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Hello --- is it possible to add a  comment to a backup  image  after it was created? 

this would be useful   when browsing  image files  one can pin-point a file that might contain some major update --- so one would not have to
rely on a date/time that backup was taken?  Thanks
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This was requested somewhere else on this forum and the answer was that it isn’t possible. I agree it could be a useful feature though. Maybe something for the Wish List section. Somehow this ended up in the Rescue Media section.

As a crude workaround for now, I guess just create a text file in the same folder as your backups and add notes there?
Edited 16 March 2020 12:52 AM by jphughan
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jphughan - 16 March 2020 12:51 AM
This was requested somewhere else on this forum and the answer was that it isn’t possible. I agree it could be a useful feature though. Maybe something for the Wish List section. Somehow this ended up in the Rescue Media section.

As a crude workaround for now, I guess just create a text file in the same folder as your backups and add notes there?

Thank for the info --- not sure what the best place to put this question I picked this board since my question was somewhat related to  recovery/backup images 
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I think I requested this feature at one time, too.  An ancient imaging program called Drive Image used to have a utility for handling image files where it could do things like split up an existing image into new multiple parts as well as add or change comments to existing images.

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dbminter - 16 March 2020 3:38 PM
I think I requested this feature at one time, too.  An ancient imaging program called Drive Image used to have a utility for handling image files where it could do things like split up an existing image into new multiple parts as well as add or change comments to existing images.

umm ... I  remember DI --- I think it was merged with ghost at one point 
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Symantec bought out PowerQuest and Drive Image's file format got merged into Ghost.  However, that was about it.  Pretty much everything else from Drive Image was abandoned in favor of Ghost.


The big drawback of PowerQuest's utility for changing image file comments was it couldn't edit existing images.  If you wanted to change the comment, you'd change the comment, but you'd have to save an entirely new copy of the image with the altered comment.


Drive Image was my first exposure to disk imaging back in the DOS days in 1995.  I tried it out and realized, "Hey, I can install Windows, all my apps, configure everything, and then just save an image.  Then, when Windows messes up, there's no need to reinstall everything.  Just restore down the image and update everything changed since then."

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I have made this request not long ago here. I would suggest to upvote that thread and possibly add a new comment, so that Macrium knows this feature is in demand Smile

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I actually was the last poster in that mentioned thread, +1'ing it.  Smile

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dbminter - 17 March 2020 5:23 PM
I actually was the last poster in that mentioned thread, +1'ing it.  Smile

Yep, thanks for that. But hopefully we can get more upvotes and thus move the request up Macrium's priority list Wink

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Pim - 17 March 2020 6:14 PM
dbminter - 17 March 2020 5:23 PM
I actually was the last poster in that mentioned thread, +1'ing it.  Smile

Yep, thanks for that. But hopefully we can get more upvotes and thus move the request up Macrium's priority list Wink

Are upvotes the same as liking the post? Because no one on this topic clicked on it. I just did though. Wink
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