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A series of articles with instructions and videos demonstrating the steps required to install, backup and restore your computer using Macrium Reflect 5.0.
Macrium Reflect 5.0 is available as a downloadable application. I'll walk you through the process of downloading and installing the program.
The first step after installing any backup software is to create bootable rescue media. I'll show you how to do that with Macrium Reflect.
The most basic and perhaps most important type of backup is the system image. I'll walk through creating an image backup in Macrium Reflect.
Incremental backups are the true backbone of any backup system. Incremental backups build on the initial full backup by saving files that have changed.
Scheduling backups to happen automatically is perhaps the most important and often overlooked part of a backup strategy. I'll show you how in Reflect.
Hopefully, you'll never need it, but should your machine become malware-ridden or suffer a hardware failure, it'll be time to restore from a backup image.
Image backups contain every file on the drive that they image. Fortunately, if you need only some files, you don't need to restore the whole thing.
There are several ways to access your backed up data if your first restore disc does not work.
Documents and Settings folder has moved in Windows 7. Knowing where to look and how to setup Macrium Reflect will help you find your data.
Macrium asks for your username and password when scheduling backups because it needs to know how to log into your computer.
A good backup program will back up literally everything if that is what you choose in your backup settings.