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    WindowsImageBackupFolder on ExtHD

    I have a Toshiba 1TB USB 3.0 external drive connected and have been attempting to create a WindowsImageBackup (WIB), without success.
    The message I have received is "Disk Image isn't initialized. Partitions are not recognizable or volumes don't have assigned letters. Use DiskMgt "snap in".

    I don't know what is a DiskMgt "snap in". Is this a Win8.1.1 app or a Toshiba?

    When I try to delete this folder, I get a message that I cannot because it says a file or folder is in use. Seems to me that Win8 makes a connetion to
    this folder as it keeps files backed up through FileHistory and I will never be able to delete this folder.

    Any thoughts?

    Paul

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    The message I have received is "Disk Image isn't initialized. Partitions are not recognizable or volumes don't have assigned letters. Use DiskMgt "snap in".
    Open disk manager and check to see that the external drive actually has a drive letter associated with it. If it doesn't, right click on the partition or drive box
    (in the lower section) and select "change drive letter".
    When I try to delete this folder, I get a message that I cannot because it says a file or folder is in use. Seems to me that Win8 makes a connection to
    this folder as it keeps files backed up through FileHistory and I will never be able to delete this folder.
    Turn off File History, you may or may not need to boot the computer, then plug the external back in and delete that folder.
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    Just FYI - Disk Management snapin is that which loads when you run "diskmgmt.msc" (without the quotes)
    The MMC (Microsoft Management Console - mmc.exe) loads first, then it loads the Disk Management Snap In (diskmgmt.msc)

    You can also access it by pressing the Windows Key and the X key at the same time - then press K when the menu pops up (English US instructions - your language may vary).

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    Sorry for the delay, but the Win 8.1.1 locked up. Maybe because the McAfee "disk cleanup" program erased a critical Windows file.

    At any rate, I followed the above today.
    Turned off File History.
    Shut-down and unplugged the External Toshiba drive.
    Re-started. Plugged the Toshiba drive back in. The external drive came back up with the same drive letter it had been using.
    Turned File History back on. Win8.1.1 response: File History is "ON".
    Selected System Image Backup. Win8.1.1 found the external drive and said " /!\ Any existing system images might be overwritten"
    When it completed, the message came back: "Completed successfully".
    BUT, when I looked at the file in the J: drive there was a LOG. In the log was a Notepad file titled "Backup Error 7.23.14///, and this
    notepad file when opened had nothing entered.
    Does that always happen? Does any empty error file mean there were no errors?

    Thanks,
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    Again just FYI - but the lack of errors usually results in a blank text file in Startup Repair.
    I don't know if this carries over to other Windows functions, but I wouldn't be surprised.

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    Is there a way to test an Image Backup short of intentionally attempting to restore the Image?

    Paul

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    You can get another hard drive (for the laptop) and attempt to restore to that.
    You can attempt to restore the backup to an OS inside of a Virtual Machine

    Other than that, I don't know of any way just to test the file.
    Presumably the built in error detecting/correcting mechanisms have found the image to be intact.

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