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How Can You Effectively Keep Your PC and Data Safe?

System crash can be caused by different reasons, such as virus attack, malware, mistaken operations, etc.

Data loss can also be caused by various reasons, such as mistaken deletion, mistaken formatting, etc.

If the system is crashed, reinstalling the operating system is troublesome and it will also delete all on data on the system related partition.

Meanwhile, to recover data would be expensive and time-consuming.

In order to keep data and computer safe, backing up is a good choice.

If you have backed up files or the operating system before, you can use the backup image to restore the files or the computer to a normal state.

However, how can you back up files or back up the operating system with ease?

To make things easy, I recommend using a piece of professional backup software. Such as MiniTool ShadowMaker, which I have used for a long while.

Main Features of MiniTool ShadowMaker

MiniTool ShadowMaker is a free and professional backup tool, providing data protection service and disaster recovery solutions for PCs, Servers, and Workstations with its powerful features.

It enables you to back up the operating system, files, folders, disk, and partitions.

MiniTool ShadowMaker also has universal compatibility.

It can be used in various different environments including Windows 7/8/8.1/10, Windows Server 2003/2008/2012/2016/2019, and the Workstations.

I will just list some the main features of MiniTool ShadowMaker in the following section.


MiniTool ShadowMaker is designed to back up the operating system by default.

But it also can back up files, folders, partitions, and disks.

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Restore feature enables you to recover file, folder, partition, disk and the operating system to the normal state when the corresponding backups are created.

For example, when the computer is crashed by accident, you can restore the computer to a normal state with the system image created before.

Universal Restore:

MiniTool ShadowMaker enables you to restore the operating system to the dissimilar hardware.

But, restoring system to the different hardware may lead to the unbootable issue due to incompatibility.

Hence, Universal Restore feature can help you to solve this problem by updating and installing drivers.


Sync is the feature that allows you to sync files or folders to two or more locations to as to keep data safe.

This feature can help you to transfer large files with pretty fast speed. After synchronizing, you can directly access these files.


Clone Disk:

This feature enables you to clone disk to another one. It plays an important role in upgrading hard drive to a larger one and it would not bring any damage to the original data.

Besides, it can also help you to clone OS from HDD to SSD without data loss.

Media Builder:

Sometimes, computer may fail to boot.

This feature enables you to create the bootable media which can be used to boot the computer so as to perform some recovery solutions when computer fails to boot.

Add Boot Menu:

Besides creating the bootable media, MiniTool ShadowMaker provides you an easier way to enter MiniTool Recovery Environment when the computer can boot normally.

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It is the Add Boot Menu. By simply adding MiniTool ShadowMaker to the boot menu, you can enter MiniTool Recovery Environment which will start Windows PE and allow performing some recovery solutions without bootable media.

As of now, you may learn about the main features of MiniTool ShadowMaker, I will show how MiniTool ShadowMaker works in the following section, take back up the operating system as an example.

How to Back up the Operating System?

As a piece of all-in-all software, it is very easy for you to back up the operating system with MiniTool ShadowMaker.

I will show you the operation methods with the step-by-step guide.

Step 1:

Install MiniTool ShadowMaker, launch it and click Keep Trial.

Then click Connect in This Computer to enter its main interface.

Step 2:

MiniTool ShadowMaker chooses the backup source and destination automatically.

So there is no need for us to choose by yourself.

However, if you want to change the backup source and destination, click the Source module and Destination module to continue.

Step 3:

After selecting the backup source and destination, you can click Back up Now to start the task immediately.

You can also click Back up Later, but you need to restart it on the Manage page.

Just a moment, creating a system image task will be finished.

With this system image, you can perform some recovery solutions like restoring files or restoring the computer to a normal state when some accidents happen.

I did not list all features and all information of MiniTool ShadowMaker.

So just visit the official site to know more information about the all-in-one backup software.

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Final Words

MiniTool ShadowMaker is a good assistant to keep PC and data safe. Its powerful features can give us an extraordinary experience.

Back up files now to avoid data loss.

Back up the operating system now to keep PC safe. I did the backup with a trial version; you can get a paid version to access more premium features.

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