TIB files are backup images created by Acronis True Image, a popular software for backing up and restoring data. VirtualBox is a free and open source virtualization software that allows you to run multiple operating systems on your computer. If you have a TIB file and want to use it as a virtual machine in VirtualBox, you need to convert it to a VDI file, which is the native format of VirtualBox disk images.
In this article, we will show you how to use a free tool called TIBtoVirtualBoxConverter to convert TIB files to VDI files in a few simple steps.
Step 1: Download and Install TIBtoVirtualBoxConverter
TIBtoVirtualBoxConverter is a Windows application that can convert TIB files to VDI files. You can download it from here. After downloading the zip file, extract it to a folder of your choice and run the TIBtoVirtualBoxConverter.exe file.
Step 2: Select the TIB File and the Output Folder
In the main window of TIBtoVirtualBoxConverter, click on the \"Browse\" button next to the \"TIB File\" field and select the TIB file that you want to convert. Then, click on the \"Browse\" button next to the \"Output Folder\" field and select a folder where you want to save the converted VDI file. You can also change the name of the output file if you want.
Step 3: Start the Conversion Process
Once you have selected the input and output files, click on the \"Convert\" button at the bottom of the window. The conversion process will start and you will see a progress bar showing the status. Depending on the size of your TIB file and your computer's performance, the conversion may take some time. When the conversion is finished, you will see a message saying \"Conversion completed successfully\".
Step 4: Import the VDI File into VirtualBox
Now that you have converted your TIB file to a VDI file, you can import it into VirtualBox and use it as a virtual machine. To do that, open VirtualBox and click on the \"New\" button to create a new virtual machine. Give it a name and select the operating system type and version that match your TIB file. Then, click on \"Next\" until you reach the \"Hard disk\" screen. Here, select \"Use an existing virtual hard disk file\" and click on the folder icon next to it. Browse to the folder where you saved your VDI file and select it. Then, click on \"Create\" to finish creating your virtual machine.
You can now start your virtual machine and use it as you wish. You may need to install some drivers or adjust some settings depending on your TIB file's configuration.
In this article, we showed you how to convert TIB files to VDI files using TIBtoVirtualBoxConverter, a free tool that can help you use your Acronis True Image backup images as virtual machines in VirtualBox. We hope this article was helpful and informative. If you have any questions or feedback, feel free to leave a comment below. 061ffe29dd