Macrium Reflect Free

Macrium Reflect Free

Download Editors' Rating:
Very good
Average User Rating:
out of 538 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    5.3 build 7220
  • Total Downloads:
  • Date Added:
    November 07, 2014
  • File Size:
  • Downloads Last Week:
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8

Editors' Review


Macrium Reflect Free Edition is the free version of the Macrium Reflect backup software. The free version allows you to back up your entire computer and schedule backups. For a free program, you get incredibly powerful software that allows you to create effective backups.


Beginner accessible interface: Creating backups is something that is often overlooked by a new computer user. In addition, many of the programs that allow you to perform this task seem overly complex. Macrium is easy to understand, even for someone who hasn't used backup software before.

Scheduling feature: Creating a backup is a resource-intensive and time-consuming process. It is not really the sort of thing that you want to have happening while you're trying to use the computer. However, the scheduling feature allows you to schedule a backup for the middle of the night or some other time when you don't need the machine for other reasons.

Restoration functionality: Restoring from a Macrium Reflect backup worked flawlessly. No problems were detected, and everything was restored properly when the backup was created.

Cloning and imaging: You can use the software to either clone or image your hard drive. The imaging process greatly reduces the space required for a backup.


Cumbersome installation: The program installs through a download client and requires a very large download to complete. The client was slow and resource intensive. It seems there could likely be a better way to deliver the software.

Bottom Line

Creating a good, reliable backup should be part of everyone's computing practices. This free software provides you with an affordable way to do that, even if you're not a computer expert. The backup file is compressed to a reasonable size and is easy to restore from.

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5 stars

"Easy to use and as fast as hell"

November 21, 2014  |  By Xactally

 |  Version: Macrium Reflect Free 5.3 build 7220


Create System Images


I honestly can not fault this program.

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5 stars

"Tried several, this on is the best!"

November 17, 2014  |  By TPatton79

 |  Version: Macrium Reflect Free 5.3 build 7220


Easy to use, move images across different file systems with ease.


Nothing comes to mind


Highly recommend for copying partitions and imagine drives!

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 5.3 build 7220
Version 5.3 build 7220 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
Publisher Macrium Software
Publisher web site
Release Date November 05, 2014
Date Added November 07, 2014
Version 5.3 build 7220
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Backup Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 8, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows, Windows 2003, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 2.19MB
File Name reflectdl.exe
Total Downloads 3,822,936
Downloads Last Week 17,284
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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