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O&O Diskimage 12 Review
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Your important data may be lost in many occasions such as crash or viral attack. O&O DiskImage is the ideal tool for easy quick solution of these problems. It lets you back up an entire computer or single files whenever you want even during running operations. In the event you should lose your personal data it can be quickly restored with just a few mouse clicks even when Windows is no longer able to start. It also supports SSD drives and the latest UEFI System.

O&O DiskImage lets you carry out a system restore and to duplicate or clone an entire PC or hard drive. By restoring such an image, a user has their normal and familiar working environment back again in a short space of time, regardless of whether it is restored onto the original computer or one with different hardware. For instance, where you have changed a motherboard on the target machine or have bought a brand-new PC and want to restore an old backup onto it.

Users who wish to save their data to an external storage medium can take advantage of the integrated plug-and -play functionality which backs up and synchronizes selected files and folders automatically. In addition, the new version has a built-in wizard that accompanies a user step by step through the creation of an automatic data backup. This significantly easier to use backup functionality enables even novice users to create a reliable and fast backup of their data immediately.

O&O DiskImage not only offers an intuitive user interface , but also an extensive scripting interface that allows professional users to perform all functions of the application in batch files or custom applications. 
To optimize the memory requirements, the user can specify the maximum number of backups that should be saved so that old ones are automatically replaced by new images. To offer increased data security the program also clearly displays those drives that have not yet been imaged or backed up so that the user can bring their security up-to-date.

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A regular backup is still something that many users prefer to avoid. At least that is until they suffer their first loss of important files as a result of software, hardware or user error: that’s when it becomes crystal clear just how valuable a reliable and up-to-date backup really is!

The trial version is fully functional and has no restrictions

Comparison of Different Versions of the program:

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Installation and Registration:

After downloading the installer, simply double click and follow few on screen steps till installation is complete. Now submit your license information (Name, Company and Serial) and complete simple online registration using your email address. As a registered user you will enjoy technical support and many updates and discounts

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User Interface:

The program has a very friendly easy to use interface that is well arranged to make it easy for you to start using even if you are a novice user

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Express view:

The Express View shows a very compact user interface with the main functions of the programs. You can use the Express view for creating and mounting images as well as for restoring drives. Individual functions of the Express view can also be manually disabled so that another user won't be able to use a particular feature.

Product features

Backup an entire computer with the push of a button
Backup system and hard drives, clone drives and entire disks
Brand new file-based backup: now twice as fast as ever before – backup and restore individual files and/or folders
Direct creation of VHDs
Monitoring and warning of security risks
Incremental/differential backup: back up only the changes
Easily restore files, folders, drives and disks
System restore onto different hardware (M.I.R.)
Create a Windows Boot system directly from within the program with driver integration
Plug-and-play: Selected files and folders are automatically backed up and synchronized
High contrast mode support: improved support for high contrast mode so that objects on the monitor can be recognized more easily
Variable pixel density settings: adjusts to the selected DPI setting of the connected monitor
New and enhanced functions Control via Command Lines
Supports Windows 10, Windows 8.1 and Windows 7
Server Edition requires Windows Server 2016, 2012 R2, 2012, 2008 R2, 2008

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Your Image must be stored on an external hard disk or DVD. You MUST NOT store it on the same hard disk where the imaged drive is located

One-click imaging

This built-in feature is the fastest and easiest way to create a complete image of your computer including all data and settings. This is especially useful if you are using O&O DiskImage for the first time.

Imaging

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Using the program you can easily create an image of one or more disks, e.g. hard disks, drives, volumes, partitions, Master boot records or combination of the above. You can also image files and folders. If you want, you can exclude certain files from the imaging process
 You can save the image to local or external drive to be edited or restored later.
The program allows you to compress the image to save disk space. You can also encrypt the image using the AES algorithm to avoid unauthorized access

Types of Data backup:

Full Backup: all data is backed up to a target drive or disk with each backup.

Differential backup: only the changed or new data since the last full backup will be backed up.

Incremental backup: just backs up new or changed documents, but it bases these changes on the previous incremental backup

Before starting file backup, there's an option for selecting files or file types in the folder that you want to have included or excluded from the backup.

File backup View:

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Now let’s ask How often should a Data Backup be made?

The answer to this question depends on how often existing data is changed and new files are created. The relevance and originality of the data and also the personal security needs of the user also have to be taken into account when making this decision.

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Bootable media and Restore Function:

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Using the program, you can easily restore the whole computer, specific drive or any folders or files
Bootable media can be created using DiskImage 12 start option or tools menu button. The bootable disk contains Windows PE. This will help you in case of system crash or if you cannot start your computer due to any reason. You can restore whole computer, drives or only a partition

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Drive and file restore can be easily completed using the quick access suitable options and select the image file to be restored. Under Additional options, enable the setting Adapt to different hardware afterwards (M.I.R) in the restoration or cloning dialog. In that way, you will be able to restore a system partition onto a computer having hardware identical to or different from the source computer.

This will help you if you have many new computers. You don't have to install apps and configure windows many times. All you have to do is to completely configure one system then use DiskImage 12 to have an image of the whole system that can be used for other computers. Very easy, simple and time saving

You can also quickly and easily restore single files from an image. The process is very easy. Simply, mount drives from images as virtual drives and search for the file you want to restore. That's all!

Clone Drives: 

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This built-in feature lets you clone an entire storage volumes or individual drives which can be used as the original one. This helps you to save all your data without creating image files, and at the same time needs much less space than the image. A clone cannot be compressed or encrypted with no incremental or differential clones possible

Program Options for backup, imaging, cloning and restore:

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You need to know that imaging, file backup, cloning and restore process have options for each one. These options differ according to the job you are doing. These can be easily accessed from the toolbar buttons. You can specify the settings and options you need

Now, we need to answer an important question: To backup or clone?

Hard disks and partitions can either be backed up (or “imaged”) or “cloned” (duplicated). So what are the differences and pros and cons for each option?

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Should the backup need to be created on a regular basis then we recommend the hard drive backup. This takes up less space and allows for the creation of incremental and differential backups afterwards.

If however you need a bootable spare drive in order to be up and running quickly after a crash and to reduce downtime then we recommend a clone or duplicate.

DiskImage 12 lets you make a complete system image both before and immediately after the Windows 10 upgrade:

It  is strongly recommended you make image or copy of your whole system before and after upgrading to Windows 10. Should problems arise during the upgrade process or your other software is incompatible, with a system image you can quickly go back to where you were beforehand. O&O Diskimage 12 will make this easy for you

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Tools menu:

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There are many built-in options available in the program. You can do many operations such as mount image file, burn image file, read image information, validate image, merge incremental images, convert image file into many supported formats, check drive for errors, map network drive and create bootable disk

Jobs and Reports:

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This part lets you add any job you are performing, for example if you want to schedule the job. The process is very simple, all you have to do is to click add as a new job after you start any operation. In the Job assistant, you will need to specify further settings such as scheduling, notification, imaging, etc.
In addition, you can edit, check , delete, import or export the job. You can have a status report created for every action performed. This will include all information about the progress of an installation or a job

Scheduled Jobs:

With the help of O&O DiskImage, you can easily schedule specific jobs or activities using a simple wizard. For example, you can set a schedule with imaging pattern of your data to be carried out automatically on a regular basis.


Program settings:

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The program is customizable with many options you can set. These are categorized under many buttons; general, security, notification, drive imaging, drive restoration, cloning, file backup and restore, jobs and reports

General: this part lets you change default settings. For example; start and finish, appearance,optional components

Security this allows you to set network authentication. For example; enable access to protected folders

Settings for notification: To receive email notification about the running of a job

Drive imaging: set specific settings for imaging. For example, check image file for errors after creation, overwrite existing image files

Drive restoration: this button allows users to specify the default settings for restoration behavior

Change presets for drive cloning: this part includes all settings for cloning

File backup: this lets you specific settings for a backup. For example; check file backup automatically after its creation, automatically overwrite existing image files and many more

File restoration: this button controls the file restoration behavior

Pros:
Back up an entire computer or single files
Easy restore drive or partition
Clone an entire PC or hard drive
Supports SSD drives and the latest UEFI System.
Create bootable disk creation
Burning function
Mounting of images
And many more

Cons: None

Conclusion:

O&O DiskImage 12 is an ultimate software solution that lets you image, backup, restore or clone the whole computer or drives. You can create a boot medium directly from within the program. The program has many other built-in features as mount, burn and many more 
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Thanks for the good review, tarekma7.
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Thank you for the good review, tarekma7
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One of the best BackUp and recovery software and excellent review. Thank you.
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Thank you for the good review, tarekma7
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An interesting program. Thanks tarekma7 Thumb
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