Macrium Reflect Free User Reviews

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Perfect! Used Macrium to restore my laptop (Windows7)"

    September 6, 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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  • 5.0 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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  • 5.0 stars

    "Simple and effective way to backup WIndows7."

    June 3, 2014  |   By tkosh65

    Version: Macrium Reflect Free 5.2 build 6504

    Pros

    Simple to use and the price is right.

    Cons

    None I have found yet.

    Summary

    Very simply a better way to backup my Win7 Ultimate machine than the backup included with Win7.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Great application!"

    May 16, 2014  |   By lmjohnso

    Version: Macrium Reflect Free 5.2 build 6504

    Pros

    Allows me to image and create backup images of my computers.

    Cons

    I can't think of anything bad to say about it.

    Summary

    I've used this software to upgrade hard drives and to create backup images of my computers in case of hard drive failure.

    Simple to use and works well. I'd recommend to anyone.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "didn't work for me"

    May 15, 2014  |   By LouPiniella

    Version: Macrium Reflect Free 5.2 build 6504

    Pros

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    Cons

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    Summary

    Not what I needed

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Got the job done"

    May 1, 2014  |   By Theduckofdeath

    Version: Macrium Reflect Free 5.2 build 6504

    Pros

    Makes disk images

    Cons

    Didn't notice any

    Summary

    Only used the utility to image my laptop disk to an SSD. Got the job done without any hassle.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Hard Drive too full"

    April 26, 2014  |   By evego

    Version: Macrium Reflect Free 5.2 build 6504

    Pros

    Easy to download to thumbdrive.

    Cons

    Couldn't see micro SDHC

    Summary

    I downloaded this product so that I could clone my current c: drive on my tablet (which is full) to a micro SDHC chip that's twice the size of the hard drive. The software didn't see the chip and therefore couldn't do the copy.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "SIMPLE... INCLUDES HELP WIZARD... EASY INTERFACE.. FREE"

    April 21, 2014  |   By melen001

    Version: Macrium Reflect Free 5.2 build 6504

    Pros

    Relatively easy to use that even the novice won't get confused. Simple and reliable tool with cloning and imaging solutions that work. Included is a help wizard that will take you through the process, well it did in my case (i'm not a computer geek)so that is a plus for me....

    Cons

    The program is a little resource hog...slows our computer while it worked and unable to browse or work with other resource-intensive programs at the same time.

    Summary

    This a straight forward program that works... no frills or any candy eye GUI just does it's job.....

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Disappointed-Does not work with Windows8.1x64Update1"

    April 18, 2014  |   By VictorIT1

    Version: Macrium Reflect Free 5.2 build 6504

    Pros

    Interface look easy to use.

    Cons

    Does not show any Windows 8.1 x64 Update 1 disks as sources for backup.

    Summary

    Doesn't work. This is not the only product I have tested with this same problem, so it may be something Microsoft has done which has broken this product.

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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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