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question re macrium image and restore

  1. #1

    question re macrium image and restore

    I have the following partitions in my computer:

    1 Win RE tools
    2 System
    3 Unformatted Primary
    4 C: OS and programs
    5 F : Data
    6 G: Entertainment
    7 NTFS Primary
    8 Recovery

    Originally when I received the computer the only partitions were 1, 2, 3,4(super large partition of over 9GB), 7 and 8 .

    I shrunk partition 4 , and created 5, 6 with the remaining space and left some unallocated space as well.

    If I use Macrium to image only partitions 1, 2,3,4, 7 and 8 ie leaving out F, G . What will happen if I restore using that image? Will it only restore the partitions I imaged and not override F and G ?


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  2. #2

    Posts : 2,072
    Windows 8.0 x64

    If you have the paid v 5 I would ask here
    as well. Might as well get it right from the vendor.

    But there are many Macrium users here. You should get a response. I use Macrium but I'm not an aficionado like some others here.
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  3. #3

    Posts : 376
    W8.1, W7

    Here's a restore example (see attachment), C: ticked, will then restore to C:. Will not interfere with anything else on the disk (can't guarantee 101% success, but always works perfect here).
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  4. #4

    4wd , thanks for the illustration above.
    I hesitate to make a full disk image because the disk is 1TB so I thought I will leave out the Docs and entertainment partitions.
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  5. #5

    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center

    I tested it over several hours & made these screen shots:

    Click image for larger version

    Click image for larger version

    It didn't remove the unchecked partitions.
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  6. #6

    It looks like imaging important partitions will work and there is no need to image the whole disk . Tks
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