How to Use Macrium Reflect Portable to Backup and Restore Your PC
Macrium Reflect Portable is a powerful backup and recovery software that allows you to create and manage backup images of your entire system or specific files and folders. You can use Macrium Reflect Portable to backup and restore your PC without installing the software on your target workstation or server. In this article, we will show you how to use Macrium Reflect Portable to backup and restore your PC.
Macrium Reflect Portable is a feature of Macrium Reflect Technician's License, which is designed for IT professionals and technicians who need to backup and restore multiple PCs. Macrium Reflect Portable enables you to run Macrium Reflect as a portable application from a USB stick, without installing it on your target PC. This way, you can backup and restore any PC you need to work on, using a single Macrium Reflect license.
Macrium Reflect Portable also includes a bootable rescue environment, which you can use to repair and restore PCs that won't boot. The rescue environment is very similar to the Macrium Reflect environment you are familiar with, and it allows you to access all of the software's features.
How to Create a Macrium Reflect Portable USB Stick?
To create a Macrium Reflect Portable USB stick, you need to have a Macrium Reflect Technician's License and a USB device with at least 4 GB of free space. You also need to install Macrium Reflect on a single PC, which you will use to create the portable USB stick. Here are the steps to create a Macrium Reflect Portable USB stick:
Launch Macrium Reflect on your PC and click on \"Other Tasks\" > \"Create Rescue Media\".
Select \"USB Device\" as your target media and choose a USB destination.
Check the box that says \"Create a Technician's USB Drive with portable application support\".
Click \"Finish\" and wait for the process to complete.
Once the process is done, you will have a Macrium Reflect Portable USB stick that you can use to backup and restore any PC.
How to Backup Your PC with Macrium Reflect Portable?
To backup your PC with Macrium Reflect Portable, you need to plug the USB stick into your target PC and run Macrium Reflect from the USB device. Here are the steps to backup your PC with Macrium Reflect Portable:
Plug the USB stick into your target PC and open it in File Explorer.
Double-click on the \"Reflect.exe\" file to launch Macrium Reflect Portable.
Select the disk or partition that you want to backup and click on \"Image this disk\".
Choose a destination for your backup image file. You can save it on the USB stick, on another external drive, or on a network location.
Configure any additional options, such as compression level, encryption, password protection, etc.
Click \"Next\" and then \"Finish\" to start the backup process.
Wait for the backup process to complete. You can monitor the progress and status of the backup in the main interface of Macrium Reflect Portable.
How to Restore Your PC with Macrium Reflect Portable?
To restore your PC with Macrium Reflect Portable, you need to boot your target PC from the USB stick and use the rescue environment to access your backup image file. Here are the steps to restore your PC with Macrium Reflect Portable:
Plug the USB stick into your target PC and restart it.
Press the appropriate key (usually F12 or Esc) to enter the boot menu of your PC.
Select the USB device as your boot option and press Enter.
You will see a menu with two options: \"Windows PE\" and \"Portable Mode\". Choose \"Windows PE\" to enter the rescue environment.
In the rescue environment, click on \"Restore\" > \"Browse for an image file\".
Navigate to the location where you saved your backup image file and select it.
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