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I've just noticed that when I mount a File and Folder Backup in Explorer, the virtual disk appears as FAT32, even though all data it contains was backed up from a single NTFS volume. I wondered what the implications might be on files that were larger than 4GB, and sure enough when I browsed to a file that I knew was larger on the source disk, on this virtual disk it had been split up into several files. I assume that if I used Reflect to perform a restore, large files would be restored properly, but is there no way to have Reflect emulate another file system that supports large files natively so that they can be restored via simple copy/paste from a mounted image? Even if NTFS emulation is complicated with these backups, could they perhaps be mounted as exFAT when Reflect is running on an OS that supports that file system, which is Vista/Server 2008 SP1 onward? FAT32 emulation could of course be kept as a legacy emulation mode for anyone still on XP/Server 2003.
Also, this FAT32 emulation also makes me wonder why the "Enable access to restricted folders" checkbox even exists for mounting File and Folder backups given that FAT32 has no ACLs.