Suggestion: add installed applications to advanced


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maw62
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Suggestion : under 'Advanced' add a [new] item, reading something like: "Installed applications"
When creating an image Macrium to 'read/import/display' a list of installed applications.
Right now it is unknown which applications is included in which image file.
Personally, I write this down somewhere and try to add info, as much as possible to the image filename.

Example: when setting up Windows, I create a 'base'-image file.
Then start installing applications.
After each -say- 3, or 4 applications I create a new image so I can revert to the previous image when something goes wrong.
Whilst creating images, I add the names of the applications to the image filename.
So I would get something like
W7-01-base (being a clean Windows plus updates, but no applications at all)
W7-02-01 plus app1-app2-app3
W7-03-02 plus app4 app5 app6
W7-04-03 plus app7 app8 app9
etc.
For me, whilst having no alternatives, this is the only way to keep track of what installed application is included in which image file.

A quick display the list of installed applications under 'Restore' - browse image, select the image in the Backup Selection and then
tag new option [Display applications], or under tab [Log] ?
(option to hide all Windows stuff, i.e. show non-Windows applications only)

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It is possible to add a comment for each incremental backup that follows the first full-backup, maybe this helps:
Right click -> 'Run'. The options are 'Prompt' > 'Full', Differential' or 'Incremental'. If you select 'Prompt' you can edit the comment for the backup you are about to run.


http://support.macrium.com/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=13334&SearchTerms=name



Edited 19 March 2015 9:55 AM by Dreamer2004
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I know about the option of comments. I run an uninstaller, then export installed applications to a text and paste the list into the comments box.
But my idea is that Macrium would -optionally- be doing this automatically.
No 'workaround' of manual adding.
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My personal view is that this is outside the scope of the Reflect software.

Edited 19 March 2015 5:43 PM by tim
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I agree with Tim. An image backup is not looking at the content of a partition.  You can do an image backup of a non-Windows partition.

While it would not help a lot when looking at the name of the image file.  After you do a restore you can go to the add/remove programs feature and see just what is installed in that version.  You could use a text editor/word processor to save the programs currently installed info along with the name and date of the backup file. Not very slick but it would address your need.

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