blu-Ray. I am trying to see if I can include the bootable Macrium iso on to the Blu-ray by simply adding it to the ...
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Cloning from a bigger hard drive to a smaller SSD with Macrium Reflect

I am working an HP computer with Win 10 x64 Premium with all the latest updates and Macrium Reflect 7.1.3317 Free Edition. I would like to clone my C drive, the only internal hard drive, to a small ...
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BSOD on Windows 7 Pro - pssnap.sys - PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA - Macrium Reflect

I recently ran Windows Update on Windows 7 Professional, as I do every few weeks. Everything seemed to go OK, until I restarted and after the animated flag logo formed up, I got a flash of a blue ...
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Deployment of Macrium Reflect disk image

Question: Can I re-deploy a Macrium Reflect disk image onto a computer that is not the original computer? Context: I recently got one of my laptops stolen. Luckily, I had a Macrium Reflect disk ...
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how to recover ntfs partition with folder structure - currently shows as RAW

I'm asking this question because: 1. I'm desperated, 2. I couldn't find any other answer resolving my problem, 3. All my attempts to fix it by myself failed. I have got an external HDD 3,5" that is ...
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differences between disk clone and disk image in Macrium Reflect

I am reading the Macrium Reflect doc: A Disk Image stores the information required to completely restore disks (or their individual partitions) exactly as they were when the image was taken. Cloning ...
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Macrium Reflect rescue media won't open a backup image file

I am trying to restore a backup created with the free version of Macrium reflect after a disk fail. Rescue media was created for the PC in question (running WinXPSP3) and a backup done which produced ...
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Mount Ubuntu Partition Within Windows

I've installed Ubuntu alongside Windows. I can boot into either using GRUB. In Ubuntu, I can see my entire bootdrive, and all of its partitions, including my windows partition and system files which I ...
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macrium error message: cannot clone volume while Windows is running

I want to clone my 128GB SSD boot drive to a 512GB SSD. I open Macrium Reflect inside Windows 7 x64. When I identify the source and target drives, and eventually get to the point where I tell ...
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image file on external HDD cannot be read and transferred to another drive - created using macrium reflect

I have created a image backup using macrium reflect - it succussfully completed. I can explore the windows partition. The file is on an external 1TB hard drive. The backup is 105GB in size. Contains ...
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Windows 8 and installing from image (Norton Ghost/Macrium Reflect/etc)

First of, I'm not sure if this fits here or should be in Server Fault. If it should be in Server Fault, please let me know and I will close here and repost there. Now to my situation: I have 30 ...
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Copying a file on Windows 8 gives "not enough memory" even with plenty of memory and disk space

I had this problem when copying a large (50GB) disk image file (Macrium Reflect) from my Flash Drive to my computer. "Out of Memory. There is not enough memory to complete this operation." I had ...
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Regular expression to match Macrium Reflect backup files

I want to prune old differential backup files from the files Macrium Reflect creates when it performs automatic backups. What is a regular expression to match the type of files Macrium Reflect ...
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Move my existing Windows installation onto a SSD

I've just bought a 240Gb SSD, while my existing laptop hard drive is 1Tb. I have made a 'clean-ish' version of Windows 8.1 from the 1Tb drive and saved a Macrium Reflect image of this partition - Can ...
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Does Macrium Reflects "system partition backup" store everything? Including all installed apps, registry tweaks, user folders, etc.?

I'm asking this because I just made a backup with Macrium Reflect (free edition) of my Windows 7 install, and the resulting backup file is really small. The settings I chose were: Intelligent sector ...
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Use Macrium Reflect to Clone an SSD with three partitions to a larger SSD, expanding the middle partition

I'm trying to use Macrium Reflect Free to clone a disk from a 75 GB SSD to 225 GB SSD. The source has three partitions, and I want to clone them all, but I want the first and third to be the same size,...
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Macrium backup and rescue disk creation

I am in the process of backing up my PC using "Macrium backup and restore". I have successfully backed my PC, (both C and D drive) to an external hard disk. I have a question regarding creating ...
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Permission issues when trying to restore files from an image

Even though I've checked the box stating that I want to 'Enable Access to Restricted Folders', I keep getting permission errors. I'm running version 5, build 5154. The folders that I'm having an ...
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Howto access folders in a Macrium Reflect Image that belong to another user?

The following steps were made to access files in a folder that was created with Macrium Reflect on a Windows 7 64 Bit system. In the last dialog I could change the owner and the permission but the ...
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Can I create a rescue DVD with an image created with Macrium backup

I have installed Macrium software free edition. I have created an image file 3GB in size. I want to store the rescue media and Image file on ONE DVD. How can I do that?
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PXE boot issue: Macrium Linux, Atheros NIC, ASUS motherboard

The problem is mainly with the NIC, I suspect: Atheros AR8121/AR8113/AR8114 I've got a PXE boot environment running from a TFTP/DHCP server (as documented here). The server points to a boot file in ...
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