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Standard User joconnell
(experienced) Fri 04-May-12 09:14:29
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Browsing Windows 7 backup file


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I've backed up by PC with the backup tool included with Win7 Professional and thought that I could mount the backup data file as a VHD using Disk Manager and browse the backup data as a normal drive, but when I mount the VHD file (as a readonly drive), it's mounted but the drive is "uninitialised" and Disk Manager wants to initialise it. Will initialising destroy the backup file's content?

Or I guess my question is, given what I've just described: how can I browse the content of my Windows 7 backup?
Anonymous
(Unregistered)Fri 04-May-12 10:26:24
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Re: Browsing Windows 7 backup file


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http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Back-up-...
Standard User qasdfdsaq
(regular) Fri 04-May-12 10:38:18
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Re: Browsing Windows 7 backup file


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Initializing it will destroy its contents.

To open a Windows Backup file, use the Windows Backup program.


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Standard User joconnell
(experienced) Fri 04-May-12 16:25:14
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Re: Browsing Windows 7 backup file


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Thanks - very useful
Standard User GeoffB
(fountain of knowledge) Sat 05-May-12 17:29:04
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Re: Browsing Windows 7 backup file


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Very useful posts and link. I'd always assumed that Backup was machine-specific and to be used only for the source computer.

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