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Editors' Review

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

What's new in version 7.2.4063

  • CBT could fail to attach to volumes where the "System Volume Information" folder was compressed with NTFS compression. This has been resolved.
  • The viBoot backup functionality has been put back - viBoot can now take backups of its VMs again.
  • Duplicate toast notification when restoring have been removed. When running backups, the toast notifications will now always show the backup definition file name.
  • PowerShell scripts running as scheduled tasks could hang after completion of a backup. This has been resolved. Existing scripts do not need to change.
  • Mailbox Restore will no longer incorrectly report failures when restoring to multiple mailboxes at once.
  • If one message failed to restore then subsequent restores could cause a program exception. This has been resolved.
  • In rare cases, Mailbox Restore on Exchange 2016 would fail to restore messages with certain extended properties. This has been resolved.
  • On certain domain configurations, Mailbox Restore on Exchange 2016 would not always be able to restore to all mailboxes. This has been resolved.
  • PST file export for Exchange 2016 is now supported.
  • Exchange backups can now handle backups of Databases and System volumes with different sector sizes.
  • Exchange encrypted Incremental backups could incorrectly force a Full backup. This has been resolved.
  • Where consolidation/Retention rules are run *before* the start of a backup, the total time taken now includes the time taken for retention and consolidation.
  • File And Folder email settings now include warnings and are positioned in the same log section as Image logs.
  • Various small bug fixes and changes to improve Macrium Reflect.

General

Publisher Macrium Software
Publisher web site http://www.macrium.com
Release Date February 18, 2019
Date Added February 19, 2019
Version 7.2.4063

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 5.03MB
File Name ReflectDL.exe

Popularity

Total Downloads 5,295,777
Downloads Last Week 563

Pricing

License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-day trial
Price Free
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