Extract files from an Acronis image?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 20:16 PM 21 Jul 11

Is there anyway just to extract some files from an Acronis image rather than restore the whole image to disk

OE has just glitched and wiped all my emails and some I would like back

Can restore back to last Fridays image but really only need some emails.

  I am Spartacus 20:23 PM 21 Jul 11

You can mount the image just by double clicking on it so if you know where the emails are stored you should be able to extract the folders.

  robin_x 20:25 PM 21 Jul 11

I am only going on what I have gathered. I don't use Acronis.

But aren't they .VHD files? or can be converted and made so?

Then mount them in Windows Disk Management.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 20:54 PM 21 Jul 11

Thanks guys

Never been able to copy files from an image before but it appears to be working - copying over all the dbx files to a mem stick and will tick resolved if I can copy back to OE from the stick and access the e-mails.

if it doesn't work I will do a full restore of the image.

Thanks again

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 21:57 PM 21 Jul 11

Worked ok got all the emails back up to last Friday, rest I get resent

  robin_x 22:21 PM 21 Jul 11

Good to hear.

Just reading an article in this weeks Micromart, and the author sheepishly admits that, while writing it, he messed up and almost lost an entire drive.

He scrabbled back too though.

  woodchip 23:05 PM 21 Jul 11

I use Windows Explorer to mount unmount the Image. It only works if you load the program from Acronis CD as it loads a Driver to do the above. It gives it a Drive letter

  cocteau48 23:47 PM 21 Jul 11

You can mount an image by opening the Acronis GUI and choosing "mount image" under the operations menu.

If you wish to extract information from the mounted image you must mount it in read/write mode.

The mounted image will then appear in Windows Explorer with its own drive letter.

For some reason I have never been able to accomplish the above operations by using the "mount image" function within the Windows Explorer right click context menu although the mounted image can always be successfully unmounted by using the "unmount" function within the same right click context menu.

I have never had to resort to using the Acronis CD to mount an image.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 09:47 AM 22 Jul 11

Double clicking the image fie then a search through just like exploring my C: drive to find the dbx files.

I have done this before but never been able to copy the files however this time a right click and copy worked OK but very slow to my mem stick - much faster to my other hard drive.

Replaced the files in OE and now everything back to where I was last Friday without having to restore the whole image :0)


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