File Management Backup Image for Windows

Image for Windows 3.11 for Windows

by TeraByte Unlimited

Avg. Rating 4.3 (255 votes)

File Details

File Size 85.4 MB
License Shareware
Operating System Windows (All)
Date Added
Total Downloads 11,911
Publisher TeraByte Unlimited
Homepage Image for Windows

Publisher's Description

Image is a backup and restore utility that creates a snapshot of an entire partition or volume to a set of files or directly to most DVD+RW or CD-R/RW drives. If something should ever happen to that partition or volume, you'll be able to simply restore the snapshot image.

Latest Reviews

humbleuser

humbleuser reviewed v2.99-00 on Apr 21, 2016

AOMEI one key recovery creates a no fuss system snapshot with a simple 'factory reset' type recovery to your last backup. It's free too.

marty

marty reviewed v2.98 on Dec 15, 2015

Used this for many years. Now use AOEMI Backupper which Betanews doesn't review. It is sulperlative

Uriel

Uriel reviewed v2.98 on Dec 10, 2015

Great program. In my last review I had installed the simple option instead of the advanced one. The advanced option gives me control again.

Uriel

Uriel reviewed v2.97c on Aug 4, 2015

Can no longer back up partitions. Must be the whole disk. No archives to go back to either.

some guy

some guy reviewed v2.91 on Aug 7, 2014

tried this and would say it fall behind Acronis True Image 2014 &
Clonezilla being my topic

DrTeeth

DrTeeth reviewed v2.89 on May 5, 2014

Brilliant backup program and top level support via the NGs or email. For somebody to mark this gem down just because a windows applet fills their needs is madness and just plain ignorant. The program is rick solid and can either be used by novices or the most advanced users.

Minor updates are free and major releases are not released often at all. All the frequent minor updates fix bugs and add new features.

Simply, it is perfect. I have been using it for years - the best safety net I have very bought. I'd give 6* if I could.

Joeslater

Joeslater reviewed v2.82 on May 25, 2013

Thanks for topics

sweathog

sweathog reviewed v2.82 on May 24, 2013

@ Steve1209
"I'll say the same thing I did last time, why would I pay for IFW when in Win 7 or now Win 8 system also has a FULL back-up and recovery tool is provided with the system software" Because of the IFW features that you apparently don't use or are not interested in but may have value for other PC users. I won't belabor the point, but compression and speed, in particular, are very useful if you use want to use optical drives or less roomy, but faster, SSD drives, to store images. And in a production environment, scripted restoration is far superior for restoring the PCs of novice users who may have no idea how to locate and restore an image file to their PC using the more cumbersome Microsoft Windows method.

Uriel

Uriel reviewed v2.81 on Apr 22, 2013

I have been using this since I dumped Acronis True Image. I wish I had discovered this program earlier. It has saved my bacon many times over.

Steve1209

Steve1209 reviewed v2.81 on Apr 22, 2013

@Sweathog,

I actually never saw your previous post but let me reply to your reply with this release

1. IFW is faster than Windows 7 Backup & Restore
Windows 7 back-up runs between 15 minutes and 45 minutes on my system (incremental VS Full) and it runs at 3AM when I'm asleep so speed doesn't matter to me. Restores take about 45 minutes for my C: disk which is 1.35TB and 1.27TB free.
2. IFW can compress image files to save hard disk space
I don't need compression, I have a 2TB external USB(VERY CHEAP to buy) that I put every possible back-up on, Windows manages the space on the external drive just fine, never had a problem.
3. IFW can restore file formats other than FAT32 and NTFS
My C: drive is NTFS, I have no use for any other format restoration!
4. IFW can make differential backups
Win 7 back-up can make incremental back-ups and there is almost no difference between incremental and differential, please explain what is better about differential VS incremental OK?
5. IFW can be scripted to restore and/or backup images and files without user intervention, etc. etc.
I only want to do a full system restoration if my system gets "Hosed". Otherwise I have zero need to restore my system, as far as Back-ups go, Windows 7 allows a fully customizable scheduler to run my back-up anytime I want it run.

If, God forbid, your Windows installation ever becomes hosed and you can't boot to the graphical interface, you will appreciate the speed and ease of use of a utility like IFW. Worth every dollar I paid for it.
You make a system restore DVD from the Win 7 back-up software and burn it, I've booted from this DVD many times and it allows me to run a FULL system restore, what is the IFW advantage?

I'll say the same thing I did last time, why would I pay for IFW when in Win 7 or now Win 8 system also has a FULL back-up and recovery tool is provided with the system software, if set up correctly, works perfectly, with Windows XP I used to have Acronis, no more paid for software when FREE software works just fine for me Win 7

Steve

Avg. Rating 4.3 (255 votes)
Your Rating
humbleuser

humbleuser reviewed v2.99-00 on Apr 21, 2016

AOMEI one key recovery creates a no fuss system snapshot with a simple 'factory reset' type recovery to your last backup. It's free too.

marty

marty reviewed v2.98 on Dec 15, 2015

Used this for many years. Now use AOEMI Backupper which Betanews doesn't review. It is sulperlative

Uriel

Uriel reviewed v2.98 on Dec 10, 2015

Great program. In my last review I had installed the simple option instead of the advanced one. The advanced option gives me control again.

Uriel

Uriel reviewed v2.97c on Aug 4, 2015

Can no longer back up partitions. Must be the whole disk. No archives to go back to either.

some guy

some guy reviewed v2.91 on Aug 7, 2014

tried this and would say it fall behind Acronis True Image 2014 &
Clonezilla being my topic

DrTeeth

DrTeeth reviewed v2.89 on May 5, 2014

Brilliant backup program and top level support via the NGs or email. For somebody to mark this gem down just because a windows applet fills their needs is madness and just plain ignorant. The program is rick solid and can either be used by novices or the most advanced users.

Minor updates are free and major releases are not released often at all. All the frequent minor updates fix bugs and add new features.

Simply, it is perfect. I have been using it for years - the best safety net I have very bought. I'd give 6* if I could.

Joeslater

Joeslater reviewed v2.82 on May 25, 2013

Thanks for topics

sweathog

sweathog reviewed v2.82 on May 24, 2013

@ Steve1209
"I'll say the same thing I did last time, why would I pay for IFW when in Win 7 or now Win 8 system also has a FULL back-up and recovery tool is provided with the system software" Because of the IFW features that you apparently don't use or are not interested in but may have value for other PC users. I won't belabor the point, but compression and speed, in particular, are very useful if you use want to use optical drives or less roomy, but faster, SSD drives, to store images. And in a production environment, scripted restoration is far superior for restoring the PCs of novice users who may have no idea how to locate and restore an image file to their PC using the more cumbersome Microsoft Windows method.

Uriel

Uriel reviewed v2.81 on Apr 22, 2013

I have been using this since I dumped Acronis True Image. I wish I had discovered this program earlier. It has saved my bacon many times over.

Steve1209

Steve1209 reviewed v2.81 on Apr 22, 2013

@Sweathog,

I actually never saw your previous post but let me reply to your reply with this release

1. IFW is faster than Windows 7 Backup & Restore
Windows 7 back-up runs between 15 minutes and 45 minutes on my system (incremental VS Full) and it runs at 3AM when I'm asleep so speed doesn't matter to me. Restores take about 45 minutes for my C: disk which is 1.35TB and 1.27TB free.
2. IFW can compress image files to save hard disk space
I don't need compression, I have a 2TB external USB(VERY CHEAP to buy) that I put every possible back-up on, Windows manages the space on the external drive just fine, never had a problem.
3. IFW can restore file formats other than FAT32 and NTFS
My C: drive is NTFS, I have no use for any other format restoration!
4. IFW can make differential backups
Win 7 back-up can make incremental back-ups and there is almost no difference between incremental and differential, please explain what is better about differential VS incremental OK?
5. IFW can be scripted to restore and/or backup images and files without user intervention, etc. etc.
I only want to do a full system restoration if my system gets "Hosed". Otherwise I have zero need to restore my system, as far as Back-ups go, Windows 7 allows a fully customizable scheduler to run my back-up anytime I want it run.

If, God forbid, your Windows installation ever becomes hosed and you can't boot to the graphical interface, you will appreciate the speed and ease of use of a utility like IFW. Worth every dollar I paid for it.
You make a system restore DVD from the Win 7 back-up software and burn it, I've booted from this DVD many times and it allows me to run a FULL system restore, what is the IFW advantage?

I'll say the same thing I did last time, why would I pay for IFW when in Win 7 or now Win 8 system also has a FULL back-up and recovery tool is provided with the system software, if set up correctly, works perfectly, with Windows XP I used to have Acronis, no more paid for software when FREE software works just fine for me Win 7

Steve

sweathog

sweathog reviewed v2.73 on Jul 25, 2012

@Steve1209
1. IFW is faster than Windows 7 Backup & Restore
2. IFW can compress image files to save hard disk space
3. IFW can restore file formats other than FAT32 and NTFS
4. IFW can make differential backups
5. IFW can be scripted to restore and/or backup images and files without user intervention, etc. etc.
If, God forbid, your Windows installation ever becomes hosed and you can't boot to the graphical interface, you will appreciate the speed and ease of use of a utility like IFW. Worth every dollar I paid for it.

Steve1209

Steve1209 reviewed v2.73 on Jul 25, 2012

Hi,

Can someone PLEASE explain how this paid for software is better than the FREE Windows 7 Back-up & restore software I get with Windows 7? If you can explain that, then I might buy it otherwise I have a GREAT FREE option I use every day!

Flemens

Flemens reviewed v2.72 on Jun 9, 2012

@someguy. It is easy to think that the developers do all the good rating, but Image for windows is an old imaging software that delivers every time. I have used it for 7 years (so far all upgrades ar free) and it has never failed the many hundreds of restores I´ve done. An imaging software only need one thing: reliability and IFW/IFL/IFD provides that. Simple as that.

My philosophy is that once a imaging software fails I stop using it. I wont try to find out what the problem is, I just stop using it. I am very unforgiving when it comes to imaging software. And so far only IFW and ShadowProtect has met my standards (testing Macrium Reflect right now but have only done 13 restores (successful) so far, but looking good)

some guy

some guy reviewed v2.70 on Mar 24, 2012

it;s like all the good reviews where created by the programers of this software.. Now go give your self 5 stars on Amazon

Uriel

Uriel reviewed v2.69 on Feb 6, 2012

This replaced Acronis True Image on my computers when they got greedy this year and wanted me to start buying one license per computer instead of the one license per user deal. I am very impressed with Image for Windows because It has saved me a few times already while messing around with system files, it's light on the resources, and it comes with both a Windows and a Linux version.

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