EaseUS Todo Backup Free 4.0

EaseUS Todo Backup Free 4.0

Download Editors' Rating:
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Average User Rating:
3.5
out of 655 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.0
  • Total Downloads:
    3,021,945
  • Date Added:
    Dec. 30, 2010
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    103.96MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1,350
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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Good backup utilities that combine maximum user friendliness with excellent functionality and some helpful extras take the chore out of an essential duty. When all that comes for free, the excuse to blow off backups wears thin. Easeus Todo Backup is just such a free backup and restore utility. Like any good backup tool, it will back up your entire system's current state, data, settings and all, or just what you want it to, including partitions or full disks, and restore your computer in the event of a hard-disk crash or other calamity. Its Disk Cloning feature will help you migrate your operating system and data to a new hard disk when it's time to replace the old one. You can also use it to create bootable CD-ROMs using either Linux or the powerful Windows Pre-installation Environment (PE), which is a big improvement over MS-DOS.

Two things set Todo Backup apart from many other backup utilities (three things, if you count that it's free): its easy-to-use interface and its wizard-based operation. Colorful, large, clearly labeled buttons and icons make it easy for even new computer owners to use, a big plus because they need protection the most yet are usually inexperienced at securing it. The program walks users through its operations and explains each step with detailed instructions, augmented by a good Help file for further assistance.

Todo Backup is freeware and is certified for Windows 7. It downloads as a compressed file but extracts, installs, and opens without fuss.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    3.7

    out of 28 votes

    • 5 star 9
    • 4 star 11
    • 3 star 2
    • 2 star 3
    • 1 star 3
  • All Versions

    3.5

    out of 655 votes

    • 5 star 238
    • 4 star 167
    • 3 star 67
    • 2 star 53
    • 1 star 130
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5 stars

"I have never received better tech support!"

January 09, 2011  |  By ronstein4

 |  Version: EaseUS Todo Backup Free 4.0 2.0

Pros

The people behind this product along with the fact that it was free. Makes me happy.

Cons

Nothing so far.

Summary

I am so far, very impressed with Easeus Todo backup. I was in a fowl mood, in a hurry and frustrated to start with. Not the ideal time to fiddle with recently acquired software that I know very little about. I had spent a minimal amount of time setting up an auto backup plan. No reading mind you, just go in there and do it. Spent about 15 - 20 minutes actual time to set it up. Examined my backup drive next day and found that I somehow had managed to have it doing an incremental backup four times a day. I wanted it to do it just once a day. Frustrated after only a minute of time spent trying to find a way to delete the backup plans, I fired a note off to the support people - "I cannot find any way to delete or disable a backup schedule. There must be a way right??" - and then I went to bed. This was January 6th, at 6:50pm. The next day at 11:32am, I received an email with very detailed instructions of how to delete the backup plans so I could start over and do it correctly. I felt very foolish and honestly ashamed that I "screamed" at the support people before I was "cool" enough not to take my frustrations out on the software that I was not taking the time to examine, or "play" with. In my humble opinion, the tech support I received was hundreds of times more timely and helpfully to the point than other products I have paid for real money. Thank you Easeus support. I promise to spend more time "playing" with the program before I contact you again. In addition, when I do, I will ask politely for help instead of being so terse. I have not tried to do a restore yet but if I run into trouble I think I can get some help!

Ron

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5 stars

"Does what it says"

January 21, 2011  |  By FyrJammer

 |  Version: EaseUS Todo Backup Free 4.0 2.0

Pros

Looking for a simple program to backup my computer. Todo did EVERYTHING I needed to do. Partition / format the new drive then clone and backup the old drive to the new. Easy and quick. For free. Until I try out the other features.....

Cons

I can't find anything to complain about.

Summary

When you need to transfer files or system to new drive or backup your system, this is the program to do it. Simple yet powerful.

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5 stars

"worked for me"

January 18, 2011  |  By JimBryan

 |  Version: EaseUS Todo Backup Free 4.0 2.0

Pros

easy to use, I bought a new hard drive, used this to clone my old one this worked flawlessly

Cons

have only used cloning feature, no problems there

Summary

worked well for me, would recommend to a friend

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1 stars

"Did half the backup then said upgrade and pay to finish"

January 17, 2011  |  By Troy Worrell

 |  Version: EaseUS Todo Backup Free 4.0 2.0

Pros

Seem easy to use, but does not finish the job, so I have no idea how it works

Cons

I spent 30 minutes supposedly cloning my drive and then said I had to upgrade before if I wanted to finish. They say FREE but it is not if you want it to do the full job!

Summary

Waist of time

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3 stars

"Not used it yet."

January 16, 2011  |  By jkizer

 |  Version: EaseUS Todo Backup Free 4.0 2.0

Pros

Not used it yet.

Cons

Not used it yet.

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4 stars

"Did the job"

January 16, 2011  |  By bjas

 |  Version: EaseUS Todo Backup Free 4.0 2.0

Pros

Took a couple of attempts, I made it harder than it is too use.

Cons

None yet. Time will tell

Summary

First backup program that I used and did what i expected.

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1 stars

"As bad as MS Backup"

January 15, 2011  |  By ranmanb

 |  Version: EaseUS Todo Backup Free 4.0 2.0

Pros

No better than Microsoft Backup

Cons

Just as slow as Microsoft's Backup. Very little progress information during backup.

Summary

After using Microsoft's Backup and Restore (Windows 7) and waiting 2 days for a 700GB backup to finish, I looked at this program. The only progress information it gives you is a progress bar and and an estimated time indicator which just kept increasing. When it got up to 15 hours, I cancelled it and continued my search. Macrium Reflection finished the backup in 3 hours.

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2 stars

"Not satisfied with software"

January 15, 2011  |  By DerekDavis35

 |  Version: EaseUS Todo Backup Free 4.0 2.0

Pros

Free software

Cons

Can not back up my computer to an external hard drive

Summary

Not for me

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4 stars

"Decent product with advanced features. FREE"

January 13, 2011  |  By JDL

 |  Version: EaseUS Todo Backup Free 4.0 2.0

Pros

This product has some advanced features hiding under the hood. It works once you figure it out. Full partition or directory and file backups can be accomplished. You can mount partition backups as a read only drive.

Cons

The interface was an attempt at simplicity but it is clumsy in places. There are popups every time you change from one tab to another which is redundant, annoying, and a time waster. There seem to be a few bugs that are not show stoppers.

Summary

As opposed to what another poster said above, you select a latest incremental backup and you have your full latest backup to work with. You do not have to restore in an incremental fashion.

The interface is a bit clumsy to wade through. They've attempted to make this silly simple, but did not quite succeed, and rather made some things completely unintuitive. It can be figured out though.

The popups are extremely annoying, they become stupid after a while, and cannot be turned off.

Setting a backup base priority does not seem to work. The backup happens at normal CPU priority.

File and Directory backups do not respect NTFS symbolic links for what they are, and most backup software does not. If you have an NTFS junction pointing to a directory elsewhere, you will find the junction is treated as that directory here. This is way beyond the scope of most home use, but it is quite significant. Acronis Backup & Recovery 10 gets this correct and does properly with it, issuing appropriate warnings if you have not backed up NTFS symbolic link targets in the particular backup set containing the links. Acronis backs up the NTFS symbolic links where they sit, and not the target. A full partition backup and restore would not have this problem.

If you select a mapped network drive under "Computer" to back up to, ToDo extracts the network address information, uses that, and then redundantly asks you for a login and password, even though the drive is already mapped. ToDo then proceeds as though you have a network backup target. This is an inconvenient redundancy.

I've not tried to do a full restore with the product. I've done partial restores from file and directory backups, as well as partition backups. I can attest that much is working.

For FREE, and even if they did charge for this product, it is a serious and decent backup solution with a few caveats.

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4 stars

"Quick, flexible and thorough."

January 12, 2011  |  By Jefft2523

 |  Version: EaseUS Todo Backup Free 4.0 2.0

Pros

Simple to use for file backup and recovery. When I had trouble, the email support was efficient and quick to solve my problem.

Cons

None so far.

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5 stars

"simplicity and ease of use are major strong points"

January 11, 2011  |  By K9SSL

 |  Version: EaseUS Todo Backup Free 4.0 2.0

Pros

simplicity and ease of use says it all

Cons

none of any consequence

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.0
Version 2.0 added Incremental Backup, File and Folder Backup, Backup Schedule, Backup management.
General
Publisher EaseUS
Publisher web site http://www.easeus.com
Release Date December 30, 2010
Date Added December 30, 2010
Version 2.0
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Backup Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 103.96MB
File Name tb_free.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 3,021,945
Downloads Last Week 1,350
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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