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Quick solution

If NAS is not listed under 'My NAS connections' and/or under 'Network', type NAS` IP-address in the text field 'Back up to:', then hit Enter on keyboard.

Note: it may take several seconds to connect to the NAS.

If that does not help, try indicating NAS` name and a shared folder as shown below. Remeber to press Enter after each attempt.

More details on troubleshooting NAS detection in Windows and Acronis Linux and WinPE bootable environments are below.

Windows version of Acronis True Image:

NAS is not listed under 'My NAS connections'

Starting from 2012 version, Acronis True Image on Windows is capable of automatically detecting NAS devices in local network. Found devices are shown under special “My NAS connections” section in “Browse” dialog window. Automatic detection is done through Apple`s Bonjour service for Windows. If NAS is not listed under 'My NAS connections', troubleshoot the issue as followsImage:

Following requirements must be met:

  1. Bonjour service must be installed in Windows
    Download page for Windows XP SP3 32-bit, Windows 7 (32 and 64-bit): (version 2 of Bonjour service).

    64-bit Windows 7, 8 and 10: use 7-zip or other archiver to extract Bonjour64.msi from iTunes installation file (version 3 of Bonjour service).
    Bonjour service is not available for 32-bit versions of Windows 8 and 10, meaning that automatic NAS detection feature will not work on these OSes.

  2. Bonjour service must be running
    To check whether Bonjour service is running, open Windows Task Manager and see whether the process mDNSResponder.exe is running.
    If it is not – reinstall Bonjour and restart the computer
  3. Port 5353 UDP must be opened on Windows machine with Acronis True Image
  4. Port 5353 UDP must not be blocked on router/switch that is used to connect to NAS

    Use additional troubleshooting steps if all previously listed requirements are met, but NAS is still not detected automatically:

  5. Restart PC, router and NAS
  6. Add 'C:Program FilesBonjourmDNSResponder.exe“ to antivirus/firewall/antimalware exception list
  7. Log out from all VPN clients and close them
  8. Install all Windows updates and service packs available

NAS is not listed under Network section

If you expand 'Network' in Browse dialog box and do not see your NAS, it is most probably due to network environment problems.

In order to see whether the issue occurs with Acronis only or it is universal, please open Windows Explorer and see if the NAS is shown under Network:

Follow steps below to troubleshoot NAS detection in Windows:

1. Check if the NAS could be pinged:
Open Start menu, type cmd and press Enter
Type ping <NAS name or ip-address> and press Enter:
See if there are any errors with reaching the NAS


2. See if the NAS could be accessed by typing its name or IP-address directly in the address bar in File Explorer:

Try accessing the NAS by name and ip-address, access the 'root folder' of the NAS and one of its shares, for example:

3. Reboot PC, NAS and router

4. Create a new SMB/CIFS share through NAS Management Console in web browser

5. Disable NFS shares on NAS through NAS Management Console in web browser

6. If possible, changed highest version of SMB protocol allowed from 3 to 2 through NAS Management Console in web browser

Bootable media/Acronis Startup Recovery Manager (ASRM):

After starting Acronis True Image in bootable media or Acronis Startup Recovery Manager, allow it 2-3 minutes before opening 'Recover' or 'Backup' dialog. Sometimes network initialization requires that extra time to complete. That would be especially useful for Wi-Fi networks.
(!) In verstions older than Acronis True Image 2018, Wi-Fi connections are supported only in standard Linux-based media, ASRM and bootable media, created via Tools - Rescue Media Builder - Advanced - WinPE-based - Windows Recovery Environment (available only if the computer manufacturer included Windows Recovery Environment with the computer). WinPE-based media, built with ADK (not WinRE) does not support Wi-Fi due to Microsoft`s limitation.

Automatic NAS detection in 'My NAS connections' in bootable media is done through Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) service.

If it is not able to automatically find your NAS, either expand 'Computers Near Me' section or just type IP-address/name of your NAS directly in 'File name' field, for example:



In the above example replace with your NAS` IP-address and MyNAS - with your NAS name.

After you type backward slash (') after IP-address or NAS` name, the program will attempt to connect to indicated NAS automatically. You do not need to press any extra key to force connection. It may take a minute to locate the NAS. If indicated IP-address is found or NAS` name is resolved, you will be prompted to enter your NAS credentials.

Troubleshooting NAS detection in bootable media and ASRM:

  1. See if network card is detected
    Linux-based media and ASRM:

    You may need to click on >> to access Network Options

    Click on Network Options button and see if the network card is listed. If opened window is empty/blank, it means that no network card has been detected. In such case use WinPE-based media, or, if the issue persists, WinPE with custom drivers for particular network card.
    If the WinPE-based media does not have “Network Options” button, then switch to black command-line window behind Acronis True Image and issue command “ipconfig /all” (without quotes). See if network card is detected:

  2. Make sure that assigned IP-address is not a link-local address:
    Look at IP Address value (Linux-based media and ASRM) or IPv4 Address (WinPE-based media). It must not start with 169.254., otherwise it would mean link-local address has been assigned and there is no proper connection to DHCP server. If it starts with 169.254, make sure that cables are connected properly to the PC, router and NAS, reboot them.
  3. Run ping command to see if there is network connection to NAS.
    Linux-based media and ASRM:
    Press Ctrl+Alt+F2 to enter command-line
    Type ping <NAS name or ip> -w 10, e.g.
    ping MyNAS -w 10
    ping -w 10
    See if there are any errors and whether any packets were lost (last 2 lines). If yes – there is an issue with environment.
    Parameter -w defines number of seconds until ping exits. Return to graphical user interface (GUI) by pressing key combination Alt+F1

    WinPE-based media:
    In WinPE-based media switch to black cmd window and see if ping command returns any errors.
    Try NAS name and ip, e.g.
    ping MyNAS

  4. If ping succeeds, you can attempt to mount share on the NAS as a network drive in WinPE-based media:

    Switch to black command-line window and mount NAS share as network drive:

    net use Z: /user:MyUser MyPassword


    net use Z: MyNASPublic /user:MyUser MyPassword

    Replace and MyNAS with your NAS` ip-address and name.
    Replace Public with share name.
    Replace MyUser and MyPassword with NAS` user name and password.
    After executing command, mounted share will appear under “This PC” section in Browse dialog window as Z: drive.

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Acronis True Image
Original author(s)Acronis
Stable release
2019 Update 1 / September 24, 2018; 2 years ago[1]
Operating systemAndroid, Windows XP or later, Windows Home Server 2011, OS X Yosemite (10.10) or later does not work with iPhone X [2]
PlatformIA-32 and x86-64
Available inEnglish, French, German, Japanese, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Korean, Chinese Traditional, Chinese Simplified, Indonesian, Portuguese, Dutch[3]
TypeData protection and backup software
Acronis True Image 2015 running from Bootable USB or Optical Disc Media

Acronis[4]True Image is a software product produced by Acronis that provides data protection for personal users including, backup, archive, access and recovery for Windows, macOS, iOS, and Android operating systems.[4] As disk imaging software, True Image can restore the previously captured image to another disk, replicating the structure and contents to the new disk, also allowing disk cloning and partition resizing, even if the new disk is of a different capacity. The backups are in a proprietary format which saves using a .tib filename format.[5] Acronis was launched in 2003 and in December 2014 claimed to have over 5 million consumer and 500,000 businesses users.[6]



Several editions of Acronis True Image are available. Acronis True Image Cloud is a subscription-based software plus service offering that allows both local and online backup with unlimited cloud backup, and offers backup for a selection of mobile phones and tablets.[7] Successive versions of Acronis True Image are the local backup editions. Both editions are available at retail outlets.[8]

Until release 9 there were versions of Acronis True Image for personal and business users, with business versions named Acronis True Image Server.[9] Later server backup software was renamed 'Acronis Backup'.[10]


Acronis True Image can make two types of backups: file backup, backing up user-specified files and directories, and full system images, which are exact snapshots of an entire disk partition. The program can back up a system hard drive while the OS is running. Acronis True Image can browse the contents of backups and restore them partially or entirely. It can also mount a disk backup as a virtual disk, readable in the same way as any disk drive.

Although backups can be restored when the system is running, a major purpose of backup is to restore the system when it fails to start. Acronis True Image can install Acronis Startup Recovery Manager (ASRM), a computer program that helps restore backups at boot time. Acronis True Image can also create a copy of Acronis Rescue Media, a bootable DVD that contains a copy of Acronis True Image and can restore backups to a computer not bootable in the normal way, so long as a good boot drive (existing or new) is available.

The Acronis True Image Cloud version allows cloud users to also back up their mobile devices. iPhone and Android smartphones are supported, in addition to iPad and Windows tablets. This edition also brings back the 'Try and Decide' option which lets users perform potentially risky actions such as the installation of un-trusted software with the option of returning to the system function before the action if any problems occur.[11]

Acronis True Image Cloud allows multiple devices to be backed up, managed and archived on the Acronis Cloud from the online dashboard.[12]

One complaint from Acronis users is the inability to disable taskbar popups marketing upgrades and new products from the developer. [13] The notification will grab focus (ie. will interrupt a full screen game or movie) and each advertisement must be disabled individually. The company currently offers no way to permanently turn off these advertisements. [14]

Supported file systems[edit]

Acronis True Image supports multiple file systems including NTFS, FAT32, ext2, ext3, ext4, HFS+, APFS, ReiserFS, and Linux Swap.[15]

In addition to backing up supported file systems, Acronis True Image provides raw sector backup and restore options independent of file system, thereby supporting a file system that is corrupt, or not supported. This creates a complete image of all sectors on the partition, whether they contain data or not; the image will not be compressed, and will be the same size as the partition.[16]


Acronis began in 2001 as a division of SWsoft[6] and in 2003 became a separate company and continued to release the Acronis True Image software. The True Image name was applied to all platforms from Home to Corporate until 2010, when Acronis business backup software was renamed, with True Image being the home version.[17]


6.02002Supports creation of disk images on recordable DVD media and external USB drives.
7.02003Includes a wizard-driven interface. Supports disk cloning that directly duplicates the contents of a hard drive to another.
8.02004Supports backing up to a network location and restoring individual files from a disk image.
9.02005The last version to support Windows 98 and Windows ME. Secure Zone allows backing up to a hidden drive partition. Startup Recovery Manager helps restore during boot time without a separate boot disk.
10.02006Backs up and restores directly from network shares and FTP servers. Can save archives of Microsoft Outlook and Outlook Express as well as Windows Address Book.
11.02007File Shredder helps permanently destroy files. Try&Decide helps set up a sandbox in which untrusted programs can safely run without the risk of permanently changing or damaging the system.
12/20092009One-click Backup backs up a computer using default settings, without asking any question other than backup destination.
13/20102010Supports Virtual Hard Disk (VHD) and Windows 7. Nonstop Backup provides continuous data protection. Online Backup backs up data to an off-site location on the Internet. Version 13 home available as free WD Edition (see partnerships below)
14/20112010Supports USB 3.0, integration with Windows 7 and predefined backup schemes.
15/20122011Supports File synchronization, Network-attached storage, Nonstop Backup over network and integrated online backup.[18]
16/20132012Adds mobile access and Windows 8 support (except UEFI Secure Boot).[19] Version 16 Home available as free WD Edition AND Seagate DiskWizard (see partnerships below)
17/20142013Bug fixes, minor changes. UEFI Secure Boot support was added in this version.
18/20152014Radically changed the UI and removed many features including backup file conversion from the .tib format to .vhd and vice versa, user backup file management (deletion of specified existing backups when destination has insufficient space for new backup), user-driven consolidation of incremental backups, import and export of backup settings, and the ability to sort backups by date.[20] Version 18 Home available as free WD Edition (see partnerships below)
19/20162015Added support for Windows 10. Removed support for Windows Vista.
20/20172016Added active ransomware countermeasures, blockchain-based notary services, and electronic signing (premium version only).
21/20182017Added cloning of active disks and continuous backups.
23/20202019Changed suffix of backup files to .tibx. This likely changed the internal file format as well.
24/20212020Added integrated advanced anti-malware features including real-time protection, vulnerability assessment, anti-virus scans, web filtering, and videoconference app protection.

File format[edit]

Acronis True Image guarantees backward compatibility for image files (with the .tib extension) created with a single previous version, that is, images created with an immediate previous version can be successfully restored (older versions may or may not work). Backups are created to be compatible between different editions of Acronis True Image within the same version (Home, Enterprise), e.g., between former Acronis True Image Echo Workstation and Acronis True Image Echo Enterprise Server, or between Linux and Windows versions.[21] Compatibility is not guaranteed between products that are not within the same version.[22] Guaranteed cross-version compatibility is documented.[17]

In some cases it is possible to extract the .tib file using free offzip utility with commandline 'offzip.exe -R -o -a -1 -z 15 <.tib> <.bin>', which produces uncompressed binary image. The command scans all TIB compressed sections and extracts them into one image file.

Format conversion[edit]

VMware Converter by virtualization company VMware supports converting .tib files created by former Acronis True Image Echo 9.1 and 9.5, and Acronis True Image Home 10 and 11 into a virtual machine.[23][24] However, after VMware Converter failed to recognize Acronis True Image 2013 .tibs, VMware said 'unfortunately VMware Converter doesn't support current Acronis True Image versions'.[25]

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Acronis True Image has an option to convert backups between its proprietary .tib and Microsoft's VHD backup format,[26] more widely supported, and documented under the Microsoft Open Specification Promise.


Acronis has licensed custom versions of Acronis True Image to some hard disk manufacturers, including Western Digital's Acronis True Image WD Edition,[27]Intel Data Migration Software to migrate from an existing hard drive to an Intel SSD,[28] and Seagate DiscWizard.[29] Such editions are free to download and use, but only with that manufacturer's hard drives.

See also[edit]


  1. ^'Acronis backup software and recovery services in UK. Backup software for data backup and disaster recovery in Windows and Linux - Acronis'. Retrieved 11 October 2018.
  2. ^'Acronis True Image 2016'. Acronis. Retrieved 21 September 2015.
  3. ^'Acronis True Image Home'.
  4. ^ abWilliams, Mike (16 September 2015). 'Acronis True Image 2016 v19.0.5620'. PC Advisor. Retrieved 18 September 2015.[permanent dead link]
  5. ^'Backup File Extension List'. Retrieved 18 September 2015.
  6. ^ abPhilipson, Graeme (4 December 2014). 'Acronis Head Signals Cloud Future'. Cloud(Australia:iTWire). Archived from the original on 13 February 2015.
  7. ^Williams, Rob (September 16, 2014). 'Acronis True Image 2015 Brings Overhauled Interface, Huge Focus on Simplicity'. Tech Gage. Retrieved November 13, 2015.
  8. ^Backup to the cloud using the regular Acronis True Image 2016. Nick Peers. Beta News. January 25, 2016
  9. ^'Acronis True Image Server delivers comprehensive server data protection solution for Linux and Windows'. Acronis. 3 August 2004. Retrieved 9 September 2017.
  10. ^'Business Backup & Storage Management Software, Acronis Backup 12.5 Standard and Advanced'. Acronis. 2017. Retrieved 9 September 2017.
  11. ^Williams, Mike (August 18, 2015). 'Acronis True Image Cloud 2016 Gets Mobile Backup'. Beta News. Retrieved November 13, 2015.
  12. ^Morgan, Holly (August 18, 2015). 'Acronis Launches New True Image'. ARN. Retrieved November 13, 2015.
  13. ^'How do I stop these constant 'Purchase 2015 Upgrade' prompts?'. September 28, 2014. Retrieved November 28, 2019.
  14. ^'Acronis True Image: How To Disable Notifications in Notification Area'. November 28, 2019. Retrieved November 28, 2019.
  15. ^'Acronis True Image 2016'. Retrieved 1 September 2015.
  16. ^'Creating a Sector-By-Sector Backup with Acronis Products'. Acronis Knowledge Base. Retrieved 15 June 2017.
  17. ^ ab'1689: Backup Archive Compatibility Across Different Product Versions'.
  18. ^'Release Notes for Acronis True Image Home 2012'. Acronis, Inc. Retrieved 2011-10-28.
  19. ^Collins, Barry (2013-01-15). 'Windows 8 Secure Boot snags Acronis True Image'. Dennis Publishing. Retrieved 2013-01-16.
  20. ^'65498: Summary of Features Removed in ATI2015'. 18 September 2014. Retrieved 7 February 2015.
  21. ^Acronis knowledgebase article(subscription required)
  22. ^'Acronis support staff on Wilder Security forums: tib compatibility between Acronis versions, 2009'.
  23. ^'Acronis native file format supported by VMware Converter: VMware Converter Supports Acronis .TIB Format'. 2008-01-15. Retrieved 2012-03-14.
  24. ^'vCenter Converter Standalone 5.5, User's Guide'(PDF). p. 20. Retrieved 2014-11-23.
  25. ^VMWare communities response to 'converter standalone problem with Acronis True Image Home 2013', 3 August 2013. Retrieved 22 November 2014
  26. ^'Run Acronis TIB as virtual machine'. Retrieved 4 July 2017.
  27. ^'WD Support'. 2012-02-05. Retrieved 2014-11-24.
  28. ^'Download Intel® Data Migration Software'. Intel. 27 May 2016. Archived from the original on 7 August 2019. Retrieved 16 June 2017.
  29. ^'Seagate DiscWizard'. Retrieved 2016-02-20.

Further reading[edit]

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  • Patrick, Stephen. 'Acronis True Image 10 (home) - PC Review'. Pocket Lint. Archived from the original on 31 May 2007. Retrieved 2007-05-19.
  • 'Acronis True Image Reviewer's Comments'. Top Ten Reviews. Archived from the original on 18 May 2008. Retrieved 2008-05-27.
  • 'Acronis True Image 8.0'. CNET. CBS Interactive. 2 February 2005. Retrieved 14 March 2012.
  • Jacobi, Jon L. (5 October 2004). 'Acronis Revs True Image'. PCWorld. PCWorld Communications. Retrieved 14 March 2012.
  • 'Acronis True Image Home'. Softpedia. SoftNews NET SRL. Retrieved 14 March 2012.
  • Ilascu, Ionut (16 November 2011). 'Acronis True Image Home 2012 Review'. Softpedia. SoftNews NET SRL. Retrieved 14 March 2012.
  • 'Acronis True Image Home 2012 (sic) CNET Editors' review'. CBS Interactive. 23 August 2010. Retrieved 14 March 2012.
  • Acronis True Image 2018 vs 2017 version comparison review[1]
  • Acronis True Image 2018 review[2]

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External links[edit]

Acronis True Image Wd Edition User Guide

  1. ^'Acronis True Image 2018 vs 2017 Features Comparison'. Retrieved 2017-09-26.
  2. ^'Acronis True Image 2018 review'. Retrieved 2017-10-16.

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