Explorer a .tib file to recover files HELP

Discussion in 'Acronis True Image Product Line' started by cirrusj5, Jul 6, 2009.

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  1. cirrusj5

    cirrusj5 Registered Member

    Jul 6, 2009
    Hello Acronis Forums,

    I am looking for a simple and easy way to open a .tib file (like a .zip for example) and explore its contents. I like to image an end user's PC before re-imaging, just to ensure I have all of their data. I may miss something when I have backed up their information, and I would like to explore the image file to grab a file or two. When I used to use Ghost, I can use Ghost Explorer, I can open an image and extract files. I am hoping this can be done with TI as well. I am aware of the Image Explorer, but I am hoping there is a better option for this. I would like a solution that will allow me to extract from the .tib with minimal installation, since I may be doing this on networked PCs and other systems.

    I am using True Image Echo & Home for image creation. I DID search the forums for this, but I did not find anything. Please don't respond unless you want to help my cause.

    Thank You.
  2. MudCrab

    MudCrab Imaging Specialist

    Nov 3, 2006
    I don't think Acronis makes a separate program to allow exploring TIB files. As far as I know, TI has to be installed for direct access in Windows.

    Other options are to boot to the TI CD/flashdrive and just restore the necessary files or create a BartPE or WinPE-based TI CD/flashdrive with the necessary plugins/scripts that allows you to mount the image and copy out the files. Both of these methods require rebooting (they are not super quick) and require physical access to the computer.

    You could also use a laptop that has TI on it to extract the files if the image is located in an accessible location. This would allow the extraction of the files without needing to reboot the other computer.
  3. shieber

    shieber Registered Member

    Oct 27, 2004
    Another problem is that you can use ATI on only one machine, so you'll need a license for each manchine you intend to use it on, but it sounds like you only have one.
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