ShadowProtect Desktop Edition

ShadowProtect Desktop Edition

Average User Rating:
3.8
out of 17 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.4
  • Total Downloads:
    14,996
  • Date Added:
    August 30, 2009
  • File Size:
    89.15MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    36
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 2000/Vista/XP Home Edition/XP Professional

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5 stars

"The last backup product you'll ever need to buy."

January 25, 2010  |  By rchurch3453

 |  Version: ShadowProtect Desktop Edition 3.4

Pros

Provides as much or as little backup as you desire - from a folder or two to your complete hard drive. Internal, external - it handles it all. The only product I know that can perform bare metal restores to a new machine without errors.

Cons

It uses a lot of resources when running but as long as it is set to run during periods of no other activity, it isn't really an issue.

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4 stars

"Does a good job and meets its specs"

December 30, 2009  |  By Bill Buckley

 |  Version: ShadowProtect Desktop Edition 3.4

Pros

Provides sufficient options to give the user control over what and when to backup

Cons

Interfacing with networked storage could be accompished easier; however, you can get there.

Summary

Bottom line the product does what it is advertised to do and does it well. I'd like to see a better approach to activation when upgrading to a new O/S or rebuilding on the same machine vs. deactivating (if you remeber) and then reactivating.

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4 stars

"Does what it claims very well"

December 07, 2009

 |  Version: ShadowProtect Desktop Edition 3.4

Pros

This software will backup drives either as completely or incrementally. Backups can be scheduled to execute automatically. File backups can easily be restored at the file level from incremental or back to last complete backup.

Cons

Wish the would incorporate more disk utility functions such as disk to disk copy, etc, Also wish they would incorporate a method of waking a PC from sleep to perform backups and then go back to sleep.

Summary

This software has never failed me when in need. Restoring couldn't be simpler.

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5 stars

"Saved me more than once!"

December 05, 2009  |  By JimPratt3

 |  Version: ShadowProtect Desktop Edition 3.4

Pros

Does what it says it will do, period. Works great with my eSATA drive too. Backs up my whole system in 30 minutes, and I am a power user.

Cons

The initial learning curve was a bit much for me, but this was the first serious backup utility I had ever used.

Summary

I would buy this program again, and I recommend it to everyone that I do simple computer maintenance for. Just make sure to remember that you will need a drive (partition) of equal size or larger than the original to restore to.

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1 stars

"SP 3.5 Just got Worse"

October 12, 2009  |  By stuckindos

 |  Version: ShadowProtect Desktop Edition 3.4

Pros

Fast
I use to be ShadowProtects #1 Fan.
Does not bootstrap hard drive like Acronis or Paragon, which can render a healthy system useless if it fails before you can make your first backup.

Cons

All that speed just to fail at recovery. No esata support. No technical support. Not able to join Shadowprotect forum, even for paid users like me. No disk to disk cloning, no really.

Summary

It was great but every update gets buggier and buggier. Software engineers do not add drivers to the Shadowprotect recovery disc so that you will have to when you are trying to recover your system, just to make your recovery process that much more complicated and enjoyable. If you are looking for an industrial imaging and backup solution look elsewhere or you will be in a bind. This use to be the best backup software available, No More!

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5 stars

"Reliable, easy to use, reasonable cost."

October 12, 2009  |  By djotoole

 |  Version: ShadowProtect Desktop Edition 3.4

Pros

Backs up in a manner that allows a total system restore of Windows.

Cons

Nothing comes to mind.

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5 stars

"Excellent image backup and easy to restore ."

September 29, 2009  |  By gatorhawk45

 |  Version: ShadowProtect Desktop Edition 3.4

Pros

Easy to setup. Easy to use. Image backups of drives. Not expensive. Fast backups to external drives.

Cons

The user guide could be a bit better.

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher StorageCraft
Publisher web site http://www.storagecraft.com
Release Date August 30, 2009
Date Added August 30, 2009
Version 3.4
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Backup Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows, Windows XP Home Edition, Windows 2000, Windows XP Professional
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 89.15MB
File Name ShadowProtectSetup_5.0.3.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 14,996
Downloads Last Week 36
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-day trial
Price $79.95

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