working with .vhd files

johnr6

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#1
I converted an Acronis True Image .tib image file from an old computer into a .vhd file. I then attached the .vhd file in Windows 7 on a new computer. I can use the files from the attached .vhd file which are now on a virtual drive.

Is there any way to get selected files from the virtual drive onto my main C drive?

For some reason, recovering certain files from the original .tib image file using Acronis True Image Home 2010 does not want to work. I can recover Word & Excel files but not music (MP3) or video (mpeg, avi, etc) files. Acronis Forum is useless.

Thanks for any help.
 


patcooke

Microsoft MVP
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#2
It's not clear from your description whether or not you've tried so apologies if I'm asking the obvious but have you tried mounting the tib image file as a virtual drive? Alternetive, have you tried "restoring" or cloning from the image file to a spare drive or partition?
 


johnr6

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#3
All my problems were related to Administrator Permissions + Hidden files.
I am hating Windows 7 after XP. Seems like some of the Administrator issues are still there after Vista fiasco.
 


patcooke

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#4
I believe many of these problems of ownership etc are sidestepped by avoiding storage of user data anywhere on the system drive. I use the system drive for only software - system and applications together with associated configuration information. All my user data is stored on separate drives/partitions. I avoid all the default My Documents, My Downloads etc and ensure that all downloads and default folders are set to my data drive also.
 


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