Time Machine Alternatives for Windows

    Time Machine is not available for Windows but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on Windows with similar functionality. The best Windows alternative is Rollback Rx, which is free. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to Time Machine and loads of them are available for Windows so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Windows alternatives to Time Machine are Duplicati (Free, Open Source), Reboot Restore Rx (Freemium), Macrium Reflect (Freemium) and Restic (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Nov 12, 2021

    1. Back4Sure is a feature-rich backup solution for typical backup use. No VSS Volume Shadow Copy function for open files.
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    2. 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...
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    3. 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.
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    4. Retrospect is a multi-platform backup solution supporting hybrid backup to disk, tape, NAS & Cloud, aimed at SMEs and MSPs. Main Editions include unlimited client/endpoint licenses. Site License Edition includes unlimited server licenses.
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    5. R-Drive Image is a potent utility providing disk image files creation for backup or duplication purposes.


    6. Active@ Disk Image is a disk image software that can do a backup as well as clone the full hard drive. A backup image may be stored on a USB drive, network storage, burned directly to CD/DVD/BR discs, or kept on any other media.
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    7. Nero BackItUp protects your files and memories on your PC or laptop. Have your filed automatically backed up on up to 3 locations, such as USB hard disks. All you need to do is click one button to set up your backup.
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    8. Windows Backup and Restore (formerly Windows Backup and Restore Center) is a component of Microsoft Windows introduced in Windows Vista and included in later versions that allow users to create backups and restore from backups created earlier.
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    9. 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.
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    10. Fast and reliable disk-based backup that captures full, differential and incremental point-in-time backup images of your entire system. This includes the operating system, applications, configuration settings and data.
      This alternative is disputed. ShadowProtect is still a legitimate alternative to Time Machine, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
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