Free disk imaging tool for Windows

screenshot of Macrium Reflect

Backups are a good thing. Whether it's your critical data, or some interesting tool that you downloaded that isn't available any more, it's always good to have a copy of your important "stuff" tucked away in a safe place.

One approach is to write down a list of what you've got, and try to make sure you remembered everything when you back things up. Another approach is to just squirrel-away a copy of your system's whole hard drive. That's a big pile of stuff, but at least you know you haven't forgotten anything.

Reflect is a disk imaging tool for XP and Vista. With its built-in scheduler, you can set it up to create backups on a regular schedule, making it harder for you to "forget" to take care of business. Images can be saved off to network drives, DVDs, or removable drives (USB and FireWire). Images can be password-protected for the security of your data.

Reflect is a Windows tool, and is available for both 32-bit and 64-bit platforms.

Download Macrium Reflect

5 Responses to “Free disk imaging tool for Windows”

  1. Ben says:

    Requires Internet connection to “register”.
    I do not allow “free” software to “register” and call home. I remove it without trying.

  2. Ian says:

    Ben, Your loss!

    It’s first class software. Just because it’s ‘free’, it should make any difference to your attitiude towards software registration.

  3. Megaman says:

    Agreed, give it a chance, it might come in handy even if you have to register it. “Free” is the key word here, think about it :).

  4. K.R.Tayler says:

    This software works very well, however it is not free. The free download is a 30 day trial version after 30 days you must buy it. I hope that any images made with the trial version are accessible after 30 days.

  5. Dee says:

    They now have a free edition, with reduced capabilities. It will still make an image and works with a network. Well worth a look.