Right now i only have one backup so i clearly do not

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Right now I only have one backup so I clearly do not want to delete that one, it's my only protection against a catastrophe. Let's go ahead and click Close. Now that we have our backup created, let's go look at it. Let's open up File Explorer and let's go to the destination drive where we saved our backup files which was on the E drive. Here we can see the backup that was created. We have two different components. We have the backup file itself and we have the backup folder. If I open up the backup folder, I do need to elevate privileges to do so, I'll click Continue, when I do I see a file and a folder that was created during the backup process. This is my backup file. It contains all the files and folders that I specified be included in the backup process such as my user profile directories. This, on the other hand, is my system image backup folder. Notice it says Windows Image Backup. This contains the system image that we created. Let's go ahead and open up this folder and if I open up the folder for my system, the name of this system is Win10, I'll double click on this, there's a backup set folder. Double click this to open it. I do need to elevated privileges to do so, and when I do, I'm going to make this a little bit bigger so we can see what we're working with. There are two VHD files created. This VHD file is for my system reserved partition on my hard disk drive and this is the image file for my C drive where Windows is installed. How do I tell the difference? Well basically just size. The system reserve image is much smaller than the image for the C drive. Now because these are VHD files I can actually mount them if I wanted to and see their contents. To do this I need to go into Disk Management and I click on Action and then select Attach VHD. And then I have to browse to and select the image file that I want to mount. So let's go to E, we'll go to our image backup folder, there's my workstation, my backup set folder, and I want the one for my C drive,which is the larger of the two, click Open, and I can mount it read only if I want to, to make sure that nothing gets changed in that image file. Click OK, and here is my mounted VHD file. Assigning a Drive Letter 11:47-13:30 If we want to we come up here and change drive letters and let's assign it a drive letter, let's just assign it I for image. And now we can come over here and open up File Explorer and here's the contents of my I drive. Notice that it looks like the root directory of the C drive. Here I've got my Windows folder, my Users folder, Program Files, Program Files X86, and so on. One of the neat things, because this is a VHD file, you can actually boot it in a virtual machine using Hyper-V if you wanted toand be able to access it that way as well. We won't go into that today but that is an option to be aware of.
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