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. 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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      Rollback Rx vs Time Machine opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Rollback Rx is a great alternative to Time Machine.
      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.
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

      m8r-5b599u Same functionality. both have quick restore one for Mac and PCs
      Positive comment over 5 years ago

    2. 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.


      Outdated. Last updated at 2018.

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      Duplicati vs Time Machine opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Duplicati is a great alternative to Time Machine.
      Only backs up the changes instead of the whole file, just like Time Machine.
      Positive comment about 1 year ago

      because it saves the whole backup every time, not just the changes like time machine does
      Negative comment over 1 year ago


    3. 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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      Reboot Restore Rx vs Time Machine opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Reboot Restore Rx is a great alternative to Time Machine.
      andyroddick0797 Time machine functionality. Restore to previous baseline automatically
      Positive comment over 5 years ago

    4. 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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    5. Easy: Doing backups should be a frictionless process, otherwise you are tempted to skip it. Restic should be easy to configure and use, so that in the unlikely event of a data loss you can just restore it. Likewise, restoring data should not be complicated.

    6. 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. File and image backups are made while the system is running without interrupting current processes.
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    7. 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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    8. 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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    9. 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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    10. Arq is super-easy online backup Back up your files automatically, to your own cloud account, with Arq. Just connect Arq to your own Google Drive account, Amazon Web Services account, SFTP server, Greenqloud account, DreamObjects account, or any S3-compatible server.
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      Arq vs Time Machine opinions
      This alternative is disputed. Arq is still a legitimate alternative to Time Machine, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
      sdrawkcab Incredibly reliable. Never misses finding modified files. The developer really understands the significance of the lifecycle of data management. Copy vs Backup. Incremental vs Complete. Content checksums vs file modify date. You can't go wrong trusting your data to Arq. I wouldn't recommend anything else. I've used it for 8 years now and it hasn't let me down.
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

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