Macrium Reflect v8.1.8017
Date 14th May 2024

Bug fixes and Improvements v8.1.8017 - 14th May 2024

  • General
    • If you had a substantial number of existing backups, the Reflect User Interface could take many seconds to initialize. This has now been resolved.
    • An issue with Redeploy and some Intel RST device drivers has now been resolved.
    • Sometimes, mounting a Reflect image in the Recovery Environment could take a long time. This has now been resolved.
  • Rescue Media
    • The name of the computer used to create a Reflect backup is stored within the backup file and displayed by Macrium Site Manager. If a backup was created in the Recovery Environment, previously the cryptic Windows RE name was stored. Now the Windows desktop computer name is used.
  • Various
    Various other minor fixes, language translation improvements and other changes to enhance Macrium Reflect.

Bug fixes and Improvements v8.1.7909 - 11th March 2024

  • General
    • When preparing a backup completion email, Reflect could crash when querying disk information. This has been resolved.
    • Reflect could crash while loading in the Rescue environment. This has been resolved.
    • On rare occasions, Reflect may crash while in Backup Creation Wizard. This has been resolved.
    • Some customers have reported a Reflect crash during Clone operation. This has been resolved.
    • The macrium_restore.xml file could remain on the system if the Rescue Media boot menu build operation is cancelled during a system restore process. This has been resolved.
  • Rescue Media
    • Imaging exFAT file systems using the rescue media could result in a 'Backup aborted! - Volume Bitmap is NULL' failure error. This has been resolved
  • Various
    Various other minor fixes and changes to improve Macrium Reflect.

Bug fixes and Improvements v8.1.7847 - 30th January 2024

  • General
    • Support for DirectStorage has now been added to our MRVDP, MRVHDX and MRVMDK file-system filter drivers.
    • If multiple backup destinations exist for the same unavailable network share, then Reflect will now only attempt to login once when populating the Existing Backups view. This speeds up population execution.
    • Reflect Uninstall was not cleaning up all viBoot services. This has been resolved.
  • Rescue Media
    • Drive X: backup destinations in Windows will now get automatically remapped to the newly assigned PE drive in the rescue media.
    • The Rescue Media option to automatically restart after a backup was incorrectly defaulted to restart. This has been resolved.
    • The Rescue Media startup splash screen was not localized. This is now resolved.
    • When running in the Rescue Media, CHKDSK would report that MBR volumes were in-use. This has been resolved.
    • The existing Existing Backups view wasn't honoring the 'selected' checkbox when copying the settings from Windows. This has been resolved.
  • Various
    Various other minor fixes and changes to improve Macrium Reflect.

Bug fixes and Improvements v8.1.7784 - 1st December 2023

  • Rescue Media
    • We have successfully addressed a longstanding issue related to the rescue media, rectifying the potential failure to auto-populate the 'Existing Backups' view. The root cause of this problem was identified as a change, made by Windows Update on some systems, to a GPT attribute setting that concealed the system volume at PE startup.
    • We've resolved a problem where an auto restore could hide the main Reflect window in the rescue media.

Bug fixes and Improvements v8.1.7771 - 27th November 2023

  • General
    • The About box was showing 'Licensed To N/A'. This has been resolved.
  • Rescue Media
    • The Existing Backups tab was not showing the recent folders list. This has been resolved.
    • Wi-Fi profiles were not being pre-populated in WinRE. This is now resolved.

Bug fixes and Improvements v8.1.7762 - 22nd November 2023

  • Rescue Media
    • The Backup Disk Write Performance feature has been added to the Rescue Environment.
    • The Shutdown After Completion option on Rescue Media restore was not working. This has been resolved.
  • Backup
    • Comments having complex quotes, entered via the Desktop Shortcut option for background tasks, cause the backup to fail. This has been resolved.
    • FAT12/16 Volumes encrypted with Bitlocker would show as unformatted. This has been resolved.
    • Using the mouse scroll wheel in Reflect Monitor could inadvertently change the Power Options combo-box setting. This has been resolved.
  • User Interface
    • When adding a new backup to the list of existing backups, Reflect could crash if an update of the UI was already in progress. This has been resolved.
  • Improvements
    • We have added a new Email Content parameter {PCIPv4} so that you can add the workstation's local IP address to backup emails.
    • Reflect can now image Windows Installations where the system partition is installed on a Compact Flash (CF) disk.
  • Various
    Various other minor fixes and changes to improve Macrium Reflect.

Bug fixes and Improvements v8.1.7675 - 9th October 2023

  • Security Update - CVE-2023-43896
    • This update applies a security patch to psmounterex.sys. We advise you to install this release to ensure the security of your system.
  • Cloning
    • System Clones made to an empty disk could fail to boot without running 'Fix Windows Boot Problems'. This has been resolved.
  • Imaging
    • Incremental image backup of a dynamic volumes could fail to mount. This has been resolved.
    • Image backup of the system volume on a dynamic disk using Rescue Media may fail with 'Access is denied'. This has been resolved.
  • Rescue Media Builder
    If the Rescue Media drivers override settings were modified in a particular sequence, then the Rescue Media Builder could delete drivers from the host system C:\Windows\Inf folder. This has been resolved.
  • General
    • Some files were being left in C:\Users\<USER>\AppData\Local\Temp. These are now deleted after use.
    • When a backup Desktop shortcut was created with the 'Prompt' option, backups were incorrectly running in the background. This has been resolved.
    • Backup comments added via Desktop shortcuts were not getting saved. This has been resolved.
    • We have added a new menu option for submitting a support case. After contacting support for a case number, you can now take the 'Help' > Submit Support Ticket…' to provide log and system information to help us to resolve issues.
  • Various
    Various other minor fixes and changes to improve Macrium Reflect.

Bug fixes and Improvements v8.1.7638 - 4th September 2023

  • Installation
    • CPU Priority Setting was incorrectly reset during upgrade install. This has been resolved.
  • Existing Backups View
    • On the Existing Backups view, sorting by Type or Comment didn't change the sort order. This has been resolved.
      Note: Column sorting is only valid when viewing 'Backup Files', not 'Backup Sets''.
  • Cloning
    • Macrium Reflect Clone operations can now be run in the background.
  • Imaging
    • On rare occasions, cancelling an image backup takes longer, and may appear to hang. This has been resolved.
  • General
    • In Restore Only mode, the viBoot option was grayed when a Windows image was selected. This has been resolved.
    • When a backup Desktop shortcut was created with the 'Prompt' option, backups were incorrectly running in the background. This has been resolved.
    • If a PC is set to automatically sleep after a period of inactivity, and is also set to sleep after completing a backup, then both could trigger at the same time, so the "Computer will now be suspended" pop-up would still be visible after the machine was woken up. This has been resolved.
    • For backups run interactively, the "Backup Complete" pop-up will no longer prevent the system from automatically sleeping due to inactivity.
    • The 'On Completion' combo box on the 'Task Status' tab could fail to respond to mouse click events. This has been resolved.
  • Various
    Various other minor fixes and changes to improve Macrium Reflect.

Bug fixes and Improvements v8.1.7544 - 6th June 2023

  • Disk Images
    • Image backups could fail with 'Insufficient system resources' if 'Alternate locations' were used. This has been resolved.
  • Exchange
    • After Exchange Granular Recovery loads the backup and populates the mailbox names, you can click the arrow to expand the mailbox. Sometimes, this caused a crash. This has been resolved.
  • Macrium Image Guardian
    • MIG could incorrectly block the data de-duplication process 'FSDMHOST.EXE'. This has been resolved.
  • CBT
    • Formatting a new partition or resizing an existing partition could result in a BSoD. This has been resolved.
  • General
    • Reflect could freeze when Enter Key is pressed while the focus on text area of the restore/clone scroll window. This has been resolved.
    • On some Windows 7 systems, due to third party DLL injection, Reflect could get into hang state. This has been resolved.
    • On some systems, Windows could fail to provide a default GUI font and Reflect would crash. This has been resolved.
  • Various
    Various other minor fixes and changes to improve Macrium Reflect.

Bug fixes and Improvements v8.1.7469 - 18th April 2023

  • Disk Images
    • We've improved the speed of mounting images in Windows File Explorer on some systems.
    • When imaging a FAT32 partition with a very large FAT table, If the backup target ran out of space while saving the FAT table Reflect could crash. This has been resolved.
    • Reflect now uses the improved Write method to calibrate the target disk write speed. While it may take slightly longer to perform the test than previously, the results are more realistic and closely match the image write performance.
    • Drives encrypted with BitLocker would show as unformatted if the Windows BitLocker WMI component was not registered correctly. This has been resolved.
    • Reflect could crash when an image restore was initiated from Explorer Context Menu, or via command line option. This has been resolved.
  • SQL Backups
    • SQL backups could sometimes not honor retention settings for password protected network shares and for unnamed SQL Server instances. This has been resolved.
  • viBoot
    • In extremely rare circumstances the MRVMDK driver could generate a buffer overflow. This has been resolved.
    • viBoot may incorrectly display “No bootable drive detected error” when launched from Reflect. This has been resolved.
  • CBT
    • After resizing a volume, CBT will not re-enable on the volume until after a system restart. This has been resolved.
    • MRCBT failed to attach to some partitions created with legacy MS-DOS tools. This has been resolved.
  • General
    • We've added a new theme that compliments the currently selected Windows theme. Take the ‘Other Tasks’ > ‘Change Theme…' menu option and select 'Windows Color Theme’
    • We've improved device driver compatibility with Microsoft DirectStorage.
    • On some Windows 7 systems, due to third party DLL injection, Reflect could become unresponsive. This has been resolved.
    • Email parameters {BACKUPFILENAME} and {BACKUPFILEPATH} would contain incorrect data for skipped backups as no file is generated. This has been resolved by replacing the parameters with empty text.
    • The password ‘Reveal’ button has been removed from the default settings for the SMTP Server password field in the custom email configuration. This was highlighted as a potential security concern for our MSP customers that configured Macrium Reflect for their own customers.
  • Various
    Various other minor fixes and changes to improve Macrium Reflect.

Bug fixes and Improvements v8.1.7401 - 3rd March 2023

  • Disk Images
    • We've improved the speed of Incremental and Differential images for source disks with a 4K sector size.
    • Inc/Diff image size could be larger than expected after a system reboot when CBT was disabled. This has been resolved.
    • Some customers have reported that the 'Ignore Bad Sectors' option failed to suppress CRC error code 23. This has been resolved.
  • File and Folder
    • When searching for files in an File and Folder backup to Restore, pressing Enter button on “Select the Files that you want to Restore” would inadvertently closes the dialog. In this situation Reflect would crash. This has been resolved.
  • Scheduled Tasks
    • This release fixes a problem that caused a deadlock between scheduled backups in some configurations.
  • viBoot
    • Image Backup of a VM could fail when the base image used to create the VM contained multiple disks. This has been resolved.
  • General
    • Occasionally, Restore menu -> 'Browse for an image' caused a program exception. This has been resolved.
    • We've optimized the size of some UI elements for 800x600 screen resolution in the Windows PE rescue media.
    • The Rescue Media 'Devices With No Drivers' dialog is now displayed fully localized.
    • We've fixed a problem where malformed driver .inf files could cause ReDeploy to crash.
  • Various
    Various other minor fixes and changes to improve Macrium Reflect.

Bug fixes and Improvements v8.1.7387 - 21st February 2023

  • Disk Images
    • Some customers have reported images failing with error 'Invalid Function'. This has been resolved.
  • Server Plus
    • Server Plus could fail to start on Server 2003, and on Operating Systems where Advanced Vector Extensions (AVX) instructions had been disabled, or not implemented, in the CPU. This has been resolved.
  • Various
    Various other minor fixes and changes to improve Macrium Reflect.

Bug fixes and Improvements v8.1.7378 - 13th February 2023

  • Disk Images
    • Some customers have reported a slower backup speed to mechanical HDD. This has been improved.
    • Incorrect transfer rates were reported for split file backups where automatic file verification was enabled. This has been resolved.
    • Images could fail with 'unknown error' if the CPU priority slider was at the lowest or second to lowest setting. This has been resolved.
    • When restoring partition(s) to an MBR disk with logical partition(s) at the front of the disk, the extended partition could be incorrectly extended to beyond the start of the next primary partition. This has been resolved.
  • Server Plus
    • ESENT.dll could cause a program exception when Reflect starts. This has been resolved.

Bug fixes and Improvements v8.1.7367 - 7th February 2023

  • Changed Block Tracker
    We've resolved a rare BAD_POOL_HEADER exception caused by an I/O error raised when CBT read a highly fragmented NTFS Master File table (MFT).
  • Disk Images
    • v8.1 images could take longer to restore if the image file storage medium was a bottleneck in the restore process. This has been resolved.
    • On some CPUs and disk drive combinations, Reflect v8.1 manual image verification could be noticeable slower than Reflect v8.0. This has been resolved.
    • Some customers have reported a slower backup speed to Network Attached Storage. This has been improved.
    • Adjusting the CPU priority slider to the 1st or 2nd position will now also reduce the maximum CPU usage to mitigate system slowdown when creating images.
    • Some image backups fail with error code 995. This has been resolved.
  • General
    • The Email parameters for skipped backups are now correctly localized for the currently selected language.

Bug fixes and Improvements v8.1.7280 - 10th January 2023 / v8.1.7336 - 30th January 2023

Note: Release v8.1.7280 was available for a short period of time. These release notes cover both v8.1.7280 and v8.1.7336.

  • Macrium Reflect v8.1 is here
    We're pleased to announce the public release of Macrium Reflect v8.1. Please see here for more information.
  • Changed Block Tracker
    This release fixes a problem with the previous release, v8.1.7280, that caused a BSoD for some users.
  • Imaging
    When reading some Bitlocker volumes, Reflect could attempt to allocate an erroneously large block of memory. This has been resolved.
  • System Restore
    Staging a system restore from Windows would sometimes fail to automatically reboot after the restore completed within the rescue environment. This has been resolved.
  • General
    Lower than actual write speed values were shown in Disk Write Performance tool. This has been resolved.
  • Rescue Media
    We've updated the Windows PE 10 download to version 2004.
  • viBoot
    • We've added VirtualBox 7.0 support to viBoot.
    • VirtualBox VMs sometimes would not show in viBoot GUI. This has been resolved.

Bug fixes and Improvements v8.0.7175 - 26th November 2022

  • ReflectMonitor
    After updating to v8.0.7167, ReflectMonitor would not activate using the Hot-Key sequence, and the Taskbar toast notifications could fail to show. This has been resolved.
  • Dark Theme
    We've fixed an issue with the Dark Theme drawing in the Rescue Media Builder advanced properties.

Bug fixes and Improvements v8.0.7167 - 25th November 2022

  • Technician's USB Media
    Expired technician's media would pop up "Technicians' media has expired" message box twice. This has been resolved.
  • Imaging
    • We've improved the speed of loading Delta Indexes when there are many Incremental backups in a backup set.
    • Drive Letters were not shown in the Partition Layout view for Dynamic Disk volumes. This has been resolved.
    • Reflect Home or Workstation would show ReFS file systems as "Unformatted". ReFS is now displayed correctly, however, please note that you need Reflect Server or Server Plus for 'intelligent sector copy' images of ReFS formatted drives.
  • Macrium Reflect General
    • When creating a backup, it was possible to paste in a filename that contained invalid characters. This is now resolved.
    • Reflect maintains a "Recent backup destinations" list for searching existing backups. Occasionally, under certain usage scenarios, the selection state of some of the check boxes on this list could not be remembered. This is now resolved.
    • Leading and trailing spaces are now trimmed for file path edit boxes.
    • ReflectMonitor did not display the Current Progress for Automatic Verification. This has been resolved.
  • Various
    Various other minor fixes and changes to improve Macrium Reflect.

Bug fixes and Improvements v8.0.7097 - 31st October 2022

  • Scheduling
    If the scheduler fails to launch Reflect, a diagnostic error code will now appear in the scheduler history.
  • SQL Backups
    SQL authentication credentials could fail to save causing scheduled backups to fail. This has been resolved.
  • Technician's USB Media
    Expired Technician's USB sticks would sometimes crash on startup, rather than giving a "This Technicians' media has expired" message box. This has been resolved.
  • Imaging
    • ReFS volumes on dynamic disks were shown as "Unformatted" in Reflect Server. This has been resolved.
    • Restores and Clones. We've improved the handling of logical partitions on MBR disk to grow the containing extended partition to the end of the disk.
    • We've Improved the support for meta block groups on Linux EXT2+ formatted file-systems. Previously, fragmented Group Descriptors could cause the file system to show as unformatted
  • Macrium Reflect General
    • The trial registration process could be blocked on Server 2003. This has been resolved.
    • In dark mode, the Mount Exchange Backup dialog's backup tree was not being themed correctly. This has been resolved.
    • On the Scripts tab, the Add Script button will now always be enabled.
    • 'mrauto.exe' caused Reflect to fail to start when using invalid chars in backup filename. This has been resolved.
    • A different backup file could be selected in Existing backups view after cancelling Run backup/Edit Comment/etc. This has been resolved.
  • Macrium Image Guardian
    The Image Guardian Settings Events tab would not auto populate with Windows Events. This issue has been resolved.
  • Various
    Various other minor fixes and changes to improve Macrium Reflect.

Bug fixes and Improvements v8.0.6979 - 7th September 2022

  • Localization
    We've added Hungarian localization to Macrium Reflect and improved the coverage of translated strings.
    We would like to thank our localization contributors for their outstanding help with the Macrium Reflect localization project. For credits, please take the 'Help' > 'About' menu option and click 'Localization Contributors'
  • Macrium Image Guardian
    • The Macrium Image Guardian Settings dialog box could crash if a storage device returned a malformed Device Name. This has been resolved.
    • The check boxes and icons in the Volumes tab of the Macrium Image Guardian Settings dialog box did not display correctly at some DPI levels. This has been resolved.
  • RMBuilder
    When downloading Windows PE 5.0, the Rescue Media Builder would sometimes fail to download the last 15MB. This has been resolved.
  • Clone
    Cancelling a clone operation and selecting 'No' to the cancel request would leave the operation in Paused state. This has been resolved.
  • Restore
    The Shutdown/Reboot selection for automatic restores in the PE rescue media would not be honored. This has been resolved.
  • File and Folder Backup
    An incorrect 'Cannot replace file...' error could be shown when restoring a file from a File and Folder backup to a different location. This has been resolved.
  • Backup Completion Emails
    • Email parameters. The {WINVER} parameter now also appends Window's update build revision(UBR) number.
    • We've added the following parameters:
      {BACKUPSTATUS} - Backup completion status
      {BACKUPCOMMENT} - Backup Comment
  • User Interface
    • We've added a basic password authentication option to the Macrium Reflect user interface.
      Please see here, for more information.
    • We've added a new option to disable consolidation for Incremental retention.
      Please see here, for more information.
  • Macrium Reflect General
    • Windows Security/Defender reports warnings when Attack Surface Reduction rules are enabled. This has been resolved.
    • When running in the Rescue environment, the toolbar button to display loading errors in the Existing Backups tab was hidden. This has been resolved.
    • After cancelling a split-file backup that had progressed to the last file, Reflect could prompt for a new backup destination. This has been resolved.
    • In some instances, automatic image verification could result in the system becoming unresponsive during verification. This has been resolved.
    • We've improved the resizing of the Image View comments column, and the limitation on comment length displayed has been removed.
    • Reflect could crash when downloading language file with no Internet connection. This has been resolved.
    • An incorrect warning message, 'File is encrypted and supplied password is incorrect', could be shown in backup logs if consolidation was disabled using the registry setting. This has been resolved.
  • Various
    Various other minor fixes and changes to improve Macrium Reflect.

Bug fixes and Improvements v8.0.6867 - 6th July 2022

  • Localization
    The console output incorrectly displayed non English language characters when running batch files and scripts. This has been resolved.
  • Technicians Portable
    When running backups and clones from Technicians media in Portable mode, the Reflect window could be hidden with no way to un-hide. This has been resolved.
  • Macrium Reflect Automation Command Line Utility - MRAuto.exe
    The Reflect Default settings would cause old backup files to be purged without specifying --retention option. This has been resolved.
  • ReflectUpdater
    ReflectUpdater could cause a program exception during a check for update or registration. This has been resolved.
  • File and Folder
    • A rare computer crash has been reported when dismounting File and Folder backups. This has been resolved.
    • When selecting files to restore in the file search dialog, de-selecting a file will now correctly de-select the 'Select All' checkbox.
  • Macrium Image Guardian
    We've fixed multiple visual issues on older versions of Windows.
  • Changed Block Tracker
    After restoring a non-system MBR partition on Windows 7, CBT would sometimes not be used for future images. This has been resolved.
  • Backup Completion Emails
    • We've added dynamic parameters to both the email subject and the message body of completion email.
      Please see here, for more information.

    • Email Defaults - Recipients email address(es) were not correctly saved when changing existing defaults. This has been resolved.
  • Macrium Reflect General
    • We've added an Export button to the Schedule Backups toolbar. This was previously only available in the right click context menu.
    • Backing up unlocked BitLocker partitions without Reflect image encryption enabled will now show a warning message to suggest encrypting the backup.
    • We've added a new comment column to the 'Existing Backups' view to display backup comments in the list of files and sets.
    • We've fixed a bug that caused a program crash if a disk was connected that was originally cloned using a 3rd party product called 'Casper'.
    • Cloning and shrinking a FAT32 volume could fail with 'Error 0'. This has been resolved.
    • Some BitLocker partitions on MBR style disks would fail to auto-unlock in the Rescue Environment. This has been resolved.
  • Various
    Various other minor fixes and changes to improve Macrium Reflect.

Bug fixes and Improvements v8.0.6758 - 11th May 2022

  • Localization
    We've added Chinese and Chinese (Taiwan) to Macrium Reflect, and improved the coverage of translated strings.
    We would like to thank our localization contributors for their outstanding help with the Macrium Reflect localization project. For credits, please take the 'Help' > 'About' menu option and click 'Localization Contributors'
  • Macrium Reflect Automation Command Line Utility - MRAuto.exe
    We've created a new utility to simplify common Image backup and restore tasks using the Windows command line.

    Note: MRAuto.exe is installed to the Macrium Reflect installation folder and is not available for Macrium Reflect Free.
    For more information on MRAuto.exe please see here

  • File and Folder
    • We've added a "Select All" checkbox to the Search Restore Files Wizard. Note: When multiple versions of a file are available, only the most recent will be selected.
    • Incremental and Differential backups could incorrectly list some unchanged files as included in the current backup. This has been resolved.
  • Macrium Image Guardian
    We've added an optional email notification for Blocked File Operations.

    For more information on this functionality please see here

  • viBoot
    A password error could incorrectly be reported for encrypted image files during a VM Backup. This has been resolved.
  • Rescue Media
    When building PE 10 rescue media, if a custom wim file was provided, the Windows PE 10 download would sometimes incorrectly report failure. This has been resolved.
  • Macrium Reflect General
    • We've added additional information to the 'Detach Image' dialog to identify the mounted image file.
    • We've added the ability to purge the scheduled tasks history for Macrium Task Scheduler (MTS) jobs.
    • Image logs have been enhanced to include the unique volume path for each file system imaged. This helps to identify which volume is being verified when there is no drive letter assigned to the file system.
    • Saving a generated backup script in a previously unseen folder will show a 'Script folder warning' message to ensure the folder is protected from unauthorised access.
    • Renaming scripts from the script view context menu could prematurely cancel or lose the file extension. This has been resolved.
    • Site Manager created Image Files and Logs would not always have the backup definition displayed as Site Manager nor be correctly filtered. This has been resolved.
    • Using the Existing Files view context menu to View Backup Logs by definition, will now show Site Manager logs for a Site Manager created Image File.
  • Various
    Various minor fixes and changes to improve Macrium Reflect.

Bug fixes and Improvements v8.0.6635 - 4th March 2022

  • Localization
    We've added Dutch, Portuguese Brazilian and Polish translations to Macrium Reflect, and improved the coverage of translated strings.
    We would like to thank our localization contributors for their outstanding help with the Macrium Reflect localization project. For credits, please take the 'Help' > 'About' menu option and click 'Localization Contributors'
  • Macrium Image Guardian
    Applies to Windows 7 to 8.1 and Server 2008R2 to Server 2012R2. On some systems, MIG could generate a Stack Trace event for a non-blocked remote file operation. This has been resolved.

    For more information on this functionality please see here

  • Scheduled Backups
    On some systems, if Power Saving options were set to shut down or suspend the system after a scheduled backup, then the end time in the Scheduler History could show the time the system started up again instead of the time the backup completed. This has been resolved.
  • Rescue Media
    The rescue media could default to using a US Keyboard layout regardless of the current Windows keyboard setting. This has been resolved.
  • viBoot
    viBoot could incorrectly display 'No bootable drive detected error' when launched from Reflect. This has been resolved.
  • Server Plus
    SQL Diff and Log backups could fail to find the previous backup in the set and create a new Full. This has been resolved.

Bug fixes and Improvements v8.0.6584 - 15th February 2022

Note: This release is for Windows 10 and 11 only.

  • Macrium Image Guardian
    On some systems, MIG could generate a Stack Trace event for a non-blocked remote file operation. This has been resolved.

    For more information on this functionality please see here

  • File and Folder
    File and Folder restores could fail if the restored path was greater than 256 characters. This has been resolved.
  • Clone Power Saving Options
    When taking a clone, any change to the after Clone shutdown option would be incorrectly overruled by the Power Saving options in the clone definition. This has been resolved.

Bug fixes and Improvements v8.0.6562 - 8th February 2022

  • Technicians License
    This patch only applies to Technicians Portable Rescue Media, and corrects a build problem when creating portable media using v8.0.6560.

Bug fixes and Improvements v8.0.6560 - 7th February 2022

  • Localization
    • We've added Korean, Italian and Turkish localizations. German, French and Japanese translations have been improved and now have much better coverage of the UI text and more accurate translations.

      We would like to thank our localization contributors for their outstanding help with the Macrium Reflect localization project. For credits, please take the 'Help' > 'About' menu option and click 'Localization Contributors'

  • Rescue Media
    • We've added font and language pack support for PE 10/11. The language pack files for Japanese, Korean, Russian and Ukrainian will be added automatically during the build process. Fonts for Japanese and Korean will also be included.
    • The Rescue Media Builder now has an option to copy IP and DNS settings from the host PC into the rescue media.
    • For each device on the Advanced Options Drivers tab, there is now an option to not copy drivers from the host machine, even if there are no corresponding drivers already available in the WinPE/WinRE wim.
    • On the Advanced Options Drivers tab, selecting the Use Host Driver drop-down option would not always change the driver status. This has been resolved.
    • When creating USB-based Windows PE 3 rescue media, the Multi-boot (MBR/UEFI) option could sometimes be selected, even though PE 3 does not support multi-boot. This has been resolved.
    • A recent Windows update on some Windows 10 or 11 systems caused WinRE based Rescue Media ISO files/Optical media to fail to UEFI boot if created after the update. This has been resolved. Please re-create ISO files/Optical rescue media if this affects you.
    • On-board AMD RAID devices were not being correctly detected/handled when creating rescue media. This has been resolved.

  • Imaging
    • We've added support for Hardware/Self Encrypting Drives (SED). Volumes on a SED will be treated the same as software BitLocker encrypted volumes, with the same backup and restore outcomes.
    • Change Block Tracker – Minor performance improvements.
    • Volume Access Driver – Minor performance improvements.

  • File and Folder
    • The File and Folder backup wizard would select both Folder and CD radio options at the same time. This has been resolved.
    • The Add Folder dialog was not showing volume mount points. This has been resolved.
    • The search controls in the File and Folder backup view could disappear when changing source folders. This has been resolved.

  • Image Guardian
    • Blocked file operations originating in the System process now generate a stack back trace event. This helps to troubleshoot the cause of blocked file write access.

      For more information on this functionality please see here


  • Server Plus
    • The first page of the Exchange Mailbox Restore wizard will now show the backup definition name for each Exchange backup.
    • In rare situations, a scheduled Exchange backups running as SYSTEM could falsely report "The specified module could not be found". This has been resolved.

  • General
    • When shutting down after a backup, the notification pop-up now has the option to postpone the shutdown. This new option is also available for rebooting, hibernating or suspending after a backup.
    • We've added a new toolbar button in the Existing Backups View to create and amend backup/image comments.
    • We've added a new toolbar button in the Existing Backups View to automatically size all columns to fit the data.
    • The Log View now retains all custom column widths.
    • When viewing a specific backup, the Log View would also open the most recent backup log. This has been resolved.
    • Backup logs from v7 could occasionally not be found when viewing specific backup log. This has been resolved.
    • Verification, Browse and Restore functions were unavailable for images/backups spanning multiple locations, such as those created with multiple optical media discs. This has been resolved.
    • A rare FAT32 detection issue was reported with a mis configured FAT32 volumes. This has been resolved.
    • A program exception could occur when performing the Analyze File System operation from the Drive Partition view. This has been resolved.
    • We've resolved a random crash when sending backup failure emails.
    • Macrium Reflect could hang for many seconds at startup if a Windows network share was mapped to a drive letter in the context of an elevated Admin user. This has been resolved.
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  • Scheduler
    • Postponed scheduled backups will now minimize to the system tray, with new options to postpone the backup further or to run immediately.
    • If a scheduled backup is configured to send an email on backup failure, then the Macrium Task Scheduler will now attempt to send the email itself if Reflect failed to launch.
  • Various
    Various minor fixes and changes to improve Macrium Reflect.

Bug fixes and Improvements v8.0.6392 - 18th November 2021

  • Rescue Media
    Some customers have reported incorrect drive letter assignments in Windows PE. This has been resolved.

    If this issue affects you then please create fresh rescue media after updating.
  • Server Plus
    Improved performance of the Exchange Mailbox Restore wizard when selecting folders or mailboxes.
  • Changed Block Tracker
    We've added extra detection for nonconforming 3rd party file system kernel filter drivers to prevent system exceptions.
  • Various
    Various minor fixes and changes to improve Macrium Reflect.

Bug fixes and Improvements v8.0.6353 - 6th November 2021

  • Encrypted Backups
    After upgrading to v8.0.6350, scheduled encrypted backups failed with 'File is encrypted and supplied password is incorrect'. This has been resolved.

Bug fixes and Improvements v8.0.6350 - 6th November 2021

  • Macrium Reflect Free
  • Localization
    • We've added French, Russian and Ukrainian translations to Macrium Reflect, and improved the coverage of translated strings.
  • Windows 11
    • Support has been added in RMBuilder for the Windows 11 PE Rescue Environment.
    • The rescue media now correctly automatically assigns drive letter 'C' to the Windows 11 system drive.
    • The rescue media now correctly identifies and labels Windows 11 for 'Fix Boot Problems' and 'ReDeploy'
    • We've fixed a problem that could cause a Windows 11 disk clone to hang at the end of the clone process.

  • If this affects you then please create fresh rescue media after updating.

  • Rescue Media Builder
    • The interface would not scale correctly when moved to a different monitor. This has been resolved.
  • Scheduling
    • The backup delay after reboot for scheduled backups is now user configurable. This enables a custom delay to enable network shares and external disks to come on-line before starting a backup.
      See here for more information.
    • The message displayed in the log for a full target disk has been improved
    • On some systems, tasks scheduled to run at logon would not always run. This has been resolved.
  • File and Folder Backup/Restore
    • There’s a new option in Restore to select the "Parent Folder" to restore when restoring to a new location. It’s now possible to restore individual files directly into the new folder, or restore higher parent folder(s) of the selected files.
      Note, if the files selected to restore are in multiple folders then the common parent folder of the selected files is used as the base parent.
      See here for more information.
    • Some file modified dates in File and Folder backups could be off by the DST time difference. This has been resolved.
    • Use of inconsistent share name case in network share paths could lead to multiple root folders when mounting the backup in Explorer. This has been resolved.
    • Customers reported a rare case where exclusion filters could be ignored in Japanese. This has been resolved.
  • Cloning
    • We've resolved a problem where shrinking large FAT32 file systems, where the root directory cluster wasn't at a standard offset, could cause the cloned file system to be unreadable.
      Note: The cluster offset indicates that the file system wasn't created by Windows, and is a rare occurrence.
  • viBoot
    • viBoot would not respond to a theme change. This has been resolved.
    • viBoot incorrectly checking password encrypted image files during VM creation. This has been resolved.
    • Empty error message was displayed when attempting to change repository location. This has been resolved.
  • Change Block Tracker
    • Change Block Tracker would sometimes fail to attach to the System volume. This has been resolved.
  • Image Guardian
    • We have improved the attack detection algorithms to provide enhanced security.
  • General
    • Customers were reporting issues with network share access in the UI and during backup. This has been resolved.
  • General UI
    • The File menu option in Reflect Monitor would sometimes not be shown. This has been resolved.
    • The Restore button in the Restore wizard would not disable all page items. This has been resolved.
    • Customers reported that the backup log could be in mixed English and German. This has been resolved.
    • Log View refresh button was not correctly finding new log files. This has been resolved.
    • Log View browser view option would not correctly show the backup state image. This has been resolved.
    • Existing Backups View was not showing split file total sizes alongside the single file size. This has been resolved.
    • Customers reported a crash in the Existing Backups view when refreshing the list of files. This has been resolved.
    • In PE Explorer the OK button was not opening selected volumes. This has been resolved.
    • Scheduled backups on completion could leave the Close button disabled. This has been resolved.
    • Customers reported that the backup system tray icon could not be shown. This has been resolved.
    • Windows Notifications were not translated. This has been resolved.
    • The verify process after backup showed a double percentage sign. This has been resolved.
    • Standalone WebView2 browser for email authentication has been removed due to Google API change.
    • Existing Backups View. The size column is now configurable.

Bug fixes and Improvements v8.0.6161 - 7th September 2021

  • General
    • We've added identification of external processes locking Macrium Reflect backup files when a sharing violation causes a failure in the backup or consolidation.

      Note: Process names can only be identified if they originate on the local PC and are traceable.

    • We've added a 'Reveal' button to show the typed/entered password when browsing/verifying/restoring password protected or encrypted images.
    • We've added a backup overall progress percentage tooltip to Reflect Monitor taskbar system tray icon
  • Localization
  • Rescue Media Builder
    • Recent backup folders were not always being copied when creating rescue media. This has been resolved.
    • We've added a network authentication prompt when saving an ISO file to a disconnected network share.
  • Technician's Rescue Media
    • The option to prefix the backup filename with IMAGEID was not available in PE/Portable mode. This has been resolved.
    • The toolbar for Defaults was not visible in Technician's PE/Portable mode. This has been resolved.
  • File and Folder Backup
    • Folders to backup were not added in alphabetic order. This has been resolved.
    • File & Folder backup wizard would not use the users locale date/time format for the folder date/time. This has been resolved.
  • Server Plus
    • The refresh of the Exchange backup cache could lead to a "Not Responding" state. This has been resolved.
    • Exchange backup could lead to an error "Not Enough Storage is available to process this command". This has been resolved.
    • A program exception could occur when specifying an alternate location for SQL Server database restore. This has been resolved.
  • Clone
    • Email Attachments were missing for Clone operation. This has been resolved.
    • Clone operations could fail to start if Forensic Copy was selected. This has been resolved.
  • Image
    An edge case with some flash drives could cause the last physical cluster of an imaged file system to be skipped. This has been resolved.
  • Changed Block Tracker
    • The CBT state in Macrium Reflect menus would not always track the current CBT state correctly. This has been resolved.
    • On some systems, CBT could not be enabled on the system volume. This has been resolved.
  • Image Mounting
    • Mounted NTFS volumes would show as tbFAT in the Windows Explorer properties dialog when the option to "Allow access to restricted folders" had been checked. This has been resolved.
    • When mounting an image the image comment would be displayed over the checkbox forcing 2 clicks to enable the checkbox. This has been resolved.
    • When an image is automatically dismounted as part of consolidation, the Unmount backup dialog would retain the mounted volume. This has been resolved.
  • Defaults and Settings
    • The network authentication defaults now has a Test option to test connectivity.
    • On 32 bit systems, default network user names were not being saved. This has been resolved.
  • Log View
    • The toolbar on the Log View could become corrupt when hiding the filters after switching tabs. This has been resolved.
    • The Log view refresh button was clearing the log filters. This has been resolved.
  • Existing Backups View
    • The Existing Backups View browse option would not automatically select the file that was browsed for. This has been resolved.
    • We've made the 'Folders list' column in the Existing Backups View re-sizable.
  • Reflect Monitor
    Cancelling a backup in Reflect Monitor could leave some buttons disabled. This has been resolved.
  • Various
    Various minor fixes and changes to improve Macrium Reflect.

Bug fixes and Improvements v8.0.6036 - 14th July 2021

  • Installer
    On pre-Windows 8 systems we've improved the detection of Windows SHA-2 patches to enable installation to continue.
  • Rescue Media Builder
    • When determining what size partition to create for USB rescue media, the Rescue Media Builder will now always allocate at least 20% more space than is required for the files to ensure enough space is allocated.
    • If the Rescue Media Builder could not find enough space on a USB stick to create the rescue media, the log could report incorrect partition numbers and size requirements. This has been resolved.
    • An invalid filename for an iso file could cause the iso file path to be malformed. This has been resolved.
  • Macrium Reflect UI - General
    • We've added a Full/Diff/Inc backup type column to the Log View list.
    • The 'Type' column in the 'Definition Files' view is now sortable.
    • Disabled menu items could sometimes appear as enabled when using the light theme. This has been resolved.
    • When trying to rename an XML definition file, the ?c? character could not be entered. This has been resolved.
    • The mouse pointer detection zone for check-boxes in the Browse Image dialog box was too small, making them difficult to interact with. This has been resolved.
    • Under Reflect Defaults, some text labels in the Email Settings could become misaligned. This has been resolved.
  • Existing Files View
    • We've changed the icon in the list of folders for network shares that can't connect and for folders that don't exist. We've also added a 'Connect' context menu to prompt for authentication and to display an appropriate error message for local folders.
    • Intermittent connection issues could cause the list of backups in a shared folder to be empty. This has been resolved.
    • Removing the last folder in the list of files to search in the existing backups view would not refresh the backups. This has been resolved.
  • Rescue Media
    • When authenticating a network share while booted into the Rescue Media, clicking the Show Password button could cause the Rescue Media to reboot. This has been resolved.
    • The backup run dialog could be clipped when running at 800x600 resolution. This has been resolved.
    • An incorrect VSS warning message box was displayed when imaging removable drives in the rescue media. This has been resolved.
    • We've increased the time-out when connecting to network shares to reduce connection failures.

    We recommend re-building your rescue media if these problems adversely affect you, or if you're unsure.

  • viBoot
    viBoot in VirtualBox mode now uses per-user repository for VMs instead of per-machine configuration. This is to bring it in-line with Oracle VM VirtualBox Manager UI. Existing VMs will be migrated to per-user repository when viBoot is restarted after installation.
  • Removable Drive Images
    Images of BitLocker encrypted flash/removable drives would fail with a file system error. This has been resolved.
  • Clone/Restore
    A drive letter could be incorrectly assigned when 'None' was selected for the target partition drive letter. This has been resolved. .
  • Server Plus Exchange
    • Exchange backups now show a more appropriate error when attempting to backup databases that changed location.
    • Encrypted and password protected Incremental backups could fail to append to an existing backup set. This has been resolved.
  • Various
    Various minor fixes and changes to improve Macrium Reflect.

Bug fixes and Improvements v8.0.5994 - 21st June 2021

  • Windows PE
    When mapping a network drive in WinPE/RE the error "A specified logon session does not exist. It may already have been terminated." could be encountered. This has been resolved.
  • Rescue Media Builder
    We've added the WinRE Boot\Resources folder contents to the rescue media build for improved loading visualization.
  • Log View
    Log Files View would crash if a completion message exceeded 255 chars, this has been resolved.
  • UI Theme
    • Some Edit controls in viBoot would fail to respond to mouse interactions when using dark themes. This has been resolved.
    • When using the light theme, some UI elements would incorrectly display a dark grey overlay. This has been resolved.
  • Consolidation
    • The standalone consolidation tool 'Consolidate.exe' rejected correct passwords for password protected backups. This has been resolved.
    • A rare condition could cause consolidation to fail with a 'Bad file descriptor' error. This has been resolved.
  • Backup File Name
    • When an Incremental or Differential had no backup set to append to and created a Full, the {BACKUPTYPE} Parameter would be incorrectly replaced with the requested type rather than 'Full'. This has been resolved.
    • A backup set with alternative locations, where the Full backup was created with Macrium Reflect v7.2.4732 or earlier, could cause the backup file name to exclude the default Image ID and target the wrong directory. This has been resolved.
    • We've added a 'Collision Sequence' number that persists for a backup set when the Full backup has the same name as an existing backup. This ensures that backup sets with similar names and no unique prefix, can be easily identified by file name.
  • VBScript Generation
    The auto generated VBScript source template failed to run with a code syntax error. This has been resolved.
  • Scheduled Tasks
    In some circumstances, when editing non SYSTEM account scheduled tasks, Reflect would ask for a username and password even when one had already been provided. This has been resolved.
  • Restore
    • The locked drive dialog incorrectly showed drive 'X:' rather than the locked volume when prompting to restore using the rescue media. This has been resolved.
    • When launching a restore from an image file in Windows Explorer, the restore Wizard would be suppressed for the first run after a reboot. This has been resolved.
    • The Restore/Clone automatic resize was not locking the size of MBR WinRE recovery partitions. This has been resolved.
  • Existing Backups View
    The Existing Backups view could become unsynchronized with the "Folders To Search". This has been resolved.
  • Backup Definition Rename
    • Renaming a backup definition file could lead to an abnormal Reflect termination. This has been resolved.
    • Renaming a backup definition file could cause the next definition in the list to incorrectly show the name of the file just renamed. This has been resolved.
  • Network Path Auto-Complete
    A long delay could be encountered when entering a UNC or network share path as a backup path. This has been resolved.
  • Server Plus
    • When backing up Microsoft Exchange the incorrect databases, intermittently, could be listed in the backup summary. This has been resolved.
    • Exchange backups could fail with: "One or more files failed the copy process" if the database path uses a different case to the defaulted case. This has been resolved.
  • viBoot
    The network adapter settings in the create VM wizard could be incorrectly hidden. This has been resolved.
  • Various
    Various minor fixes and changes to improve Macrium Reflect.

Bug fixes and Improvements v8.0.5963 - 7th June 2021

  • Cloning
    • When running clone jobs in 'batch' mode the clone dialog would incorrectly be shown at the end of the job. This has been resolved.
    • The taskbar icon could be hidden for scheduled clone jobs. This has been resolved.
  • Windows PE
    If Windows PE has a low horizontal screen resolution of 800 pixels or less, then the restore/clone dialog could be 'clipped', rendering the 'Finish' button inaccessible. This has been resolved.
  • ReflectUI.exe
    ReflectUI could generate a program error on Windows 8.1 and Server 2012 and cause multiple icons to appear in the notification area. This has been resolved.
  • Backup to DVD/CD
    Reflect could generate a program exception when ejecting optical media at the end of a backup. This has been resolved.
  • File and Folder Backup
    When searching password protected/encrypted File and Folder backups, the entered correct password was rejected causing the search to fail. This has been resolved.
  • Retention Warning
    The backup completion warning, when the retention purge deletes all backups prior to running the backup, wasn't being suppressed if the retention rules were explicitly set to retain 1 Full. This has been resolved.
  • Various
    Various minor fixes and changes to improve Macrium Reflect.

Bug fixes and Improvements v8.0.5946 - 1st June 2021

  • BitLocker Restore
    We've resolved a problem that caused partitions encrypted with BitLocker to fail to be restored if the BitLockered partition wasn't the first partition in the restore sequence, and a 'BitLocker live' restore was initiated.

    We recommend re-building your rescue media if your system uses BitLocker encryption, or if you're unsure.

Bug fixes and Improvements v8.0.5945 - 30th May 2021

  • File and Folder
    We've resolved a problem with the File and Folder source tree control not displaying selection state correctly
  • Various
    Various minor fixes and changes to improve Macrium Reflect.

Bug fixes and Improvements v8.0.5942 - 29th May 2021

  • Windows XP
    Some 32 bit components could error during initialization when running on Windows XP. This has been resolved.
  • Shutdown after Backup
    We've resolved a problem that caused the power settings after a backup to not be honored.
  • Exchange
    Exchange backups would not correctly group by year when selecting a backup to restore from. This has been resolved.
  • Scheduled Backups View
    A rare program error could occur in the schedule history view when retrieving audit history records. This has been resolved.
  • UI Improvements
    • Some Windows installations, including, but not limited to, Japanese and Chinese traditional, could substitute the UI font with an incorrect typeface. This has been resolved.
    • Image Guardian Event Viewer did not correctly display Warning icons. This has been resolved.
  • Technicians License
    The Technicians Portable application could display an incorrect expiry date in the application title bar. This has been resolved.
  • Batch Backups
    Backups run in 'batch mode', using a script by passing parameters to the Reflect command line would incorrectly show a completion dialog. This has been resolved.
  • viBoot
    viBoot could fail to load v8 encrypted image files. This has been resolved.
  • Various
    Various minor fixes and changes to improve Macrium Reflect.

Bug fixes and Improvements v8.0.5928 - 25th May 2021

  • Reflect UI Font
    We've changed the menu fonts used in v8.0 to be the same face and point size as in v7.x. A future update will add additional configuration options.
  • Main Toolbar
    The main application toolbar can now by hidden to save space. Take the 'View' > 'Toolbar' menu option.
  • Log View
    • To save screen space, we've added a Show/Hide button for the filter options in the Log View.
    • Logs were not being purged on startup when the retention was set for zero days. This has been resolved.
    • We've resolved a crash when loading log files that are empty.
  • File and Folder
    • File and Folder backups could incorrectly report access denied for some files when backing up. This has been resolved.
    • The copied files list now shows Modified and Created dates in local time rather than UTC.
  • Installer
    The 32 bit installer could crash unexpectedly on some systems. This has been resolved.
  • Password Reveal
    Password reveal box now supports Windows Hello PIN authentication..
  • MS Outlook 365
    We've fixed a problem with Outlook personal account usage in the MS Outlook 365 Email Settings

v8.0.5903 - 17th May 2021

  • Macrium Reflect v8.0 - First Public Release
    We're excited to announce the official release of Macrium Reflect v8.0.

    Macrium Reflect v8.0 has been comprehensively overhauled to provide a better user experience, and we've added some great new functionality as well...

    • Resilient File System (ReFS) and exFAT support
    • Dark Theme
    • Intra-Daily scheduled backups
    • Removable media Imaging and Cloning support
    • Automatic partition resizing when restoring or cloning to different sized disks
    • New 'Existing Backups' view
    • Improved File and Folder backup wizard
    • Improved backup file name functionality
    • New tbFAT driver for mounting File and Folder backups
    • Redesigned and Improved 'Log' view
    • OAuth 2.0 email authentication for Gmail and Outlook 365
    • viBoot now includes Oracle VirtualBox support

    Please visit our knowledgebase for more information: New in Macrium Reflect 8.0