1538: Acronis True Image: Supported File Systems

Last update: Tue, 2020-09-29 11:44

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


Acronis True Image 2021 supports the following file systems in Windows and in Acronis Bootable Rescue media environment:

  • NTFS
  • Ext2/Ext3/Ext4 
  • ReiserFS (3)*

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

  • Linux SWAP *
  • FAT16/32
  • 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).
  • HFS+**/HFSX**

* File systems are supported only for disk or partition backup/recovery operations. You cannot use Acronis True Image 2021 for file-level operations with these file systems (file backup, recovery, search, as well as image mounting and file recovering from images). 

** Disk recovery, partition recovery, and cloning operations are supported without resizing.

Acronis True Image 2021 (Mac version) supports the following file systems:

  • Apple File System (APFS)
  • HFS+ (including Core Storage)
  • FAT32
  • NTFS (including Boot Camp)*

* 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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