Windows 10: Windows Image Backup sees my drive G as a sytem drive same as C:

Discus and support Windows Image Backup sees my drive G as a sytem drive same as C: in Windows 10 Backup and Restore to solve the problem; Hi, I am trying to create an image of the system installation that was done by the store where I bought the PC but my Drive G is showing as a system... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Backup and Restore' started by fastfinger, Jun 2, 2021.

  1. Windows Image Backup sees my drive G as a sytem drive same as C:


    Hi, I am trying to create an image of the system installation that was done by the store where I bought the PC but my Drive G is showing as a system drive same as my drive C: . How do I fix thiis issue. I am using the Back & Restore (Windows 7) option of Windows 10 version 21H1 (OS Build 19403.985). Then I click on the create a system image then I see that my G: drive (it is as different disk not a partition on my C: drive) is not available for the back-up. So when I look is what I see in the selection of the drive to back-up and no way to remove the G: drvie. Since my G: drive is seeen as a system drive, same as my C: drive. How do I fix this problem, please???

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    fastfinger, Jun 2, 2021
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  2. jrj1040 Win User

    Questions on C:\ Drive Backup

    *Original Title: Backup C drive

    I have a Lenovo K330 PC which I bought in 2011 with Windows 7 Home. Since then I’ve upgraded to Windows 7 Professional and now to Windows 10 Professional. My C: drive no longer has the Lenovo rescue partition. I have a portable WD Passport with
    1 GB used to coordinate data between computers. I backup my data weekly on a removable 298 GB hard drive. I currently have no system backups. I see several backup alternatives:

    • Windows 7 Backup & Restore
    • Norton 360 Backup
    • Cobian 11 Backup
    My concern is my C: drive is 5 years old. When it fails I’m up a creek. I refuse to go to the "cloud." I tried Windows 7 Backup and Recovery on my Passport. When finished I got a warning that some files were not copied. Not
    what I wanted to see. Will it work?
     
    jrj1040, Jun 2, 2021
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  3. imanalien Win User
    system Backup From C drive to D drive both internal drives

    I want to know if by what you see, am i able to use say AOmei backupper to create a full system backup of my C drive and place those files on my D drive and when my sytem crashes or when an update crashes my computer if I am able to reinstall that backup from my D drive to reinstall that backup back onto my C drive?? cause as i said when i tried using Aomei using the restore option I could NOT chose the backup file from the D drive because my D drive wa not even Listed in the Aomei restore option to do so? and if its not being listed WHY? so if I cant use the internal D drive to store and reinstall from it using any software then trying to create backups is just wasting my time but i really want to backup so I dont have to continually do complete reinstalls from scratch of my windwos 10 pro iso ...
     
    imanalien, Jun 2, 2021
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  4. Mr. K281 Win User

    Windows Image Backup sees my drive G as a sytem drive same as C:

    Windows 10, and Backup Drive is full

    I am using Windows 10, and my Back-up Drive is full. I look at the folders, and I may have more than one one program running backups. I have a LOC file, a file that looks like a System Image, but it is empty, a folder named WindowsImageBackup, it's old,
    and I have a folder with my File History folders in that, in that I have 2 folders called Configuration, and one called Data.

    My C Drive is a 2 TB drive, with 583 GB used, and 1.24 TB free. My G Drive is what I am using for Backup, it's a 1 TB external drive, it has 931 GB used, and only 10.3 MB free.

    I don't think the Backup files should be that big, and I can't see how to get it under control. I did try to look at other posts about this kind of problem, but they are not the same issue. One suggestion was:

    It is easy to clear or reduce the restore points to free up some space:
    • Press [Windows]+[E] to open File Explorer.
    • Right-click This PC and click Properties.
    • In the sidebar on the left, click System protection.
    • You will see a list of the storage devices on your computer.
    • Select D: and click [Configure].
    • This dialog should tell you how much space the restore points are using on that drive. You can click [Delete] to delete them all, or drag the slider to the left to reduce the amount of space that they are allowed to use.
    • Click [OK], select C:, click [Configure] again, and repeat step 6.
    That sounds reasonable, but I don't want to delete them all, or reformat my G Drive, until I have a good Backup.

    Question #1. Just how big is a Backup file should be, for a C Drive with 583 GB on it?

    #2. What is the File, or Folder in my FileHistory folder that is used by File History for my Backups, and how do I delete the old Backup files, after I have new ones. There should be an automatic selection, or setting, but where, or how?

    Maybe I just need to do as in #6 above, and select Delete all restore points for this drive, and start over. But this option scars me, so I need an opinion from a Backup Expert.
     
    Mr. K281, Jun 2, 2021
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