Macrium Reflect Free

Macrium Reflect Free

Download Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
3.8
out of 538 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    5.3 build 7220
  • Total Downloads:
    3,818,374
  • Date Added:
    November 07, 2014
  • File Size:
    2.19MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    17,284
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8

Editors' Review

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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.

Pros

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.

Cons

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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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    5.0

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  • All Versions

    3.8

    out of 538 votes

    • 5 star 236
    • 4 star 145
    • 3 star 42
    • 2 star 34
    • 1 star 81
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3 stars

"Well I used to like it because it worked"

November 22, 2014  |  By Dajoca100

 |  Version: Macrium Reflect Free 5.0 build 4033

Pros

It sometimes does what it's supposed to do, but it has let me down on occasion.

Cons

It has occasionally (in the past) been unable to see any partition on any drives and even if it can, has failed to recognise the drive backups it created and therefore would not restore them.

Summary

It maybe great, but when it lets you down, the impact is huge.
Clonezilla may not be as user friendly, but it doesn't screw it all up.

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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

Pros

Clone
Create System Images

Cons

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

Pros

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

Cons

Nothing comes to mind

Summary

Highly recommend for copying partitions and imagine drives!

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5 stars

"Great Software"

November 02, 2014  |  By kloach

 |  Version: Macrium Reflect Free 5.3 build 7149

Pros

Easy to use, works without issues, no ads, will most likely buy full version.

Cons

Nothing yet.

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5 stars

"Very intuitieve easy to use superb piece of software"

October 17, 2014  |  By Powerbuzzer

 |  Version: Macrium Reflect Free 5.3 build 7149

Pros

No commercials, intuitive use, very quick and for a free version very very complete.
Tried several other programs and all had their flaws.
Nothing compared to this piece... Quick restore boot and restore operation.
If you need quality software for a originally difficult task -- use this one.

Cons

None (they should let you pay for this)

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5 stars

"Great tool, no nagging appearance."

October 07, 2014  |  By EffordHelgerson

 |  Version: Macrium Reflect Free 5.3 build 7149

Pros

Great tool, no nagging appearance.

Cons

Nothing. just download and use it.

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5 stars

"Perfect! Used Macrium to restore my laptop (Windows7)"

September 06, 2014  |  By EdRuf

 |  Version: Macrium Reflect Free 5.3 build 7134

Pros

I downloaded this software (5.3 build 7134) after reading online recommendations from technicians. I used it to create a rescue CD and an image of my laptop (Windows 7). I have since used the Macrium Rescue CD and installed the IMAGE. Easy and worked perfectly! My laptop (Acer Aspire) is right back to the day I created the image (a clean windows install with only necessary programs like anti-virus, etc).

I'm not very technical yet I was able to use this software with no problems.

Cons

None. I have used this to restore my laptop and it worked perfectly.

Summary

I know it works because I was able to restore my laptop using the Rescue CD and IMAGE I had created (both with Macrium) and I'm not very technical. Perfect!

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5 stars

"Works Very Well! Hard Drive to SSD very easy!"

August 16, 2014  |  By Rod_Warrix

 |  Version: Macrium Reflect Free 5.3 build 7134

Pros

Well it has what is needed to create a back image as well to restore even if the restore drive is different size! Was way cool being able to do this from a larger hard drive to a small SSD drive with no problems! It's easy to do and I was done all in about three hours from start to finish.

Cons

I can't complain nothing went wrong or had any down fall and I was only using the free version! From install to finish with task three hours.Will be buying in future!

Summary

This software made me very happy with being easy and even helpful with transferring Windows 8.1 from a hard drive to a SSD that was smaller in size! It actually told me it could not match the drive but will instead just use the part of the image containing the files from the system that was backed up. Big relief! Did not have to do nothing special Macrium Reflect did it by itself! Three hours later I was up and running with no problems at all. NONE! Big thanks to Macrium it's great software! Even a dummy like me was able to do! :)

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5 stars

"Simple and effective way to backup WIndows7."

June 03, 2014  |  By tkosh65

 |  Version: Macrium Reflect Free 5.2 build 6504

Pros

Simple to use and the price is right.

Cons

None I have found yet.

Summary

Very simply a better way to backup my Win7 Ultimate machine than the backup included with Win7.

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5 stars

"Great application!"

May 16, 2014  |  By lmjohnso

 |  Version: Macrium Reflect Free 5.2 build 6504

Pros

Allows me to image and create backup images of my computers.

Cons

I can't think of anything bad to say about it.

Summary

I've used this software to upgrade hard drives and to create backup images of my computers in case of hard drive failure.

Simple to use and works well. I'd recommend to anyone.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 5.3 build 7220
Version 5.3 build 7220 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
General
Publisher Macrium Software
Publisher web site http://www.macrium.com
Release Date November 05, 2014
Date Added November 07, 2014
Version 5.3 build 7220
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Backup Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows Server 2008, Windows 2003, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows XP, Windows Vista
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 2.19MB
File Name reflectdl.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 3,818,374
Downloads Last Week 17,284
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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