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Editors' Rating:
Very good
Average User Rating:
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Quick Specs

  • Version:
    6.3.1821
  • Total Downloads:
    5,210,097
  • Date Added:
    Jun. 22, 2017
  • Price:
    Free; paid upgrade available
  • File Size:
    2.94MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1,392
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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Macrium Reflect Free Edition 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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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 6.3.1821
  • The image and File and Folder log file could display invalid characters. This has been resolved.
  • When exporting to PST file, Sent Items emails' Date Sent fields were not always being populated. This has been resolved.
  • If the time zone had been changed between backup and restoring, Mailbox Restore would sometimes not correctly restore appointment start and end times when restoring to Exchange 2016. This has been resolved
  • When restoring to multiple mailboxes at once, the Mailbox Restore progress window will no longer incorrectly report failed restores
  • The Mailbox Restore wizard will no longer flicker when expanding completely empty mailboxes
General
Publisher Macrium Software
Publisher web site http://www.macrium.com
Release Date June 07, 2017
Date Added June 22, 2017
Version 6.3.1821
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Backup Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8/10
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 2.94MB
File Name ReflectDL.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 5,210,097
Downloads Last Week 1,392
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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