EaseUS Todo Backup can take full system backups of your computer. You can then restore your computer to the exact state it was in. This review covers the free edition, which is one of the most popular free backup programs in the world.
- Completely free
- Full disk imaging can backup your entire computer
- Can backup individual files and folders
- Loaded with features
- No encryption
- Boot recovery doesn’t support some USB drives
The Bottom Line
EaseUS Todo Backup Free is great, full system backup software.
The installation is very easy. It will state you can only use the software for non-commercial, personal use. You’ll also specify the default backup folder (make sure it’s not on the same drive as your files to be backed up).
The interface is easy to use and well laid out. New users will have no trouble getting started.
Clicking “System Backup,” you’ll choose the partition you want to back up. This will most likely be your C: drive. EaseUS Todo Backup Free will already have the default backup folder set as the destination.
Click Proceed, and in an hour or so you’ll have a working image of your hard drive.
If you just want to backup a few files or folders, EaseUS Todo Backup Free can do that, too. On the main screen, click “Data backup” and you can choose individual files and folders.
Todo Backup Free supports many features, such as:
- Scheduling backups
In order to restore, you’ll need to create a bootable disk. You can do this from within the software.
During my first review, EaseUS Todo Backup couldn’t locate my USB hard drive during recovery. I found out this was because the bootable DVD didn’t have the correct USB driver for my hardware. After contacting EaseUS they said the only solution would be to upgrade to Todo Backup Home edition, which supports creating a Win PE bootable disk and might have the correct drivers.
I eventually changed computers, which solved the problem.
So if you’re backing up to a USB drive, just be aware it might not be supported in the boot recovery mode. Test it first and you’ll save yourself a headache.
The boot disk will let you choose to start EaseUS Todo Backup or continue booting Windows. Once started, you’ll be given the option to recovery your data.
EaseUS Todo Backup Free restored my computer without any issues.
Mount System Backups
System backups can be mounted, which can then be accessed like normal drives in Windows.
EaseUS Todo Backup Free supports cloning your drives. This is useful when you want to migrate your system to a new hard drive.
This will load EaseUS before Windows starts, giving you the option to use the software or continue booting Windows. That way, you can perform recovery operations without the need for a separate recovery disk. However, since it’s located on your C: drive it is still vulnerable to hard drive failures. It is useful in situations when Windows is corrupted.
EaseUS only provides free tech support for their paid software. As such, EaseUS Todo Backup Free doesn’t qualify.
There is an online help manual. There’s also a forum where users can ask for help from each other.
EaseUS Todo is one of the best freeware backup programs I’ve ever used. I was blown away by the amount of features, which you don’t typically find in free software.
It’s easy to use, while still remaining powerful enough for even the toughest backup jobs. If you’re looking for free, full disk imaging software for your hard drive, EaseUS is a great choice.
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