working with .vhd files

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Help and Support' started by johnr6, May 31, 2010.

  1. johnr6

    johnr6 Honorable Member

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    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.
     
  2. patcooke

    patcooke Microsoft MVP
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    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?
     
  3. johnr6

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    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.
     
  4. patcooke

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    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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