There’s never been a better time to be in the market for a free backup tool. These days, you need two types of backup: one for your files and documents, and the other for your system. EaseUS Todo Backup Free attempts to straddle both spheres, and does so with reasonable success.
The great news about EaseUS Todo Backup Free is that it’s actually a rebadged version of Todo Backup Home, which was previously sold as a commercial product. It’s capable of backing up everything from selected files and file types to entire partitions or drives (there’s also cloning tools included for upgrading from one drive to another), with scheduling options and support for incremental updates so backups are kept as small and efficient as possible.
There are lots of recovery and restore options too, such as being able to browse disk and partition backups for individual files and folders, plus an option for creating a WinPE-based recovery disc that allows you to use the program outside of Windows, making it perfect for drive upgrades or recovering crashed systems.
It’s all straightforward to use and works admirably. There are some gripes though – although it’s possible to back up certain email-based files using the file types option, we’d prefer a more explicit email backup option along with selected program settings and – for the geeks among us – Registry settings too.
What's new/fixed in v10.6 (see changelog for more)?
- View and recover any version of files from backup image more easily in Windows explorer.
- Added disk refreshing tool.
- Optimized network access authentication and performance
- Fix: Cannot goto specified path when selecting a path
- Fix: Incorrectly prompt to reboot your computer when failed to create a folder
- Fix: Crash problem
A competent tool for combining both file- and image-based backups within a single program continues to add useful new features with each subsequent update.