18807: Acronis True Image Home 2011 Needs at Least 5% of Free Space on the Target Partition to Recover

Last update: 10-02-2011

This is a known issue

This article applies to:

  • Acronis True Image Home 2011


  1. You have a partition that has less than 5% of free space;
  2. You back up the partition;
  3. On an attempt to restore the partition, you see the following message:

    There is not enough free space

    The Recover now button is disabled.


This is a known issue.


There are two possible workarounds:

If you have a working source system where the image was created originally:

  1. Free the space to 6% or more on the source partition;
  2. Create a differential or incremental backup of the source partition;
  3. Restore this incremental or differential backup.

If the source system is not available:

  1. Mount the backup in read-write mode on any other live machine with Acronis True Image Home 2011 installed there (please refer to Acronis True Image Home 2011: Mounting Partition Backups to get step-by-step instructions on how images can be mounted);
  2. Free up the space in the mounted backup by deleting some files to 6% or more;
  3. Unmount the backup;
  4. Restore the backup to the machine;

More information

Please contact Acronis Support if you need assistance.