Windows 10: Macrium Reflect 7 - Can't find disk image to restore

Discus and support Macrium Reflect 7 - Can't find disk image to restore in Windows 10 Backup and Restore to solve the problem; I've got the latest Macrium Reflect 7.2 on Windows 10 w/latest updates. I'm using a Lenovo desktop. What's happening in a nut-shell is that I have a... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Backup and Restore' started by pocketlama, Jun 3, 2019.

  1. Macrium Reflect 7 - Can't find disk image to restore


    I've got the latest Macrium Reflect 7.2 on Windows 10 w/latest updates. I'm using a Lenovo desktop.

    What's happening in a nut-shell is that I have a new drive (D: 2TB Seagate BarraCuda ST2000DM008) that I'm trying to restore my old drive (C: 1TB Samsung MZ7LF120HCHP-000L1) onto. When I try to restore it the disk image disappears and then the whole drive disappears. Confusing, eh? I'll go through my process and you can tell me where I'm messing up.

    I open Reflect, and after making a boot disk, I click on "Image selected disks on this computer" click on "C:" drive as source and "D:" as destination. It takes it's time and creates an image.

    Then I restart using the boot disk. I set the destination disk as my "D:" drive and hit "Finish." I get a pop-up that says, "The following drives will be overwritten" with the "D:" drive shown. I click "Continue." Then the hell starts and I get another pop-up looking like any "Explorer" prompt asking me to "Find file - E08******.mrimg" But "D:" drive isn't shown as an option. When I click "This PC" the "D:" drive isn't shown and I can't find the .mrimg file anywhere. So I click "Cancel" and it goes back to the window that had started up before the pop-ups that now says, in red, "Operation Cancelled."

    Now, when I click on "Browse for an image or backup file to restore" it doesn't show "D:" drive anymore! It's disappeared! So, not knowing what else to do I clear out of the emergency boot disk and go back to my regular boot to the "C:" drive. Then I go to "Explorer" and find that the "D:" drive has disappeared there as well. I'm pulling my hair out at this point.

    The way I get "D:" drive to reappear is to go to "Computer management->Storage->Disk management," click on the "D:" drive's "Unallocated" space and adding a "New Simple Volume." Then it reappears in "Explorer" and, of course, there is no disk image anymore.

    As I said, I'm pulling my hair out with this. What am I missing?

    :)
     
    pocketlama, Jun 3, 2019
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  2. topgundcp Win User

    Restoring Windows 10 Image using Macrium Reflect


    In addition to the above. Here's my suggestion in step by step.
    I assume you have Macrium Installed in your current HD and already made a backup copy.
    1. Connect your new HD via USB port and boot up.
    2. Run Macrium, click on Restore tab then select the Backup Image that you made to restore
    3. click on "select a different target disk" then select your new HD as destination

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    4. Proceed to restore then Shutdown and disconnect the old HD and replace with the new HD
    5. Boot up with your new HD.
     
    topgundcp, Jun 3, 2019
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  3. steveh69 Win User
    Restoring Windows 10 Image using Macrium Reflect


    Sorry, but you are not understanding I'm not an expert asking for help. You're leaving out lot of steps for making this even more confusing for me. Please forgive me for asking you to elaborate on your suggestions, short of that, this not much help. While I understand what I need to accomplish, the how to part is important or this is not going to work for me. As mentioned, my problem is I have a failing hard drive I need to replace. I would like to save the Win 10 upgrade with all my apps installed. I do have recovery disks made from Win 7 I can fall back on, but you know what I lose in that process and I do not want to go there. Unless you can provide more Basic steps, please refrain from responding to this thread. Please don't take this the wrong way, I do appreciate your suggestions, it's just tough to sort out when we have too many cooks in the kitchen.

    I forgot to ask, as a time saving effort, can I copy my saved "good image" to another external drive to avoid not having to create another image later after wiping my new 1 TB drive that you are suggesting creating a bootable MR disk? Doing that part I really have idea how to do, again my apologies for asking basic questions.
     
    steveh69, Jun 3, 2019
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  4. topgundcp Win User

    Macrium Reflect 7 - Can't find disk image to restore

    Macrium Reflect and SSD drive


    Here's an easy way to do it, With your SSD connected.

    1. If not already done. Create a backup image of your current Windows HD. From Macrium, click on "Create an image of the partition(s) required to backup and restore Windows"
      NOTE: you could actually clone the disk, but create a backup then restore will allow Macrium to correctly align the cluster size and perform trimming on the new SSD.
    2. After step 1 is done, click on Restore tab, select the image from step 1 then click on Select different target disk, select the SSD as destination disk then click on Next->Finish. No need to use/boot from Rescue disk. It will be faster and Macrium will also perform trimming on the new SSD.
    3. Disconnect the HD and reboot. Windows should boot up with the new SSD.
     
    topgundcp, Jun 3, 2019
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