Acronis True Image Home

Acronis True Image Home

Download Editors' Rating:
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Average User Rating:
3.0
out of 734 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2010
  • Total Downloads:
    821,232
  • Date Added:
    Sep. 17, 2009
  • Price:
    Free to try (30-day trial); $49.99 to buy (Buy it now)
  • File Size:
    1.7MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    760
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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Freeware's cool, but some programs are worth paying for. Antivirus, graphics, and accounting tools justify their cost if they outperform their free competitors, but for our money, nothing beats top-quality backup software. And for our system, nothing provides the level of security, total restoration capability, and confidence like Acronis True Image Home Edition. Acronis automatically creates full, incremental, and custom backups; remote backups; and even optional Internet-based backups with file synchronization features. It also includes a variety of tools for cleaning disks and shredding files, creating bootable media and secure partitions, backing up settings, adding and cloning disks, sandboxing unsafe operations, and other useful tasks. And, while Acronis True Image Home Edition creates thorough, top-quality backups, it does the job with amazing speed, even when working in the background.

Acronis True Image's user interface has an Office-style ribbon toolbar with tabs labeled Get started, Backup and Recovery, Synchronization, and Tools and Utilities. Acronis can create several types of backups using different levels of compression, different priority for system resources, and even different destinations, such as removable drives. Incremental backups create one main backup and only update it with changes to your system. Based on hard-earned experience, we always create new full backups that we store on a dedicated hard drive, plus a full copy on a removable drive. It's not overkill: Many times we've used Acronis backups to restore entire systems after unrecoverable disasters, even to completely new drives on third systems with Acronis installed. The Home Edition will also restore systems backed up with various free versions of Acronis, such as True Image WD. Help and support are plentiful.

Let's be clear: A proper external hard drive for storing your backups is far more important than which backup solution you choose, as long as you make use of it. We've compared Acronis to premium competitors like Ghost as well as excellent free tools such as Easus and, yes, Windows Backup, which you've already got (and use, we hope). Each does a good job and is much better than nothing. But experience is the best teacher. Based on our real-world experience, we trust Acronis True Image Home Edition.

Editors' note: This is a review of the full version of Acronis True Image Home 2012. The trial version is limited to 30 days.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    2.3

    out of 80 votes

    • 5 star 14
    • 4 star 7
    • 3 star 5
    • 2 star 15
    • 1 star 39
  • All Versions

    3.0

    out of 734 votes

    • 5 star 291
    • 4 star 49
    • 3 star 37
    • 2 star 67
    • 1 star 290
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1 stars

"Poor Customer Service! Don't speak English!!!!"

August 24, 2010  |  By burtmanmn

 |  Version: Acronis True Image Home 2010

Pros

None so far

Cons

Never got to try it.

Summary

Purchased retail package from retailer and the product key was not any good. After strugling with someone I could barely undersatand I emailed scanned coppies of purchase reciept and product code at their request. They replied with an email tellling me to return the product and buy a more expensive version. Don't have time for this.

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5 stars

"Fantastic Software"

August 23, 2010  |  By Marrian

 |  Version: Acronis True Image Home 2010

Pros

Intuitive interface, good help file, awsome features

Cons

None so far except for some useless context menu entries which I got rid of fairly easily by tweaking the registry

Summary

Don't know about all the negative reviews here, I guess it depends how and for what purpose you are employing your software. As for myself I can state that I have been using Acronis for more than 4 years now especially for System Partition Backup and from my dozens of restore I had never encountered a single failure. Also the new Try and Decide feature works flawlessly so far

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1 stars

"Doesn't play well with Win 7 Pro 64-bit"

August 17, 2010  |  By LarryGHowell

 |  Version: Acronis True Image Home 2010

Pros

Nothing notable

Cons

Some how Acronis corrupted the Windows activation registry key. Fortunately, I was able to use System Restore to return the PC to the pre-Acronis State.

Summary

If you're really bored and want to spend a lot of time and effort working with Acronis Tech Support (do it in the first 30 days or you will be charged), then this is the product for you!

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1 stars

"Totally useless piece of crap, no joke don't waste time"

August 09, 2010  |  By theduggler

 |  Version: Acronis True Image Home 2010

Pros

hahahahahahahahahahahaha

Cons

Setup dual boot machine with True Image Home 11 (previous version). Installed True Image Home 2010 to get Windows 7 support. Just installing the software ruins the boot manager (OS Select) setup of the previous version. Totally useless crap ***.

Summary

2010 crashes trying to create boot media. Backup image made of Windows 7 from a clean install crashes when trying to restore from boot media. Crashes when trying to restore when booted from Hard drive, with no error telling you to try external media. The whole thing is a joke. Tried with multiple systems all totally bone stock Dell machines, nothing fancy. Find another product. Going to look for one now.

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1 stars

"Completely Useless"

August 06, 2010  |  By car57whereareyou

 |  Version: Acronis True Image Home 2010

Pros

Cheaper than the previous version.

Cons

Barely works.

Summary

TI (true image) 11 was great but TI 2010 is dreadful, it barely works, if at all.

I bought it to back up a new HP laptop - Windows 7 OS, and like the previous edition which worked perfectly (with Vista), I decided to do a few 'full disc recoverys' to make sure it was working correctly and to get used to the interface after I installed it. This is what I have found:

Recovery wont start unless from a windows reboot and even then, sometimes it wont.

Acronis loader unreliable, sometimes it wont start at all, sometimes it starts but wont initiate a recovery.

It wont recover from a backup unless that back up is stored in the secure zone - and only then from Windows so if Windows fails to boot, TI becomes useless.

It wont create a secure zone on my main hdd, i've had to make one on an external hdd.

If I try to remove the secure zone it removes the secure zone but leaves the partition in place and is only detectable using the secure zone manager.

Since attempting to back up the main (C:) drive again on an ext hdd, although the opperation was apparently sucsessful (according to the on screen prompt), it wont recover from it.

Since doing that, it wont perform a recovery from the secure zone now, either from the bootable media or from the Windows enviroment so in short, nothing works.

In addition, it takes ages to discover the backups in the secure zone and every click takes ages to respond to, often it just hangs for no apparent reason.

TI may work with certain Windows operating systems but it doesn't work with my version of Windows 7.

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1 stars

"Pretty interface, but way to slow."

August 01, 2010  |  By TheWill2

 |  Version: Acronis True Image Home 2010

Pros

Pretty interface

Cons

It is ridiculously slow backing up. If you want to validate the backup be prepared to wait a long time.

Summary

Im done trying to use acronis backup software.

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1 stars

"Once WAS great... now, not so good."

July 31, 2010  |  By rae2_2

 |  Version: Acronis True Image Home 2010

Pros

Looks great!

Cons

Doesn't work on my system. That's about as "con" as it gets.

Summary

I used previous versions to image my hard drives with no problems whatever. Then I paid over $50 to upgrade to Home 2010 version and it hasn't worked since. I have Seagate SATA II drives, both internal and external. True Image "fails to read" ALL of them. From what I've read, I'm not the only one with problems getting True Image to read SATA drives. I'm unwilling to spend hours...days... trying to debug THEIR product and PAY FOR IT as well. Their tech support is, at best, vague... probably because they haven't a clue why it doesn't work either. I'm not even going to bother trying to a refund as that's likely to involve many more hours of MY TIME.

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1 stars

"acronis causes my external hard drive to damage itself"

July 24, 2010  |  By docholidayz

 |  Version: Acronis True Image Home 2010

Pros

I WILL NEVER LOAD YOUR SOFTWARE AGAIN, TAKING MY CHANCES WITH JUST BACKING UP FOLDERS

Cons

This 15 day trial is a waste of time, reset my computer and gets to the fourth step and causes hard drive disk clatter and just wastes your time. CNET made a mistake with this one.

Summary

Not anything I would waste my money on for a one time use. Based on the trial I would never, ever install this software on my computer again. Still wondering if I have external hard drive damage.

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2 stars

"Very Slow - does the job Take the day off let it run"

July 20, 2010  |  By desertrat_ps

 |  Version: Acronis True Image Home 2010

Pros

Good Job cloning drive

Cons

Extremely slow - direct file copy faster
Support only gives excuses about speed

Summary

SLOW

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2 stars

"Waste of money, waste of time."

July 06, 2010  |  By sellabuick

 |  Version: Acronis True Image Home 2010

Pros

Many options for the ways to backup and archive: data only, system settings, entire disk image, etc. I did use it to create a disk image once and it worked great.

Cons

After creating only 2 backup archives, the software suddenly stopped working correctly.

Summary

The software now "hangs" when I try to archive, and the only solution I have found is to turn off all compression settings. This in turn has created massive backup files on my backup drive, which in turn corrupted the drive. I now have to completely wipe my backup drive, buy new archiving software that actually works, and start from scratch. WASTE OF TIME AND MONEY. I am now searching for software that actually works.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2010
Version 2010 adds continuous data protection, a powerful new flexible scheduler and online storage service. The new version also supports virtual hard disks and it is compatible with Microsoft Windows 7.
General
Publisher Acronis
Publisher web site http://www.acronis.com
Release Date September 17, 2009
Date Added September 17, 2009
Version 2010
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Backup Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 1.7MB
File Name AcronisTrueImage2015_web_trial_en-US.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 821,232
Downloads Last Week 760
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-day trial
Price $49.99

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