I'm new to Paragon B&R, and I'm very happy to see this forum. My thanks to Wilders Security. 1) I back up my computer for two reasons: The first is so that, should my hard drive go up in smoke, I can get a new drive and get back to where I was before. The second, perhaps less important, is so that I can go back and find a file that I might have subsequently deleted or modified. The summary for B&R 14 suggests that I can make a full-computer backup and that I can use this to restore the whole drive or individual files. So far I haven't found a way to do this with B&R Recovery. Am I missing something? Is it possible to back up a disk and have backup access to individual files as well? Or do I have to make two sets of backups, disk and file? The manual talks about a Universal Image Mounter, which seems to do what I want, but I can't seem to find how to access it. When I've made a "New format" backup and added it to "Archives" (and just what does that mean, exactly?), even then the Mount Archive button (which may be the thing that does what I want with files) is greyed out. 2) I've been working with computers a long time; I have read lots of computer technical manuals; and I've written a few, but I don't think that I've often come across pieces as opaque as B&R'14's description of the "New File Format," alias pVHD; it seems to require that you already understand what it's trying to explain. I'd be very grateful for any clarification about what it is, what it does, and what advantage it might have for me. For one thing, it appears that one can do only incremental pVHD backups, not differential ones. I will be studying the manual closely again, and if I come up with any additional understanding I'll post it here to save others the trouble. Many thanks.