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DriveImage XML review

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DriveImage XML isn't the only free drive imaging software on the market anymore and there are slicker solutions now available from Easeus and others, but for quick and simple imaging it fits the bill perfectly. It also has a much lighter footprint on your system than the competition.

The DriveImage XML interface isn't particularly pretty, but it's logical and easy to use. Where the program stumbles is in the operational error-checking.

Most programs will suggest removable media for the image destination, but DriveImage XML defaults to the Windows documents folder. Also, the program doesn't check to see if there's enough space on the destination drive for the image before embarking on the operation. I had the process fail once due to a lack of room on the destination drive.

DriveImage XML also copies one drive to another and features both volume locking and volume shadow copy imaging. It will also run from Runtime's own free recovery CD or the BartPE CD for disaster recovery. Images can be split for easy storage on CDs, or one large file.



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DebbieWilliams said: DriveImage XML has pretty much killed my C drive main one Is there any way to undo that I just bought a new computer and was trying to backup files and it just filled up the C drive I do have Carbonite and know I will have to reinstall programs Is there anyway to undo this without reformatting the hard drive I do have two drives and the other one did not seem to be affected I told DriveImage to backup to G which is an external drive but it obviously did not pay attention It seems to have created a new partition on my C drive which I would happily get rid of if I could I have copied over my data files to the external drive and of course I have Carbonite but pretty pissed there is no undo on DriveImage

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