Show the most important program changes if the restoration is going to happen


Show the most important program changes if the restoration is going to...
Author
Message
Laszló52
Laszló52
New Member
New Member (8 reputation)New Member (8 reputation)New Member (8 reputation)New Member (8 reputation)New Member (8 reputation)New Member (8 reputation)New Member (8 reputation)New Member (8 reputation)New Member (8 reputation)
Group: Forum Members
Posts: 6, Visits: 19
Show the most important program changes if the restoration is going to happen. Which program will change like at Windows 10 in System Restore.

Froggie
Froggie
Master
Master (1.6K reputation)Master (1.6K reputation)Master (1.6K reputation)Master (1.6K reputation)Master (1.6K reputation)Master (1.6K reputation)Master (1.6K reputation)Master (1.6K reputation)Master (1.6K reputation)
Group: Forum Members
Posts: 929, Visits: 7.8K
Laszló52 - 9 November 2018 1:17 PM
Show the most important program changes if the restoration is going to happen. Which program will change like at Windows 10 in System Restore.

Laszlo, System Restore and Macrium Reflect (a disk imaging application) are very different programs.  A restoration under System Restore only restores certain System Programs and System settings to their previous state.  A restoration under an imaging application restores EVERYTHING on the volume that is being restored to their previous state.  That includes any personal files and/or programs (located on the volume being restored) that are never included in System Restore.

It would be pretty difficult for Reflect to enumerate everything that will be changed by an image restoration.

See this LINK for a decent definition of what System Restore actually does... it's a very different beast than full blown imaging programs are.

Edited 9 November 2018 1:46 PM by Froggie
Laszló52
Laszló52
New Member
New Member (8 reputation)New Member (8 reputation)New Member (8 reputation)New Member (8 reputation)New Member (8 reputation)New Member (8 reputation)New Member (8 reputation)New Member (8 reputation)New Member (8 reputation)
Group: Forum Members
Posts: 6, Visits: 19
@Froggie

"It would be pretty difficult for Reflect to enumerate everything that will be changed by an image restoration."

No, enumerate everything that will be changed by an image restoration, only programs, not other files. Example: 



Edited 9 November 2018 1:52 PM by Laszló52
Laszló52
Laszló52
New Member
New Member (8 reputation)New Member (8 reputation)New Member (8 reputation)New Member (8 reputation)New Member (8 reputation)New Member (8 reputation)New Member (8 reputation)New Member (8 reputation)New Member (8 reputation)
Group: Forum Members
Posts: 6, Visits: 19
It's not hard to list, or even easy. You must compare "Remove and modify programs" and device manager in the current Windows and system partition backup between.

jphughan
jphughan
Macrium Evangelist
Macrium Evangelist (5.6K reputation)Macrium Evangelist (5.6K reputation)Macrium Evangelist (5.6K reputation)Macrium Evangelist (5.6K reputation)Macrium Evangelist (5.6K reputation)Macrium Evangelist (5.6K reputation)Macrium Evangelist (5.6K reputation)Macrium Evangelist (5.6K reputation)Macrium Evangelist (5.6K reputation)
Group: Forum Members
Posts: 3.8K, Visits: 28K
@Laszló52, Froggie is correct here.  System Restore can do that because it is a file-level system restore application, so it can easily tell you which files are going to be replaced and what applications they correspond to.  It also does some cataloging work when creating the restore points in the first place in order to facilitate what you're looking at.  Reflect's disk images (and almost all other disk images) store block-level data.  Reflect by itself just sees blocks of data, like sectors on a hard drive, with no concept of how those blocks correspond to actual files.  That's why Reflect can for example back up a partition while it is both encrypted and locked; it would have no idea what the data was, but it could still properly back it up and restore it.  And Reflect also doesn't catalog the system's original state like this in order to provide those comparisons later, partly because Reflect doesn't have to be run from within Windows in order to perform a backup, whereas System Restore does

GO

Merge Selected

Merge into selected topic...



Merge into merge target...



Merge into a specific topic ID...




Similar Topics

Reading This Topic

Login

Explore
Messages
Mentions
Search