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    Macrium Reflect Free Confusion

    OK, I'm using the software to create an image of my HP Probook on to an external HD.

    Two questions:

    1) I would like the image to be verified (validated?).
    When I look at my defaults, it says Verify File System Before Backup

    But, when I do the image backup it says Auto Verify....N. Shouldn't this be a Y.

    2) When looking at the RESTORE defaults, under Verify Image, the default is NO. If I select Yes it tells me that the process will ask me to insert/locate any missing media when required. I'm not sure what this means as I probably won't have any media (or are they talking about the HD where my backup is -- if yes, why isn't this the default?

    3) To summarize, how can I check to see if the integrity of my new backup image is good?

    Mel

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    Mel,

    When you are creating your backup you set up all the parameters and get to the screen with the "Finish" button at the bottom right.
    At the bottom left click: Advanced Options
    On the left select: Auto Verify Image
    On the right check the box: Verify image or backup file directly after creation
    Click: OK
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    can't find it

    I don't seem to have that option.

    This is what I get when I click on the Advanced Options
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    Mel,

    My bad! I'm using the Pro (Paid) version. I forgot that it is a two step process in the Free version (reason enough IMHO to purchase the program). Here's a How-to-Geek article on using the Free version. Near the bottom it explains the Verify Image Wizard.

    Sorry for the confusion.

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    Geek:

    I think that is for an older version. There is no verify (or even a backup) wizard.
    There is a setting to verify the file before doing a RESTORE. I want to verify a file immediately after backing up.

    Mel

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    I think I've figured out how to do this. I have to click on RESTORE. It then shows me my image files. When I select the image file, I then have the option to VERIFY. I haven't tried it, but I guess that's how to do this. Strange. I should be able to just tell it to automatically verify after writing the image.

    And now, reading further, Macrium Knowledge Base says:
    "Note: Auto-verify is only available with the full edition of Macrium Reflect."

    Mel
    Last edited by compiler; 2014-02-06 at 21:10. Reason: More information

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