Macrium Reflect Free

Macrium Reflect Free

Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
3.8
out of 532 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
5.0 build 5154
File Size:
2.19MB
Date Added:
September 26, 2012
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7
Total Downloads:
3,655,884
Downloads Last Week:
16,643
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Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

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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  • All Versions:

    3.8

    out of 532 votes

    • 5 star: 231
    • 4 star: 145
    • 3 star: 41
    • 2 star: 34
    • 1 star: 81
  • Current Version:

    3.6

    out of 7 votes

    • 5 star: 2
    • 4 star: 3
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 1
    • 1 star: 1
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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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