Norton Ghost Alternatives for Windows

Popular Alternatives to Norton Ghost for Windows. Explore 25+ Windows apps like Norton Ghost, all suggested and ranked by the AlternativeTo user community.

Protect your computer with Norton Ghost 15.0, an advanced backup and recovery software product dedicated to backup everything on your hard drive. Version 15 cleans up old backups automatically. If your looking for more info about Norton Ghost like screenshots, reviews and comments you should visit our info page about it. Below you find the best alternatives.

The list of alternatives was last updated: 10/22/2018 12:39:00 PM

Alternatives to Norton Ghost for Windows with any license

  • Acronis True Image

    Acronis True Image provides data protection including, backup, archive, access and recovery for Microsoft, macOS, iOS and Android operating systems. As disk imaging software, True Image can restore the previously captured image to another disk, replicating the structure and contents to the new disk, also allowing disk cloning and partition resizing, even if the new disk is of a different capacity. The Acronis True Image Cloud version allows cloud users to also back up their mobile devices.

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  • Win32 Disk Imager

    Create and restore image backups of disk drives. This program is designed to write a raw disk image to a removable device or backup a removable device to a raw image file. It is very useful for embedded development, namely Arm development projects (Android, Ubuntu on Arm, etc). Anyone is free to branch and modify this program. Patches are always welcome.

    • This is just for writing to removable devices, not for hard disk images. Guest • Oct 2015 Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Windows

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  • Redo Backup and Recovery

    Open-Source drive imaging solution coming as Linux-based Live CD (or USB thumb drive) that allows for backup and recovery of partitions or entire hard-drives and computers (both Linux and Windows). The solution provides a beginner-friendly and easy to use graphical user interface, automatically finds network shares, includes the web browser Firefox and more.

    • Discontinued The project is no longer updated, but it still works. Last version, 1.0.4, released in November 2012, can be still downloaded from SourceForge.

    Free Open Source Windows Linux

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  • Comodo Time Machine

    Comodo Time Machine (CTM) allows non-commercial users to quickly restore their entire system to an earlier point in time (including the registry, critical operating system files and user created documents). This free tool is especially useful to roll back your system to the last known working state in the event of virus attacks or crashes.

    • Discontinued According to the Comodo Team, CTM is still in development, but the old version was removed from the official website. Latest version, 2.8.155286.178, released in July 2010, can be still downloaded from the official forum.

    Free Personal Windows

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  • Steadier State

    Steadier State is the fastest and easiest way to restore Windows 7 to an earlier snapshot. Each user creates files and installs programs on C:\, the PC's only hard drive. Everything that each user does affects all future users. Steadier State freezes the computer as an image and creates a snapshot of the current activity as a virtual C:\. Restarting gives the option to roll back or keep the new snapshot.

    Free Windows

  • USB Image Tool

    USB Image Tool can create images of USB flash drives and MP3 players, that are mounted as USB drives. It allows you switch between images with different music styles on your MP3 Player or to make an exact backup image of your USB Stick.

    Free Windows

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  • Genie Timeline

    Genie Timeline is a time machine backup software for Windows that automatically, wirelessly and continuously backs up music files, videos, photos, documents, files and folders on your machine with little or no user intervention bringing unique simplicity to file backup and file restoration.

    Freemium Windows

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  • DriveImage XML

    DriveImage XML is a reliable program for easy imaging and backing up partitions and logical drives. Image creation uses Microsofts Volume Shadow Services (VSS), allowing you to create safe "hot images" even from drives currently in use. For data recovery you need the Runtime Live CD from http://www.runtime.org/data-recovery-live-cd.htm . The Runtime Live CD is ready-to-use and preinstalled with all data recovery tools.

    Free Personal Windows

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  • Rollback Rx

    RollBack Rx client is a robust system restore utility that enables home users and IT professionals to easily restore a PC to a time before certain events occurred. RollBack Rx makes it easy for users of all skill levels to quickly and easily repair PC issues - saving time, money and PC trouble. This solution is especially useful in the case of a situation where you cannot get into Windows.

    Freemium Windows

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  • Paragon Backup & Recovery

    Paragon Backup & Recovery Free Edition gives you the ability to make a backup of your disk/partition, plus the ability to restore it later. The hot process options using Microsofts VSS technology allow to make backups during working on your Operating System (Windows XP, Vista or Windows 7, ...), similar as with Macrium Reflect Free Edition with Multi Language Support.

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  • MiniTool Drive Copy

    MiniTool Drive Copy is a piece of quite excellent free drive copy software which provides users with professional solutions to disk copy and partition copy. Moreover, it can give hard disk data strongest protection in the shortest time. Operations are pretty simple: users can complete copy with ease. High security: it will not bring any damage to data.

    Free Personal Windows

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  • AOMEI Backupper

    Free Edition supports scheduled backup, incremental backup and differential backup of partitions, hard-disks AND folders. Restrictions: no cleanup of backups and no command-line-backups as you can do with Macrium Reflect Free Edition. AOMEI Backupper is an easy-to-use Backup & restore software for PC and Server. Backup: file backup, system backup, disk/partition backup, etc. Clone: disk clone, partition clone, volume clone

    Freemium Windows

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  • rdiff-backup

    rdiff-backup backs up one directory to another, possibly over a network. The target directory ends up a copy of the source directory, but extra reverse diffs are stored in a special subdirectory of that target directory, so you can still recover files lost some time ago. The idea is to combine the best features of a mirror and an incremental backup.

    • Discontinued The product seems to be no longer updated. Last version, 1.2.8, released in March 2009, can be still downloaded from the official website.

    Free Open Source Windows Linux

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  • ToolWiz Time Machine

    Toolwiz Time Machine (Toolwiz multi-point restoration) is a powerful and easy-to-use undelete freeware, protecting your PC from data loss and improving its security. It allows users to create no more than 24 snapshots of your system partition on a regular basis to backup your system. If your current system gets damaged or crushed or you are not just satisfied with it, you can use Toolwiz Time Machine to rollback your system to any snapshot you want.

    • Discontinued The program is no longer updated. Last version, 1.0.1.16, released in December 2013, can be still downloaded from the official website.

    Free Windows

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  • HDclone

    HDClone creates physical or logical copies (clones) and file images of hard disks and other mass storage media. HDClone is a perfect tool for backups and copies of entire software or operating system installations. A special SafeRescue mode makes HDClone an invaluable tool for rescuing defective hard disks and other media. HDClone works independent of partitioning scheme, file system, and operating system. It also works with proprietary formats which otherwise would be unaccessible.

    Freemium Windows

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  • Drive SnapShot

    A fast and inexpensive imaging tool. Very simple yet powerful, following the KISS methodology. Can be run as a portable app, thereby opening up a lot of possibilities. For instance, I use it to remotely back up all the computers on our network via command line and PSEXE. Can map and access images and a host of other good stuff.

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  • O&O DiskImage

    Prevent data loss easily and securely! With O&O DiskImage you can create images of your entire computer or individual partitions during operation. If data loss occurs, your imaged data (files, folders, partitions) will be available to you in no time with just a few clicks - even if Windows cannot be started anymore!

    Commercial Windows

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  • FarStone RestoreIT

    RestoreIT® 7 is based on FarStone's patented "Advanced System Restore " technology. RestoreIT® 7 is a new, and powerful, innovation designed to recover your entire PC in 60 seconds for an effortless recovery from any disaster. RestoreIT® 7 enables you to instantly recover files, system configurations - even an operating system - by literally taking a snapshot of your system.

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  • Back4Sure

    Back4Sure is a feature-rich backup solution for typical backup use. No VSS Volume Shadow Copy function for open files. The program can make a backup to hard-disk, USB drive or network and can also be compressed using high or low compression settings to a ZIP or 7-zip file of various compression levels, as well as encrypted for security.

    Free Windows

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  • Seagate DiskWizard

    Based on Acronis True image with limited functionality. Seagate DiscWizard works with Maxtor and Seagate disc drives. The software lets you quickly install your new disc drive with wizards that guide you through the processes of creating and formatting partitions on your disc drive, transferring data, and backing up your data.

    Freemium Windows

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  • XXClone

    XXCloneE copies the whole Windows NT, 2000, or XP system volume to another disk that will be ready to boot without a restore step. You may boot the system from the clone volume when disaster strikes. Need not go to the DOS mode. Operates in regular Windows environment. Periodic backup, disk upgrade, or migration takes a long time with the free version. Extremely easy to use. The cloned volume may be of any size as long as the volume data can fit. It can copy from FAT to NTFS or vice versa.

    • Discontinued After the passing of Pixelab's director and operator, the company ceased business operations in March 2017. The development and support of its products, including Datman, XXCopy, and XXClone, has been discontinued. Last version of XXClone, 2.08.8, released in January 2017, can be still downloaded from the Wayback Machine.

    Free Personal Windows

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  • R-Drive Image

    R-Drive Image is a potent utility providing disk image files creation for backup or duplication purposes. A disk image file contains the exact, byte-by-byte copy of a hard drive, partition or logical disk and can be created with various compression levels on the fly without stopping Windows OS and therefore without interrupting your business. These drive image files can then be stored in a variety of places, including various removable media such as CD-R(W)/DVD, Iomega Zip or Jazz disks, etc.

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  • EZ Gig

    EZ Gig IV enables you to clone your hard drive in just three clicks EZ Gig IV Cloning software is a powerful, yet easy to use tool that gives you the option of creating an exact clone of your hard drive - perfect for hard drive upgrades or for creating bootable backups of your system OR for those who wish to clone to a smaller capacity drive, such as fast solid state drive, the option to exclude selected media files from the copying process to save space.

    Free Windows


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