I have created an image ofan SD card using Win32 Disk Image but when I needed to write the image onto the original SD card Win32 Disk Imager would not sisplay the image file. The file was able to be viewed in file manager

Asked by richard grimwood on 2014-01-31

I am fed up with having to reload the OS whenever I make a mistake on RasPi from NOOBS as I cannot get Win 32 Disk OImager to recognise the images that it has created and stored on my laptop. The images exist as they are on the hard drive but the Win32 Disk Imager does not see them. Help....

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Jeff B
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2014-02-10
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2014-02-08
Best Jeff B (skydiver38) said : #1

I assume that you're on the latest release of imagewriter.

What are the filenames that you're trying to view? ImageWriter defaults to looking for filenames that have a "img" extension. You can switch the selection to show all files ("*.*") but I have noticed that that still won't show files that don't have an extension. I'll have to tweak that.

In the meantime, if that's your problem, give the file an extension and it should show up in the selection box. If you give it an ".img" extension, if should just show up by default in the browse window.

Hope this helps.

richard grimwood (885grimw) said : #2

Many thanks. I will give it a go.

On 31 January 2014 16:36:41 Jeff B <email address hidden>
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> Your question #243090 on Image Writer changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/win32-image-writer/+question/243090
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> Status: Open => Answered
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> Jeff B proposed the following answer:
> I assume that you're on the latest release of imagewriter.
>
> What are the filenames that you're trying to view? ImageWriter defaults
> to looking for filenames that have a "img" extension. You can switch
> the selection to show all files ("*.*") but I have noticed that that
> still won't show files that don't have an extension. I'll have to tweak
> that.
>
> In the meantime, if that's your problem, give the file an extension and
> it should show up in the selection box. If you give it an ".img"
> extension, if should just show up by default in the browse window.
>
> Hope this helps.
>
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Tobin Davis (gruemaster) said : #3

Win32DiskImager by default will look for 'Disk Images(*.img, *.IMG)' in the file dialog window, but you can change that to *.* in the "Files of type:' at the bottom of the 'Select a disk image' window.

richard grimwood (885grimw) said : #4

Thanks Jeff B, that solved my question.