MiniTool® ShadowMaker Pro 3.6

Reliable data protection and disaster recovery solution for Windows 11/10/8/7.
Complete, easy and safe to use.

MiniTool ShadowMaker Keeps Your Data Safe

MiniTool ShadowMaker Pro brings easy file backup, system backup and disk/partition backup to Windows users. It comes with clear interface and works fast. In addition, this data backup software offers full, differential, incremental and scheduled backups that really make it easy to customize your backup plan.

What’s New in Version 3.6?

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  • Back up open files & folders.
  • Sync open files & folders.
  • Back up NTFS partition with 2 MB cluster size.

Essential Backup Features

To ensure data security, this Windows backup software puts forward file backup, system backup, and disk/partition backup in case of any accidents. Besides, the WinPE bootable rescue media helps get operating system back to its prior state even it fails to boot.

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File/Folder Sync new

Synchronize open files and folders to other locations so that users can effectively keep their data safe.

File/Folder Backup new

Back up files and folders even when they are in use so that you have a way to restore if the files get lost/deleted.

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System Backup

Operating system can crash by serious virus invasion or after an unstable Windows update. Regular system backup keeps your PC running after restore.

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Disk/Partition Backup new

It is always good to image important drives. ShadowMaker helps back up NTFS partitions with cluster sizes ranging from 512 byte to 2 MB.

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Disk Clone

MiniTool ShadowMaker offers Disk Clone feature to copy basic disk and dynamic disk within only a few clicks. In addition, Disk Clone makes sense when it comes to upgrading HDD to SSD.

Quick Disaster Recovery

Compared with the products of the same kind, MiniTool ShadowMaker takes less time for disaster recovery, allowing you to restore systems, disks, partitions or files to previous state immediately. With WinPE bootable media builder, MiniTool ShadowMaker is able to restore computer from backup image files in the following situations:


  • Blue screen error Blue screen error
  • Ransomware attack Ransomware attack
  • Hard drive failure Hard drive failure
  • System crash System crash
  • Natural disaster Natural disaster
  • Human error Human error

What Else?

Customize Backup Schedule

Customize Backup Schedule

Customize your backup schedule. For instance, set up the software to back up daily, weekly, monthly or when a user signs in or signs out the operating system.

Change Backup Scheme

Change Backup Scheme

When backup scheme is enabled, MiniTool ShadowMaker will perform full/incremental/differential backup tasks as well as manage disk space by deleting the old backup image file versions.

Change Data Encryption Method

Change Data Encryption Method

MiniTool ShadowMaker not only provides password protection to your image files but also offers two data encryption methods to safeguard the image backup files.

Universal Restore

Universal Restore

If you are restoring Windows system image to a computer with dissimilar processor, motherboard, or chipset, Universal Restore guarantees successful boot.

Edit Comparison

Full Comparisons
  • Pro Monthly SubscriptionMonthly UsageMiniTool ShadowMaker – Pro Monthly Subscription License is valid for one-month usage beginning on the purchase date. This subscription will be automatically renewed unless you unsubscribe before the next term.
  • Pro Annual SubscriptionYearly UsageMiniTool ShadowMaker – Pro Annual Subscription License is valid for one-year usage beginning on the purchase date. This subscription will be automatically renewed unless you unsubscribe before the next term.
  • Pro UltimateLifetime UsageMiniTool ShadowMaker – Pro Ultimate License is valid for lifetime usage starting from the purchase date.
  • Business Standard
  • Business Deluxe
  • License type
  • 1 license for 1 PC
  • 1 license for 2 PCs
  • 1 license for 3 PCs
  • 1 license for 1 PC/Server
  • 1 license for 10 PCs/Servers
  • Service
  • 1-Month license
  • 1-Year license
  • Lifetime license
  • Lifetime license
  • Lifetime license
  • Complete backup modes Full/differential/incremental backup
  • File/system/disk/partition backup & restore
  • Command line backup
  • Business usage
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  • -
  • -
  • Backup and restoring speed
  • Free upgrade service
  • 1-month free upgrade
  • 1-year free upgrade
  • Lifetime free upgrade
  • 1-year free upgrade
  • 1-year free upgrade
  • Technical support
  • Standard
  • Standard
  • Standard
  • Prior
  • Prior
  • Price
  • USD $ 6.00/month

    Normally $20.00

  • USD $ 3.00/month

    Normally $10.00

  • USD $ 79.00

    Normally $158.00

  • USD $ 129.00
  • USD $ 399.00

Editors' Review


I’m always happy when a program makes backup quick and easy. ShadowMaker is a super-competent, nicely rendered imaging program. Have at it, and take a look at the pro version when it appears.


We found this a comprehensive, advanced tool and there were no settings or features that seemed difficult to work out. The process was simple and straight forward which would please those who are more on the novice side…

tech advisor

MiniTool ShadowMaker is a capable backup tool with a lot of features and functionality. Check it out if you're interested in this kind of app.