Thanks for your reply. I think Ive figgured it out as it seems to be "permission" based. When you look at the folder in the back up by going to its properties, all folders indicate thier empty. But when you dig deeper into the individual files, (properties) you see the actual amount of data. I was trying to be certain that the image backup did indeed produce a full image and it became quite confusing.
The more I dig into the bowles of win 10 the more I realize how buggey it is. Example: Windows 10 does not allow you to save / create a image or backup to any USB thumb drive of any size. You must use a USB hard drive or an internal drive. Go figgure!
> The more I dig into the bowels of win 10, the more I realize how buggy it is.
Is it a "bug" or a "design feature" ?
> Example: Windows 10 does not allow you to save / create a image or backup to any USB thumb drive of any size.
> You must use a USB hard drive or an internal drive. Go figure!
My guess is that the "image backup" copies each of the partitions on your disk-drive, creating partitions on the "target" disk-drive (internal or external). Thus, because a USB memory-stick cannot be "partitioned", Windows deliberately does not allow it to be the "target".
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