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Key Details of Macrium Reflect Free

  • Clone disks and create, burn, and back up disk images
  • Last updated on 04/03/19
  • There have been 1 update within the past 6 months
  • The current version has 0 flags on VirusTotal badge_icon

Editors' Review

by   / July 06, 2015

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.


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.


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 7.2.4156

  • Macrium Reflect now includes support for volumes formatted with the NTFS file-system that have a cluster size larger than 64K.
  • On some system using Microsoft Storage Spaces the option to enable CBT could fail. This has now been resolved and CBT fully supports Storage Spaces.
  • Performance Optimization. The frequency with which CBT flushes its internal state to disk has been reduced.
  • Reflect Monitor would show a sliding progress Marquee instead of the actual backup progress. This has been resolved.
  • It was not aways possible to switch Wi-Fi networks when more than one network was available. This has been resolved.
  • The PEExplorer application in the rescue media now includes a file deletion confirmation prompt.
  • An incorrect error could be displayed when browsing images if the 'Enable access to restricted folders' option was selected in Windows PE/RE. This has been resolved
  • When changing the installed edition of Macrium Reflect the previous license key could be retained after running the installer. This has been resolved
  • When resizing a restored BitLocker unlocked image the BitLocker Removal warning message box would not be displayed. This has been resolved
  • Various small bug fixes and changes to improve Macrium Reflect.


Publisher Macrium Software
Publisher web site
Release Date April 03, 2019
Date Added April 03, 2019
Version 7.2.4156


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


Total Downloads 5,308,089
Downloads Last Week 276


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