What Does Reimage Mean?

Reimage is a disk recovery and backup procedure that enables the restoration of a complete hard disk drive (HDD). The process may be used to restore files, folders and even details of HDD sectors.


Techopedia Explains Reimage

Reimage is the restoration of a HDD with its most recent or stable disk image. The reimage process is typically applied through disk imaging software, which routinely backs up all HDD data and stores it locally on the computer or a remote backup server. The disk data stored by this software may be retrieved in specified portions or completely as a disk image. When the primary disk data requires restoration, it is completely formatted and copied with the disk image that is maintained by the disk imaging software.

Reimage is the data image of a HDD, in contrast to an operating system (OS) image, which is used specifically for the creation of OS images.


Related Terms

Latest Backup and Recovery Terms

Related Reading

Margaret Rouse

Margaret Rouse is an award-winning technical writer and teacher known for her ability to explain complex technical subjects to a non-technical, business audience. Over the past twenty years her explanations have appeared on TechTarget websites and she's been cited as an authority in articles by the New York Times, Time Magazine, USA Today, ZDNet, PC Magazine and Discovery Magazine.Margaret's idea of a fun day is helping IT and business professionals learn to speak each other’s highly specialized languages. If you have a suggestion for a new definition or how to improve a technical explanation, please email Margaret or contact her…