Best Backup Freeware

to Retain Your Memories

How many happy family memories have you lost?

How much has your business suffered from poor backup solutions?

The best free backup software for Windows - AOMEI Backupper Standard comes to help. It is embedded with abundant features including backup, recovery, clone, and sync, and it offers a very favorable price: FREE. It is simple and streamlined. All users can operate it smoothly, regardless of computer know-how.

As long as AOMEI Backupper Standard can meet your need, you're welcome to download and install this backup software for free on any of your computers at home for your personal use, with no intention to gain commercial advantage or monetary compensation.

  • Safeguard operating system with system backup, and recover computer from system crash or ransomware.
  • Back up disks/partitions/volumes in block level to improve backup efficiency.
  • Incremental and differential backup to save backup time and storage space.
  • Automated backup to create set-and-forget tasks in daily, weekly, or monthly mode.
  • File sync or backup to cloud, NAS, local disk, or external hard drive, etc.
  • Clone HDD to SSD or clone SSD to larger SSD for better performance.
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What Can AOMEI Backupper Standard Do?

To restore from system failure or recover lost files, backups are not only important, but necessary. AOMEI free windows backup software provides basic and advanced features to ensure the safety of your system and data.

  • System Backup

    Easily backup systems and make a copy of all contents in the system drive, including the Windows operating system, applications, and custom settings without interrupting your work.
  • File Backup

    Quickly backup files to an external hard drive, including office files, photos, videos, music, and program files. Also support backing up files on network or NAS.
  • Disk Backup

    Create a disk image of the specified hard disk. Support internal disk, external hard drive, flash drive, and other storage devices that are recognized by Windows.
  • Partition/Volume Backup

    Backup certain partitions or volumes to a compressed image file using this backup freeware.
  • Automatic/Schedule Backup

    Set up a schedule to automatically backup system and data, especially great for users who want to create backups at a lesser frequency or have multiple backup schedules (e.g. daily, weekly, and monthly).
  • Incremental & Differential Backup

    Once your data is fully backed up, the software is able to only backup changed or new files via incremental and differential backup, saving you time and disk space.
  • File Sync

    Run automatic sync to synchronize files/folders to NAS, cloud drive, local disk or external drive, support scheduled task, mirror sync and real-time sync.

AOMEI Backupper, the best backup software for free, enables you to restore computer to an earlier date and retrieve lost/deleted files easily. Also, you are allowed to clone an old disk to a new disk for upgrade, or clone HDD to SSD for better performance.

  • System Restore

    Easily restore system partition in native Windows or from bootable disc and ensure system is bootable after restoration.
  • File Restore

    Rapidly restore files and folders that are lost, deleted or corrupted, or restore to an earlier time from backup images.
  • Disk Restore & Partition Restore

    Restore disk image to the original location or another HDD or SSD. Restore partition or volume to the point you ever backup.
  • Selective Files Restore

    Only restore individual files and folders you need from a system/disk/partition backup image file without restoring the entire backup.
  • Disk Clone

    Clone a hard drive to another HDD/SSD (only MBR to MBR while cloning system disk). Besides, it supports to clone hard drives with different sizes, such as clone large HDD to smaller SSD.
  • Partition/Volume Clone

    Create an exact duplication of your partition or volume, and deploy the copy to another partition or hard drive.

AOMEI Backupper is integrated backup software that contains many useful functions and customized settings. With all these features, AOMEI Backupper can fulfill most of your needs in regard to data backup.

  • Explore and Check Image

    Mount a backup image as a virtual partition so that you can browse its contents in Windows Explorer. Check backup images' integrity to ensure they can be restored successfully.
  • Create Bootable Rescue Media

    Make a Linux or Windows PE bootable media (CD/DVD disc or USB drive) for backup and recovery. You are allowed to backup to shared folder and restore from network with bootable media. Besides, you can manually add additional drivers when creating Win PE bootable disc.
  • Export/Import and Logs

    Export all backup tasks to a safe place and import them when necessary. View what operations the program has done and record the events that occur during a backup process.
  • Email Notifications

    Support to set an email address, and then AOMEI Backupper can send the backup results to your email when the backup or the scheduled backup is complete.
  • Compress

    Use an industry leading compression algorithm to compress backup images for taking up less disk space.
  • Recovery Environment

    Create AOMEI Backupper recovery environment and add it into Windows boot options menu so that it's convenient to perform backup/restore operations when the system crashes.
  • Intelligent Backup

    Only backup the used sectors of a disk or a partition to reduce the size of image file and cut down backup time.
  • Comment and Edit

    Add comments for backup tasks so that they can be easily identified. You may figure out what a backup is for or what it contains. Edit backup allows you to change the task name and reconfigure the backup location at anytime.

AOMEI Backupper supports all Windows PC operating systems and various file system and storage devices. To get more details, please check the information below.

  • Operating Systems

    Windows 10/8.1/8/7/XP/Vista
  • File Systems

    NTFS, FAT32, FAT16, EXT2, EXT3 and other file systems
  • Storage Devices

    Internal hard disks, external hard drives, solid-state drive (SSD), USB flash drives, thumb drives, pen drives, CD/DVD, network share, network-attached storage (NAS), cloud drive desktop apps, Hardware RAID and Virtual machine systems, etc.

Free Software or Advanced Backup? It's Up to You

The following table lists the features and functions supported by different editions. Compare and choose the right edition based on your needs.


Standard Edition


Professional Edition


Workstation Edition

System backup & restore
Disk backup & restore
Partition backup & restore
File/Folder backup & restore
File/Folder sync



Automatic backup
Full backup
Incremental backup
Differential backup
Sector-by-sector backup
Intelligent backup
Automatic file/folder sync
Explore backup image
Compress backup image
Check backup image
Comment backup image
View backup logs
Email notification
Create Windows PE & Linux bootable media
Disk clone

Clone your hard drive to another HDD or SSD, even clone large disk to smaller; Standard Edition only supports MBR to MBR while cloning system hard disk.

Partition clone
Recovery Environment

Create AOMEI Backupper recovery environment and add it into Windows boot options menu so that it's convenient to perform backup/restore operations when the system crashes.

Disk Wipe

Erase disks to permanently prevent sensitive data from being recovered and remove virus completely.


System clone

Migrate OS from HDD to SSD, SSD to SSD, HDD to HDD, or SSD to HDD without reinstalling Windows and applications while ensuring system will be bootable after migration. Support MBR/GPT disks, UEFI boot mode, mSATA/M.2/PCI-E SSDs, etc.

Universal restore

Restore a backup image to different computer with dissimilar hardware, or move OS from physical to virtual machine (P2V) by backup and restoration.

Command line utility

Perform backup, restore and clone operations from command prompt or by creating batch scripts.

Merge backup images

Combine full backup and its chained incremental backups into a single backup for better management.

Split backup image

Divide a large backup image into multiple smaller files with specific size to fit your storage devices.

Backup scheme

Automatically delete old backup images based on various specified value to save backup disk space.

PXE boot tool

Start up client-side computers within LAN through the network booting for system maintenance.

Real-time sync files/folders

Monitor files/folders for changes and synchronize new added, modified or deleted files/folders from source to target path as soon as the change has occurred.

Two-way sync

Any changed files or new created folders as well as deletions that happened in the source or destination directory will be done the same on the other side.

Mirror sync

Always keep the files in the destination exactly the same as the source directory. Any extra files in destination will be removed.

Event-triggered schedule backups

Automatically perform backup tasks based on user logon, user logoff, system startup and system shutdown.

File filter settings

Exclude a certain file extension from file/folder backup or sync.

Restore files with NTFS permissions
Edit partitions on the disk

Manually adjust partition size on the destination disk when cloning a disk or restoring a disk backup image. Add unused space to all partitions while cloning.

Encrypt backup images

Password encrypt your backup image to prevent unauthorized access.

Differential backup with schedule task

Perform differential backup with schedule tasks in daily, weekly, monthly and event-triggers modes.

Backup to CD/DVD
Backup/Restore dynamic disk volume
Windows 10, Windows 8.1/8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, and XP
Technical Support
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License type

One license code can be used to register the program on the maximum number of computers.

Home Use / Freeware Home Use / 1 PC Business Use / 1 PC
  • If you want to generate revenue by providing technical services to your clients, please choose AOMEI Backupper Technician Plus. It also enables you to deploy images to multiple computers over network, or create a portable version of AOMEI Backupper.
  • To learn more about each version’s differences, please visit: edition comparison of AOMEI Backupper.
  • If you want to create and manage backup tasks for all computers in the network from one central console, please refer to AOMEI Centralized Backupper.
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