What's new? 5.0.4432:
- This is a bug fix release
When updating Reflect, if the installer is used instead of the normal patch procedure, email settings will be lost. This has been resolved.
- Email attachments
Byte order marker being rendered in emailed log attachments in some email clients. This has been resolved.
- Image to DVD
In some Vista/Win7 installs, imaging to DVD could cause an 'Invalid (not writeable)' error. This has been resolved.
VSS snapshot creation could fail if a VSS writer component is configured to use a volume that no-longer exists on the system. This has been resolved.
- Unattended System restore
Restore with auto reboot into the rescue environment could fail if the local drives were re-sequenced by Windows PE. This has been resolved.
- Rescue environment
Hitting escape after clicking the taskbar may result in it being hidden. This has been resolved.
- Rescue environment
The list of existing images was not always populated when booted into WinPE recovery. This has been resolved.
- File and folder backup incremental and differential speed isssue
An issue where the NTFS permissions setting in full backups was not being honoured in incremental backups. This has been resolved.
What's new? 5.0.4368:
- Windows 8 Consumer Preview
Macrium Reflect is now fully compatible with Windows 8 Consumer Preview
- IMPORTANT: ReDeploy Device Database Improvements
Users of the Pro and Server Editions of software who make use of ReDeploy are advised to create new rescue media
This is due to enhancements and additions to the ReDeploy device database
- Splash Screen
The Splash screen was momentarily shown during scheduled task startup. This has been resolved.
- ReDeploy and RAID Systems
A ReDeploy issue was reported where certain RAID Controllers would not be correctly catered for. This has been resolved.
- Delete XML Definition Files
If the XML View tab was selected and an XML file was deleted from the list then a 'Page cannot be found' error was displayed. This has been resolved
- Email Logs
When emailing logs using the right click menu option on the Logs tab, users were unable to enter paragraphs into the email body text. This has been resolved
What's new? 5.0.4351:
- Scheduled Task Postpone
Scheduled backup tasks now present a postpone option if the backup notification delay has been set in the Defaults
- Definition Filename Issue
An issue where customers who used the terms -full, -inc or -diff in the definition filenames found that scheduled tasks would not run. This has been resolved.
- Free Edition Fix Boot Problems
The Fix Boot Problems option would not work on 32 bit based rescue systems, this only affected Free Edition customers only. This has been resolved.
- UEFI Rescue Media Creation
The creation of rescue media on UEFI systems would, on some motherboards, fail to create valid media. This has been resolved.
- Network Logon Defaults
An issue where a configured network logon default would not match correctly with an XML definition was raised. This has been resolved.
- Rescue Media Drivers
An issue where certain Perc RAID controllers were not being correctly handled for Server 2003 and SBS 2003 was raised. This has been resolved.
- DVD Backup Verify
An issue where setting backup verification and using DVD media as the target would cause the optical drive tray to be ejected prior to the verify causing the verify to fail. This has been resolved.
- UEFI Recovery Boot Menu Option
An issue where the recovery boot menu option failed to be set for some UEFI systems on install. This has been resolved.
- Recovery Boot Menu
Pressing the 'OK' button twice when adding the Windows PE boot menu option could cause multiple boot menu entries. This has been resolved.
- Email Defaults User Interface
User interface issue where the email server settings were not specific in prompting for SMTP server details. This has been resolved.
- Browse For Folders
If Windows Explorer was set to hide system and hidden files then system and hidden files were also excluded from the browse dialogs in Macrium Reflect. This has been resolved.
- Rescue Media USB3 Root Hub Detection
Some USB3 root hubs were not being correctly matched during the rescue media creation process. This has been resolved.
- WinPE Boot Process
During the WinPE boot process some USB devices would not be detected or have drivers loaded due to being uninitialized. This has been resolved.
- Fix Boot Problems
Running Fix Boot Problems would render the bootmgr file to become visible and thereby accessible to standard user accounts. This has been resolved.
- Image File Password
A rare issue where an image file password was being stored in the clear was reported. This has been resolved.
- Rescue Wizard Driver Copy
A rare case where a security catalog was not being copied for a driver in the rescue media. This has been resolved.
- Custom File names
When using custom files names, the file name could have a '1' unnecessarily appended to the end to ensure uniqueness. This was caused by DSM purge and file name generation sequence. This has been resolved.
- Rescue CD WAIK Files
Issue when creating the standard WinPE rescue CD. Was copying the WAIKFiles folder if present. This has been resolved.
- Dynamic Disk Restores
The restore process was updating the BCD if the target disk was dynamic. This has been resolved.
- TextEdit in WinPE
TextEdit in WinPE was not correctly handling UTF8 and UTF16 based text files. This has been resolved.
- PEExplorer in WinPE
The 'Del' key in the directory path edit control of Windows PE Explorer would not delete characters in the directory path. This has been resolved.
- x64 WAIK Rescue Media Creation
The driver copy function for the 64 bit WAIK based Windows PE rescue CD could fail if the standard Windows PE component was installed. This has been resolved.
- Dynamic Disks Fix Boot Problems
The Windows PE function "Fix Boot Problems" may fail to work for system that boot into a dynamic disk. This has been resolved.
- WinPE Dynamic Disk/Volume Imaging
If a dynamic disk/volume was imaged while running Windows PE the image may fail with error 'Access Denied'. This has been resolved.
- ReDeploy 64 bit issue
A very infrequent issue where ReDeploy was not setting the correct drivers on 64 bit platforms with certain chipsets. This has been resolved.
What's new? 5.0.4253:
- Windows Home Server
Macrium Reflect Standard and Professional Editions now fully support Windows Home Server platform
- File And Folder Backup - folder filter mask specification improvements
The file and folder filter has been improved to include the full path when matching. The previous filter methods are still valid.
- Free installer registration details
The Macrium Reflect Free Edition installer now allows for the modification of existing registration details.
- Improved USB3 device detection
Macrium Reflect has been extended to take advantage of more USB3 controllers and hubs
- Alternate Locations hint text
After adding a folder as an alternate backup location, clicking into the folder edit box caused the hint text to not be selected. This has been resolved.
- Time remaining countdown
An infrequent issue was raised where the time remaining at the end of a backup was being misreported as 1 second. This has been resolved.
- Autocomplete edit box visible during backup
Pressing any key during a backup process would result, incorrectly, in the locations autocomplete edit box to become visible. This has been resolved.
- Installer Return button
The button on the 'License Already Installed' error dialog was Cancel and should have been OK and Cancel. This has been resolved.
- Interactive backup auto shutdown
Automatic shutdown of interactive backups would not initiate as Macrium Reflect was still running. This has been resolved.
- Rescue media USB device selection
When creating a rescue environment to USB pen drive media, it was possible to select a blank USB device from the list. This has been resolved.
- Scheduled task deletion confirmation
Macrium Reflect was not prompting the user for confirmation of scheduled task deletion. This has been resolved.
- Rescue media device detection
When creating the rescue environment, Macrium Reflect could include devices that were not relavant to the WinPE environment. This has been resolved.
- Rescue media update driver
Macrium Reflect would allow the user to specify (or search) the Windows\Inf folder for drivers, which can lead to incorrect or unsupported drivers being included in the rescue media. This has been resolved.
- WinPE Unsupported Devices dialog
The Unsupported Devices dialog in WinPE was displaying devices which were unrelated to the process of backup/restore. This has been resolved.
- Windows PE network config issue
The network configuration dialog in Windows PE could fail to set the second and subsequent Network Interface Cards. This has been resolved. If this issue affects you then please build fresh Windows PE rescue media after updating
- Crash during cloning operation
A crash could occur at the end of a cloning operation if the source file system had errors in the NTFS $bitmap file. This has ben resolved.
- Free Edition Windows PE startup error
For a few customers, the Windows PE rescue media could abort at startup. This has been resolved. If this issue affects you then please build fresh Windows PE rescue media after updating
- Free Edition startup issue
A few customers have reported a program crash at startup. This has been resolved.
- Error reporting dialog improvement
In the event of a program error, the error reporting message box would sit and wait for a response. This is now an auto canceling dialog if Macrium Reflect is running as a scheduled task.
- Free Edition installer registration details
When re-installing the Free Edition of Macrium Reflect existing registration details were not remembered. This has been resolved.
- Error in destination path when editing an existing backup defintion
When editing an existing backup definition an incorrect path could be populated in the destination field. This has been resolved.
- A local disk may not be detected
Some customers have experienced a problem with disks missing from the Reflect backup tab. This was caused by an out of sync registry entry and has been resolved.
What's new? 5.0.4168:
- Linux rescue CD update.
Improved Linux CD restore performance and compatibility
- Automatic conversion from MBR to GPT.
Pro and Server editions. If an MBR partition is restored to an empty disk and expanded to > 2TB in size then the target disk is now automatically converted to GPT to accommodate the new partition size.
- Installer update issue.
When upgrading using the Macrium Reflect installer, if the current installation was not on drive 'C' then the upgrade would not install to the same path as the existing installation. This has been resolved.
- Restore defaults.
The global default setting 'Restore MBR' was not honoured when restoring a disk image. This has been resolved.
- Image file deletion error.
If an image file that was split (e.g, into 4GB chunks due to FAT32) and was deleted using the Reflect GUI, this could cause a program crash. This has been resolved.
- XML validation error.
Disks numbered > 9 could cause an XML validation error. This has been resolved.
- Windows PE (WAIK) download retry.
If the WAIK download timed out then subsequent retries could time-out at the same point during the retry. This has been resolved.
- Linux rescue CD disk matching
When restoring with the Linux rescue CD the incorrect disk could be defaulted for the restore process. This occurred for a a very specific sequence of disks and disk signatures and has been resolved.
What's new? 5.0.4118:
- Network authentication
Improved network authentication reliability in application defaults
- INF file parser improvements
Improved INF file parser to support QLogic fibre channel controllers
- IMPORTANT: v5 Free Edition WinPE WAIK bug
Some users of the free edition WAIK rescue CD found that booting resulted in Macrium Reflect not being loaded correctly. This issue has now been resolved.
If this issue has affected you, please update Macrium Reflect and create a fresh WAIK resue CD.
Bug fixes: 5.0.4094
- Daylight Saving Time (DST) issue with incremental and differential file and folder backups
A bug in the Windows _get_daylight() function could cause Reflect not to recognize that DST had changed. This caused files to be incorrectly flaged as modified when the last modified time was updated by Windows for DST. This has been resolved.
Bug fixes: 5.0.4076
- Error saving XML file to a path with non ANSI characters
The XML file save would fail if the destination path contained non ANSI characters. This could cause a problem where accented or non western characters were used. This has been resolved.
Please burn a fresh rescue CD if this affects your saved files.
- Backup notifications and logs for XML validation errors
If a backup definition (XML) file failed validation then no email or error log was produced. This has been resolved.
- Screen power management disabled during backup
Macrium Reflect will now honour screen power management settings during a backup.
- Netbook screen size issue.
The 'Image all local disks' dialog vertical height was too large for some netbook PCs. This has been resolved.
- Alternative backup locations error
When multiple backup locations were used, the Disk Space Management purge logic was not executed and only full images and backups would be created. This has been resolved.
What's new? 5.0.3940:
- New shutdown/suspend options.
The backup dialog now includes the option to shutdown/suspend Windows. This can be enabled/disabled as the backup is running.
- New support submission function.
Log files and other information can now be submitted directly to Macrium support from within Reflect.
- Rescue media drivers page enhancements.
New add drivers wizard and enhanced functionality.
- USB rescue media enhancements.
Auto detection of inserted USB flash drives and improved error handling.
- Default WinPE boot menu time-out.
The previous default value of 30 seconds has been changed to 10 seconds.
- Windows PE resolution incompatible with some Netbook PCs.
Windows PE now detects for supported resolutions and adjusts according to availability.
- Linux logical partition problem.
Some Linux installations, notably Ubuntu, could create extended partitions incompatible with Windows. This could cause restoration partition alignment issues. This has been resolved.
- Fixed crash in File and Filder backup search.
If no .mrbak files were selected for search the a crash could occur if the search button was clicked. This has been resolved.
Bug fixes: 5.0.3887:
- Dynamic Volume Disk Size Error
Dynamic disks may report the incorrect size in the Reflect main window. This has been resolved.
- PC entering sleep mode during backup
Windows could enter sleep mode during a backup or image. This has been resolved.
Bug fixes: 5.0.3853:
- Windows PE - Synchronization fix
Professional Editions of Macrium Reflect may have failed to update the Windows PE component files when patched previously. This has been resolved.
Note: If Windows PE is out of date then two patches may be required to resolve this issue. Please run the update check directly after this update to download a full Windows PE patch
- VBScript scheduling problem with Windows XP
The Windows XP task scheduler service failed to pass '-full', '-inc' or '-diff' parameters to scheduled VBScript files. This caused the schduled tasks to always run a full backup or image. This has been resolved.
Bug fixes: 5.0.3843:
- Windows PE - Dual boot restore issue
If a multi boot system was restored and the restored system partitions were swapped then this could cause a boot failure. This has been resolved.
- Windows PE - Multiple error messages when scanning for drivers
When selecting the option to scan for drivers at Windows PE startup multiple error dialogs could be shown preventing the main application from loading until all were cleared. This has been resolved.
- Window position bug
On some systems, if Reflect was closed when minimized the application could not be seen after restarting. This has been resolved.
What's new? 5.0.3824:
- Create rescue media driver scanning
The process of scanning for drivers to match devices will now include those previously matches.
If you backup Files and Folders in WinPE then please recreate a new rescue CD/USB
- Power saving options issue
Power saving options were not being correctly observed when running incrementals or differentials. This has been resolved.
- Rescue media creation on USB pen drive
USB pen drives containing an active partition of less than 300MB were being refused by the rescue media creation process. This has been resolved.
- File and Folder backup add folder issue
When adding a folder for a file and folder backup under WinPE, the browse dialog was blank and the user could not select a folder. This has been resolved.
- File and folder backup 'Failed to open file' message
An intermittent issue where File and Folder backups, which had been password protected, could not be opened. This has been resolved.
What's new? 5.0.3818:
- VBScript incremental and differential run options
Added VBScript file right click menu options for 'Incremental' and 'Differential'.
- Improved USB 3.0 host controller support
Improved Windows PE driver file loading for USB 3.0 host controllers and hubs.
If you are experiencing USB 3.0 problems then please burn a fresh Windows PE rescue CD after applying this update.
- Problem when restoring an image when there are more than 10 attached local disks
Restore could fail to start if the destination drive number was greater than 10. This has been resolved
- Registration failure when using proxy server to access the Internet
Support has been added for proxy servers in the installer registration dialog
- Fixed Windows PE (WAIK) Rescue CD driver loading at startup.
When booting with the WAIK Custom Windows PE rescue CD, drivers for unsupported devices may not load. This has been resolved.
If you are experiencing problems with rescue CD device detection then please burn a fresh Windows PE (WAIK) rescue CD after applying this update.
- File and Folder backup 'folder exclusion mask' not saved
File and Folder backup folder exclusions were not being saved to the backup XML file. This has been resolved.
- Program crash during driver scan
Fixed crash if the driver scan dialog was closed during a scan.
What's new? 5.0.3786:
- Windows PE rescue media USB3 support
Added feature to identify additional USB3 devices.
- Create WinPE rescue media
Badly formed driver INF files could cause a problem when generating the Windows PE rescue CD. This has been resolved.
emails may fail to be sent for non authenticated SMTP servers. This has been resolved.
- Windows XP add/remove boot menu
This option could fail to work in Windows XP. This has been resolved.