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What is happening to my image files

  1. #41


    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    Thanks...I do think your solution is my best plan for action. Have you used this before and will it shrink or size the ssd?

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  2. #42


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


    Just curious about your Macrium experience.

    Did you format your usb or ssd as fat 32 or ntfs ?
    The part about the ssd may be stupid on my part.

    Fat 32 only allows 4GB files.
    NTFS allows any size file.

    Did you choose All local drives to image ?
    Picture:

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    All you had to do was have your ssd attached & to have chosen it as the destination for the image to be saved on.
    Or a usb drive.
    I can save my image on a 32 GB usb due to it getting compressed by Macrium.

    Sorry in advance if this post is useless.
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  3. #43


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    because your SSD would have to be the same size (or larger) than you current hard drive for the image restoral process to work
    That is not so. The SSD has to be only large enough to contain the data from the partitions that are being imaged - usually C and the system partition. There are some OEMs though (e.g. Dell), that put the bootngr on the recovery partition. In that case the recovery partition data has to also fit on the SSD.
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  4. #44


    Germany/Florida
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    Vista and Win7


    Quote Originally Posted by sparhawk View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    Thanks...I do think your solution is my best plan for action. Have you used this before and will it shrink or size the ssd?
    I have used it at least a dozen times and never had the slightest problem - except once when the SSD was defunct. For size see my post above.
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  5. #45


    Posts : 2,191
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    because your SSD would have to be the same size (or larger) than you current hard drive for the image restoral process to work
    That is not so. The SSD has to be only large enough to contain the data from the partitions that are being imaged - usually C and the system partition. There are some OEMs though (e.g. Dell), that put the bootngr on the recovery partition. In that case the recovery partition data has to also fit on the SSD.
    Sorry whs but you are incorrect in your assumption. The OP said he imaged the disk and my response was based on same. Now, you can try and juggle the facts a bit if you wish but I believe you are only confusing the OP in doing so.
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  6. #46


    Posts : 2,191
    Windows 8.1


    @whs: Also, if you look at the disk management view you requested, you can see that his C partition is a whopping 456GBs so what's your point with regard to the OPs condition? Personally, I don't think the OP needs a full tutorial on disk imaging at this point. I think he needs a solution and discrediting my analysis (with regard to his situation) does nothing to help him IMHO.
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  7. #47


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    Quote Originally Posted by my2cents View Post
    @whs: Also, if you look at the disk management view you requested, you can see that his C partition is a whopping 456GBs so what's your point with regard to the OPs condition? Personally, I don't think the OP needs a full tutorial on disk imaging at this point. I think he needs a solution and discrediting my analysis (with regard to his situation) does nothing to help him IMHO.
    I don't discredit your analysis - you are just plain wrong in saying:

    because your SSD would have to be the same size (or larger) than you current hard drive for the image restoral process to work
    The size of the partition or hard drive has no bearing on the image. Only the size of the data it contains. E.g. when you image a 500GB partition with 100GB of data, the image will be compressed to appr. 65GBs. That image you can restore to any SSD which is larger than 100GB. Try it, e.g. with free Macrium. I have done that many times.

    Likewise, the Paragon Migration Tool will migrate any partition(s) to a SSD where the amount of data is not larger than the size of the SSD. The size of the originating partition(s) is irrelevant. I have done that also many times.
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  8. #48


    Posts : 1,720
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    @ sparhawk

    Were you able to choose the destination of the image?
    If the default destination was your 'Backup (F), obviously it won't fit!

    Attachment 40055

    And...
    once again, don't image all your personal files and data, just your clean OS and settings and programs.
    The System Reserved should 'tag along' automatically:

    Attachment 40056

    and merge automatically:

    Attachment 40057




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  9. #49


    I think the resulting image was 84 gb. I am away from the laptop for the night. More on this tomorrow. I need to download the latest version of macrium and see how it does. Each of you have been a tremendous help. I tend to jump right in. The ssd is ntfs it came out of my desktop and was running win 8 pro.
    I will probably have to install the ssd and use recover cd by easeus or a usb. Laptop will boot from usbs.
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  10. #50


    Yes, Edwin I was able to choose which drive to backup to, I used the Windows command line command on one of my win8 Pro desktops to backup the system drive and it finished.
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