Can Mac version mount Windows tib files?
Can the Acronis for Mac software mount and parse a .tib file created by a Windows PC? (for example to retrieve a Word document saved from a Windows PC and restore to a Mac). This would be really useful if so. Also of course the reverse would be useful and allow Windows PCs to be able to work with Mac backups. Our household has a mixture of Windows and Mac machines and I would like to be able to recover documents from any machine to any other machine.
thank you for your question.
The feature you require is planned for both - Acronis True Image for Mac (restore files from a .tib archive created on Windows PC) and for Acronis True Image for Windows (file restore from a .tib archive created on Mac). We understand the importance of such functionality for you and will do our best to implement it as soon as possible.
I'm not sure about mounting, but I have successfully restored files and partitions from a Mac backup using Acronis in Windows. As an example, I used Acronis to backup my USB flash drive with my Acronis bootable recovery media on it in the Mac version. I Then went to my Windows machine and restored that image to another USB flash drive in Windows and the result was a working USB flash drive. I would point out that Macs and Windows both support FAT32 file systems though so this may be why it was successful. I'm not so sure how things would go using an OS X journaled drive and restoring somethign to an NTFS one, but if it is just files/folders, I don't see why it wouldn't work either.
I can totally understand the importance of this feature, however, due to different archive formats and different platforms, it is quite hard to implement it.
We are not planning to implement it for image recovery but we are - for file recovery, however, there is no ETA for this feature.
As a current workaround I would suggest using Cloud backups. In this case you would have our WebRestore page where you can download the file from another Cloud backup regardless of the platform: