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Clairvaux Posted - January 01 2016 : 15:56:52
I want to restore my data to a fresh Windows reinstall from a file and folder backup.

However, when I reinstall, I tend to change my folder structure somewhat, plus a number of files and folders don't need to be restored (indeed, are better left unrestored).

I understand there's an option to restore to a different location, but it seems that whatever location you chose, and whatever files and folders you chose not to restore, you still get a duplicate of the whole (empty) folder structure above the top element(s) you've chosen to restore.

Although not always. Sometimes, some intermediate folders get shunted for no obvious reason.

Is there a way to avoid that ? Does v.6 correct this problem ?

Similar concern to this thread, but a bit different :

Related question : does Macrium verify the integrity of the files it thus restores ? There's no option for this in the wizard, and the restore log does not mention any verification.

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Clairvaux Posted - January 01 2016 : 19:26:06
Thanks, Nick. It's nice to know restored file backups are silently verified by Macrium.

But mounting them in order to copy/paste through Windows Explorer is out of the question for me, except for small transfers, because as you said Windows does not verify, and furthermore its copy/paste function is horribly unreliable beyond a certain number or size of files.

In fact, I tried to overcome this through TeraCopy, but as I said in this thread : , I have some (freshly Macrium-verified) mounted images that wouldn't let themselves be copied, either through TeraCopy or RichCopy.

Which is the reason why, as I was advised in that thread, I restored my image on a separate partition, then backed it up again in files and folder format, then tried to restore it -- and here I am.

The fact that my copy attempts fail both with TeraCopy and RichCopy makes me think maybe I'm doing something wrong in Macrium.
Nick Posted - January 01 2016 : 18:14:51

Thanks for posting

I want to restore my data to a fresh Windows reinstall from a file and folder backup.

The easiest solution is for you to mount the backup file in Windows Explorer and use copy and paste for the files/folders you want to recover.

does Macrium verify the integrity of the files it thus restores ?

Yes, the data read from the .mrbak file is hash checked as it is restored. However, this doesn't happen when using Windows Explorer. You can independently verify a backup by clicking the 'Restore' tab, selecting the file and clicking 'Verify'

Nick - Macrium Support

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