Hard Drive Image Restore using Acronis True Image 2017


You took an image of your hard drive using Acronis True Image in the last tutorial and now something has happened to your computer. Maybe you stepped in some scumware or somebody installed some "free" software, which is a virus in itself, anyway your computer is not as healthy as it was. Not a problem. Acronis makes it just as easy to restore an image of your hard drive as it was to create the image in the first place. This review of Acronis True Image shows how easy it is to recover a hard drive with the Operating System and all aplications intact or just restore individual files. This review is being done with True Image Cloud which integrates True Image with the Acronis Cloud.

Open up the Acronis True Image program and choose the backup job that you want to restore from. In this case, I took an image of all of the disks and partitions on the laptop and scheduled it to repeat every week.  After selecting that backup job, there are a couple of options. I could choose to Recover Disks or Recover Files.

Choose to Recover Disks or Recover Files

I wanted to recover the entire drive using the backup options that were chosen during the image creation process so I checked Recover Disks. Doing so opened the destination partitions to be restored. At that point, simply smack the Recover Now button to recover the entire drive. It is as simple as that. There are some recovery options available but for the most part the defaults work just fine.

Select disks or partiotions to recover

In just a few minutes, your hard drive will be restored to that perfect state it was in when you first made the image. Acronis has made hard drive imaging and restoration that simple.

If your computer is not bootable, hopefully you made a bootable USB Flash Drive. If not, you can see that review here. This is what True Image looks like when booted from the Flash Drive. It has all of the tools necessary to restore your computer if it does not boot.

The True Image program as it looks when booted from a flash drive

If you just need to recover a file or folder that is a simple process as well. Just click Recover files on the appropriate backup job to bring up the following screen.

Select files and folders to recover

Now you can choose restore folders or individual files. You can also choose what version to restore from previous backup jobs. I chose to restore a folder called WAB. That is the folder that holds this entire website.

Select folder is called WAB

You can either restore the files to the original location or browse to a destination. I browsed, clicked ok and smacked the Recover Now button.

Select recovery destination

And in just a few seconds the folder was populated with the selected files.

Ina few secinds the folder is populated with the recovered files

Restoring files or an entire hard drive really cannot get much simpler than Acronis has made it. On a scale of Bytes to Brontobytes, the Acronis True Image restore process gets a Brontobyte on a scale of Bytes to Brontobytes. It just works and it's easy.

Acronis True Image 2017 has been released and it is optimized for Windows 10 and the most recent Mac OS X versions. This version is between 3 times to 6 times faster than the competition. Through the years, True Image has been making it easier and easier to keep your data safe by backing it up. The 2017 version has simplified the process even more. 2 clicks is all it takes to do a full image backup of your entire computer. This version combines the features of the previous versions which includes dynamic disk support and Universal Restore allowing you to restore data to a different PC even if it has different hardware. Wi-Fi support has also been added when backing up to the Acronis Cloud even to a bare-metal PC. It easily backs up Windows, Mac, iOS, Android and even Facebook. Gotta keep up with the times. A True Image 2017 coupon code will be posted when it becomes available. See our full review of Acronis True Image 2017.

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