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Catalog folder missing in Microsoft System Image Backup

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I'm needing to perform a bare metal restore of my Windows 7 32bit laptop. I have a system image backup on an external HD with all VHD files, but the catalog folder is missing. When I run the system restore it cannot find the restore files due to the missing catalog folder.

Is there a way to rebuild or locate or restore the catalog folder?
Is there a way to perform a bare metal restore using the existing image files without a catalog folder?
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