The Case: Unable to Mount Clonezilla Image
Clonezilla is a free disk imaging and disk cloning software for multiple operating system, like Windows, Linux, Mac OS, FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, Minix and VMWare. You could create disk to disk clone, create disk image, etc. Once you created an image file with Clonezilla, you can only restore complete partitions or drives, that means Clonezilla does not support you restore single file from the Clonezilla image. But there still has ways to solve it.
3 Ways to Mount Clonezilla Image in Windows 11/10/8/7
There are two ways to mount and explore Clonezilla image in Windows 11/10/8/7.
Way 1. Restore Image to VMWare/VirtualBox and Mount
Please use Clonezilla live to restore the image to VMWare. And then mount the image to restore single file.
Way 2. Convert Clonezilla image to an img-file
To make the Clonezilla image possible to mountable, you have to convert the image into an img-file, you might get a big file. Hence, you will be unable mount Clonezilla image if there is no enough free disk space.
Way 3. Use the tool partclone-utils to mount the image directly
However, these ways are quite complicated and hard to understand. Is there anything easier way to create and mount Windows image backup in Windows 11/10/8/7?
Create Image Backup with Clonezilla Alternative - AOMEI Backupper
AOMEI Backupper Professional is a professional backup software for Windows 11/10/8.1/8/7/Vista/XP(including 32-bit and 64-bit), which provides an easy way to create disk image and mount it to restore individual files, and allows to perform disk to disk clone easier compared to Clonezilla, and you could create partition clone, backup Windows system, partitions, entire disk or files as you want.
Please download AOMEI Backupper Professional and get it a try.
You could refer to the following steps to create a disk backup in Windows 11/10/8/7.
Step 1. Launch Clonezilla alternative - AOMEI Backupper, and choose Disk Backup under Backup tab.
Step 2. Click + Add Disk button to add the hard disk you would like to backup. Edit the Task Name to differ from others if required.
Step 3. Choose a destination to save the disk image backup. Then, press Start Backup >> button to create a disk image for Windows 11/10/8/7.
Wait for about 30 minutes, and the backup process could be finished. Of course, the time depending on the data on the source disk.
How to Mount Disk Image and Restore Single Files
Here is how to mount the disk image file in Windows 11/10/8/7 (just like the steps mount system backup files below):
Step 1. Choose Tools > Explore Image subsequently.
Step 2. Choose the disk backup image to explore and hit Next.
Step 3. Select a backup time point to explore, and hit Next.
Step 4. Assign drive letters for the partitions in this disk image, and hit Next >> to begin mount the disk image. Click Finish when reaches 100%.
Then, open Windows file explorer, find the right partition assigned drive letter before that contains the files you want to restore. Then copy and paste to other location to save the files.
Now, Mount Windows Disk image backup and restore single files has been finished. But this software is not limited to this, you still can use it to clone hard drive to larger drive, migrate Windows 10 to M.2 SSD, clone hard drive to SSD, clone HDD to SSD via USB cable, clone Windows 10 to NVMe SSD, etc.
If you created a Clonezilla image and unable to mount Clonezilla image to restore single files, here provides you solutions to fix it. Or you still have problems for Clonezilla mount, please try the Clonezilla alternative - AOMEI Backupper to create disk to disk clone to protect your data, or create an disk image that allows you mount the disk image and restore single files with simple clicks in Windows 10/8/7.
For server users, please try AOMEI Backupper Server to enjoy more.