Restore individual directories

Discussion in 'Acronis True Image Product Line' started by Bob Harris, Aug 18, 2005.

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  1. Bob Harris

    Bob Harris Registered Member

    Aug 8, 2005
    I do understand that an image is a sector by sector copy of partition, warts n' all, as they say. I'm wondering when the image is explored and the virtual drive is created, if a directory or group of files is copied from the virtual drive, would that just be data, without errors that might exist on the original sector?

    Just wondering because I'm thinking there may be errors on my drive itself so I would not want to restore the entire image.

    Thanks a lot for any feedback.

    Sincerely, Bob Harris
  2. Menorcaman

    Menorcaman Retired Moderator

    Aug 19, 2004
    Menorca (Balearic Islands) Spain
    Hello Bob,

    I think you will find it's a case of GIGO (Garbage In, Garbage Out) although I could be wrong.

    Open the Windows Command Prompt and type CHKDSK ?: /R /F where ? is the drive you want to check. This will attempt recover data from any bad sectors and prevent them being re-used. If this is successful then create a new backup (quick!) and ditch the suspect drive as soon as possible.

  3. Acronis Support

    Acronis Support Acronis Support Staff

    Apr 28, 2004
    Hello Bob Harris,

    Thank you for your interest in Acronis Disk Backup Software.

    Menorcaman is correct. As always :)

    You should check your damaged partition by Windows utility prior to creating an image.

    - For Windows 9x please use Windows menu Start\Run
    then enter the command "scandskw" and test all drives;

    - For Windows XP please use Windows menu Start\Run, then enter the command
    "chkdsk c: /r" "chkdsk d: /r" for every partition on your hard drive.

    You will need to reboot your computer in order to scan the system partition.

    Please note that you can restore this image to the new hard drive without any reasons to worry about the errors, since there is no way to transfer the physical errors by means of the disk imaging process.

    However, if you will find any errors on your new hard drive after you will restore the image then please restore it once again resizing the damaged partition a little bit. It should solve the problem.

    I recommend you to download and install the free trial version of Acronis True Image 8.0 to see how the software works on your computer.

    You can also find more information on how to use Acronis True Image 8.0 in the respective User's Guide.

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    Alexey Popov
  4. TheQuest

    TheQuest Registered Member

    Jun 9, 2003
    Kent. UK by the sea
    Hi, Bob Harris

    Just Data would [is] be copied.

    Take Care,
    TheQuest :cool:
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