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3.5 out of 5
PROS: Some backup software is outright scary–with complicated expressions and words (AES, synchronization, encryption etc.)–this program is not scary at all. EASUES Todo Backup is simple to use and, although limited with options, does the job.
CONS: Version 1.1 is a lot more polished. I had some problems getting version 1.0 to work. Although I praise this program for being simple, I would like to see better support for network backups, online backup (Amazon S3, SkyDrive etc.), and automation. Windows Backup can perform most of the functions this program can.
VERDICT: If you’re looking for a free backup solution and find Windows Backup doesn’t do what you need, you should give this program a try.
VERSION REVIEWED: 1.0 & 1.1
DOWNLOAD: EASEUS Todo Backup
Todo Backup Features
Todo Backup is simple: it backs up your data, restores it when you need it, and takes system images to help you recover from a system crash. In this review, I run through the backup process and show you how simple this program is to use.
Todo Backup comes equipped with a backup wizard, which sets up your backups with ease. When you start the wizard, just select the drive, which contains the data you want to back up. I chose my C drive.
I decided to set manual options as I want to know how my backup will work (i.e. what’s backed up, when it’s backed up, and where it’s stored.)
I backed up my C drive to my E drive in a folder named “mintywhite”.
You can select backup priority (i.e. how hard your computer should work on the backup task), how compressed the data should be (higher compression takes longer), and if you want to encrypt the data (to protect it from being compromised.)
You can add a note to your backup to remind you what the backup task does.
After setting up your backup, you’re ready to run it for the first time.
As I selected high compression, the backup took some time, but completed successfully and worked when I tried a restore. I highly recommend this program if you find Windows Backup doesn’t do what you need or you don’t like the interface.
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Rich is the owner and creator of Windows Guides; he spends his time breaking things on his PC so he can write how-to guides to fix them.
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