Although the Acronis True Image user guide says an Acronis Secure Zone is a special, hidden partition for storing backups on the computer system itself, is primarily meant to be used with Acronis Startup Recovery Manager and is always available for archive creation, I don't really understand why I need it. For instance, I set up a Secure Zone on my internal backup drive. During the procedure to create a disk image, I wanted to store the image in the Secure Zone but it was invisible so I had to store the image in a separate folder on the internal backup drive. Now, space on my internal backup drive is taken up by both the Secure Zone AND the image. Seems like a waste of space to me. Question 1: Why wasn't the Secure Zone visible to me as a user with Administrative rights, to store my image? Question 2: Why wasn't the image I created AUTOMATICALLY stored in the Secure Zone? And why wasn't storing the image in the Secure Zone available as on option in the image creation setup procedure?