Where Is System Image Stored on Windows 10?

Hi, guys, I have just created a system image for my Windows 10 laptop several days ago. But I forget where I store it. Do you know how to find the image storage location? Any advice would be appreciated. 

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Larissa· Answered on Feb 19, 2024

Well, if you want to find the specific location of your Windows 10 system image, you need to clarify the following two questions:

  • What tools did you use to create a system image for your Windows 10 PC?
  • What storage media did you use to save the system image backup?

As for the first question, different backup tools will save the backups in different formats. For example, Windows built-in Backup and Restore(Windows 7) will create a system image and save it in the VHD format. If you want to find it, follow the path below:

For Windows 7 users:

  • Disk Management - Actions - Attach VHD - click Browser to locate the image location.

For Windows 11/10/8/8.1 users:

  • Type and open computer Management in the search box - Actions - Attach VHD - click Browser to locate the image location.

As for the storage media, if you saved the image backup on an external hard drive or network location(NAS), you are supposed to connect them to your computer first, then follow the method above to navigate to the image storage location.

If you don't want to look for the image file one by one among the multiple files library, you can turn to third-party backup software, like EaseUS Todo Backup. It supports creating a system image and saving it in PBD format. When you need to restore the image backup, It only requires a few clicks to retrieve it within the application. 

Besides the system image, EaseUS Todo Backup also allows you to back up files, folders, partitions, disks, APP data, etc., which is an excellent data security guard. It also supports disk cloning, creating bootable USB drives, etc. 

Related Article: How to Extract and Restore Specific/Individual Files from Windows 11/10/8/7 Backups

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