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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 7.2.3858
  • Some customers have experienced a Windows Explorer crash if displaying the 'Backup Method' column when exploring folders containing Image files. This has been resolved.
  • Windows PE could incorrectly load Windows RE Wi-Fi drivers at start-up and stall the boot sequence. This has been resolved.
  • RMBuilder.exe could crash if invalid/non-writable media was inserted when burning optical rescue media. This has been resolved.
  • The Windows volume manager could cause a delay when a partition was created on USB media causing the media creation to fail. This has been resolved.
  • The delay time selected when a schedule backup starts was not being honoured. This has been resolved.
  • When upgrading pre-7.2 backup definitions, the option to include/exclude 'Cancelled' backups from failure emails was not saved. This has been resolved.
  • Windows PE 5.0 rescue media would incorrectly show 'PE 4.0' in the application title bar. This has been resolved.
  • When running scheduled backups on Windows XP the Reflect Monitor system tray icon could be hidden. This has been resolved.
  • Macrium Image Guardian could show an incorrect blocking notification for ReflectBin.exe. This has been resolved.
  • Macrium Image Guardian could block Server Plus backups of SQL databases. This has been resolved.
  • Some customers have reported a Windows BSOD if StorageCraft ShadowProtect was installed. This has been resolved.
General
Publisher Macrium Software
Publisher web site http://www.macrium.com
Release Date November 12, 2018
Date Added November 13, 2018
Version 7.2.3858
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 5,281,358
Downloads Last Week 754
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-day trial
Price Free
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