I've been running Acronis True Image Home 9 for about a month. (Upgraded from a rinky-dink shareware backup app.) The power of Acronis TIH is impressive as heck, but I'm a bit lost in the woods on a couple of things. First befuddlement: My backups are larger than my originals. I have several disks/partitions backed up onto external USB HDDs. Confused by the multiple files in the backup locations, I did a quick check to see how much disk space is being consumed by the backups. In ever case, the folder containing the backups is larger than the original disk (or partition). In most cases, the backup is just a few percent larger than the original, but in one case, it's more than 100% bigger. I'm sure I've done something ignorant in setting TIH up. Probably a simple thing, but after reading the tutorial document, poking around for an hour on the forum, and just generally trying to diagnose, I'm stumped. My backup needs are dead simple: just ongoing incremental backups of each disk (or partition). I don't need multiple dates/states backed up. I'm genuinely in the woods and would appreciate any help. Thanks, in advance.