DriveImage XML v2.60

billon on 20 Jan 2017
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  • Released on 20 Jan 2017
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

DriveImage XML allows you to backup any logical drive or partition to an image file, even if the drive or partition is currently in use. You can browse an image file, view/extract files from it, or restore the image to the same or different drive. It also has a function to help you clone one hard disk to another.

Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: None. (Don't check the logging option.)
Dependencies: Administrative rights
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Partial. The program itself doesn't support unicode, but it uses Windows Shadow Copy for backing-up.
License: Free for non-commercial use
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and install to the default folder.
  2. Copy all files (except Uninstall.exe, INSTALL.LOG and install.sss) to a folder of your choice.
  3. Uninstall the program.
  4. Launch dixml.exe.

21 comments on DriveImage XML  The Portable Freeware Collection Latest Entries Feed

abc 2012-01-13 01:28

I really wanted to try this but it kept crashing on Vista.. I guess I'm stuck with Clonezilla (not such a bad thing, actually)


webfork 2011-01-23 18:21

Dave: Many programs that have access to system areas and require admin rights are difficult to effectively virtualize by Sandboxie or other programs.

Midwest Dave 2011-01-22 19:11

I have my doubts regarding how "portable" this program is. I know it's popular...but portable...not so sure. I decided to try running it in a sandbox (Sandboxie). It wouldn't even install in the sandbox. Makes me think this program is trying to install a driver and sandboxie is stopping it. If so, then it's not portable in my sense of the word.

portaFreeUser 2010-12-21 02:40

i remember people used to have issues with this program and i think it maybe used to be vaporware but the concept seems cool. if people need an alternative, try Todo BackUp. it's also freeware.

gggirlgeek 2010-09-28 07:39

Success! I was able to boot Win7 after restoring an image using v2.0.2 on UBCD4win, that was made using v2.1.3. What I had to do was run the bootrec /Rebuildbcd command from the Windows repair console command prompt. Also I had to delete the bootmgr and C:\boot\bcd files from my second hard drive due to past attempts at repairing the startup. Not sure if the old version of DIXml actually caused this now. Could have been that pesky problem between the keyboard and the chair. :) But I got it to boot without restoring another image!

gggirlgeek 2010-09-23 10:34

WARNING: As Aghgot said, this newer version is not compatible with current Bart PE or UBCD4win (4/2010 release contains v2.0.2.) Put this portable version on your boot disk in order to restore partitions made with it -- or 2.1.0 - 2.1.3. (Tip: A Win7 image restore will boot if you have the install CD in the drive though. Strange, I know. But then you can put this portable version on a USB and boot Bart PE again. There is a new Bart PE plugin 2.14 on the author's website too. You can even try changing the hard drive or BCD options via their FAQ. I am going to try this before re-imaging again, personally. Will report back.)

frank 2010-06-19 16:27

The page here says version 2.14, but it is 2.13 at the runtime site.

Happydog 2010-06-05 16:06

I use Ghost and I have tried all the others including this and I will tell you all that Ghost is by far the best at backing up partitions and whole drives, I have been using Ghost for over ten years and NEVER had a problem.

zeke 2010-05-16 01:45

On runtime software's web site:
System Requirements: Pentium Processor - 256 MB RAM
Windows XP, 2003, Vista, or Windows 7
this web site says only xp & vista. When making it portable, does that prevent it from working on win 7 or is this web site just not up to date?

Portable Paul 2009-10-31 18:30

included vista repair tool fixed my ghost8 clone attempt on a vista machine. saved me having to use vista restore DVD. this is going into my collection.

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