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What is happening to my image files

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    What is happening to my image files


    I am using Paragon Partition Manager to do a simple back up to my hd that is connected to my laptop through a usb port. Paragon finishes and tells be a reboot is needed to finish. I restart and look on the drive and the name of the backup is a folder...with nothing in it.

    What could be wrong. Windows 8.1

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    Harrisonburg, Va.
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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Can't help with Paragon.
    Will suggest using Macrium Reflect:

    Macrium Reflect FREE Edition - Information and download
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    Did the same thing with macrium
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    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by sparhawk View Post
    Did the same thing with macrium
    Perhaps a refresh or restore is in order ?
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    Posts : 1,720
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by sparhawk View Post
    Did the same thing with macrium


    ​Try Windows System Image Backup.
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    Insufficent space


    Will try Windows System Image. My plan is to copy the image to an ssd and install on my laptop.

    Doesn't complete image. Returns error there isn't enough space of target drive. This drive has 1.25 tb of free space.
    Last edited by sparhawk; 22 Mar 2014 at 10:09. Reason: Could not image
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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by sparhawk View Post
    Will try Windows System Image. My plan is to copy the image to an ssd and install on my laptop.
    I'm not sure what you mean by 'copy' but the SSD needs to be running then you can merge or re-image it using the 'repair' sequence:

    Attachment 40016

    and make sure you exclude other disks from formatting:

    Attachment 40017
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    I think i understand Edwin. But looks like I can't get an image at this point. How would you move to an ssd in the laptop...only have room for one drive. If need be i could put the ssd in my enclosure and hook to usb.
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    Quote Originally Posted by David Bailey View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by sparhawk View Post
    Did the same thing with macrium
    Perhaps a refresh or restore is in order ?
    Will I lose any of my apps and libraries
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    Posts : 1,720
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    I restart and look on the drive and the name of the backup is a folder...with nothing in it.
    Did you click on the 'nothing in it' folder? You may get this:

    Attachment 40019
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