Trying to Understand Files to use in Full Restore

Discussion in 'Paragon Drive Backup Product Line' started by LizS, Sep 28, 2014.

  1. LizS

    LizS Registered Member

    Sep 28, 2014
    revised thread with new info and posted ... (don't know how to delete this post)

    I created a complete backup (along with MBR and Recovery partitions) of my RAID0 drive, with the plan to restore to a single drive system that is smaller than the combined RAID array. Was referred to use Paragon BR Free from a tech site that had done this process with RAID0 and Paragon successfully.

    I created a boot drive on USB thumb drive and the complete backup on a USB external hard drive.

    When I go to restore (after erasing RAID array and installing new hard drive), there is one folder called arc_310714191732627 which contains all the backup items, the files in the folder total about 400gb, which is how much data I had. However, when I choose what to restore, I have no idea which file to choose so instead chose the whole folder.

    All that was created was a partition called Recovery that was 13GB in size, and was not bootable because of no operating system (if I recall ... I've tried several different things after that and now can't remember).

    Do I need to choose one particular file in that ARC folder for one partition (MCR, for example), do it again for the Dell Recovery, and do it again for my C drive? I just don't know what I'm seeing in this folder. The files are

    arc_310714191732627_0002p.002 going up through 062 (each about 3.9GB)

    How can I tell what is what and goes into which partition? I don't know which is a main archive file vs. a supporting file.

    ** I returned to the Recovery program and found which file is the master archive, there are 3 different choices of what to restore, and the hard drive C: portion says that it is 1.3TB in size with only 400gb of data, why am I unable to restore this 400GB only, am getting a hard disk manager error ox 0x1001b, I'm guessing because the new drive only has 900gb of room.

    Last edited: Sep 29, 2014
  2. Oaklandz

    Oaklandz Registered Member

    Apr 21, 2015
    I have the same question. Can you tell me the answer, or where to find it?
  3. wptski

    wptski Registered Member

    Nov 27, 2010
    Select the "pfi" file. You will know it's the correct file to select as the information about the archive will appear below in that same window.