Acronis True Image Home 2010 is a backup utility that offers ability to perform full, differential and incremental backups. Be able to mount Acronis back-up image as a logical drive in read or read/write mode is also handy. Acronis True Image is more then just a backup software however. It includes Disk Cleanser, File Shredder, and System Clean-up, which wipes data stored on a hard disk, individual partitions or individual files.
The software also has a nifty feature called "Try and Decide". As the name might suggest, it is designed to give users a second life whilst they make potentially dangerous changes to the system. It is easily activated by pressing "Try&Decide" button.
When Try and Decide is activated, all the changes made be the user are recorded in an automatically created folder named "Acronis Try&Decide" on external hard drive instead of drive C. Virtualisation technology is used to "isolate your "real" operating system from changes" and there is no need to install VMware or other virtualisation software.
Try&Decide continue working after the system reboots. Upon completion, the user is presented with options to accept or discard the changes.
After changes have been discarded and Try&Decide was stopped, the folder "Acronis Try&Decide" gets automatically deleted.
Inside "Acronis Try&Decide" folder the program creates a sub-folder that looks similar to C59FD9A9-D675-48B8-80E2-38662B09C411. This sub-folder contains a single file where all temporary data is being stored by Acronis. Searching for hex value 4163726f746e6430 should locate this file unless it has been overwritten.
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