Iif you use Win 7 imaging, can you both back up the system and also be able to recover a single file or is one or the other?
Do you use the rescue disc to do either or can you use the program itself via Windows?
There are two forms of backup. The first is an image, from which you cannot pull individual files and the second is a file and settings backup, which you can pull files from. You will have to decide which one you need and how ofter.
If you check Windows Help and Support, there is quite a bit of information and even a how-to video under one heading.
I found a comprehensive site.
The firsr part has to do with back up and is in the form of an attachment.
The second is recovery and the notes are from some information I compiled. Win 7 recovery A-Backup =select “let me choose” and selectyour files you want backed up besides the ‘system’ you also check off. B-Recovery 1- Open Recovery by clicking the Startbutton , and then clicking Control Panel.In the search box, type recovery,and then click Recovery. Click Advanced recoverymethods. Click Use a system image youcreated earlier to recover your computer, and then follow the steps. 2- F8 3- rescuedisc
---------------------------------------------------------------- It appears that you can select files to be backed up, or not, and also a system image with them.
Would it be accurate to say that you could retrieve a lost file this way if it was lost?
I usually use just the image backup. But I did start the other type and noticed it did offer to backup an image and a file/settings set. Anything you could not get form the file backup, you could always just restore the image that contains everything on the system at the time the backup was done on the partitions backed up.
I found a site that showed how to right click on disc management and work with it. Then it said do the same to unmount or remove it afterwards and I assume that is the mounted image.
Is it a good idea to do so if you want not to affect the original image?
OK If you right click on Computer goto Manage and then storage. Left click Disk Management and then Right click on Disk Management. You shuold see a list of options. Create VHD file, Attach VHD file etc. Attach VHD is the option you want.
I now remember going to Computer and clicking manage - thank you for that route.
Can I simply persue the image under Computer until I find the file I want and then copy to paste it, or does that disturb the oringinal image in case I want to recover?
In other words, click Computer>My Book>the dated image and open the image until I find the file I want. Copy and paste it where I dropped it, or, does that disturb the original image ?