In addition to the ability to explore backups, Acronis True Image Home 2011 provides search for files in your backups.

Enter a search string into the Search field at the top right of the Acronis True Image Home 2011 window. You will be taken to the Acronis Backup Explorer screen. The program shows search results on the Files and folders tab.

By default Acronis True Image Home 2011 performs the search in all the sources where it can search information. That is, it searches files in all backups and their versions on all local storage devices.

Acronis True Image Home 2011 cannot perform search on network shares, Acronis Online Storage, and devices that are recognized by Windows as Devices with removable storage.

The Files and folders tab shows results of searches for files and folders in tib backups. Double-clicking on a filename opens the file. You can recover the file by right-clicking on its filename and choosing Recover in a shortcut menu. This shortcut menu also enables you to open the file or the parent folder that contains that file.

When searching files in backups you can type all or part of the filename and use the common Windows wildcard characters. For example, to find all batch files in the backups, type “*.bat”. Typing my???.exe will allow you to find all .exe files with names consisting of five symbols and starting with “my”. It should be noted that search is case-insensitive, i.e. “Backup” and “backup” is the same search string.

When a file is included in several backups and it has been modified, the search results will show the number of file versions in the appropriate column. Clicking on the number in this column opens the View Versions window where you can select the version you want to recover.

Please note that Acronis True Image Home 2011 does not search files in encrypted and password-protected tib backups nor in the password-protected Acronis Secure Zone. In addition, the program does not search files in zip backups created by Acronis True Image Home 2011.