By Ailsa / Last update August 3, 2021


The Case: Unable to Mount Clonezilla Image

Unable to mount Clonezilla Image to Restore Single File

I created an image file with Clonezilla a few days ago in my Windows 7 computer. Now, i just want to mount the Clonezilla image and check some files to see if it’s corrupted, my image file just like the following image. I searched but only find the solution in Linux not Windows. I am unable to mount Clonezilla image to restore single file. Can anyone help me to mount it in Windows? Thanks in advance.


Clonezilla Image File

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 10/8/7

There are two ways to mount and explore Clonezilla image in Windows 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.

Clonezilla Restore Image to VMWare

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 10/8/7?


Create Image Backup with Clonezilla Alternative - AOMEI Backupper

AOMEI Backupper Standard is a free backup software for Windows 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 Standard and get it a try.

Download Freeware Win 10/8.1/8/7/XP
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You could refer to the following steps to create a disk backup in Windows 10/8/7.

Step 1. Launch Clonezilla alternative - AOMEI Backupper Standard, and choose Disk Backup under Backup tab.

Disk Backup

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.

Add Disk

Step 3. Choose a destination to save the disk image backup.

Select Backup Destination

✍ Options allows you to comment on the backup task, compress, split and even encrypt(paid) the backup file, use VSS, intelligent backup, enable email or SMS notification, etc.
✍ Schedule is capable of setting the backup task running Daily, Weekly, Monthly, Event triggers, USB plug in. Please upgrade to AOMEI Backupper Professional or higher to enjoy.
Scheme is only available in advanced editions, which allows you delete old backup images automatically while the backups is over the number you customized before.

Step 4. Press Start Backup >> button to create a disk image for Windows 10/8/7. 

Start Backup

Step 5. Click Finish when the process reaches 100%.

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 10/8/7 (just like the steps mount system backup files below):

Step 1. Choose Tools > Explore Image subsequently.

Explore Image

Step 2. Choose the disk backup image to explore and hit Next.

Select Backup Image

Step 3. Select a backup time point to explore, and hit Next.

Select Backup Point

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%.

Assign Drive Letter

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.