How to Explore Image with AOMEI Backupper?

Posted by @AOMEI

June 18, 2019

The Explore Image feature in AOMEI Backupper allows you to explore backup images from Windows File Explorer as easy as visiting a folder.

This Explore Image feature will mount system backup image, partition backup image or disk image as virtual drives, similar to Daemon tools. you can view its contents in Windows Explorer and third-party file manager in read-only mode.  Let's see how to extract files from Windows image backup in detail. 

How to Explore Image Step by Step? 

1. In the main Tab page, select Utilities and then select Explore Image.
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    2. Select the backup that you want to explore from the list box, and click Next to continue.
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    3. Select a backup point and click the Next button to explore the backup image.
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    4. Assign drive letters for the image partitions, and click Next to mount the image.
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    5. Wait for the process to complete and click Finish. You may now explore the contents in your backup image via "Windows Explorer" or "My Computer" ("This PC" in Windows 10).
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    How to detach the mounted image?

    1. In the main Tab page, select "Utilities" followed by "Explore Image".

    2. All current virtual drives will be listed. Select the appropriate virtual drives followed by "Detach" for the virtual drives to be removed.

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  • Virtual drives are automatically detached when the computer shuts down.

  • For File Backup image file, it is not supported to mount it as a virtual disk, you can only use this feature to restore the contents to other location.