1538: Acronis True Image: Supported File Systems

File systems supported by Acronis True Image in Windows and Mac environments


Acronis True Image 2019 supports the following file systems in Windows and in Acronis Bootable Rescue media environment:

  • NTFS
  • FAT16
  • FAT32
  • exFAT
    Note: WinRE/WinPE-based bootable media is required to recover system backups, stored on an exFAT-formatted disk.
  • Ext2/Ext3/Ext4 *
  • HFS+*/HFSX*
  • ReiserFS *

    Note: ReiserFS partitions and disks cannot be backed up to Acronis Cloud.

  • Linux SWAP *

* File systems are supported only for disk or partition backup/recovery operations. You cannot use Acronis True Image 2019 for file-level operations with these file systems (file backup, recovery, search, as well as image mounting and file recovering from images). 

Acronis True Image 2019 (Mac version) supports the following file systems:

  • Apple File System (APFS)
  • HFS+
  • Core Storage
  • FAT32
  • NTFS (read-only)*

* You cannot back up data to a disk with an NTFS file system. However, you can recover data from a backup located on this type of file system.

If a file system is not supported or is corrupted, Acronis True Image can copy data using a sector-by-sector approach.

Click on the collapsible fields below to see supported file systems for earlier versions of Acronis True Image

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