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There are so many features in Acronis True Image 11 Home that it’s hard to pick only a few main features to talk about, so I’ll just describe the ones I like. And that’s probably all them.
Disk Backup is the main, or most obvious, feature. It allows you to make a full image backup of your hard drive, including the operation system with the installed applications and drivers, and all your personal files and settings. If you have a system failure for example, you can restore your computer to the exact point where you made the backup. You can schedule backups and arrange to be notified via email when the backup is finished. There are different medias available to store the backups (see below). You can do full image backups, system state backups, or only documents backup. You can even backup Outlook data only and restore at the message level. There are so many options available when doing backups that describing them one by one would be tedious to read. To help you understand the options available, I’ve made a full image backup process that you can see on the screenshots. [Screenshot 4 to 18]
Try & Decide is like Windows Restore on steroids. Basically, you turn it on and then do whatever you want. Install software, remove software, browse the web, etc. Then at the end you decide if you want to keep the changes or rollback everything. For this, Acronis needs you to create a secure partition where it will keep track of the changes to the system. In order to do this, Acronis True Image 11 Home includes a wizard that you can use which will make the process painless. [Screenshots 19 and 20]
Privacy tools. Acronis True Image 11 Home has a disk Cleanser, File Shredder, and System Cleanup tools. These are valuable tools to make sure that your personal data does not fall into the wrong hands. How many times you heard of people whose personal photos, videos, or documents were copied and sometimes even shared on the internet? You can’t be too careful these days.
When backing up you like to be able to have different media options right? Well you are in luck. With Acronis True Image 11 Home you can use hard drives, local or network drives, FTP server, optical media (CD or DVD), or removable media as backup options.
Note: If you get the Universal Restore module, you can even restore an image onto a PC with a completely different hardware profile than the one on which you made image backup in the first place.