Winclone is the premier Boot Camp cloning, backup and migration solution for the Mac. Winclone 5.4 is available in Basic, Standard and Pro editions. Winclone includes Winclone Backup for automatic file-based backup of mission-critical Boot Camp files. Winclone Backup is included in all editions of Winclone 5 and makes automatic Boot Camp file backups easy and reliable.
Winclone 5 for Mac creates an exact clone of the Boot Camp partition for backup or migrating Boot Camp to a new Mac. If data gets lost or stolen, use Winclone to restore Boot Camp from a Winclone image. Included is Winclone Backup, a file-based backup that automatically backs up Windows user files from OS X. Winclone Backup ensures that your Windows files are backed up on a regular interval.
Paid too much for something that didn't work for me.
I was trying to install a bigger hard drive into my MBP. I was wanting to go to a 1TB hybrid drive from a 500GB drive. The MAC OS partition copied flawlessly with Carbon Copy to the 1TB drive. The Bootcamp side has been nothing but problems. I tried to go with the generic boot file as suggested and deleting what was there, and I tried keeping the boot file. I tried keeping the cache file or deleting it. Nothing I tried would allow the bootcamp drive to boot. I would get a cannot boot black screen or a BSOD. My solution was to remove the optical drive and place the original drive with the bootcamp partition there in a drive doubler bracket. In that original drive, I removed the first Mac OS partition and created a new windows file partition to increase the size of space available for Windows. I now have 1.5TB of space in my MPB and an external optical drive. I'm happy with the setup I have now, but I wasn't happy that I couldn't go with my original plan and clone the bootcamp partition.
Sorry that you had problems with Winclone. I am the main developer., and we have seen issues with booting Windows from the optical drive bay. If you can send us an email to email@example.com, we would be glad to help you get the issue resolved to your satisfaction.
Just had my hard drive replaced as part of the iMac drive replacement program. Winclone was awesome because I only have an upgrade version of Win7. On Mountain Lion, you can't install XP or an upgrade Win7. I would have been forced to buy Win8 if I wished to keep Boot Camp.
I used WinClone to transfer a Windows Bootcamp partition from my old hard drive to a new one. It works perfectly for this and was about as fast as can be expected when dealing with a 50GB partition. Too bad MacOS doesn't support this out of the box, but WinClone is worth the purchase.
No incremental updates (but there are other apps for that)
This program is great! I just installed a fresh copy op Windows 7 on my bootcamp partition. It took me about three and a half hours because of the hundreds of updates and a lot of reboots... Cloned everything with Winclone. Restoring took only 20 minutes (25 GB Win 7 64bit) and worked flawlessly.
So if you like to change Bootcamp partition size or want to install Windows 7 in just 20 minutes, this is the app!
January 01, 2012
Version: Winclone 2.3.3
Seems to do what I'd like to do: back up my Windows partition to my Mac partition, so that Time Machine will store the information for both.
When I loaded the program after setting it up as directed, an error message popped up saying that all of the Winclone versions 2.3 and later do not work with Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard). This is rather disappointing, as it was advertised to be compatible.
Small simple, free program that quickly backs up a boot camp partition.
It no longer compresses the saved images, so they are nearly twice as big as they used to be. But that's a minor flaw, apparently forced by changes in Apple's libraries.
An excellent free program that makes it easy to back up and restore a boot camp partition, and allows you to change the size at restore time (if you follow the instructions). THANKS to the current programmer who fixed the program (abandoned by it original author) after it was broken by recent changes from Apple. He deserves your donations.
December 02, 2011
Version: Winclone 2.3.3
Does one important job and does it well.
None that I know of.
Many thanks to Brian Wilson for updating the background scripts for Winclone so that this app, functionally unique in the Mac world as far as I know, is once again working under the latest Snow Leopard release.
Used to work on 10.6.x, x < 8. Now it doesn't. There doesn't seem to be a comparable alternative. Furthermore, Disk Utility won't make an image of the Bootcamp partition, which kind of leaves me out in the cold.
Support for new USB-C Macs - Winclone 6 supports cloning and restoring Boot Camp on Apple's new USB-C MacBook and MacBook Pro models. The USB-C Mac models include disks equipped with a different block size than previous Mac models and most USB drives. Winclone 6 seamlessly clones Boot Camp between drives of all block sizes.
Read/Write Mounting of NTFS Volumes - Mount Boot Camp or other NTFS drives in read/write mode whenever you need to copy data between Mac and Windows volumes. All editions include support for mounting Boot Camp in read/write mode.
Updated Interface - A pleasing new color scheme makes using Winclone 6 easier than ever.
Native Support for the WIM format as well as prior Winclone image format - Winclone 6 supports both block-based and file-based cloning for maximum flexibility and backward compatibility.