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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 Duplicati, which is both free and Open Source. 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 Rollback Rx, Macrium Reflect, Reboot Restore Rx and Restic.

Time Machine alternatives are mainly System Restore Tools but may also be Disk Cloning Tools or Disk Imaging Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Time Machine.
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  1. Duplicati icon

    Duplicati

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    125 alternatives to Duplicati 

    Duplicati is a backup client that securely stores encrypted, incremental, compressed backups on local storage, cloud storage services and remote file servers. The Duplicati project was inspired by Duplicity and had similar functionality until 2008.

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    1.  Incremental BackupDuplicati supports incremental backups (only back up the changed or new-added data since the last backup).
    2.  Schedule BackupDuplicati supports scheduling of your backups at specific times or intervals.
    3.  Encrypted BackupDuplicati uses encryption algorithms to keep your files safe as well as prevent unauthorized access.
    4.  Automatic BackupDuplicati will automatically back up your data periodically.
    5.  File VersioningDuplicati has a version system that lets you view and go back to older versions of the project/file/document.
    6.  Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
    7.  AES-256 EncryptionDuplicati has AES-256 Encryption, i.e. very strong security.
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    Almost everyone thinks Duplicati is a great alternative to Time Machine.
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    Only backs up the changes instead of the whole file, just like Time Machine.

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    Guest

    because it saves the whole backup every time, not just the changes like time machine does

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    Rollback Rx

    • Windows
    44 alternatives to Rollback Rx 

    RollBack Rx client is a system restore utility that enables home users and IT professionals to easily restore a PC to a time before certain events occurred.

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    1.  Schedule BackupRollback Rx supports scheduling of your backups at specific times or intervals.
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    Almost everyone thinks Rollback Rx is a great alternative to Time Machine.
    m8r-5b599u

    Same functionality. both have quick restore one for Mac and PCs

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    cyrusdavidson

    Offers multiple snapshots, and you are able to restore to them at any point. Not just some files but all files in the hard drive are included in the restore. It can also revert you back even if you are hit by ransomware which is at large during the time of this post.

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    Macrium Reflect

    • Windows
    80 alternatives to Macrium Reflect 

    Protect your data, upgrade your hard disk or try new operating systems in the safe knowledge that everything is securely saved in an easily recovered backup file. Macrium Reflect supports backup to local, network and USB drives.

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    1.  Schedule BackupMacrium Reflect supports scheduling of your backups at specific times or intervals.
    2.  Differential BackupMacrium Reflect supports differential backups (only back up the changed or new-added data since the last FULL backup).
    3.  Incremental BackupMacrium Reflect supports incremental backups (only back up the changed or new-added data since the last backup).
    4.  Command line interfaceMacrium Reflect either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
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      Reboot Restore Rx

      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Windows
      23 alternatives to Reboot Restore Rx 

      Reboot Restore Rx makes it easy to maintain PC’s in small public access computing environments (classrooms, computer labs, kiosks, internet cafes, libraries, etc.). Every time you restart the PCs they will automatically reset to your predefined baseline setting.

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      Almost everyone thinks Reboot Restore Rx is a great alternative to Time Machine.
      andyroddick0797

      Time machine functionality. Restore to previous baseline automatically

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    • Restic icon

      Restic

      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • BSD
      • Arch Linux
      • FreeBSD
      • OpenBSD
      41 alternatives to Restic 

      restic is a program that does backups right. The design goals are: Easy, Fast, Verifiable, Secure, Efficient, Free.

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      1.  Encrypted BackupRestic uses encryption algorithms to keep your files safe as well as prevent unauthorized access.
      2.  Incremental BackupRestic supports incremental backups (only back up the changed or new-added data since the last backup).
      3.  Command line interfaceRestic either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
      4.  Schedule BackupRestic supports scheduling of your backups at specific times or intervals.
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      UrBackup

      • Windows
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      38 alternatives to UrBackup 

      UrBackup is a open source client/server backup system, that through a combination of image and file backups accomplishes both data safety and a fast restoration time.

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      1.  Automatic BackupUrBackup will automatically back up your data periodically.
      2.  Schedule BackupUrBackup supports scheduling of your backups at specific times or intervals.
      3.  Incremental BackupUrBackup supports incremental backups (only back up the changed or new-added data since the last backup).
      4.  Encrypted BackupUrBackup uses encryption algorithms to keep your files safe as well as prevent unauthorized access.
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      Duplicacy

      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      78 alternatives to Duplicacy 

      Duplicacy is a new generation local and cloud backup tool that supports cross-computer deduplication. It is free for personal use and source code is available to commercial users.

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      1.  Incremental BackupDuplicacy supports incremental backups (only back up the changed or new-added data since the last backup).
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      EaseUS ToDo BackUp

      • Windows
      51 alternatives to EaseUS ToDo BackUp 

      EaseUS ToDo BackUp is a file backup and disaster recovery software. You can backup disks, partitions, individual files and folders. You can backup to other disk of your PC or to FTP and CD/DVD. Todo Backup enables you to clone the entire disk fast both in Windows and bootable CD.

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      1.  Schedule BackupEaseUS ToDo BackUp supports scheduling of your backups at specific times or intervals.
      2.  Incremental BackupEaseUS ToDo BackUp supports incremental backups (only back up the changed or new-added data since the last backup).
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      Veeam Agent

      • Windows
      • Linux
      40 alternatives to Veeam Agent 

      Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows and Veeam Agent for Linux work with Veeam Availability Suite to deliver Availability for ALL workloads — virtual, physical and cloud — from a single management console, extending Veeam’s leadership position from being the best for VMware vSphere...

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      1.  Incremental BackupVeeam Agent supports incremental backups (only back up the changed or new-added data since the last backup).
      2.  NTFS Partition RecoveryVeeam Agent can recover your data from a formatted or deleted NTFS partition.
      3.  Encrypted BackupVeeam Agent uses encryption algorithms to keep your files safe as well as prevent unauthorized access.
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      Get an overview of your recent backups in the Control Panel.
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      rdiff-backup

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Linux
      76 alternatives to 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.

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