Partition image by Disk Utility, suitable for NTFS partitions?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Mac2013orlater, May 31, 2014.

  1. Mac2013orlater, May 31, 2014
    Last edited: May 31, 2014

    Mac2013orlater macrumors member

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2014
    #1
    Image of Windows Vista system partition (NTFS) was made using Disk Utility.
    If to view the image content using Disk Image Mounter the folders of one important type are empty:
    Users\user\Roaming
    These are folders where all installed software store their data.
    For example the web browser stores here user specific data. The same for mail client.

    I wonder what is the cause this directory for all users is empty in the image
    created by Disk Utility.

    Has anybody any idea?

    UPDATE
    By making the experience as above I am not sure the
    OS X Disk Utility Create New Image is suitable to produce reliable image
    of NTFS partition.
    In the case as above not only the directory Users\user-name\Roaming is missing.
    Also Program Data directory which normally is present when looking at
    Win system part from running Windows is not present in the image created
    by OS X disk utility.
    Not the slightest idea which directories else an how many over all does the image miss.
     
  2. chrfr macrumors 603

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2009
    #2
    This will not give you a bootable copy of your Windows installation.
    Winclone is what you need for it to work.
     
  3. Mac2013orlater thread starter macrumors member

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2014
    #3
    Thanks to you for have confirmed what my last experience show.
     

Share This Page