For the past several years I've used Genie backup software and recently the latest version of Acronis. I like to have the ability to explore and copy out documents from their resulting backup sets from another PC (other than my primary one with the backup software installed). It means that should my primary PC catastrophically fail, I can simply hook up my external hard drive to any PC and explore and recover documents. Granted, it is not as easy as using the restore wizard in the software, but the point is, I can have immediate access to my documents via any another PC now and worry about the failed PC later. It gives me an good amount of comfort that I can do this. At the encouragement of a co-worker, I just recently began trialing Macrium Reflect 6. I have never used the software before and am quite impressed with the user interface and the way things are laid out. In fact, the trial period may actually convince me to switch. However, it appears Macrium is like some other backup software (NovaBackup, for example) where one must have the software installed on a PC to mount and read the backup file (in this case the temp PC being used to access the backup set on the external drive, created from the failed PC). So I'd like to hear some feedback and thoughts from those that use Macrium or any other backup software where the software must be installed to access files in the backup sets. Obviously there are tons of people using Macrium as it is a very popular back up tool, so maybe my concern over the convenience I describe above unwarranted? How would those of you that use Macrium access your backed up documents within a few minutes of a catastrophic hard drive failure (i.e. - the hard drive is toast and needs to be replaced). Since most of us don't have extra internal hard drives just sitting around to pop in, my assumption the failed PC could be out of commission for a hours to days. Please give your answer based on the perspective of a single machine license of Macrium, not a multiple license, because that is the easy answer. I cannot afford a multi-machine license at this time and have no need for one (I'll just stick with Acronis then). I'm trying to convince myself to give Macrium a try beyond the trial, but I'm really getting hung up on this. Thanks all.