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ODIN – Open Source Windows Disk Clone Utility

ODIN (Open Disk Imager in a Nutshell) is a free, user-friendly, utility for easy backup of hard drive volumes or complete hard drives under Windows Operating System.

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Main Features

  • Backup/restore of volume or complete hard disk.
  • Backup only used clusters to save operational time, or all blocks.
  • Compression on the fly option is available to save valuable storage space.
  • Verify backup image files for damages.
  • Support of all Windows file systems (both 32-Bit and 64-Bit).
  • Split image files to chunks (e.g. for burning to CD/DVD).
  • Utility is portable, it does not require installation, just start odin.exe.
  • Can be run from USB stick.
  • Supports Windows PE (BootDisks, BartPe, etc.).
  • Use multiple CPUs.
  • Offers snapshots of volumes.

New Version in latest version 0.3 (latest release 0.32 Beta)

New Features of version 0.3 are:
  • Command Line interface
  • 64-Bit version available

ODIN now can be run in two modes, either with a GUI or from a console as command line application. All options and functions are available from command line. See -usage for details. The command line application is started as ODINC.exe. The GUI application is started as ODIN.exe without any command line parameter. The console mode is for example useful for automated tasks running from scripts.

Important notes:
  • To use from the command line under Vista or higher (with User Account Control enabled) start the console as Administrator!
  • The 64-Bit version now allows making snapshots on 64-Bit operating systems. Due to Windows limitations this was not possible before with a 32-Bit application running on a 64-Bit Windows.

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This program is licensed under the GNU public license.

Developer’s website: http://odin-win.sourceforge.net/

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