6 Best Free Backup Software to Backup Files (Windows & Mac)

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One of the most frustrating things that computer users have is data loss. We can't afford to lose valuable data like a business contract, a financial report or a collective edition movie. That is why file backup becomes so important. Today we're going to share the 6 free backup software that enables you to backup files on Windows and Mac effortlessly. Hopefully, they can provide great help of files recovery when you lost your important data.

Part 1. Best Free Backup Software for Windows

AOMEI Backupper Standard

AOMEI Backupper Standard is considered the best free backup software for Windows by most users. This software provides plenty of features including backup, clone, recovery, and sync. With the simple and streamlined design, AOMEI Backupper Standard is very easy-to-use for everyone. You don't have to possess professional computer knowledge to use this program.

AOMEI Backupper offers three editions for users. You can choose from the free standard edition or the paid versions including professional and workstation editions. The standard free version covers the basic backup requirements that are enough for most users. With this free backup software, you can backup and restore your systems, disks, files, and folders. Also, the program can sync your files and folders automatically. Disk clone and partition clone are also available in the free version.

AOMEI Backupper Standard File Backup

Editor's Rating:4.8/5
  • Operating System: Windows 10/8.1/8/7/Vista/XP

What we like

* 4 backup modes for free: System backup, partition backup, disk backup, and folder/file backup * File/Folder sync supported * Automatic backup supported * Explore, compress and comment backup image * View backup logs

What we don't like

* Don't support real-time files/folders sync for free

EaseUS Todo Backup

EaseUS Todo Backup is a freeware for data and files backup, clone, and restore on Windows PC and laptops. No matter you want to back up the whole drive, all folders, an individual document, or a specific image, Todo Backup Free will achieve that quickly and easily in one click. With this tool, all your system, file, disk or partition can be set up for automatic backups within five minutes.

There are three backup modes provided in Todo Backup Free including system backup, file backup, and partition/disk backup. To backup files of different formats on your Windows computer, all you need to do is to create copies of the target files folders or files with this software. As long as you have made a backup, you can recover the lost data such as files, documents, photos, etc instantly from the backup file.

EaseUS Todo Backup Free

Editor's Rating:4.7/5
  • Operating System: Windows 10/8.1/8/7/Vista/XP

What we like

* Full backup * Schedule backup available * Simple and neat interface * Super easy to operate * Multiple backup modes supported

What we don't like

* Can't clone or backup system * Can't back up and recover Outlook email for free

FBackup

FBackup is a data backup software that is free on Windows. It is also available for Mac computers. However, the Mac version a paid software. The simple interface makes files backup with FBackup quite easy. A friendly wizard will give you direct guidance on how to back up your files and data in a few steps.

Besides defining the backup sources and destination, FBackup also allows you to choose from full backup and mirror backup. A full backup will backup all the chosen files as a Zip document while a mirror backup won't. You can also choose to run the backup manually or automatically. The automatic backup will require you to schedule it in advance.

FBackup Main Interface

Editor's Rating:4.7/5
  • Operating System: Windows 10/8/7/Vista/XP/SP3/Server 2019/2016/2012/2008/2003 (32/64-bits)

What we like

* Free for both personal and commercial * Automatic backup available * Full backup and mirror backup supported * Supports online destinations like Google Drive and Dropbox * User-friendly interface * Protection against ransomware

What we don't like

* Can't backup or clone system

Part 2. Best Free Backup Software for Mac

SuperDuper

Worry about losing your document on your Mac computer? Fear no more. SuperDuper is here to rescue. As SuperDuper creates a fully bootable backup for your files effortlessly, you can recover your lost data with no pain. Due to its clear interface, the operating steps of how to backup files on Mac with SuperDuper is very understandable and simple.

The newest version of SuperDuper updates with an awesome new capability called "Smart Delete", which will reduce the chances of disk full errors and maintains security at the same time. To get more advanced features like scripting, scheduling, and "Smart Updates", you can purchase the paid version.

SuperDuper Main Interface

Editor's Rating:4.8/5

What we like

* Clear and user-friendly interface * Preserve ALL of the file info * Smart Update mode make backup enjoyable * Bootable backup * Clone hard drive supported

What we don't like

* Can't encrypt files * Don't integrate with cloud storage

Intego Backup Assistant

Intego Backup Assistant is developed by the world-famous hard drive manufacturer - LaCie. The Intego Backup Assistant provides a wide range of tools to help to solve your files backup problems for free. You back up, synchronize, and restore your documents, images, audios, videos, etc with this app on Mac.

To make a bootable backup, you need to add a name to your backup task firstly. Then you select whatever you want to backup including "Documents", "Pictures", "Music", "Movies", and more. Next, you choose a destination to backup. And then you can decide whether to "create a carbon copy of the files to save" or "keep multiple versions of the files to save". At last, set a backup frequency from "Daily" or "Weekly" for automatic backup or "Manually Only".

Intego Backup Assistant Free

Editor's Rating:4.9/5

What we like

* Automatic and manual backup available * Multiple files format supported * Best replacement for Carbon Copy Cloner * Bootable backups * Able to sync two Macs * Optional file copy modes

What we don't like

* Nothing we don't like about it

BackupList+

BackupList+ is a simple-to-use, efficient, and accurate backup application for OS X. With this app, you don't have to deal with proprietary archives because it will create a simple copy of your selective files. And if somehow you need to recover the data, you just simply copy them back to anywhere you like from the backup destination. All files and documents copied by BackupList+ will preserve all critical OS X file metadata.

To make a backup, you must first choose a backup type such as regular backups, full system clones, disk images, or incremental backups, and then let BackupList+ to copy the data for you. If you need to restore iPhoto, iTunes, Mail or transfer these files and data to another computer, BackupList+ can make it happen for you quickly.

BackupList+ Example

Editor's Rating:4.7/5

What we like

* Accurate files backup * Easy to use * Scheduled backup supported * Great customer service * Simple backup restore solution

What we don't like

* Don't support SSH differential transfers/backups

Overall, the 6 free files backup software we collected in this post are all highly recommended. Don't hesitate to try one for free.

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