To put it simply, MiniTool ShadowMaker is a piece of new backup & recovery software, helping users to easily and effectively back up files, operating system, partitions, and disks to safeguard the PC security.
Once a disaster like a system crash, hard drive failure, virus attack, mistaken operation, Windows update, .etc occurs, users can rely on the image backup file to restore their computer to a normal state, which minimizes the PC downtime and ensures data integrality.
Nowaday, MiniTool ShadowMaker is drawing attention worldwide due to its powerful features. For example, on Jul 29, 2018, the Economic Times wrote an article about MiniTool ShadowMaker. This magazine says MiniTool ShadowMaker Free 2.0 can let Windows 7/8/10 users schedule backups well.
In conclusion, this magazine speaks highly of this free backup software and it says “There are no ads and no limit on how much data you can backup with the free version. Pro version adds a few extra features for $29. ”
- Scheduled Backup
In this magazine, the editor puts forward “regular backups are essential for everyone and this is where ShadowMaker shines“.
This free software allows users to create automatic or scheduled backup daily, weekly or monthly. As is well known, computer data may change or add at any time. If users want to back up effectively to keep data safe, they need to do it on a regular basis although they forget to back up PC data.
- Incremental and Differential Backup
The editor of the Economic Times also says “The feature we loved the most is that you can choose to make a full backup or incremental backup of the latest data. You should choose the latter because it saves a lot of time. ”
As a matter of fact, this free backup software supports 3 backup types including full, incremental and differential backup. To protect data well, some users choose to create incremental or differential backups for only changed or added data since the last backup or last full backup respectively.
Usually, automatic backup and incremental or differential backup can be set simultaneously for computer data protection.
Besides, MiniTool ShadowMaker provides users with Scheme feature, helping automatically delete some older backup sets according to their settings. This can effectively manage disk space. Some users reported that incremental backups back up faster, but differential backups restore faster. So, users can choose a proper one based on their actual needs.
- Easy-to-use and Supports Multiple Storage Devices
In the Economic Times, the editor thinks the interface of MiniTool ShadowMaker is easy-to-use and it supports multiple storage devices including internal drives, USB external drives as well as NAS (network attached storage).
- Clone Hard Drive
This magazine simply mentions another feature – clone hard drive. MiniTool ShadowMaker has a utility called Clone Disk, enabling users to easily transfer data on the system disk or data disk to another hard drive for backup, upgrade or disk replacement.
- Based on Win-PE Media Bootable Builder
Also, the editor of the Economic Times reports that MiniTool ShadowMaker can create bootable media to restore users’ Windows installation.
Simply speaking, its Media Builder helps to create a bootable disc or USB drive based on WinPE with full restore functionality. When users fail to boot the OS, the media can be used to boot it and help users to perform a quick disaster recovery.
In fact, some extra features are not mentioned or introduced in detail in the Economic Times. But in some authoritative websites like PCWorld, it shows users detailed information.
- Universal Restore
This is a pro feature and it can be used to restore the system image to hardware that is not identical to the computer which users have backed up. In other words, if users’ PC died, and they want to continue using the OS without reinstalling the system and programs, Universal Restore is important.
- Extra Highlighted Features
Besides, there are other features including email alerts and notifications, the choice of backing up only used sectors or all of them, variable compression, password protection, shutting down the computer after the backup, etc.
Nowadays, MiniTool ShadowMaker is catching worldwide users’ eyes. This software gains recognition from not only the Economic Times but also other websites, e.g. PCWorld, even this website has mentioned MiniTool ShadowMaker in its best Windows backup software review list.
About MiniTool® Software Ltd.
MiniTool® Software Ltd. is a dedicated software provider which offers customers complete solutions in backup & recovery, partition management, and data recovery industry. Due to the powerful features, all applications are popular with users all over the world. For more information, go to https://www.minitool.com.