Mounting image error / tib image id data
I think Steve Smith has this info, but I know he prefers a new topic vs. private mail. The following really (in part or fully) can apply to TI 2016/2017/2018. As a background I have a number of PCs with TI installed. While I do occasionally use the windows main program (usually to mount a FULL DRIVE image backup, via the Windows Explorer context menu) to retrieve a single file contained therein. I always create (using the MVP program) a WIN PE boot USB drive, by which I actually create all of my FULL DRIVE IMAGE Backups, and to Restore such a FULL DRV TIB to a FRESH HDD in case of (e.g.) a program or Windows update gone rogue. Also, I must say the using the WINPE "rescue" USB boot method is (for ME) VERY stable and more flexible compared to the Windows Full Program...plus, have 10+ systems here, I simple backup/restore images from several Large USB drives. Again, I ONLY create FULL DRIVE IMAGE BACKUPS...never incremental, nor File/Folder backups-and I verify every backup.
So, today, I was looking for an old file, and so wanted to use the ATI Windows Program to mount an Image....and it failed with the error "Cannot assign a drive letter to a partition from a backup archive". Browsing the support section of Acronis, I do find prior posts, and patches (you mentioned...some time ago.). Let me say that SOME TIB (FULL) images WILL mount and assign drive letters. The case in point is a PC with ATI 2016-6595 installed. As far as I can determine some TIB's DO NOT have this issue, others do. All verify OK.
At the moment I am considering that (?) this might be an issue of a situation where I have an image created with ATI 2017 or 2018 and trying to mount with 2016-6595...But I do not think so. Obviously I am aware that the Main Windows based program, or rescue disk may not mount or process a backup file created with a NEWER ATI variant (e.g. FORWARD compatibility is NOT expected).
As a programmer I would expect that each TIB file would (perhaps in it header data) an identifier that would indicate the ATI VERSION (year/Release) that created the TIB file??? Surely? Do you have any info on this, utility tool that can retrieve it etc.