HDM 14 _img.* vs. _arc.* files ?

Discussion in 'Paragon Drive Backup Product Line' started by John2222, Jul 23, 2014.

  1. John2222

    John2222 Registered Member

    Sep 27, 2005
    When I used HDM 14 Suite on Windows 7 I created system images and backed up one HDD containing two partitions (c: and d:). The names of the backup files all started with _arc.

    When I changed to Windows 8.1, I back up two drives, one SSD for c: and a HDD which is d:. The names of the backup files start with img_0 or img_1 now.

    What is the difference between the _img. vs. the _arc. backups files? I'm "assuming" everything is ok but can't find an explanation for the new backup names. In both Windows 7 and 8.1 I was creating full image backups (not file backups).
  2. Robin A.

    Robin A. Registered Member

    Feb 25, 2006
    To reduce the confusion, when you create images of the whole disk or of several partitions, create the image as a VD container, using the pVHD format. Don´t split the image. You will get only 3 files: .pfi, .pvhd, .pbe.