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  1. #120


    Posts : 30
    Win 8.1


    I googled Macruim free version. Looks good with the exception that it does not perform File and Folder backup so I guess you just use it for disk cloning (DR).

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  2. #121


    MD
    Posts : 854
    Windows 10 Pro x 64

    macrium images files and folders


    It has both the regular Linux rescue disc and the more advanced WinPE disc; Win PE 4.0 and Win PE 5.0.

    Linux is the easiest and Macrium makes it for you. There is nothing to figure out.

    It backs up files and folders as well as whole opersting systems.
    If you install the program, just choose to image all the discs on the pc and after that you can search for files and folders. Don't forget to unmount after a search. Just go to 'This Pc' and you will see the back up. Right click and it will give you the chance unmount after you have searched.
    You have to play with it. it is very easy and the most popular, especial for free.
    I am sure guys here will help if you have questions.
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  3. #122


    Posts : 30
    Win 8.1


    Got it. Once i get the Win 8.1 OS loaded on the new drive, I'll download Macrium Reflect free. You say "It backs up files and folders as well as whole opersting systems" yet i saw that the files and folders option was not checked off in their comparison chart, but I'm not going worry about this feature. I can always use another backup app for that.
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  4. #123


    MD
    Posts : 854
    Windows 10 Pro x 64


    When you want to find a file are folder all you have to do is a search and you will find what you are looking for. Then you unmount.
    Where were you looking for this information?
    You should be installing the program and learning from it.
    It is the same thing as looking through your Windows File Explorer. Open computer then continue opening the branches until you find what you want as in documents.
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  5. #124


    Posts : 30
    Win 8.1


    I was not necessarily looking for any information. Your original post read "Don't forget to image your operating system when you first install it or at least when it is running well. I use Macrium free and it is easy". I then googled 'Macrium' and went to this url: Macrium Reflect FREE Edition - Information and download This is where I saw the comparison of the various Macrium versions.
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  6. #125


    MD
    Posts : 854
    Windows 10 Pro x 64


    Have you tried to install the program and try it.
    I am not familliar with the cart but am with the program.
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  7. #126


    Posts : 30
    Win 8.1


    I have not. I first need to re-install 8.1 on the new drive and then follow up with all the apps I had installed on my 1 TB drive. Macrium will now be on the list too.
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  8. #127


    MD
    Posts : 854
    Windows 10 Pro x 64

    Macrium


    If you can get the iso file for 8.1 you can burn it to disc then use it to install 8.1 directly. You have to find the generic key to install first then use your own key to activate. It's a good short cut.

    If your pc is new, you should have a disc or the discs you made when to you got it to start from scratch.

    How are you reinstalling 8.1?

    Anyway, I have done a lot of reading and if you Google the issue you will find Macrium can find files and folders easily. I have used Acronis and others an this is the best. Acronis is the elite as you can schedule send emails etc. but for the average guy I think Macrium does a great job.
    Importantly, every time I have had to reinstall I have used a Macrium image without fail - not once.

    An image is my life boat.
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  9. #128


    Posts : 30
    Win 8.1


    I have 8.1 on a USB and will be installing it fresh on the new drive i bought. The laptop is 1 year and 4 months old and did not come with any OS installation discs. I'm definitely going to download Macrium.
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  10. #129


    MD
    Posts : 854
    Windows 10 Pro x 64


    Good going.
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