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Editors' Rating:
Very good
Average User Rating:
out of 566 votes out of 1 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    6.3.1734
  • Total Downloads:
    5,177,623
  • Date Added:
    Feb. 22, 2017
  • Price:
    Free; paid upgrade available
  • File Size:
    3.38MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1,387
  • 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 6.3.1734
  • In-place upgrade to Reflect v7. This release accepts Macrium Reflect v7 keys and will upgrade to v7 by Taking 'Other Tasks' > 'Check for updates'.
  • Avast AV software problem. A recent update to Avast AV software has prevented Macrium Reflect scheduled tasks from running. This release includes an automatic workaround to run tasks using the Windows SYSTEM account.
    Note: Scheduled backups will not be visible in the Windows notification area when running as SYSTEM.
  • New registry entry to disable tray icon status messages and tool tips. Customers running certain full screen games have noticed that the focus is lost when sheduled backups start. Set the following registry entry to disable tray icon messages :
    Key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Macrium\Reflect\Settings
    Name: DisableTrayNotifications
    Type: DWORD
    Value: 1
General
Publisher Macrium Software
Publisher web site http://www.macrium.com
Release Date February 21, 2017
Date Added February 22, 2017
Version 6.3.1734
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 3.38MB
File Name ReflectDL.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 5,177,623
Downloads Last Week 1,387
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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