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Acronis Disk Director 12

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Introducing: professional, yet simple PC toolkit for disk management and data protection

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What is Acronis Disk Director

Partition Management

Create, customize, and organize partitions or your entire hard drive’s structure without losing data.

Volume Recovery

Quickly recover lost or deleted data partitions, even if your operating system fails to boot.

Disk Cloning

Instantly move your old disk's operating system and applications to a replacement disk.

Acronis Disk Director 12 is a set of powerful tools that work together to optimize your disk usage, and protect your data. Create and manage disk partitions to store different file systems or operating systems on one disk. Easily recover lost or deleted data, reduce time of image backups and diagnostic tools, and improve overall PC performance.

What’s new

UEFI compatibility

Acronis Disk Director 12 is now ready to work on both bios-based and UEFI-based hardware.

Windows 8 is great

Acronis Disk Director 12 is fully certified to work with all Windows operating systems up to Windows 8.1.



Manage your data, whether you are splitting, resizing, converting or merging volumes. Create, convert and copy files and volumes as needed.


Mapping hard drives and creating partitions are made easy, allowing you to do more in less time. Format, label and make your partitions active in one easy step reducing time spent and risk of errors.


Let Acronis Disk Director make complex operations easy and more efficient with an intuitively designed user interface.  Format your drive with the correct file system, whether FAT16, FAT32, NTFS, Exts, Ext3, Reiser3, Linux, SWAP.


Volume recovery is an easy to use tool that lets you recover volumes that were accidentally deleted or damaged due to a hardware failure.


Clone disk to a replacement HDD.  No need to spend hours installing your old disk's operating system and applications.  Disk cloning returns you to action on the new disk in just minutes


The ability to SPLIT your existing single volume into two volumes, and install a second operating system into the second volume.


As your requirements change, you can quickly convert between basic and dynamic disks in just moments.


Span volume across multiple physical disks - Supports up to 32 disks.


Acronis Disk Editor allows direct byte accessing and editing capabilities on your disk.


Boot from a CD/DVD or USB drive without having any operating system installed.

Additional Features

  • Browse through detailed information about all hard disks, partitions, and file systems
  • Explore partition data before performing partitioning operations
  • Hide or make visible partitions of any type
  • Format partitions
  • Automatically optimize hard disk space usage
  • Preview changes made in a partition layout before applying them to disk

Looking for complete data protection?

Check out Acronis True Image 2014 – a full system image backup and recovery solution complete with 5GB of free cloud storage. Together with Acronis Disk Director, they provide the ultimate toolset for complete data protection and disk management, empowering you to get the most out of your computer



Supported operating systems

  • Windows® 8 (all editions)
  • Windows® 7 (all editions)
  • Windows Vista® (all editions)
  • Windows® XP (all editions)

Recommended hardware requirements

  • Computer processor: 1Ghz 32-bit  (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor
  • System memory: 512MB or more
  • Screen resolution: 1024x768 or  higher
  • CD / DVD recording drive, or a  flash drive for bootable media  creation

Minimum hardware requirements

  • Boot firmware: Bios-based, UEFI-based
  • Computer processor: modern  processor, 800Mhz or faster
  • System memory: 256MB
  • Screen resolution: 800x600 pixels
  • Installation disk space: 150MB
  • Other: Mouse

Supported file systems

  • FAT16
  • FAT32
  • NTFS
  • Ext2
  • Ext3
  • ReiserFS3
  • Linux SWAP

Looking for server disk management?

Acronis Disk Director Corporate is specifically designed for server-based business environments.

Acronis Disk Director 12 FAQ

Q:What is Acronis Disk Director 12?

A:Acronis Disk Director 12 is a disk and partition management tool. It has a rich and sophisticated set of operations ranging from creating and splitting volumes, cloning disks to restoring MBR and repairing file/folder structure. For the detailed list of operations see Acronis Disk Director 12: Key Features.

Q: Who needs Acronis Disk Director 12?

A: The product caters to the needs of everyone who needs a disk management tool. Whether you need to do a quick partition split without damaging your data or you are looking for a professional tool to boot your crashed machine and repair the disk, Acronis Disk Director 12 is the product for you.

Q: What is new in Acronis Disk Director 12?

  • Acronis Disk Director now supports Windows 8 and Windows 8.1.
  • Acronis Disk Director now supports UEFI.
  • Updated media kernel.
  • Added 64-bit Linux boot media and 64-bit WinPE media.

Q: What languages is Acronis Disk Director 12 available in?

  • English
  • German
  • Russian
  • Japanese
  • French
  • Italian
  • Dutch
  • Polish
  • Czech

This FAQ will be updated when the product is available in more lanuages.

Q: What operating systems does Acronis Disk Director 12 support?

  • Windows XP - all editions
  • Windows Vista - all editions
  • Windows 7 - all editions
  • Windows 8 - all editions
  • Windows 8.1 - all editions

Q: What are the minimum system requirements?

  • Boot firmware - Bios-based, UEFI-based
  • Computer processor - Modern processor, 800Mhz or faster
  • System memory - 256MB
  • Screen resolution - 800x600 pixels
  • Installation disk space - 150MB
  • Other Hardware – Mouse

Q: What is the licensing policy?

One license of Acronis Disk Director 12 per one machine/operating system.

If you have one machine with one operating system (which is usually the case), you need one license of Acronis Disk Director 12.

If you have a multiboot machine with more than one operating system, you will need one license of Acronis Disk Director 12 for each of the operating systems where you are going to use the product.

For example, you have a dual-boot machine with Windows XP and Windows 7. You will need one license of Acronis Disk Director 12 to use it under Windows XP and one license to use the product under Windows 7.

If you create Acronis Bootable Media, you can only use it on one machine. If you are going to use it on more than one machine, you will need a separate license for each computer.

Q: Why register Acronis Disk Director 12?

It is strongly recommended that you register your copy of Acronis Disk Director 12 at the Acronis website.

The registered copy benefits are:

  • Free post-sales technical support during the 30 day period after the purchase. Support is available via email and chat 24x7.
  • A secure place to keep your serial number.
  • Legal certainty about the software you have bought and are entitled to use.
  • Free product updates.

See Registration at Acronis Website and Registering Acronis Products at the Website.

Q: Can I try Acronis Disk Director 12 before I purchase it?

Yes, you can download a demo version from

The demo version has the following limitations:

  • All operations can be performed on volumes whose initial and resulting size is not larger than 100 MB. Operations on volumes whose size is larger than 100 MB cannot be committed.
  • Demo version of Acronis Disk Director 12 is not time limited.

Once you purchase the full product, you will not need to reinstall it. All you will need to do is switch it to a full version:

  1. Start the demo version of Acronis Disk Director 12 and click Help -> Change license key.
  2. Enter the full license.

For detailed instructions see Acronis Disk Director 12: Changing from Demo to Full Version.

Q: Does Acronis Disk Director 12 include OS Selector?

A: The OS Selector utility that used to be a part of the previous versions of Acronis Disk Director has been discontinued.

When you install Acronis Disk Director 12, your instance of OS Selector will be irrevocably removed.

If you would still like to have more than one operating system on your machine, we recommend referring to Microsoft Article: Install more than one operating system (multiboot).

Q: Can I clone disks with Acronis Disk Director 12?

A: Yes. You can clone basic MBR disks with Acronis Disk Director 12. See Acronis Disk Director 12: Cloning Basic Disks.

Q: Can I use Acronis Disk Director 12 without installing it?

A: Yes, you can. To do this, you will need to download an ISO image of the product from your account at the Acronis website, burn it to a CD/DVD and boot your machine from it.

For detailed instructions see Acronis Disk Director 12: Download Bootable Media.

Q: Can I create WinPE media with Acronis Disk Director 12?


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