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    Acronis or other Image Backup Solution

    I was just helping someone today who has gotten a new computer. In the past, we set it up with Acronis True Image Home 10 and that worked. It did a full image each night. Giving easy protection if HDD goes bad, install new one, restore image, you have Windows, all programs and all data back. Yet with the older versions of Acronis, it was very easy to extract just one file out of the image (in case you needed to recover a file accidentally deleted or corrupted). Well now with Windows 10, that version would not work. I know from experience, the newest versions of Acronis are GARBAGE, they are BLOATED and VERY DIFFICULT to use. In Fact, even though I work with computers and backup programs extensively. I was unable to restore an older image this other person had, simply because his newer Acronis could not see that backup in it's directory of backups.

    Does anyone know of another program that would provide the same functionality of the older versions of Acronis, but be simple to use?

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    Acronis is still our favorite software for cloning hard drives, however some alternatives that others enjoy...
    *Macrium reflect...probably the most recommended free version you'll see out there.
    *Paragon has a free version of backup for home users (I've used their business products a lot, very similar to Acronis)..although it won't clone, it does backup.
    *EaseUS ToDo backup
    *Clonezilla..an oldie.
    *AOMIE Backupper
    *Windows own native backup
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    How do you find the latest user interface for Acronis? Is it simple to configure to do a Full Image Backup, storing X number and then deleting the oldest FULL. I don't like to use diff or incre. Can you then easily restore either the Full Image or just one or more selected files? That's how older versions worked.

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