Macrium Reflect

Discussion in 'backup, imaging & disk mgmt' started by Stigg, Nov 23, 2013.

  1. aldist

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    C:\ProgramData\Macrium\Reflect\Windows AIK (9mB)
    C:\ProgramData\Macrium\Reflect\Windows Kits (466mB)
    Reflect v8.0 I always delete these two folders, they are created after creating a boot menu or iso. Win10 x64.
    And don't forget, these are hidden folders
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  2. pb1

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    I hear you but there are no such files there.
    I had V.7 installed and created a menu, afterwards i could see thoose files where you mentioned. I decided to change to V.8 and to be sure i asked here so i did not delete anything i should not after boot menu creation for 8. Now, i can NOT see thoose files.

    Peculiar huh!

    I have gone through every file of MR, no such files at all. But the boot menu is there.
    What a mystery.
     
  3. jphughan

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    Reflect is going to need those files every time it performs a WIM rebuild of your Rescue Media, which will be needed if you ever update Reflect or change certain Rescue Media build settings. So it’s really not worth deleting unless you want to redownload that file set every time. Yes, keeping a ZIP file cached as mentioned earlier would avoid the redownload, but now you have to store that somewhere and wait for RMBuilder to extract it. And at that point you have the zip file AND all of those files on C.
     
  4. jphughan

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    Deleting C:\boot\Macrium will break the boot menu option, which pb1 specifically wanted to keep, and those folder names you referenced are never stored there anyway.
     
  5. jphughan

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    Are you the person who created a thread in the Macrium forum who redirected their Rescue Media storage location to their D drive thinking that was how to create bootable USB media? That would be why you’re not seeing those files on the C partition paths discussed here. But see my replies above. Deleting those files after every build could become annoying.
     
  6. aldist

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    I always delete these two folders. With Reflect v7.2.4539 these folders were located in C:\ProgramData\Macrium\Reflect\, with v7.2.4557 in C:\Boot\Macrium\, with Reflect v8.0 again in C:\ProgramData\Macrium\Reflect\.
    I don't experience any inconvenience when updating WinPE or otherwise. I am not bothered by the fact that pe10_1709x64.zip is on HDD and Media Builder unzips it.
     
  7. jphughan

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    If you delete the Windows AIK and Windows Kits folders, then the next time a WIM rebuild is required, Rescue Media Builder will need you to either redownload the necessary WinPE files or supply that ZIP file and wait for RMBuilder to extract it. I guess if you don't consider the time of downloading or the effort AND time of specifying a zip file and waiting for it to extract an inconvenience -- plus the time to go back and delete folders later -- then sure there's no inconvenience. But what benefit are you gaining here? If you're deleting those folders because you're low on space, the problem is that you're going to need that space again at least temporarily every time you want to build Rescue Media that requires a WIM rebuild. Are you deleting OTHER things to temporarily free up capacity each time you need to do that? If that isn't necessary because you've always got enough space to extract those files when needed, then why bother going through this whole ritual every time rather than just leaving them there?

    I suspect that most people who are capacity-challenged might be better off just using WinRE. It doesn't require any downloads or zip files and therefore doesn't require caching content in ProgramData. It's also the default base WIM choice in Rescue Media Builder, so if you build Rescue Media on WinRE and it works properly, that might be the best choice for you.
     
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  8. aldist

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    Bug fixes and Improvements v7.3.6284 - 16th October 2021
    Ready for Windows 11
    https://download.macrium.com/reflect/v7/v7.3.6284/reflect_setup_free_x64.exe
     
  9. Osaban

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    I don't have Win 11, but I've updated anyway on my Win 10 machine. Tested a restore successfully with the new bootable rescue media.
     
  10. imdb

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    v7? why 7? why not go with v8?
     
  11. jphughan

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    Because some people have paid V7 licenses and haven’t bought an upgrade to V8, I would expect.
     
  12. Antarctica

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    Exactly, my V7 license is still working perfectly for my needs.:)
     
  13. imdb

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    if you pay attention to the link in @aldist 's message, you'll see that it's for the free version, not the paid version. so, i'll ask again. why 7? why not v8?
     
  14. TheRollbackFrog

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    v7 is still fully supported, especially with W11 rearing its ugly head recently. The same update for v8 is due "imminently"... v7 just happened to be first out of the gate.
     
  15. aldist

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    Official links are available for all editions of the product (and via Download Agent v7)
    Free
    https://download.macrium.com/reflect/v7/v7.3.6284/reflect_setup_free_x86.exe
    https://download.macrium.com/reflect/v7/v7.3.6284/reflect_setup_free_x64.exe
    Home
    https://download.macrium.com/reflect/v7/v7.3.6284/reflect_home_setup_x86.exe
    https://download.macrium.com/reflect/v7/v7.3.6284/reflect_home_setup_x64.exe
    Workstation
    https://download.macrium.com/reflect/v7/v7.3.6284/reflect_wkstn_setup_x86.exe
    https://download.macrium.com/reflect/v7/v7.3.6284/reflect_wkstn_setup_x64.exe
    Server
    https://download.macrium.com/reflect/v7/v7.3.6284/reflect_server_setup_x86.exe
    https://download.macrium.com/reflect/v7/v7.3.6284/reflect_server_setup_x64.exe
    Server Plus
    https://download.macrium.com/reflect/v7/v7.3.6284/reflect_server_plus_setup_x86.exe
    https://download.macrium.com/reflect/v7/v7.3.6284/reflect_server_plus_setup_x64.exe
    I believe that after the release of v7.3.6284, all resources of the developer will be directed to the release of a new version v8.0, which is much more work, because v7.3 "cleaned to a shine". At a time when v8.0 has enough bugs, and not even localized to 100% of the other interface languages available today.
     
  16. imdb

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    the answer i was looking for. thanks, trf. :thumb:
     
  17. jphughan

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    "If I pay attention"? Wow ok. Even if aldist only posted a download link to V7 Free and only quoted part of the release notes, the referenced V7 update for Win11 pertains to all editions of V7, not just Free. In fact if YOU pay attention to the full release notes that aldist linked, you'll see that some changes are specific to Server Plus. Paying even more attention might additionally make you aware that Macrium's own page for Reflect Free here still does not offer V8 Free, and their FAQ page for Reflect Free here still says they'll announce V8 Free later. In terms of why that's the case even though there are apparently valid download links to V8 Free for people who know where to find them, you'd have to ask Macrium.
     
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  18. imdb

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    if you pay attention ( :p) to the quoted message in my post in question, you'll see that it was his, so my question was directed at @aldist. :rolleyes:
     
  19. jphughan

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    If quoting someone's post when asking a question were widely assumed to mean you only wanted to hear an answer from the person you quoted, most forum threads would have much less discussion. It is entirely possible and quite common to quote something you've read and pose a question about it to the general population. If you want to address a specific person, use the mention function like you just did. That's what it's for.
     
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  20. beethoven

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    Just got a new Dell Laptop and I am in the process of setting it up. I would like to start with a "virgin" image but wonder about some of the partitions shown. Are they really all necessary ? I don't plan to remove any but wonder if they all need to be included
    in the imaging process? Also, what is Partition 5 (shown in red by Macrium?). Macrium.jpg Ryzen.jpg
     
  21. Brian K

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    Can you post the output of...

    reagentc /info

    This will tell us the RE in use.
     
  22. beethoven

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    Hi Brian, here is the output - I think the 16.9gb partition is the Dell Image of the factory settings and the last partition is some Dell support software I may or may not need

    reagent.jpg
     
  23. Hadron

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    This is just my personal opinion, but I hate messy partitions like that.
    I like them to be structured as Microsoft intended.
     
  24. Brian K

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    Yes, the RE is in Partition 4, as expected. I agree with your assessment of the last two partitions. If it was my computer I'd delete the last two partitions.

    Do you want to use BitLocker?
     
  25. Brian K

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    You wouldn't have liked my test computer. It used to have 25 or so partitions. Multiple OS.
     
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