Recover Acronis True Image Home 2011 Backup

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  1. Francis93

    Francis93 Registered Member

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    Hey Wilders,

    I have backed up my C:\ drive a few days ago and then suppose I would like to recover now. Can I replace my C:\ drive with the one on the backup? Acronis warned me that doing such would make my computer unbootable. Please help. Tell me how to recover.

    Thanks.
     
  2. Aaron Here

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    Did you clone your C-drive to another hard drive, or did you create an image backup?
     
  3. Francis93

    Francis93 Registered Member

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    I have cloned my C drive to drive D in 'My backups' folder.
     
  4. Aaron Here

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    From your description it sounds to me like you 'imaged' your C-drive. Do you actually have two physical hard-drives? ...or is D: a partition on your one hard drive?

    Navigate to, and open, the My Backups folder - what do you see there?
     
  5. tango57

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    I'm not sure what you mean by you "cloned" your drive C to your "my backups" folder in drive D. If your drive C is your main boot system partition and you've cloned it to drive D, that would make your drive D also bootable. If instead what you did was create a full partition backup of drive C (assuming its you're sytem boot drive) and just backed it up a folder in drive D, then yes you can go ahead an allow Acronis to restore that backup to drive C. It will overwrite all the files including any system files and your current MBR of your drive C replacing it with the backup copy but since your backup copy is a full partition backup of your drive C, it will rewrite the MBR to your drive making it bootable. Acronis is just warning you that your original MBR might be erased during the backup process but since you're replacing it with the backed up MBR from the full drive backup there should be nothing to worry about. If your backup doesn't contain a bootable system and just storage data then you should be careful since it will overwrite your MBR and system data essentially turning your drive C into a regular non-bootable drive.
     
  6. Francis93

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    Yes, you're right, I have imaged my C:\ drive and placed it in D:\. I only have 1 physical drive split into 2 partitions: C:\ and D:\.

    'D:\My backups' contains an Acronis True Image Backup Archive named 'Local_disk_(C)'.

     
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  7. Francis93

    Francis93 Registered Member

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    Ohh, now I know. :D Thanks a lot sir!

     
  8. Brian K

    Brian K Imaging Specialist

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    In that case the advice from Acronis was incorrect.
     
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