Acronis True Image

Acronis True Image

Average User Rating:
3.0
out of 733 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    10.0.0.4871
  • Total Downloads:
    818,917
  • Date Added:
    October 17, 2006
  • File Size:
    1.7MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    766
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 98/NT/2000/XP/2003

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1 stars

"Save your money, this software is crap!"

November 04, 2014  |  By bobkivi

 |  Version: Acronis True Image 2015 1.0

Pros

None that I can see, it plain doesn't work!

Cons

Software doesn't work
Support is aweful and/or non-existant

Summary

Save your money, Macrium Reflect is much more reliable, easier to use. I have been a tortured user of Acronis products for over 10 years....NO MORE...too crappy. User interface changes all the time, base engine never gets fixed and Support is horrific!!!
SAVE YOUR MONEY!!!

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1 stars

"So bad it makes you cry"

November 01, 2014  |  By j7h

 |  Version: Acronis True Image 2015 1.0

Pros

Don't know, it won't load onto Win7 64 bit. There is *already* an unanswered case in Acronis, number 66914. It just complains that a "True Image tool is runnig" (their spelling, not mine), odd since I even uninstalled my old version.

Cons

Just as bad as other versions. It will drain your life away as you try to get it to do anything.

Summary

I have Acronis 2012, widely acknowledged as one of the worst pieces of SW ever written. Every command takes 10 minutes or more. Now it can't even find the backup files on my local server, even when I stick its nose in them.
So I thought I'd upgrade to 2015. No luck. It won't even install. I even uninstalled 2012 and it won't install.
Stay far away from this! Life is too short to spend it cursing at your PC.

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1 stars

"Restore what from again?"

October 14, 2014  |  By CanHandletheTruth

 |  Version: Acronis True Image 2015 2015

Pros

Wheres 2013?

Cons

Restoring from backups is complex. Its more stupid.

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1 stars

"Can not be regitered on some of my machines."

October 08, 2014  |  By HarrySatt

 |  Version: Acronis True Image 2015 2015

Pros

If working it is a really fine and goog solution

Cons

On some of my machines I am not able to register TI2015. It stalls th whole machine on WIN8.1

Summary

I only use on machines where I can register but have bought more then this amount of licenses

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1 stars

"terrible software, terrible support, rude managers"

October 03, 2014  |  By jakeernest

 |  Version: Acronis True Image 2015 2015

Pros

I'm hard-pressed to find anything positive to say. There's much better, more intuitive backup software available for about the same price. I guess if I had to say something positive, I'd say the installation went smoothly (as long as you remove the previous version first).

Cons

Nonstop backup is a non-starter. It's a joke. It's impossible to recover anything using it. The incremental backup works, but even that is clunky and makes it difficult to open the vaults (or whatever they call them) to find the item I need.

The company representative love to play the game of "it's a backup problem," so they don't have to support the software after 30 days. I actually had a tech support person tell me this (out of school). He probably got fired for saying it.

None of the upper managers are worth talking to. They don't return calls or emails.

Summary

Don't bother. There's better out there. I have 20 years of experience with backup and recovery software, and this product is a loser.

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1 stars

"Worst software ever"

September 19, 2014  |  By trek_b

 |  Version: Acronis True Image 2014 2014

Pros

None. Full of bugs.

Cons

It is incredible that in 2014 a company can place a product in the market as buggy as this.

Bought 2014 family pack. Installed on the first computer and configured some backups. On that computer even if the backup fails, everything is green on the main dashboard.
A simple change in parameters of a backup is not possible without corrupting the other backups.
Backup from a network server does not work. TI keeps failing connecting to the server, even if when configuring the backup there is no problem accessing the server.
Backup to a network server takes an eternity. Network usage 3%...
Random crashes and backup configuration corruption.

This software is unusable. DO NOT BUY IT. Looking for alternatives...

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2 stars

"OK if your thinking mirrors the Acronis geniuses."

September 16, 2014  |  By moofah

 |  Version: Acronis True Image 2014 2014

Pros

Robust feature set. Helpful volunteer-run user forum.

Cons

Program had difficulty handling situations when the external backup drive was not constantly connected (such as during travel). Unpredictably monopolizes computing resources for hours at a time performing unnamed background tasks. Known program flaws have not been addressed.

Summary

Acronis has a long history in the backup software business and a helpful forum populated by experienced and enthusiastic users. However, my attempts to use their program in a fairly simple Windows 7 configuration using a laptop and an external hard drive ran into trouble. The difficulty seemed to be that the laptop was occasionally undocked and carried around.

In addition, I could never be sure when my computer would be available for use. At unpredictable intervals the CPU resources were consumed by Acronis maintenance routines that went on for hours without any indication of when they would be completed.

There are workarounds for these things -- some of them involving external scripts and program hacks suggested by helpful forum members. But the program itself seems bloated and buggy.

In short, if you use your computer the way the Acronis program authors think you SHOULD be using it, things might work just fine for you. Otherwise, get set for some frustrating moments and a round of platitudes from the support staff.

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1 stars

"Horrible. Freezes at backup start"

August 24, 2014  |  By Tzachi55

 |  Version: Acronis True Image 2014 2014

Pros

Still looking for Pros.

Cons

Worked about 10 days out of the first 30 days.
on the 32nd day it broke down. Does no backup as it freezes on backup start and going nowhere.
User interface on win 8.1 using QD screen is so skewed that you can hardly use it.

Summary

Total waste of money.
I had the old 2011 and used a lot. Upon upgrading to win 8.1 on a new laptop I bought the 2014 version and I'm sorry for that.

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1 stars

"Acronis True Image was a disaster"

July 30, 2014  |  By Scott_A_L

 |  Version: Acronis True Image 2014 2014

Pros

None at all.

Cons

Their flaky software and incompetent tech help caused a permanent loss of data.

Summary

Maybe the Acronis products and customer support have improved, but several years ago I depended on Acronis True Image for backup of my workstation. When a hard disk failed and the restore was being a problem, I called their tech help line. The combination of their flaky software, awful UI and incompetent tech help resulted in the permanent loss of some critical data. Then they jerked me around for several weeks, making promises they could not keep. Finally, the case was "upgraded" and a really nasty manager tried to upsell me rather than fix anything. I would never use Acronis products again under any circumstances.

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3 stars

"True Image is good but getting very big now"

July 26, 2014  |  By rogermanawatu

 |  Version: Acronis True Image 2014 2014

Pros

Very clear simple interface
Lots of ways of doing backups

Cons

Heaven is high and the support staff for TI are very far away
Can have problems installing
Will refuse to work with the next version of windows (but can be forced to anyway and works fine)

Summary

I bought TI home in 2007 and started doing backups regularly. In 2009 I needed it and it came through for me and saved all my files and lots of work.
After XP gave way to Win 7, I bought a new computer and TI 2012 and started trying to install it. It was complicated by the fact that I live in Vanuatu in the South Pacific and it does not connect to their servers to do cloud backup. However to find that out was extremely difficult and had to threaten them before I got any response, and certainly no apology.
Now I have a win 8 computer and I want to access files and folders in the old backup, however win 8 won't install the old 2012 version of TI, and you are forced to buy the latest version. However this is all you do to work around that.:
Press your start button and type in gpedit.msc then hit enter. Or go to the Run window and type in the same thing. Then navigate to Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Application Compatibility
Enable both settings:
Turn off Application Compatibility Engine
Turn off Program Compatibility Assistant
Close this, restart the computer, install TI 2012 and restart, hey presto it is compatible.
When you want some files, hook up your External HDD with the gigantic .tib file and use windows explorer to open it up and navigate to what you want. Only with TI installed, can Windows Explorer do this for you, open a .tib and it works very well in my opinion, allow
ng you to open, copy, and save as to extract your file or folder.
So my review is mixed, TI can work well, has a couple of traps, but it is better to use than nothing. and it can work extremely well when set up.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 10.0.0.4871
  • Microsoft Outlook and Outlook Express Backup Ã?¢â?‰?? Ability to do dedicated backups of an entire Outlook installation, as well as specific backups of calendar, contacts, tasks, notes, signatures, news folders, e-mail rules and user settings
  • Application Backup Ã?¢â?‰?? Ability to back up settings from specific applications, including browsers, business and productivity tools, developer tools, Instant Messenger settings and history, Windows settings, and much, much more
  • Backup Rules Ã?¢â?‰?? Users can now create rules that define how long stored images will be saved, location size quotas, and the maximum number of backups saved
  • Backup Policies Ã?¢â?‰?? Users can set policies that define when the system will create full backups only, full backups with incremental backups, and full backups with differential backups
  • Password Protection for Secure Zone Ã?¢â?‰?? Provides extra security for laptops and other remote devices should they be hacked or stolen, yet still guarantees that the computer can self start in case of a crash or loss of data
  • Backup Notifications Ã?¢â?‰?? Acronis True Image can notify a user using MicrosoftÃ?¢â?‰?¢s WinPopup service or e-mail when a backup or restore operation is completed
General
Publisher Acronis
Publisher web site http://www.acronis.com
Release Date October 17, 2006
Date Added October 17, 2006
Version 10.0.0.4871
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Backup Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows XP, Windows NT, Windows 2003, Windows 2000, Windows 98
Additional Requirements
  • 64MB RAM
  • 20MB HDD space
  • Download Information
    File Size 1.7MB
    File Name AcronisTrueImage2015_web_trial_en-US.exe
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 818,917
    Downloads Last Week 766
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    License Model Purchase
    Limitations Not available
    Price $49.99

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