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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 11/10/8/7- 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 backup - only back up the changed or newly added data since the last backup.
  • 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.

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 11/10/8.1/8/7/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.

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Task Execution Speed
Standard Faster Faster
The maximum number of computers
allowed to install the program
Freeware 1 PC / License 1 PC / License
Business Use
Support Windows 11, 10, 8.1/8, 7, Vista and XP (32/64-bit)


File Backup
System Backup
Disk Backup
Partition Backup
Automatic Backup
Incremental Backup
Sector-by-Sector Backup
Backup to Local Disk
Backup to External Disk
Backup to USB Flash Drive
Backup to Network/NAS
Backup to Cloud Drive

Backup to CD/DVD Supports CD-R/RW, DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW, BD-R.

Backup Scheme Automatically delete old backup images based on automatic backup cleanup methods (the backup cycle or the number) to save backup disk space.

Differential Backup Only backup the changed or new-added data since the last full backup.

Backup Dynamic Disk
Encrypt Backup
Split Backup Image

Partial The Free Standard Edition does not support to split a backup image into custom size.

File Filter Settings Exclude certain file extensions from file backup or sync.

USB Plug-in Backup
Event-triggered Backup


Basic Sync Manually or automatically sync files from source directory to destination directory.

Verify Integrity Verify the integrity of files in the destination directory during synchronization.

Sync Deletions When files are deleted from the source directory, the same files in the destination directory will also be deleted.

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

Real-time Sync Monitor files for changes and sync new added, modified or deleted files from source directory to destination directory 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.


File Restore
System Restore
Disk Restore
Partition Restore
Dynamic Disk Restore

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.

Restore NTFS Permissions


Disk Clone Clone a hard drive to SSD to improve performance or replace old hard drive with a new one.

Partial The Free Standard Edition only supports data disk cloning and MBR to MBR system disk cloning.

Partition Clone

SSD Alignment Align partitions correctly to speed up your SSD and increase SSD lifespan.

Sector-by-Sector Clone Clone all sectors no matter it's used or not, even if it's a logically bad sector.

System Clone Migrate OS to SSD or HDD without reinstalling Windows and applications while ensuring system will successfully boot from destination disk. Support MBR/GPT disks, UEFI boot mode, mSATA/M.2/PCI-E SSDs, etc.

Adjust Partition Size Manually extend or shrink partitions on the destination disk during clone.

Add Unused Space Add unallocated space to all partitions while cloning from smaller disk to larger disk.

Dynamic Disk Volume Clone


Create Bootable Media
Comment Backup
Compress Backup Image
Check Backup Image
View Backup Logs
Import/Export Backup Task
Explore Image

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.

Email Notification Send task results to your email.

Partial The Free Standard Edition only support Gmail and Hotmail SMTP servers to send email notifications. However, AOMEI and custom SMTP servers (SSL/TLS) are not available in Standard Edition.

Merge Backup Images

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

Pre/Post Command Launch specific applications or scripts before starting backup/sync and after backup/sync is finished.

PXE Boot Tool Initiate unlimited client-side computers within LAN through the network booting for system maintenance.

  • 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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