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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 7.2.3957

Some customers have experienced a Windows system exception causing a BSoD if the CBT feature was installed with v7.2.3954. This has been resolved.

General

Publisher Macrium Software
Publisher web site http://www.macrium.com
Release Date December 21, 2018
Date Added December 23, 2018
Version 7.2.3957

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 5,292,556
Downloads Last Week 668

Pricing

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