Sorry but I cannt believe it. I did a search in this forum and found some similar issues being discussed last year but the thread was too old to be taken alive again. So, I start a new one. Situation: Last year I made a hdd backup with hdm 11 pro of a laptop hdd that contains win7 and Linux Mint with some ext partitions and the grub loader. Problem is I cannot restore the hdd image with the hdm 11 pro nor with the new ?! hdm12pro successfully. The clone starts win7 but does the clone does not contain any linux partions. HDM sees them when I select the backup image but when it display how the new restore will look like it says already that the linux partitions are allocated as 'empty space'. Sorry I cannot rememvber the proper term since I do not the the tools at hand at the moment. Then I did the restore and afterwards the linux p. arent there as expected?! grr Why is that the case`? Is HDM in any way sometime incompatible with ext? thanks alot PS: original was a standard sata the clone is a smaller sdd hdd. The option for proportional restoring is active.