Long-time subscriber Dave of Dave’s Computer Tips wrote to say:
Hi Terry, Hope all is going well. In your Acronis TI 2010 article you mention that you can not restore files and folders from a Win7 created system image. I don’t believe this is true. You can actually mount the vhd from the computer management console. Right click on disk management and choose Attach VHD. You can then navigate and copy through explorer.
Clif pointed out that, in my November 8th online issue, I wrote:
More comprehensive Windows 7 backup support. Windows 7 has backup imaging functions (system image backup) built in, but you can only restore the entire image; you can’t restore only some of the files and folders. If you want to be able to restore files and folders, then you have to make a different kind of backup with Windows Backup.
Dave is correct — if you use the Disk Management console (diskmgmt.msc), you can take the image backup that Windows 7’s own Backup command will make, and treat it as if it were a virtual hard drive (vhd).
This one of the more advanced functions of Windows 7, and not something that Microsoft expects everyone to be able or willing to do.
It’s even easier to mount an Acronis True Image Home 2010 backup in Windows 7 than by using Disk Management. All we have to do is use Windows Explorer to locate the .tib file (the image backup file), right-click on it, click Archive, and then click Mount. That will pull up a dialog box in which we can pick the drive letter(s) to use for mounting.
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Commenting on the article in which a subscriber was looking for high-speed Internet alternatives, since he didn’t have cable or DSL available, longtime subscriber and friend Larry Braud wrote to suggest:
Terry, check this out. Some in my motor home group have used it and I am thinking about it while on the road.
That looks like a great choice for travel, etc.
The $20 per month option looks like something I might be interested in for now – just for being able to take my netbook more places and hit the net without having to trust someone’s wireless router.
They sure beat the AT&T options and pricing.