I have Macrium Image Guardian (MIG) enabled on all my storage devices.
This morning, I decided to copy one image file from its MIG protected location to another disk. The reason was I wanted this file to be kept indefinitely on another disk and not subject to the retention rules. I used File Explorer for this process. The file was going to be copied from (I) to (D).
I have MIG protection enabled on the device where the file is stored and decided to test the MIG protection feature without disabling it first. To my surprise, the copy process started and completed with no message or intervention from Reflect. I was able to copy the image without disabling MIG.
See the attached image. In the left panel, note that MIG is enabled on Drive I. The upper-right panel shows the file nested in a folder on Drive I. The lower-right folder shows the copying of that file in process.
As a further test, I tried deleting an image file using File Explorer and the operation was correctly blocked by MIG.
My understanding is that MIG should stop this kind of process. Could it be that since I was copying the file from one MIG protected disk to another MIG protected disk, the operation is allowed?
Windows 10 Home (21H1) Build 19043.1237
Macrium Reflect 8.0.6161
Malwarebytes Premium 4.4.6