Clone X
Clone X
4.3.2

3.5

Clone X free download for Mac

Clone X

4.3.2
30 December 2014

Create a copy of your system installation and much more.

Overview

Clone X is specially designed to create a copy of your system, to duplicate it on other disks or computers, and to repair and reinstall the system in case of problems (damaged system, errors during installation, etc.)

With OS X, the system is now a very complex construction. It is no longer confined within the System 9 System folder, but is distributed all around multiple folders, most of them being inaccessible (invisible, protected or permission denied). Moreover, any copy or installation must preserve permissions and ownership of each file.

Clone your System: Clone X provides powerful features to analyze your system (OS X and OS 9), to execute a full copy (a clone) of your System, even if the system was installed and updated many times with the updaters provided by Apple. The clone is saved on an external drive, CD-R as well as a part of your internal disk. The clone is compressed to save disk space, and you can create as many clones as you need.

Repair your System: Starting from this clone, Clone X will be able at any time to repair your system if damaged, or if some data was lost, or an installation has corrupted your system. You'll have your system back to its original state. Repair operation is undoable!

Recreate identical systems on other disks: With the copy of your original system realized by Clone X, you can install a similar system on other disks or other computers, preserving your own configuration and settings.

What's new in Clone X

Version 4.3.2:
  • Minor changes and improvements

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GeogProf
21 February 2009

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Not a single thing about this massively overpriced junk that cannot be done better with FREE or donateware apps. Stay away.
Like (9)
Version 3.2
qualimedd
27 June 2018
Total rubbish. Has taken hours and hours, keeps dropping out and has to be restarted. Not finished yet 3 days later
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Version 4.3.2
Meister-Fritz
31 December 2014
Purchasing this software was certainly a mistake on my part. The cloning process takes hours and hours and that's on an iMac i7 running at 3.4 GHz with 16 GB of RAM. If you are using SuperDuper, then you are getting the most bang for your buck. In my humble opinion, Clone X is simply awful. Also, I read the forums and the company seems highly unlikely to grant any refunds.
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Version 4.3.2
Virtualruffy
06 November 2014
Does it handle Apple's bloody fusion drives? I have had no end of problems with Apple's fusion drive BS and cloning. -And don't even get me started on building an image from a fusion drive. I'd rather setup an xbox live account.
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Version 4.3
2 answer(s)
Prince-Isaac
Prince-Isaac
07 November 2014
That's interesting. I bought a Mac Mini in last 2012, then sent it to OWC so they could install a 240GB SSD piggy-backed on the 500GB that came with it. I expected two volumes but when I first booted it up, it connected with Apple and soon thereafter these two volumes mysteriously became a single fusion drive volume of 740GB. It didn't matter to me and over time I think it's a great solution. I've had no trouble using CCC to create bootable backups on external hard drives. Try taking it to a Genius or an authorized Apple repair shop and see what they find.

Good luck!
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B-Jefferson-Le-Blanc
B-Jefferson-Le-Blanc
28 November 2014
Like Prince_Isac I've had no trouble cloning the Fusion drive on my 2014 27" iMac, both with SuperDuper! and with CCC. Your problem seems to be an outlier, as I've read no similar complaints. That doesn't mean there aren't any, they just haven't drawn a lot of attention. Fusion drives are problematic when it comes to adding partitions, though, so that procedure is contraindicated. As Prince_Isaac suggests, you should take your Mac to an Apple certified service provider - or do some serious troubleshooting on your own. How do other utilities, like Disk Warrior and/or TechTool Pro respond to your drive?
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Jazzyguy
13 December 2012
SuperDuper worksgreat with all versions of Mac OS including Mountain Lion 10.8.2. It has never failed me. I ama registered user but the last I looked at it, It is free if you don't need the extra stuff.
Like (2)
Version 4.2.5
1 answer(s)
Jazzyguy
Jazzyguy
13 December 2012
That was meant as a reply to Thomas1977
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Thomas1977
31 March 2012
Works perfect. But if you want the same for free, take a look at Carbon Copy Cloner.
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Version 4.2.0
4 answer(s)
MacUpdate-Mark
MacUpdate-Mark
28 August 2012
CCC now costs $40.
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rardin
rardin
17 April 2013
There is no need to refer those looking for the final donationware version (3.4.7) to a third party site. See: http://www.bombich.com/download.html
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Noivad
Noivad
08 October 2014
I have the new version of CCC (4), and it adds those features such as task editing I have wanted for so long. The UI is nicer too. I donated at least once while it was donation-ware, and plan on purchasing 4 before my 30day trial expires. However, I think this is room for a simpler alternative for non-advanced users.

So, I might try this out, given how much I would have to explain to an average user about backup strategies, directories, permissions and such to effectively use CCC. While this might not be for me, it might be just the ticket for someone less technically knowledgeable. We shall see…

Basically, “don’t knock it til you try it.” And since the dev does allow you to DL a demo/trailware, I might as well…
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B-Jefferson-Le-Blanc
B-Jefferson-Le-Blanc
28 November 2014
I also have the paid version of Carbon Copy Cloner, version 4 (as an upgrade from version 3). I agree CCC is not for anyone easily intimidated by Mac utilities. I recommend SuperDuper! to my non-techie friends and clients as it's easier to use. But for the technically inclined, CCC is great. Along with in interface overhaul the new version added the ability to chain tasks together, which is a real time saver for me. As a long-time user of both SuperDuper! and CCC I have had no reason to try Clone X.
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Maxter
20 December 2011
Does this do anything CarbonCopyCloner doesn't?
Like (3)
Version 4.1.1
2 answer(s)
PorkPieHat
PorkPieHat
20 December 2011
No, it does not. Worse, the FREE (if you can’t afford to donate) and constantly updated CarbonCopyCloner has many advanced capabilities (not least among them is scheduled backups) that this does not have, and yet Tri-Edre charges $29 for it!
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Maxter
Maxter
22 December 2011
I've been using CCC for so long! Can't even remember. It never failed. Yes CCC really deserve a donation.
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Acuraice
14 October 2011
like the way the developer took the time to add a "BOOTCAMP NOT SUPPORTED MESSAGE" instead of implementing a way to actually backup or clone a bootcamp partition!!! hahaha thank GOD i still have my winclone working. winclone is still the ONLY backup utility that actually clones and restores any bootcamp partition. if the developer invested time into making a cloning utility that just clones and restores bootcamp partitions like winlclone,he would make a lot of money since winclone is discontinued and am not sure how much longer we can patch it to keep it working with mac system updates.
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Version 4.1.0
tvalleau
20 July 2010
Well.... their version of "minimal" system and my version are significantly different. The process begins by copying the -entire- /Library folder ( and not just the "minimal" or Apple-only files.) My own /Library folder is 128 GB... which is hardly "minimal" in my book.
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Version 3.3.1
Aleyepez
19 November 2009
Hola, por error asigne un disco duro con archivos para hacer el clone en una prueba que hice, por lo que perdí mucha información. Es posible recuperar tooooda la información que perdí, es muy importante para mi hacerlo, gracias y espero su ayuda. Hello, mistakenly assign a hard drive with files to make a clone that Test I did, so I lost a lot of information. You may retrieve the information all lost, it is very important for me to do so, thanks and I hope your help.
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Version 3.3
GeogProf
21 February 2009
Not a single thing about this massively overpriced junk that cannot be done better with FREE or donateware apps. Stay away.
Like (9)
Version 3.2
1 answer(s)
Emile100
Emile100
28 October 2012
You seem to confuse price and quality.
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3.5

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • Intel 32
  • Mac OS X 10.6.0 or later
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