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Macrium Reflect

  1. #1


    Posts : 62
    Windows 8

    Macrium Reflect


    Hi ,,,,I took David Baileys advice and installed Macrium Reflect Free to try out.
    It showed me my drives, but there is some I have not seen before,, Could someone tell me what they are and
    do I need them and how can I see whats on them,, or do I need them.
    Here they are:
    1 WINRE (none) NTFS Primary 400 MB
    2 No name (None)Fat32 (LBA) Primary 260MB
    3 (None) Unformated Primary 128 MB
    4 (C) NTFS Primary 674 GB
    5 (none) NTFS Primary 450 MB
    6 Recovery (D) NTFS Primary 23GB

    I guess number 4 is the c drive with all my system and prog files and number 6 is the drive to do a boot installation recovery with but its the other 4 I am at loss with.
    I do hope you can help please.
    Len

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  2. #2


    San Jose - California
    Posts : 2,847
    8.1x64PWMC Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64


    1,2,3,4 are partitons from Windows UEFI installation. Apparently, you updated from Windows 8 -> 8.1 and the update created an extra partition 5. 6 is your recovery image from factory.

    Macrium just shows you what you have on the HD. If you open Disk Management, you would see the same thing.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 62
    Windows 8


    Thanks Topgun,,,,does that mean I can delete 1,2,3,and 5.
    and what does UEFI mean.
    Len
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  4. #4


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    No, You cannot delete any of them.
    Here's some more info: Windows 8.1 creates 2nd Recovery Partition - Windows 8 - MSFN Forum
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  5. #5


    Posts : 62
    Windows 8


    Thanks for the reply,,,and now you have made me wiser.
    Len
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  6. #6


    San Jose - California
    Posts : 2,847
    8.1x64PWMC Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64


    You are welcome. Cheers!!!
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  7. #7


    Posts : 62
    Windows 8


    Just one more question please,,,it seems a lot (161 G) to backup all six partitions with Macrium, do I need to backup all six or can I get by by not backing up the recovery partition and the other one that the update to 8.1 put there that is a recovery partition I think,,,,and if Im righy which one is it,? I mean I only want to backup in case I get a virus or something.
    Thanks
    Len
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  8. #8


    San Jose - California
    Posts : 2,847
    8.1x64PWMC Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64


    You should backup 1,2,3,4,5. FYI, 1,2,3,4 are very small, only several hunhred MB's, the biggie is your C: drive and I guess you save your personal data in it also and that makes it so big. For good practice, you should save/move your personal data to another drive or to an external drive to make backup/restore more manageable and faster.
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  9. #9


    Posts : 62
    Windows 8


    Many thanks for the answer,, if I ask anymore I will be as wise as you .LoL
    I will take on board what you have advised,, have a good look at my pc and see what I can do.
    Once again, thanks very much.
    Len
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