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EaseUS Todo Backup Free: A Complete Review

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EaseUS Todo Backup has one of the better restore functions we've ever used. See our full review of EaseUS Todo Backup, a free backup software program.

EaseUS Todo Backup is free backup software that supports automatically backing up the system drive, particular files and folders, and whole hard drives.

The restore function in EaseUS Todo Backup offers the easiest way to retrieve backed up files by mounting the backup image as a virtual hard drive.

What We Like
  • Intuitive restore feature.

  • Allows system partition backup.

  • Includes very useful pre-os software.

What We Don't Like
  • Missing a few common features.

  • Several options seem usable but aren't unless you pay.

This review is of EaseUS Todo Backup Free 2022, released on July 18, 2022. Please let us know if there's a newer version we need to cover.

EaseUS Todo Backup: Methods, Sources, & Destinations

The types of backup supported, as well as what on your computer can be selected for back up and where it can be backed up to, are the most important aspects to consider when choosing a backup software program. Here's that information for EaseUS Todo Backup:

Backup Methods

Full backup, incremental backup, and differential backup are supported.

Backup Sources

A backup can be created for entire hard drives, certain partitions, or files and folders.

This program supports partition backups, including the one that Windows is installed on (the system partition). This can be done without rebooting the computer or using any external programs.

Backup Destinations

Backups are saved in the PBD format that can be stored to a local hard drive, network folder, or external hard drive.

EaseUS Cloud is listed as a backup location as well, which is the company's online storage option—they provide 250 GB of free storage you can use. There's also an Add Cloud storage service option for connecting your Dropbox, Google Drive, or OneDrive account. These options essentially turn the program into an online backup service.

More About EaseUS Todo Backup

  • Windows 11, Windows 10, Windows 8, and Windows 7 are supported.
  • Backups will automatically be split into smaller sizes for more manageable storage.
  • Toggle how much processor power EaseUS Todo Backup is able to use to ensure performance isn't degraded too much while running backup jobs.
  • Network transfer speed can be limited to save bandwidth.
  • Backup images can be configured to remain for so-many days before being removed.
  • Compressing a backup is supported, but only Normal compression; Fast and High aren't free.
  • You can password protect a backup.
  • Pre-OS can be enabled, which lets you use EaseUS Todo Backup before Windows starts without having to burn the program to a disc or use external media. This feature can be used to restore a disk/partition/system backup or to clone a hard drive or partition.
  • A WinPE or Linux emergency disk can be built to boot into EaseUS Todo Backup if Pre-OS isn't enabled, but you still need to restore or clone a disk.
  • When backing up a hard drive or partition, you can choose to back up every sector, which includes both used and non-used space, to build an exact replica of the source.
  • When restoring a whole disk or partition backup, you're able to restore individual files instead of the whole hard drive.
  • Automatically run missed backup jobs.
  • Execute backups as a different user if you need to.
  • Restore data to the original location easily, or choose a custom one.
  • See the estimated time remaining for a backup to complete.
  • Trigger a shutdown or sleep for when the backup finishes.
  • You're able to rename a backup so you can keep track of its purpose when referring to it later.
  • When restoring data, the program gives a timeline of the date and exact time of backups, so you can easily pick a point in time in which to find a backed up file.
  • Search or filter through a backup to find something specific to restore.
  • Any backup (even system backups) can be mounted as a virtual drive in Windows, which lets you browse through it like a real hard drive to view and copy out data without any confusion at all.
  • If you have a file backup, you can just double-click the backup file (the PBD file) to open it in EaseUS. What you see looks a lot like a regular folder in Explorer, so you can copy the backed up files out of the folder if you wish, but you have to have the program installed in order to do this.
  • Can calculate the required space a backup needs in the destination folder to ensure there's enough room before starting the job.
  • Can schedule to run a backup just once, on an interval throughout the day, or on a daily, weekly, or monthly schedule.
  • Supports scheduling a backup of the system partition.
  • Prompts you if the destination for a backup has insufficient disk space to hold the files.
  • The Logs section lets you browse, search, filter, and export successful and failed backup jobs.

Thoughts on EaseUS Todo Backup

There are a few features missing from EaseUS Todo Backup, but overall we think it's a very good program.

What We Like

The restore feature may very well be our favorite thing about EaseUS Todo Backup. Similar backup programs require you to view a backup from within the program, but being able to mount a backup like it's an actual drive in Windows makes it extremely easy and natural to browse through.

We appreciate that a system partition backup is included. The fact that you can run it on a schedule makes it just that much more beneficial.

Securing a backup should be a feature in any good backup program, and EaseUS Todo Backup supports this.

It's rare to see a backup program that lets you run the software before booting into Windows without using a disc or flash drive to run it, which is what Pre-OS in this program allows. It's useful in the event your computer has been rendered unusable, and you need to restore the system partition.

What We Don't Like

We don't like that email notifications, event-based backups, custom commands, offsite copying, file exclusions, file type-based backups, Smart Backup, and System Clone aren't supported.

While some of these options can be seen in the free EaseUS Todo Backup, they aren't actually functional unless you upgrade to the commercial version of the program, EaseUS Todo Backup Home.

It's also too bad that the installer file is pretty large. It's an online installer, so once you open it to begin, it'll download a separate file over 100 MB, so it might take some time to download on slow connections.

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