EaseUS Todo Backup Free 2024

EaseUS Todo Backup is a free backup software that supports automatic backup of system drives, specific files and folders, and entire hard drives.

The recovery feature in the program provides the easiest way to retrieve backup files by mounting the backup image as a virtual hard drive. If you're having trouble retrieving your files after backing them up, I highly recommend checking out this program from EaseUS.

what we like
  • Intuitive recovery functionality.

  • Allow system partition backup.

  • Includes very useful pre-operating system software.

what we don't like
  • Some common features are missing.

  • There are a few options that appear to be available, but aren't available unless you pay.

This review is for EaseUS Todo Backup Free 2024 and was last updated on May 31, 2024. If a newer version needs to be covered, please let us know.

The types of backups supported, as well as what you can choose to back up on your computer and to where, are the most important aspects to consider when choosing a backup software program. The following is information about EaseUS Todo Backup:

Supports full backup, incremental backup, and differential backup.

Backups can be created of an entire hard drive, certain partitions, or files and folders.

The program supports partition backup, including the partition where Windows is installed (system partition). This can be done without restarting your computer or using any external programs.

Backups are saved to PBD files, which can be stored to a local hard drive, a network folder, or an external hard drive.

EaseUS Cloud is also listed as a backup location, which is the company's online storage option - they offer 250 GB of free storage for you to use. There's also an option to add a cloud storage service to connect your Dropbox, Google Drive or OneDrive account. These options essentially turn the program into an online backup service.

  • Supports Windows 11, Windows 10, Windows 8 and Windows 7.
  • Backups are automatically split into smaller sizes for more manageable storage.
  • Toggles how much processor power EaseUS Todo Backup can use to ensure performance doesn't drop too much when running backup jobs.
  • Network transmission speed can be limited to save bandwidth.
  • Backup images can be configured to be retained for a number of days before being deleted.
  • Compression backup is supported, but only normal compression; fast and high are not free.
  • You can password protect your backups.
  • Pre-OS can be enabled so that you can use EaseUS Todo Backup before Windows starts without burning the program to disc or using external media. This feature can be used to restore disk/partition/system backup or clone hard drive or partition.
  • If Pre-OS is not enabled, you can build a WinPE or Linux emergency disk to start EaseUS Todo Backup, but you will still need to recover or clone the disk.
  • When backing up a hard drive or partition, you can choose to back up every sector, including used and unused space, to build an exact copy of the source.
  • When restoring an entire disk or partition backup, you can recover individual files instead of the entire hard drive.
  • Automatically run missed backup jobs.
  • If necessary, perform the backup as a different user.
  • Easily restore data to its original location, or choose a custom location.
  • View the estimated time remaining to complete the backup.
  • Trigger shutdown or sleep when backup is complete.
  • You can rename a backup so that you can track its use when you reference it later.
  • When restoring data, the program gives a schedule of the date and exact time of the backup, so you can easily choose the point in time to find the backup files.
  • Search or filter backups to find specific content to restore.
  • Any backup (even system backups) can be mounted as a virtual drive in Windows, so you can browse it like a real hard drive to view and copy data without any clutter.
  • If you have a backup of your files, just double-click the backup file (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 that folder if you want, but you have to have the program installed to do that.
  • The space required in the destination folder for the backup can be calculated to ensure there is enough space before starting the job.
  • You can schedule the backup to run just once, at a certain time interval during the day, or on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis.
  • Supports scheduled system partition backup.
  • You will be prompted if the backup destination does not have enough disk space to save the files.
  • The Logs section allows you to browse, search, filter, and export successful and failed backup jobs.

EaseUS Todo Backup lacks some features, but overall, I think it's a very good program.

The recovery feature is quite possibly my favorite feature of EaseUS Todo Backup. Similar backup programs require you to view the backup from within the program, but being able to mount the backup like an actual drive in Windows makes browsing very easy and natural.

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

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

Few backup programs allow you to run software before booting Windows without using a disc or flash drive to run it, and that's exactly what Pre-OS in this program allows. It is very useful when your computer becomes unusable and you need to restore the system partition.

I don't like that the free version doesn't support email notifications, event-based backups, custom commands, off-site replication, file exclusions, file type-based backups, smart backups, and disk/system cloning.

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