Macrium some basic advice please

  bumpkin 16:47 17 Oct 2015

I have used it for a long time and found it very good but I have only used it for cloning not imaging. If I use their boot disk it requires me to give an image location which I can't do.

I now want to use an image as that sounds much the same thing but with a bit of compression. When I have selected the source drive it says Destination "Folder" can someone explain what to do please.

  bumpkin 17:31 17 Oct 2015

Thanks so presumably i can put any name into the folder option but whatever i put in it say syntax invalid.

  bumpkin 17:37 17 Oct 2015

I don't want to backup the whole drive just the partition named "C" which has the O/S on it and some programs.

  john bunyan 18:16 17 Oct 2015

Macrium can do an image of the C drive. Choose the option that says "Back up partition that contains windows" or similar wording

  john bunyan 19:48 17 Oct 2015

I have created bootable media for macrium on a laptop w10, and , for the data partition , use Freefilesynch regularly. I though that, should the hard drive die, I could use this to import the image to a new HD? On my desktop, still on W 7, I use ATI do make both images and clones on separate drives. Is that OK?

  bumpkin 19:54 17 Oct 2015

Thanks for your advice, this is my secondary computer just used mainly for my cctv cameras. Worked fine for years but endless hassle with it over the last 2 weeks. Now the graphics wont work so I cant do anything. It is off to the big computer graveyard in the sky or should it be cloud, I will take it to the local tip for re-cycling where the dedicated staff will sling it in with the landfill rubbish.

  john bunyan 10:01 18 Oct 2015


(With apologies to bumpkin for the intrusion).

Freefilesynch is like Synch Toy - it just copies data, but with the advantage of speed because it only updates changes after the first synch. I use it almost daily so my data partition is identically copied to another drive. It does not deal with system programmes, for which I use ATI on one PC with W7 and Macrium on another. I thought the macrium images I make deal only with the C Partition - . In the case of a clone, I fully realise the whole drive is "copied". I do, occasionally make a clone stored on yet another drive.

  bumpkin 16:02 18 Oct 2015

Well it fired up this morning and will run for a couple of hours then shut down. I dont know how hot a graphics card should get but I cant touch for more than a few seconds.

Diversified a bit there, back to my earlier point, what do I type using Macrium imaging when it asks for a folder to be entere4d in a box.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 16:57 18 Oct 2015

Easiest way is to create a folder on the backup drive then browse to it when in Macrium.

  bumpkin 17:24 18 Oct 2015

thanks FB, that makes sense.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 18:11 18 Oct 2015

rdave already suggested this on first page :0)

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