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

    Feb 2, 2014
    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:
    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?

    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 604

    Jul 11, 2009
    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

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

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