Macrium Reflect Free

Macrium Reflect Free

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
3.8
out of 538 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.2 build 2866
  • Total Downloads:
    3,820,708
  • Date Added:
    August 01, 2010
  • File Size:
    2.19MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    17,284
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows XP/Vista/7

Editors' Review

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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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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    3.3

    out of 20 votes

    • 5 star 5
    • 4 star 7
    • 3 star 3
    • 2 star 0
    • 1 star 5
  • 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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5 stars

"Great backup/restore software"

September 29, 2010  |  By TUNKYTOY3335

 |  Version: Macrium Reflect Free 4.2 build 2866

Pros

Fast image backup program with compression available. Best of all other backup programs for speed and accuracy that I have tried.

Cons

None that I have found

Summary

Restored two different computers perfectly where Windows had crashed, both using BartPE with Macrium plugin. Also good for restoring individual corrupted files or folders using XML image in Windows Explorer

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1 stars

"Free version garbage!!! Rescue CD crashes Vista laptop."

September 24, 2010  |  By wben353

 |  Version: Macrium Reflect Free 4.2 build 2866

Pros

None. Can't copy the image back to internal hard drive.

Cons

Free version crashes my laptop. Won't recognize MyPassport drive which is where the disk image is stored. No support. I haven't been able to retrieve the image which rendered my information unaccessable

Summary

Free version apparently will force you to buy their full product $39.95 TOTALLY dissatisfied with Macrium Reflect Free. I'll have to shell out the CASH to see if I can then get my data off the MyPassport drive. -:)

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4 stars

"does everything I want competently"

September 18, 2010  |  By bbbl67

 |  Version: Macrium Reflect Free 4.2 build 2866

Pros

Simple, no-nonsense UI.

Cons

Doesn't do incremental backups

Summary

It's free, what else can you want?

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5 stars

"It does create a disk image with no fuss."

September 09, 2010  |  By bordenaz

 |  Version: Macrium Reflect Free 4.2 build 2866

Pros

Easy to use

Cons

Thought I could extract individual files.

Summary

Would like to be able to extract individual files.

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5 stars

"Works great for backup/restore"

September 04, 2010  |  By zendan2010

 |  Version: Macrium Reflect Free 4.2 build 2866

Pros

Works well as long as destination drive is empty.

Cons

Destination drive has to be empty

Summary

A great program and free too!

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3 stars

"Can you run it from a Bootable CD ?"

September 02, 2010  |  By RobCr

 |  Version: Macrium Reflect Free 4.2 build 2866

Pros

I don't know until my question is answered

Cons

I don't know until my question is answered (about running it from a Bootable CD)

Summary

You folks should not be creating your images, whilst Windows is running (even if they say you can).
Does the free version create a Bootable CD, that can be run, and this allows you to create your image from the running Bootable CD session ?

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1 stars

"Absolutely Useless"

August 31, 2010  |  By hello_world_55

 |  Version: Macrium Reflect Free 4.2 build 2866

Pros

None, if if won't restore.

Cons

When I try to restore, it gives the message "NTLDR is missing". Not worth your time.

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5 stars

"Excellent product with outstanding support."

August 22, 2010  |  By georgen

 |  Version: Macrium Reflect Free 4.2 build 2866

Pros

Straightforward and clear user interface.

Cons

None yet found.

Summary

Free edition is fine for most situations (and you should try it) but for only $40, you get it all with outstanding support - well worth the nominal cost for your piece of mind and the best backup software around.

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1 stars

"Rescue CD doesn't boot.. Solution: buy the full edition"

August 21, 2010  |  By coryb891

 |  Version: Macrium Reflect Free 4.2 build 2866

Pros

Creating a disk image was pretty easy. Creating the rescue CD was also easy.

Cons

Rescue CD would not boot making this product useless.

Summary

After waiting 5 hours to write a disk image to my usb drive, I made a rescue CD and tried to boot off of it. However, it would not boot. I found others in their forums having the same issue. The solution they provide - buy the full version to use Windows PE. Feels like I've been scammed. Lead me in with the free version, but it won't actually work unless I get the pay-for version.

Note: My system is a Dell XPS 420. I've noticed that others with this system have also had trouble booting.

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4 stars

"Free version great for complete system recovery only"

August 21, 2010  |  By meclif

 |  Version: Macrium Reflect Free 4.2 build 2866

Pros

If all you need is a system image for full recovery, this works great.

Cons

Free version does nothing beyond complete system recovery, not a backup tool for everyday use.

Summary

To recover your system from external USB drive, this product does the job.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 4.2 build 2866
Version 4.2 build 2866 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
General
Publisher Macrium Software
Publisher web site http://www.macrium.com
Release Date July 30, 2010
Date Added August 01, 2010
Version 4.2 build 2866
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Backup Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 2.19MB
File Name reflectdl.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 3,820,708
Downloads Last Week 17,284
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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