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Macrium Reflect for Windows

  • Free
  • In English
  • V 8.0 20211107
  • 3.9
  • (119)
  • Security Status

Create exact images of your hard drive and server and clone them

Backups are not the only resource you have left when you're hit by computer disasters. Disk images are an alternative choice.

With Macrium Reflect you now have access to a free disk imaging solution (which is not that common, unfortunately) that enables you to create a perfect mirror image of your hard drive. This means that in case your computer suddenly "dies", you can always bring it back to life by restoring the disk image you previously created with Macrium Reflect.

Of course, disk images don't make sense if you store them on the same hard drive you're copying, so you'll need to use an extra storage device (external or not) or a networked drive to save your mirror image.

Macrium Reflect is very easy to use because it lets you create images via an assistant that guides you through the whole process in just a few simple steps. What doesn't seem that easy is the scheduled backup tool: it works with XML template files and novice users will surely find it confusing. Also, Macrium Reflect lets you create rescue disks, but unfortunately only for Linux, Windows XP and Windows Server 2003.

If you care about the safety of your documents, take a moment to create a mirror image of your hard drive with Macrium Reflect. It's very easy to use and can really save your life! If you are looking for alternatives, we recommend you to try Acronis True Image and EaseUS Disk Copy.

Unicode filename compatibility Windows PE Update Now compatible with Windows 7

Changes

  • Unicode filename compatibility Windows PE Update Now compatible with Windows 7

The fastest disk imaging software is now available as a free edition. Absolutely free! No strings! The only free XP and Vista compatible disk imaging software with BartPE and Linux based recovery options.

See what this program features for you:

  • Create a disk image whilst running Windows using Microsoft Volume Shadow copy Service (VSS).
  • Image to Network, USB, FireWire drives and DVD.
  • Built in scheduler.
  • 32 bit and native 64 bit versions.
  • Industry leading compression levels and speed.
  • Linux based Rescue CD with Network access and full GUI. Only 6.5MB in size!
  • Built in CD/DVD packet writing engine. Supports packet writing to DVD DL media with Windows Vista.
  • HTML log files.

PROS

  • Disk imaging made easy!
  • You can create a disk image in just a few steps
  • It's free

CONS

  • Scheduled backups are not very user-friendly
  • Rescue CD is limited to a few operating systems

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Macrium Reflect for PC

  • Free
  • In English
  • V 8.0 20211107
  • 3.9
  • (119)
  • Security Status

User reviews about Macrium Reflect

  • Anonymous

    by Anonymous

    Great backup for server and home drive.
    After checking on Reddit and reading the review here I decided to give it a try. It's free and you can u More

  • Anonymous

    by Anonymous

    No. 1 Backup software.
    Is no doubt no.1 Backup software. If you are looking for a windows software to backup and restore windows then Macrium Re More

  • Anonymous

    by Anonymous

    macrium reflect free and windows 7 64 bit.
    What good is the backup if you can't create a rescue cd. I've looked all over the web for somebody wh More

  • Anonymous

    by Anonymous

    macrium reflect own experience very nice program that works !!!!.
    on windows xp I did around 250 restores all taking about 4 minutes never had More


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