Restoring multiple partitions

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  1. RootAccess

    RootAccess Registered Member

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    I have a computer that has three partitions including the C drive. I use Macrium Reflect and imaged those three partitions. I'm afraid if I do a restore I won't be able to fit everything because I think everything would be restored onto the C drive only. How do I do a restore where each partition replaces its corresponding partition? I'm using Macrium Reflect free edition but will consider other software if necessary.
     
  2. MrBrian

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    When you do a restore, you can choose which partition to restore to. If you have multiple partitions, perhaps you may need to do multiple restores.
     
  3. Robin A.

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    When you restore each partition, you choose where it is to be restored - an existing partition or unallocated free space.
     
  4. jonyjoe81

    jonyjoe81 Registered Member

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    My advice is to partition the new drive first and then restore each partition one at a time. Just make sure each partition is larger than the original partition you want to restore. Thats the best and foolproof way to do it.

    If I have a saved image of a 20gb partition, I will want to restore it on a 21gb partition. This doesnt apply to true image, true image can restore to a smaller partition (as long as the use data will fit). Most free image software wont let you fit a larger partition onto a smaller partition.
     
  5. RootAccess

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    The hard drive I'm restoring to is smaller than the hard drive I imaged.
     
  6. napoleon1815

    napoleon1815 Registered Member

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    How much smaller is it? I believe the newest version of Macrium will restore to smaller partitions provided the minimum restore size will work for you.
     
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