Image backup viewer

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  1. rmellnick

    rmellnick Registered Member

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    Hello all, I currently use TI9 home to backup my own data. But I was wondering is there a viewer that a user could use to view the backup of a harddrive without installing the whole package.

    Example: Customer wants to erase drive, install new OS, so a backup is taken of drive ( CYA :p ) prior to format. Then the enduser could have the backup on cd, dvd etc to recover data if needed.

    Thanks
    RM
     
  2. TheQuest

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    Hi, rmellnick

    Welcome to Wilders and Acronis Forums.

    No there is not, because only Ti Knows what type of Image a tib.file is, so it is the only program that can mount it to be explored.

    When you create an Image you can write enough Information in the creation log, to give a very good Idea as to what is in the Image when viewed using your Restore BootCD.

    Take Care,
    TheQuest :cool:
     
  3. Howard Kaikow

    Howard Kaikow Registered Member

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    You can get an idea of what is in each drive in an image by using the following:

    http://www.standards.com/index.html?CompareDrives
    http://www.standards.com/index.html?GetfileTypeDistribution

    And you can use TI to mount each drive in an image to take a looksee.
     
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    Hi, Howard Kaikow

    Take Care,
    TheQuest :cool:
     
  5. Acronis Support

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    Hello rmellnick,

    Thank you for choosing Acronis Disk Backup Software.

    We are very sorry for the delay with the response.

    I confirm what TheQuest has said as in fact there is no any "viewer" other than Acronis True Image itself that allows you to see the contents of the image archive created with Acronis True Image.

    Assuming that you are talking about the situation when your computer does not have any operating system installed but there is a need to view the contents of the beforehand created image archive, I recommend that you use Data Recovery Wizard for these purposes. The point is that starting from version 9.0 Acronis True Image allows you to restore individual files and folders from a disk\partition images in two different ways: mount this image as a virtual drive by means of the embedded Mount Image tool (the same as Explore Image tool in version 8.0, requires Windows and Acronis True Image itself to be installed) or by selecting the "Restore individual files and folders" option on the respective screen of the Data Recovery Wizard (new in version 9.0 and available both from under Windows and when using Bootable Rescue CD). When you select the "Restore individual files and folders" option you are able to view\restore the contents of the image archive (no actual restore will be performed until you will press the 'Proceed' button).

    Please also note that Acronis True Image allows you to add a meaningful comments to every backup you create.

    You can find the detailed instructions on how to perform these actions in Acronis True Image 9.0 Home User's Guide.

    If you have any further questions concerning Acronis software, please feel free to submit a request for technical support or post any of them on this forum. We will certainly try to help you in resolving any issues.

    Thank you.
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    Alexey Popov
     
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