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

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

  1. John2222

    John2222 Registered Member

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    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

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    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.
     
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