Need view of user's data for archiving purposes before reimage

Techs - desktop support techs... I am looking for an app that will give me a screenshot of user's data before I reimage.  Today, a nutty enduser freeked and claimed that I deleted her data in the reimage.  I ALWAYS search the hdd for pst's, My Documents, etc before imaging.  But I have some odd end users.  So I need a way to make a quick snapshot of the C drive to show my boss before I reimage.
Thank you
Mark O'BrienDispatch Software Support and Server AdministrationAsked:
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Andy MIT Systems ManagerCommented:
You could use something like Symantec Ghost or Acronis Trueimage - these will allow you to take an image of the entire disk that can then be restored to another drive in the event of an issue, not sure if you can browse the image for specific data without restoring it first though.

Alternatively depending on the version of Windows you could use Windows Backup - I believe you can mount the vhd file it creates on another machine to browse it.

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Mark O'BrienDispatch Software Support and Server AdministrationAuthor Commented:
That would be too much info.  Im looking for something just that shows whats in the profile.  I should just take a screenshot of the size of the profile too.
Andy MIT Systems ManagerCommented:
If it's just profiles then I would just do a manual copy of the profile folders in the users folder to the USB disk. This should copy everything relevant to the user profile and allow you to look through it on another computer if required.

Alternatively Windows does have the easy transfer wizard which will create a backup of any selected profile, but not sure if you can look through that data without recovering it to a new profile first.
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Mark O'BrienDispatch Software Support and Server AdministrationAuthor Commented:
We cant use usb drives.  We are thinking of using the EZ Wizard.  It would be great to have something to take a screenshot of
Andy MIT Systems ManagerCommented:
Doesn't have to be USB - the transfer file can be placed anywhere (local drive, copy to network drive, etc). You can export a list of files in a folder to an excel document by:

1. Open Windows Explorer and select the source folder in the left pane.
 2. Press Ctrl + A to select all items in the right pane.
 3. Press and hold the Shift key, then right click on the selection.
 4. From the context menu, choose "Copy as Path".
 5. Paste the list into Excel.

Obviously if there's a large number of folders it would be very time consuming to do this as it won't do files in sub folders.

Alternatively I believe TreeSize ( will let you export list of all folders (including sub folders) and files to XML, CSV, HTML, etc.
Mark O'BrienDispatch Software Support and Server AdministrationAuthor Commented:
Mark O'BrienDispatch Software Support and Server AdministrationAuthor Commented:
Mark O'BrienDispatch Software Support and Server AdministrationAuthor Commented:
Working.  Have not had a reimage for awhile now.
Mark O'BrienDispatch Software Support and Server AdministrationAuthor Commented:
thanks techs!!
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