Descriptive name for Macrium images


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Sorry if this has been posted before, but couldn't find a relevant post.
Is there a setting in Macrium reflect to give my backups more descriptive names instead of cryptic things like 53403D9CA36A8954-00-00.mrimg?
I find this to be the most annoying thing about Reflect.

I tried to change the file name after the fact, but Reflect threw a fit, and wouldn't recognise it as a genuine image.
User chosen backup file names - what a concept!
 

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Sorry if this has been posted before, but couldn't find a relevant post.
Is there a setting in Macrium reflect to give my backups more descriptive names instead of cryptic things like 53403D9CA36A8954-00-00.mrimg?
I find this to be the most annoying thing about Reflect.

I tried to change the file name after the fact, but Reflect threw a fit, and wouldn't recognise it as a genuine image.
User chosen backup file names - what a concept!


I went 5 pages on Macrium Reflect forums with exactly this request.
In short, there's a way to permanently UNcheck the box that attaches the ImageID to the name you give your Macrium backups...

Post #1, here...


The "patch" mentioned in that post toggles this registry key to "0"

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\macrium\reflect\Settings\PrefixWithUniqueSetID





Here is the exact post on the Macrium forums, where I received the "patch"...








/edit

And as @Porthos mentioned, Macrium offers many preset options for backup names.

Personally, I like my own method: Date - Windows version - any notes

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@Porthos, @Ghot, Thankyou both for the information/solution. Much appreciated.
 

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Bear in mind if you do differential or incremental images are using date/time stamps, the incremental or differential images will not have same time stamps as original full backup.

If you do not include something original in name, it can get harder to identifying which full image the inc/diff belongs to.

Problem is if you use xml files, you have to edit each time to create a unique marker.
 

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An annoyance for me, :O(, is under "backup save options", I always have to uncheck [ ] Save as a backup definition file. Hope there is another easy one for that.
 

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An annoyance for me, :O(, is under "backup save options", I always have to uncheck [ ] Save as a backup definition file. Hope there is another easy one for that.
Yeah, bugs the heck out of me, too.
 

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An annoyance for me, :O(, is under "backup save options", I always have to uncheck [ ] Save as a backup definition file. Hope there is another easy one for that.


I just checked the registry manually and with RegShot... I can't find it.
I can't find it in the program's settings either.
That one doesn't really bother me though because it pops up a window with the check box, and I can just uncheck it.

If you are really bothered by it... make a post of the Macrium forums.
 

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An annoyance for me, :O(, is under "backup save options", I always have to uncheck [ ] Save as a backup definition file. Hope there is another easy one for that.
Just set up xml file in format you need once only for adhoc backups, then use that and you do not have to go via that menu.
 

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