1538: Acronis True Image: Supported File Systems

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


Acronis True Image 2020 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. exFAT is supported only for disk or partition recovery operations (without resizing).
  • Ext2/Ext3*
  • Ext4 **
  • HFS+*/HFSX*
  • ReiserFS (3)*

    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 2020 for file-level operations with these file systems (file backup, recovery, search, as well as image mounting and file recovering from images). 

** Not possible to recover files from disk backup. File backup under Linux-based bootable media is not supported.

Acronis True Image 2020 (Mac version) supports the following file systems:

  • Apple File System (APFS)
  • HFS+ (including 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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