How to Read Acronis Image file (TIB) Comments
Please, this has gone on long enough. I've been using Acronis since before 2010 (actually, since 2003 or 2004, but I can't locate my install disks to prove it), and, unbelievably, Acronis provides a comment field (as the last step in creating an image), and STILL hasn't provided a noobie-level app that can read them. Every time I bought a new version, I've looked in every menu selection available in the bootable rescue disk (which is where you need it most), and unbelievably, they still haven't given us this capability. This is shameful. I've even tried looking for the field in a Hex editor, to no avail.
I've actually read the comments before (one time), but only after installing the full-suite package in disgust and trying all the tools - I actually saw the comments - I felt like I was looking at a lost scroll from the Library at Alexandria. However, to enjoy this marvelous capability, your PC must have successfully booted to the WinXP-7-10 Desktop, in which case your need to see your own comments is mostly to satisfy a curiosity. Granted, there are people that use ATI from within a functioning environment, but when your system is dead, and you are staring at a blank screen or a cycling WIN-BSOD, and the fastest, sure-fire way to fix it (for the last 15 yrs) is to "restore" a recent C: drive Acronis image. But which image to pick from? I've annotated within the file name itself, but you can only put so much in a file name. It would be EXTREMELY helpful if we could read the very comments that you allowed us to store with our TIBs from the bootable rescue disk.
Anyone that uses Acronis to actually FIX something, needs to be able to read these comments without being in the warm embrace of your ATI Application Suite that is running smoothly atop a fully functional operating system. Why can't you do this? How hard can it be?