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Macrium Reflect Free

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Backing up your computer shouldn't be a tedious task. Macrium Reflect Free Edition makes file backup incredibly easy thanks to its intuitive user interface and helpful wizards.

Installing the program did confuse us a bit, because although it's a free program, it refers to purchasing the program, and you're given a confirmation number. On top of that, the program recommends that you view the online tutorials before getting started, but you might have some trouble deciphering them unless you speak Italian. Luckily, the built-in Help menu is more than adequate and written in English. The user interface is simple but professional in appearance. Intuitive commands line the top of the window, and tabs reveal options for disk images, partitions, XML definitions, and scheduled backups. A helpful wizard guides you through the process of setting up your backup. We were able to quickly select our backup location (local hard disk, network, CD/DVD). Before proceeding, it provides you with a summary of your backup so that you can see the backup type, destination, compression type, and password protection. Here is also where you can make advanced configurations to the compression levels and file sizes.

The program did slow our computer while it worked its magic, and we were unable to browse or work with other resource-intensive programs at the same time. However, we were able to watch the backup process, and the program successfully backed up our C Drive without a hitch. If you're looking for a simple but reliable backup program, we highly recommend Macrium Reflect Free Edition to all users.

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    3.8 stars

    out of 524 votes

    • 5 star: 226
    • 4 star: 145
    • 3 star: 41
    • 2 star: 34
    • 1 star: 78
  • Current version:

    3.7 stars

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    • 2 star: 0
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  • 5.0 stars

    "clever idea"

    April 11, 2014  |   By jixwtfXSimba

    Version: Macrium Reflect Free 5.2 build 6504

    Pros

    It will benefit you a lot.Was such a pain to remove all this malware. Period.

    Cons

    Can't find any. :-( Really.

    Summary

    Used to be OK, now its even better :) My favorite program together with *********. ,

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  • 3.0 stars

    "Free to home user but not very user friendly"

    April 6, 2014  |   By RoyClifton

    Version: Macrium Reflect Free 5.2 build 6504

    Pros

    Fast. Free.

    Cons

    Minimal Help content.
    Creates a partition on target drive the exact size of the source drive partition containing the system. Assigns a new drive letter to target partition.
    Remaining space on target drive becomes a separate and unallocated/unassigned partition (no drive letter).
    Expanding the cloned partition is not recognized by the file system.

    Summary

    Not useful when objective is a larger drive for the system and data.

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  • 3.0 stars

    "Seems pretty good"

    April 3, 2014  |   By JohnMosesBrowning

    Version: Macrium Reflect Free 5.2 build 6504

    Pros

    Easy to use

    Cons

    Kind of a pain to use for drive upgrade. My purpose is replacing an 80GB drive with a 750GB, yet, Reflect wants to duplicate the existing partition rather than build a new larger one.

    Summary

    Still working. I've yet to get a clean replacement Windows boot drive.

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