Made Acronis image of H.D but only 22gb??

  buel 20:31 22 Nov 2009

Hello again, i have just used Acronis to make an image of my c drive and my recovery partition to an external hard drive but it only appears as 22gb? The C drive alone shows 29gb when i look at the properties? Can anyone tell me why please?

  I am Spartacus 20:39 22 Nov 2009

It's been compressed.

  buel 20:41 22 Nov 2009

Oh it's that simple is it? Sorry for that and thanks for the help!

  I am Spartacus 20:46 22 Nov 2009

Look at Tools, Options, Default backup options, Compression level. You can change it there if you want but it takes ages if you set maximum.

  gazzaho 08:13 26 Nov 2009

My C: drive reports 25.5GB used space, using full compression in Acronis True Image I can get that down to 8.5GB perhaps a little less if I do a defrag and clean up using CCleaner before the disk image.

Compression is a wonderful thing!

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