Disk Clone - Restore Instructions

OS image restore



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OS and System Image Restore

Operating System (OS) / system image restore helps you effortlessly restore your drive / system image files to a hard disk - at the click of a button. You don’t need a recovery environment to restore your image file to a new hard disk (within the IDrive application), in order to make your OS (operating system) live. With OS image restore, all you have to do is sign in to your IDrive cloud account from any working computer, and select the 'IDriveDiskImage' / 'IDriveSystemImage /'IDDriveImage' /'IDHDImage' folder containing the drive / system image file from your IDrive cloud backup account, local backup or Express backup and hard disk for performing restore operation. Once the restore is completed, select your hard disk in BIOS and boot your computer, to get your system live.

To restore the OS / System image file to any hard disk and boot,
  1. Download and install the IDrive application. Sign in with your Username and Password.

    Note: If you have set a private encryption key for your account, then provide the same here.

  2. Click the 'Clone/Computer Backup' button on the LHS.
  3. The 'Clone/Computer Backup' screen appears. Click 'Disk Clone'.
  4. Go to the 'OS/System Image Restore' tab..
  5. Click and select the 'IDriveDiskImage' / 'IDriveSystemImage /'IDDriveImage' /'IDHDImage' folder containing the OS / system image file from your IDrive cloud backup account, local backup or Express backup and hard disk for performing the restore operation.

    Note: In case you have performed local backup, where the drive / system image backup on the local device is encrypted, you need to restore the encrypted Express or local backup folder to an external device to decrypt and then perform restore operation.


    For OS Image:

    For System Image:

  6. Choose the desired hard disk for restoring the drive / system image.
  7. Click 'Restore Now'.

    Note: Restoring a drive / system image overwrites all the existing drive contents with the image file.

You can also restore the drive / system image file easily to the drive.

To restore a drive image file to the drive,
  1. Download and install the IDrive application. Sign in with your Username and Password.

    Note: If you have set a private encryption key for your account, then provide the same here.

  2. Click the 'Clone/Computer Backup' button on the LHS.
  3. The 'Clone/Computer Backup' screen appears. Click 'Disk Clone'
  4. In the 'Disk Clone' screen, go to the 'Restore Drive Image Data' tab.
  5. Click and select the drive image (.img) file from IDriveDiskImage/IDDriveImage folder downloaded from your IDrive cloud backup account or local backup, to perform the restore operation.

    Note: In case you have performed local backup, where the drive image backup on the local device is encrypted, you need to restore the encrypted Express or local backup folder to an external device to decrypt and then perform restore operation.

  6. Choose the desired drive for restoring the drive image.
  7. Click 'Restore Now'. After the restore is complete, click 'View Logs' to view the restore details.

    Note: Restoring a drive image overwrites all the existing drive contents with the image.


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