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  1.    01 Mar 2017 #1
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    Alternative to Macrium Reflect Free?


    Can anyone recommend an alternative to Macrium Reflect Free as a backup tool? I want something that does disk imaging, as opposed to just backing up files. I have been fighting with Reflect Free on two computers and have got to the point where, even if I ever do get it working properly, I don't trust it enough to entrust it with my data.
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  2.    01 Mar 2017 #2
    Join Date : Jun 2015
    Posts : 1,893
    Windows 3.1 to Windows 10

    Aomie Backupper - Free
    Acronis 2017 - Paid
    Ashampoo Backup 2016 - Free

    Very Strange indeed your having issues with Macrium
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  3.    01 Mar 2017 #3
    Join Date : Jan 2015
    Posts : 672

    I've used both Macrium Reflect and Image for Windows without any problems; ricecrispies -- would you mind elaborating on what was going on with MR? I'd like to learn from you!
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  4.    01 Mar 2017 #4
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    Posts : 139
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    On my desktop machine Macrium can't create bootable rescue media. I have booted from an Ubuntu image in the same USB2 slot, so it ought to work. I've tried both the UEFI and non-UEFI options. Meanwhile on my laptop when I try to run the downloader I get "The Macrium Reflect download agent is retrieving the download options list. Please try again later", and that's where it gives up.
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  5.    01 Mar 2017 #5
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 139
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    Quote Originally Posted by Kyhi View Post
    Aomie Backupper - Free
    Acronis 2017 - Paid
    Ashampoo Backup 2016 - Free
    Thanks for those suggestions!
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  6.    01 Mar 2017 #6
    Join Date : Dec 2015
    Posts : 5,855
    Windows10

    Quote Originally Posted by Kyhi View Post
    Aomie Backupper - Free
    Acronis 2017 - Paid
    Ashampoo Backup 2016 - Free

    Very Strange indeed your having issues with Macrium
    Easeus Todo Backup Free.
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  7.    01 Mar 2017 #7
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    NW Florida
    Posts : 9,445
    Windows 10 Enterprise and Pro/Windows 7 Enterprise/Linux Mint

    Paragon Backup and Recovery is another option.
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  8.    01 Mar 2017 #8
    Join Date : Jun 2015
    Posts : 1,893
    Windows 3.1 to Windows 10

    Rice,
    Download my rescue disk ISO - mount the ISO and copy the contents to a FAT32 formatted USB
    See if it boots for you

    Link to media in My sig below

    Also is your PC setup for UEFI or Legacy Booting ???
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  9.    02 Mar 2017 #9
    Join Date : Jun 2015
    UK
    Posts : 2,076
    Windows 10 Home x64 (Laptop), Windows 10 Pro x64 (Desktop)

    Quote Originally Posted by ricecrispies View Post
    Can anyone recommend an alternative to Macrium Reflect Free as a backup tool? I want something that does disk imaging, as opposed to just backing up files. I have been fighting with Reflect Free on two computers and have got to the point where, even if I ever do get it working properly, I don't trust it enough to entrust it with my data.
    I thought Macrium Reflect is a disk imaging program quote from Macrium "An award winning disk cloning and imaging solution for free." I have the opposite experience - no problems at all on three PCs.
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  10.    02 Mar 2017 #10
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    NW Florida
    Posts : 9,445
    Windows 10 Enterprise and Pro/Windows 7 Enterprise/Linux Mint

    Macrium will do either one. My experience with Macrium is the same, never have problems with it.
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