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Possible to uninstall everything BUT the tib viewer? (or, install ONLY the TIB viewer)

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I have ATI 2016 on a number of computers, and have TIB files of many ages I need to be able to reference  from time to time.

But I  need to uninstall the True Image backup software itself, for complicated reasons.  (this  version no longer supported, for one,  and of course the new versions can't read these older TIB files)

I have read the article on how to completely uninstall ATI, which seems comprehensive.

https://kb.acronis.com/content/48668

 

My question:  is there a way to uninstall absolutely everything (e.g., the drive access hooks, odd registry entries, everything needed to create backups) EXCEPT the TIB reader  plugin and those things which are strictly necessary for it to function?

Or, alternatively, I could follow  these instructions to uninstall absolutely everything.  Is there a way to *install* only the tib viewer module?  I still have the keys and installation files for my version.

Legend
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Eberhard, welcome to these public User Forums.

Sorry but there is no known way to do as you ask.  The ability to open, browse, mount or validate .tib files via Windows Explorer comes from the Acronis True Image shell integration feature that is only available when the full application is installed.

Later versions of ATI such as 2018 and 2018 are backwards compatible with .tib files created by all ATI versions from 11.0 through to 2019 as documented in KB 1689: Backup archive compatibility across different product versions

Acronis True Image 2019 Standard, Advanced and Premium on Windows

backups of Windows computers created with:
Acronis True Image 2018, Acronis True Image Subscription
Acronis True Image 2017, Acronis True Image Subscription
Acronis True Image 2016, Acronis True Image Cloud (Release 2016)
Acronis True Image 2015
Acronis True Image 2014*
True Image 2013 by Acronis*
Acronis True Image Home 2012*
Acronis True Image Home 2011*
Acronis True Image Home 2010*
Acronis True Image Home 2009*
Acronis True Image Home 11*

* Backups can only be restored. Other operations can be limited. It is necessary to create a new backup plan / archive.