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Restoring hard drive image

Last response: in Storage
December 2, 2011 6:43:35 PM

I have a backup.img file, which is an image of my crashed Win XP drive. If I go into Windows 7 and mount the image, it won't let me copy the files across. I can see the directory tree but cannot navigate into Documents and Settings due to permission reasons.

So, I need to get this image on my E: drive, and extract that into the files and folders onto the spare space on my E: drive. Due to the permission problems, I figure I might need to do this using a linux bootcd, such as UBCD or Hiren's boot CD. After all, the image was made using Parted Magic from one of those CD's. In fact, its what I have loaded right now on my spare PC.

Anyone know how I can take that backup.img and extract it using one of these bootup CD's, Parted Magic or something similar?


a c 415 G Storage
December 2, 2011 9:33:26 PM

If you have an administrator account you can gain access to the protected folders in Windows by right-clicking on them in Windows Explorer and choosing the security options. You need to:

1) first: take ownership of the folder and all of its contents, then
2) set the permissions to allow read access by your account
December 2, 2011 9:55:34 PM

Sorted by downloading Winimage. :)