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Update November 14, 2015
Most of the information below is before version 2015.

For 2015-2016 info, browse the numerous info links at this next link.

https://forum.acronis.com/forums/acronis-true-image-home-discussions/be…

Some examples:
Custom Backup Schemes --All recent versions
New 2015-2016 TrueImage Guides created by MVP Mustang

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Versions 2014 and prior--below:

Section Name below=AGH Links

                Newest guides or informational postings__2013 - 2014.

AGH-1. 64640: Do's & Don'ts--Hints to help prevent issues with your TIB backup files creation. New
AGH-3. 64634: Hints to help using 2 different target disks for TrueImage backups. New
AGH-5. 56872: Grover's How to Backup 2014 from within Windows
AGH-7. 28705: Grover's How to Backup 2012-2013 from within Windows
AGH-9. 38691: Grover's How to Create a "Disk Image" or "Disk Mode" Image & more.
AGH-11. 61316: Video by Les: Create Differentials with Full Backup Once a Week with Cleanup
AGH-12. 48911: Video by Les: Create Manual Full Disk Backup in ATIH 2014
AGH-13. 56567: Create Bootable Recovery CD or Flash Drive
*AGH-14. 29618: Grover's new backup and restore guides
AGH-15. 48925: An assortment of "Misc How to's" " images plus much more
AGH-17. 46511: Restoring Single Files or Folder Using a Disk mode or Partition type backup
AGH-19. 40810: A comparison between the Incremental and Differential backups and restoration.
AGH-21. 45927: Custom Incremental Backup Schemes--Delete older than X days.
AGH-23. 31895: Stop TrueImageHome Startup Search for Backups
AGH-25. 39528: Grover's How to Register or Download verson 2013-2014 Files
AGH-27. 54475: The single/mass removal of backup tasks and backup file deletion procedures.
AGH-29. 38609: Grover's Alternate method to shutdown computer after backup.
AGH-31. 57218: How to obtain ReadyShare UNC path
AGH-33. 42887: Desktop Reminder message to attach storage disk before scheduled backup.
AGH-35. 40810: A comparison between the Incremental and Differential backups and restoration.
AGH-49. 32087: Upgrade screen is confusing

Section Name=2014 Option Help

                   New!   Illustrated Examples of Assorted Functions Verson 2014 and Recent Prior versions.
GH0. 56872: New! Grover's How to Backup 2014 from within Windows. Disk Image Backups
GH1. How to change a backup task from scheduled to "Do Not Schedule".
GH2. How to enable a backup task schedule or change a schedule time..
GH3. How to create a non-scheduled backup task on the first try.
GH4. Illustrate Manual Backup Now option or Repeat a backup.
GH5. How to delete backup files using Acronis Backup 'Explorer'
GH57. Assorted task features.
GH6. How to use the MOVE backup option to relocate storage folder.
GH7. How to create a desktop backup shortcut from an existing backup task.
GH8. How to view or set somewhat hidden advanced scheduled backup settings.
GH9. How to view or change error timeout settings frequency.
GH10. Scheme-Single Version Full.
*GH11. Create Custom Full Backup Scheme with Automatic Deletion of old files.
       Ex: Keep 4 versions (chains). The 4 is user choice.

*GH12. Create Custom Incremental Backup Scheme with Automatic Deletion of old files.
       Ex:/Full + 6 Inc. Keep 4 chains. The 6-4 is user choice.

*GH13. Create Custom Differential Backup Scheme with Automatic Deletion of old files.
       Ex: Full +2 Diff. Keep 2 chains. The 2-2 is user choice.

GH14. Custom Differential Backup Scheme . 6 Diff, Keep 4 chains. & folder
GH15. Online partition properties.
GH16. Validation Settings (chains).
GH17. Consolidation Settings-Example 1.
GH18. Consolidation Settings Example 2.
GH41. Stop/Start Control Scan before backup.
GH19. Remove ALL TASKS from Task Menu Listing
GH20. Remove Single Task from Task Menu Listing
GH21. How to add backup files to the listing of backup tasks for assorted uses
             such as validation or recovery or add missing files to backup tasks.

GH22. 38609: Grover's Alternate method to shutdown computer after backup.
GH23. 39528: Grover's How to Register or Download version 2013-2014 Files
GH24. Les multiple Backup-Now Listings
GH25. Understanding differences between Inc and Dif for Safety
GH26. Select log file to view. View from many different settings.
GH28. Select validation at time of backup.
GH29. Stop USB caching.
GH30. Main Menu Example
GH31. Save Log File
GH32. How to clone backup task for reuse or duplication. Also, save custom tasks for reuse again.
GH33. View universal restore option.
GH34. Example of saved custom schemes.
GH35. Set up e-mail notify
GH36. Set up e-mail notify using Charter.
GH37. Keep 10 inc's. Store X.
GH38. Example files type backup.
GH39. How to custom folder/tib file name.
GH40.
GH42. USB prevent sleeping.
GH42A. Set WD My Passport Sleep Timer to Never Sleep.
GH43. USB Set caching/quick removal on usb disks.
GH45. How erase files before backup.
GH46. Use "TreeSize Free" to compare 2 partitions sorted by folder size.
           Treesize Download link    View sample screenshots
GH50. CD Disk option backup.
GH51. CD Disk option restore.
GH52. Use of Categories option in File backups or exclusions.
GH53. Access Universal Restore via Windows.
GH54. Access Universal Restore via the Plus or Premium CD.
GH55. Delete Database History Archives.xml. New
GH56. Easy way to find posting by yourself or others. New
GH57. Assorted task features.
GH58. Difference between Partition Mode & Select Disk Mode backups. New
GH55A. Acronis services
GH59. Set TI Scheduler services flags
GH61. Validate from the TI Recovery CD

Acronis YouTube Video's

55960: Acronis 2014 multiple training video's.
How to create Acronis bootable media
Product registration on the Acronis web-site
How to install Acronis True Image 2014
How to activate Acronis True Image 2014
How to create a backup in Acronis True Image 2014
How to set backup options in Acronis True Image 2014

New or Popular Acronis Knowledge Base Bulletins

44741: Acronis True Image 2014: Cloning Disks
45437: Acronis True Image Does Not Clone Drives with Different Logic Sector Sizes.
2931: Cloning Laptop Hard Disk.
44741: Acronis True Image 2014: Cloning Disks
46690: Acronis Software: Troubleshooting Pre/Post Commands Issues
46430: Acronis Software: Making Acronis Products Compatible with Antivirus Software
47804: Acronis True Image 2014: Universal Restore
NEW 47792: Acronis True Image 2014 Premium Update 3: Restoring to Dissimilar Hardware (updated Sept 2014-Build 6688)
47165: Acronis True Image 2014 Premium: Restoring to Dissimilar Hardware with Acronis Universal Restore (prior to 6688)
47143: Acronis True Image: How To Run Backups from Command Line
Troubleshooting TrueImage 2014
44353: Acronis True Image 2014: Creating Acronis Bootable Media
44351: Acronis True Image 2014 Creating Acronis Bootable Media with a Backup File
34873: True Image 2013: Creating Acronis Bootable Media with a Backup File
1526: Starting Acronis Product from USB Flash Drive
46966: Acronis True Image 2014: Updating to the Latest Build
43896: Acronis True Image 2014: Activation
43955: Acronis True Image 2014: Reactivating Installation
46929: Acronis True Image 2014: Installation Over a Previous Version Fails
46255: Acronis True Image 2014 Premium: Creating WinPE Media with Acronis Plug-In
23882: Acronis True Image Home 2012 Plus Pack: Creating WinPE Media with Acronis Plug-In
1506: Working with Acronis True Image Plug-In for BartPE
46170: Acronis True Image: Troubleshooting WinPE-Based Bootable Media Creation Issues
            Web Help on Exclusions
24018: Acronis True Image 2012: GPT & UEFI Support
34863 Acronis True Image 2013: GPT & UEFI Support
44348: Acronis True Image 2014: GPT & UEFI Support
1734: Compatibility of Acronis Backup Software with Windows BitLocker
1649: Compatibility of Acronis Backup Software with Encryption Software
            Excluding System Restore points
46930: Acronis True Image 2014: Installaton Fails with Rollback
44376: Acronis True Image 2014: Backup Comments Are Not Saved in Acronis Bootable Media
44375: Acronis True Image 2014: Unchecking "Run at system startup with delay" Does Not Work
46850: Acronis True Image: NAS Is Not Detected
50750: FREE UPGRADE for Windows 8.x users who have True Image 2013
True Image 2013 by Acronis Plus Pack Restoring to Dissimilar Hardware with Acronis Universal Restore

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                    Revised new Section 1

                Grover's Original How to Guides & Miscellaneous Links

Hint: Review Acronis 2014 Web-Help Guides located along forum web-page left margin under "Useful Links."


3. Grover's Guides & Miscellaneous Information--Start here.
      AA. Backup and Backup file retention begin from a backup task. Automatic deletion of old backups.
Create new backup task
   Using 2014     Using 2012-2013

     BB. PDF: How to Backup 2010 or 2009--Also applies to 2013-2012-2011 if using the TI Recovery CD.
     CC. How to Restore 2012-2013 to larger or smaller disk. Item 1 at this link.
     DD. How to Restore To Old or New disk via the Disk option restore - Item 2 at this link
     EE. How to Restore Drive C only. Item 3 at this link.
     FF. How to copy single files from Backup file or mounted backup. Item 5 at this link.
     FFF. Restoring Single Files or Folder Using a Disk mode or Partition type backup
     GG. How to prevent Win7 computers from going to sleep during backups. Item 9 at this link.
     HH. MVP Scott's Guide to Restoring Sony S-Series SVS15113FXS Secure Boot
     QQ. Add Disk Option:Disk prep before cloning or recovering new disk.
     RR. Acronis KB44741: Cloning Hard Disk
     SS. Acronis KB2770: Acronis True Image: Resizing Partitions during Restore to Larger/Smaller Hard Drive
     TT. New disk needed: Clone or Restore a Backup Commentary?
     UU. PDF Guide: Upgrading to larger disk via 2009-2010-2011 using Partition Restore with Resize
                        Win-7 Compaq Laptop  or  Win-7 Gateway laptop
     VV. PDF Guide: Upgrading to larger disk via 2009-2010-2011 using Manual Cloning
                        Win-7 Compaq Laptop
     WW. PDF Guide: Upgrading to smaller disk via 2009-2010-2011 using Manual Cloning
                        Win-7 Gateway Laptop
     XX. Grover's V11-8101 How to Backup & Restore Screen show  Download/Unzip/Run
     YY. Older versions: Two Beginner "How to" Guides for Vers 9-10-11: Backup Guide PDF Here  and  Restore Guide PDF Here or   a zip file here
     ZZ. Older versions:PDF Guide: Upgrading to larger harddrive V9-10-11     or    A zip file here

     AAA. (NEW) Desktop Reminder to attach storage disk using Windows7 Task Scheduler or TrueImage Pre/post PRE commnad    or    Or Download pdf file

     BBB. (NEW) 48911: Video: Les Seilor's Manual Full Disk Backup in ATIH 2014

     A. How to use Win7 scheduler to run TIH backup tasks
     B. How to use Windows XP Task Schedule Every 3 days and  Schedule Every 2 weeks
     C. How a disk restore results varies by version.

     D. Guide: Cloning using V9-10-11

     E. TrueImageHome "Partition or Disk to Restore" Screen--Alternate View
     F. Considering an external drive, then consider a dual purpose combination
        and with additional comments by contributor Fungus.

     G. TrueImage Home Install paths.
     H. 9401: Create Backup Desktop Shortcuts plus added comments from post 8500
     RA. Grover's Alternate method to shutdown computer after backup if the normal TI shutdown has issues.
     R. 6013: Use TrueImage Home to Shutdown computer after backup completion.
     S. 7400: One-Click Backup - Understand its limitations & what is actually included.
     T. Successful recovery to larger disk using Thinkpad X61     Added-1     Added-2     Added-3

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        Beginning of Section 2

Note: Contents of original section 1 has been moved into Section 2.

1. Basic Forum Information
    A. How to register on this forum
        Also see item 10C for more new user information.
    B. Acronis User manuals Download
    C. Getting Support through Acronis Website
    D. ATI Program Downloads & ISO files for V10 or V11 or 2009 or 2010 or 2011 or 2012 or 2012 Plus Pack
    G. How to write ISO files to CD and Burn ISO files using "IMGBurn" freeware/
    E. 1810: Burning an ISO Image
    F. 1642: Downloading the Latest Build of Acronis Software
    G1. 1541: Installation of the Latest Update of an Acronis Product
    H. KB4834: Registering Acronis Products at the Website
    H1. Grover's How to Register and download Program files
    I. How to upload attachments
    J. KB6377: Creating Screenshots
    K. Listing of Acronis Knowledgebase Articles
    L. KB2768: Trial Version Limitations of Acronis Products
    M. KB27264: Acronis Website: My Orders Review order/Retreive Serials
    N. KB2833: Retrieving Login Information Automatically at the Acronis Website
    O. KB22616: My Support Requests: Viewing Status    KB22622: Severity    KB22615: Submit Comment
    P. KB22152: ATIH 2012: Activation
    Q. Differences between Incremental & Differential type backups. plus Support's KB Article 1536.
    R. Forum editing tips    &    forum FCKEditor documentation
    S. K0LO's Workaround for icon/shortcut issue with 2009/2010

2. Why creation and use of the Rescue CD is an absolute must.
    A. How To Create a TrueImageHome Rescue CD or bootable Flash Drive.
    B. Rescue CD plays an important role
    C. Shieber reasons to make new Rescue CD
    D. Validate using the Rescue CD to help improve restorability of your backups.
    E. ISO Download locations by MudCrab. or Support KB article on ISO files.
    G. Gary's different Acronis Boot CD
    K. 4831: Difference between Acronis Bootable Media Generated in Product and the One Downloaded from the Website
    L. 3836: Acronis Bootable Media Boots into Garbled or Low Resolution GUI
    M. 1519: Acronis Bootable Media Displays Wrong Drive Letters
    P. 1516: Acronis Bootable Media Reports Wrong Image Creation Time
    Q. 14740: Creating 2011 Acronis Bootable Media with a Backup File
    R. 2873: Mouse Wheel Does Not Work in Acronis Bootable Media
    S. 1891: Linux Kernel Parameters
    T. More Linux kernel-parameters
    U. How to change boot order in BIOS

4. Guides by MudCrab

A. NEW!   Drive Notify  Now Available for download.
Drive Notify is a great little program designed to allow you to be asked to connect your backup drive if it's not connected when a True Image backup task is run. You asked for it and MudCrab has created this user friendly True Image supplement. I use it. Give it a trial and I believe you will too. Highly recommended.

AA. Use Drive Notify combined with Chain2Gen (pdf)   Two great combinations.
B. Using Vista's DISKPART Program to Create a Bootable Flashdrive
C. Using Grub4DOS To Create a Bootable Drive   Very versatile and easy to create or use.
D. How to Create an Acronis Bootable USB Hard Disk
E. Create a Bootable VistaPE USB Hard Drive or Flashdrive
F. VistaPE Guide - Creating a VistaPE CD
G. Troubleshooting: Why won't my FlashDrive or USB Hard drive boot
H. Fix Vista so a Repair is not needed after a restore or clone

5. Guides by OracleDBA

A. Chain2Gen(C2G) How to do backup generations (GFS-Grandfather,Father,Son) with Acronis TI.
     Multi choices in how many backup sets retained & when a new full backup set is started. Single or multiple archive file control. I use it and highly recommend it!
    B. An additional guide on using Chain2Gen
    C. How to use C2G to limit backup archive retention
    D. Use Drive Notify combined with Chain2Gen (pdf)   Two great combinations.

6. Postings by Mark Wharton(Amateur Radio K0LO)

    A. How to install TrueImage Version 10 on Windows 7
    B. A discussion about the Master Bood Record; Disk Signature & The Partition Table
    C. Having a mirrored disk is not a good backup solution.

7. MustangPEBuilder by Mustang .
   A. 17630: Free MustangPE & Free Plugins For True Image Home 2011-2013 & Disk Director 11 Home.    Mustang's Website

    Build a WinPE 2.0 or 3.0 recovery CD with Acronis products and added drivers using the WAIK version; or build a WinPE 4.0 version using the ADK version.
MustangPEBuilder is a major improvement in the ease of creating a WinPE based recovery CD for True Image Home. I use it and recommend its use.

    MustangPEBuilder 2.0 is now provided for free and available in two versions. The first is for use with Microsoft's Automated Installation Kit (WAIK). The second is for use with Microsoft's Assessment and Deployment Kit (ADK).

NEW   Part 7-B     Assorted Plus Pack Information

    E. 35238: True Image 2013 Plus Pack WinPE 4.0 (Windows 8) - How to by MVP James F
        How to create a WinPE 4.0 (Windows 8 RTM build 9200) Acronis True Image 2013 Plus Pack Bootable Rescue Disk and optionally inject additional drivers.

    F. Plus Pack-- Installation:    v2010   or   v2011   or   v2012   or   v2013
    G. Plus Pack-- Creating WinPE Media with Acronis Plug-In:    v2010   or   v2011   or   v2012   or   v2013
    H. Plus Pack-- Restoring to Dissimilar Hardware with Acronis Universal Restore:    v2010   or   v2011   or   v2012   or   v2013
    I. Plus Pack is a paid add-on:   or   5803: Viewing Build Number in Acronis True Image Home
    J. 1642: Downloading the Latest Build   or   2900: Downloading an Installation File
    K. Generalized PlusPack info by James Simmons   or  Plus Pack customization
    L. 23882: Creating WinPE ISO with Acronis True Image
    M. 9449: Gary Darsey Tutorial for creation of WinPE bootable media using Acronis WinPE ISO Builder from Plus Pack   and   Part 2
    N. 9892: HOW TO BUILD A WinPE 3.0 Bootable Media with UK Keyboard, UK Location & UK Language using Windows AIK and Plus Pack
    0. 1506: Working with Acronis True Image Plug-In for BartPE
    P. Creating a bootable USB memory stick with Acronis TrueImage & Disk Director by Jan Buelens

NEW   Part 7-C     Recent addition/changes to the Knowledge Base
    GG. KB1711: Firewall Settings for Acronis Products
    HH. KB25217: ATIH 2012: Installation Over an Older Version Fails
      II. KB25127: Serial Number Auto-Recovery Tool
    JJ. KB24462: ATIH 2011: "The specified file does not exist"
    KK. KB25219: ATIH 2012: Installaton Fails with Rollback
    LL. KB25220: Acronis Products: Receiving Trial Serial Numbers
    MM. KB25347: ATIH 2012 Does Not Detect Hard Disks
    NN. KB25709: ATIH: Incorrect Time of Last Version Is Displayed
    O0. KB25986: ATIH 2012: Safe Version Media Not Available
    PP. KB27291: ATIH 2012 Errors Out with "Failed to open item"
    QQ. KB27262: ATIH 2012 Errors Out on an Attempt to Open Backup Location
    RR. KB27261: ATIH 2012 Shows "Operation has completed with errors" in Log
    SS. KB27299: ATIH 2012 Errors Out with "Failed to run now: task is already running"
    TT. KB26635: ATIH 2012: Updating to Build 6131
    UU. KB21526: Starting Acronis Product from USB Flash Drive
    VV. KB24146: ATIH 2012: Serial Numbers for Older Versions Are Not Accepted
    WW. KB24500: ATIH 2012: Creating an MS Installer Log
    XX. KB22154: ATIH 2012: Assigning Installation to Another Machine
    YY. KB27136: ATIH 2012: Cannot Activate Trial Version with Upgrade Key
    ZZ. KB1518: Acronis Backup Software Scheduled Tasks Do Not Run

8. Recent postings

    AU. 2295: Collecting Process Monitor Log
    AT. 17639: Creating Windows Memory Dumps
    AS. 26062: USB Mass Storage Devices Are Not Detected
    AR. 25347: Acronis True Image Home 2012 Does Not Detect Hard Disks
    AQ. Bootable media --Difference between installed or download.
    AP. usb stick needs 512 or more
    AO. New release: TI Scheduler & Tasks do not run
    AN. KB13414: [How-to's] How to use 2011 various functions
    AL. SSD Pre-use discussion by Pat L
    AK. Locked out of folder --recovery by Peter
    AJ. KB13506: Scheduling a backup using 2011 with illustrations
    AI.    TIH Cleanup Utility 2011-2012-2013
    AH. KB13656: TIH 2011: Backup Schemes
    AG. KB13450: TIH 2011: Disk and partition backup
    AF. KB13456: TIH 2011: File backup
    AE. KB13474: Differences-- File Backups & Disk/Partition Images
    AD. KB1536: Differences-- Full, Incremental and Differential Backup
    AC. KB13500: TIH 2011: E-Mail Backup
    AB. KB15480: TIH 2011: Acronis Nonstop Backup Diagnosis Tool
    AA. KB13923: TIH 2011: Creating an MS Installer Log
    Y. KB8189: TIH 2010: Creating Acronis Bootable Media with a Backup File
    X. KB2707: AcronisInfo Utility
    W. KB1638: Acronis Report
    V. 14179: TIH 2011: Updating to Build 6696
    U. KB1526: Starting Acronis Product from USB Flash Drive
    T. How to remove missing entries from the backup database.
    S. Not all folders visible in file/folders backup
    R. KB6493: Fails to Perform an Operation Due to File System Errors
    Q. KB14741: TIH 2011: Disabling "Integrate True Image into Windows" Does Not Work  Plus    Comments & Fixes by Grant
    P. Fix for Windows Update & Windows Live Mail not working.   Or,   This alternate fix may work for you.
    O. Explanation about plus pack and safe version addons
    N. Troubleshooting a slow cloning operation
    M. Bypass Windows 7-Vista-XP login password
    L. Windows task scheduler-Manage Tasks

    J. Increase network timeout for wireless--oracledba
    I. KB13641: TIH 2011 Plus Pack: Creating WinPE Media with Acronis Plug-In
    H. 9449: Gary's tutorial for creation of WinPE bootable media using Acronis WinPE ISO Builder from Plus Pack
    G. KB15190: TIH 2011: Installation Interrupts
    F. KB11617: TIH 2010 Cannot Start,Prompts for Reboot Continuously after Install of Disk Director 11 Home
    E. KB1620: Removing Acronis SnapAPI Drivers
    D. KB1622: Removing Acronis Backup Archive Explorer (upper/lower filters)
    C. KB5410: Restoring to Dissimilar Hardware with TIH 2010 Plus Pack
    B. KB14666: Compatibility of Acronis Backup Software with McAfee Endpoint Protection
    A. 8186: CAN I use Acronis to image a drive using SafeBoot

9. Not so recent postings
    V. Getting Support through Acronis Website
    U. 9260: ISO Files for ATI Home V10 and V11 now available.
        Program & ISO files for V10 plus V11 plus 2009 plus 2010
    T 5933: How to use Firefox bookmarks to quickly navigate the Acronis Forum
    S FAQ: Getting started with TIH 2010
    R FAQ: Getting started with Disk Director 11
    Q. KB13327: Mounting Partition Backups
    P. 9432: How do you completely remove True Image?--Revo Uninstaller
    O. 6213: Build 6053 Hangs Windows 7--Update SnapAPI drivers
    N. 9445: Can't find hard drives--Update SnapAPI drivers
    M. 9303: New Hard Drive shrunk from 320gb to 110gb --Restore factory disk size settings.
    L. KB3886: Move/rename/delete ".tib" archives using 2010/2009. and More here about deleting 2011 backups.
    K. 6013: Use TrueImage Home to Shutddown computer after backup completion.
    J. 9458: How to search old forum (WildersSecurity.com)--Post #4 and #6
    I. 7239: System State vs Disk & Partition backup
    H. 3720: TI Search function: Search archives for individual filesnames.
    F. Task scheduler: Does not run/task errors/no such task--- Replace TI scheduler
    E. 8934: ATI 2010 Can't Install --Installation Incomplete--Change Registry values
    D. 9449: Tutorial for creation of WinPE bootable media using Acronis WinPE ISO Builder from Plus Pack
    C. 9661: ATI Home 2010: Updating to Build 7046--Install procedures
    B. 9594: How to Install/Update TIH 2010 & optionally the Plus Pack on Windows 7 (x64)
    A. Stack Size & Share Files Issues

10. New user info by Gene Barlow at the UGR website.
    A. Perfect Backup Approach
    B. Automatic Backups (PDF) with Acronis True Image Home 2009
    C. General Acronis Questions & Answers --    How do I setup an Acronis account?
        How do I sign on to my Acronis account?     How do I register my products with Acronis?
        How do I download Acronis software products?   How do I get the latest build of Acronis products?
        How do I burn an Acronis bootable rescue CD?  How do I request support for my Acronis products?

11. An improved method to backup a PC using disk caddies by Xpilot
    A. Start Here
    B. Here
    C. Also Here

12. Backup methods-preferences by other users
    A. Tatou's --one large drive with many externals
    B. Alan B's Backup Methods
    C. Seekforever's Backup Procedure
    D. SeekForever: Hints on using TrueImage Home
    E. SeekForever: Validation
    F.  Superdoug3's Backup Plan    for home user or small business user. (pdf document)
    G.  Bin's Photo retention

13. Use Batch to control backup archives retention.
    A. Chain2Gen: Oracledba's How to do backup generations (GFS-Grandfather,Father,Son) with Acronis TI.
    Highly recommended! Multi choices in controlling how many backup sets retained & when a new backup set is started.

    B. My batch files to create & retain multi   Full  or  Inc or  Dif   type backups.
    C. Under construction
    D. Acronis support--KB1742: Using Batch files in Acronis True Image.

    E. Gold Tooth's Batch files to automate rolling 3-generation weekly full and incremental backups.
    F. Gold Tooth's Batch files to automate rolling full and incremental backups with Win. Task Scheduler.
    G. Gold Tooth's Batch files to automate rolling full and incremental backups with Win. Task Scheduler.
    H. Acronis support: The batch file provided will allow you to set up a backup retention policy.

Older postings pruned from the bottom related to the very old versions.

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I am unable to open a TIB file using windows explorer. In older versions I could simply click on the TIB file, access folders, and copy/paste whatever I wanted to directly from it with no need to open the True Image utility. Now, when I click on a TIB file windows explorer, what comes up is a separate window that says "Locate the volume with number '1'." Then, in the window I originally opened (where I should see the contents of the TIB file), it just sits there and no files can be viewed. Any ideas?

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Thomas:  this should help resolve the issue you're experiencing - seems to be a corrupted tibmount cache...

https://forum.acronis.com/forum/117232#comment-359062

 

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Thanks. I am unable to get to the patch for this. Is there a way you can attach it?

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Hi Thomas, it's not a patch.  You just need to navigate to the hidden directory and manually delete the contnent within the hidden database folder:

%userprofile%\appdata\Local\VirtualStore\programdata\acronis\TrueImageHome\database

(copy and paste the line in your Windows explorer bar).  Any files in this hidden "database" folder need to be manually deleted.  If you get access denied, reboot and as soon as you log in, navigate there again and delete before attempting to open acronis or before double clicking on any acronis backup .tib files

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Thanks for your help. I deleted the files but still no change.

I uninstalled Acronis 2015 and installed 2016, which I purchased the 5 license package for. I created a fresh backup image using ver2016 and still have a similar problem. When I click on the TIB file in windows explorer, nothing happens at all, just a quick flash of the window.

Another suggestion I received was to right click on the TIB file and select "Mount Image", but no such option appears. Maybe I am missing the Mount Wizard? 

On a side note - I have installed and used ver2016 on three other PCs with no issues. The problem appears to only be on this PC.

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My last post about mounting an image was a bit misinformed. I went to another working PC and compared. I was looking for the mount image option while failing to seect "True Image" first, after right clicking on the file....duh!

After selecting the mount option, I gave the drive a random letter assignment (in this case I used "Z"), allowed the mount to proceed, and then was able to click on a TIB file in WE and browse it with no issues. Thank you much for your help!!!!!

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Good deal!  Most important thing is that it's working and you know specifically where to look and how to do it now :)