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  • Macrium Reflect Free Rescue Media on external HDD?

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    Home Forums AskWoody support PC hardware Questions – Maintenance and backups Macrium Reflect Free Rescue Media on external HDD?

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      • #2316403
        AskWoody Plus

        I have a friend who’s willing to create system image backups.
        Since I use MRF, he will also.
        I also informed him to create rescue media: I use a USB but he wants to create it on his external HDD for the system image backups. Is that possible?

        HP EliteBook 8540w laptop Windows 10 Pro (x64)

      • #2316460
        Paul T
        AskWoody MVP

        Of course it is, but the creation process will delete any data on the disk unless you know how to do it manually – same if you want to update the boot image.

        USB key is just simpler and most machines have more than one USB port.

        cheers, Paul

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      • #2316535
        AskWoody Plus

        put your images on the HDD and the Macrium USB rescue disk will find them for restore

      • #2316547
        AskWoody MVP

        If you’re going to place them on the same drive, partition the drive into two drives. One for the rescue media and one for the images. This way you can update the rescue media w\o destroying your images. If you have a system that uses UEFI make sure you initialize the disk as GPT and format the rescue partition as FAT32!

        HTH 😎

        May the Forces of good computing be with you!


        PowerShell & VBA Rule!
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