MiniTool® ShadowMaker Upgrade History

MiniTool ShadowMaker keeps your data and PCs safe and provides disaster recovery solutions for PCs, servers, and workstations.

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  • 2023
  • 2022
  • 2021
  • 2020
  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016

V4.3 (Nov. 14, 2023) Latest Upgrade!!

  • Set New disk ID as the default ID option for Clone Disk.
  • Fixed system backup error "failed to make snapshot the source drivers" when the OS is BitLocker encrypted.
  • More bug fixes and improvements.

V4.2 (Sep. 21, 2023)

  • Enables the creation of a new disk ID during disk cloning.
  • Supports sector-by-sector cloning when duplicating a disk.
  • Fixed system backup and disk cloning failures caused by VSS issues.
  • Addressed the issue in which the backup destination and backup type for "backup to shared" were altered upon computer restart.

V4.1 (May. 16, 2023)

  • Optimized the system information display on the Home page.
  • Optimized the software upgrade interface, displaying the change log.
  • Optimized the software registration interface.
  • Fixed the error code -1 registration issue.
  • Fixed the bug that long passwords could not be entered in the email notification function.

V4.0 (Oct. 25, 2022)

  • New user interface and user interaction.
  • Optimized the display of Home.
  • A fast way to get the backup tasks you created.
  • Fixed the bug that images restored could not be opened.
  • Fixed the bug that a single file could not be selected when editing the sync source.
  • Fixed the bug that Schedule Settings failed to keep users' selected options.

V3.6.1 (Dec. 21, 2021)

  • Enhance the restoration from MBR disk to GPT disk, both system and data drive.
  • Complete the log information for file backup.
  • Optimize the software upgrade service.
  • Other bug fixes and performance improvements.

V3.6 (Jan. 11, 2021)

  • Back up open files & folders.
  • Sync open files & folders.
  • Back up NTFS partition with 2 MB cluster size.
  • Improve the maximum software display resolution under WinPE.

V3.5 (Aug. 24, 2020)

  • Add Monthly Subscription & Yearly Subscription editions.
  • Add online installation package.

V3.2 (Oct. 28, 2019)

  • German & Japanese added.
  • Improve Email Notification.
  • Bug fix for synchronizing large folders.
  • Allow adding backups from Shared folder in MiniTool ShadowMaker Bootable Edition.

V3.1 (Jan. 29, 2019)

  • Clone dynamic disk (only for simple volume).
  • Create a bootable USB hard disk.
  • Scheduled backups are still kept after software update.

V3.0 (Nov. 5, 2018)

  • Add file synchronization.
  • Add Network to backup destination path.
  • Bug fix for file restore.

V2.0 (May.03, 2018)

  • Add file and folders backup.
  • Show disk health status.

Beta 4.0 (Apr.16, 2018)

  • Add file and folders backup.
  • Show disk health status.

V1.0 (Aug.31, 2017)

  • Cover all features of Beta 1.0 - 3.0.
  • Prompt window appears when some functions are unavailable in the Free edition.

Beta 3.0 (Aug.31, 2017)

  • Add Backup Scheme including Full/Incremental/Differential backup schemes.
  • Fix some bugs.

Beta 2.0 (Jun. 20, 2017)

  • Brand new interface.
  • Add Home tab in the Tools bar.
  • Add online upgrade and download.
  • Add email notification when backup is completed.

Beta 1.0 (Dec. 30, 2016)

  • Support managing local and remote computer.
  • Support system/disk/partition backup and restore.
  • Support choosing backup image creation mode in Backup Options.
  • Provide backup schedule setting.
  • Manage backup tasks in one page.
  • Support cloning disk.
  • Review logs of all of your backup tasks.
  • Support creating the bootable media.
  • Support adding MiniTool ShadowMaker to boot menu.
  • Support mounting/dismounting image as the virtual drive.
  • Support networking booting.
  • Support Backing up using Command Line.
  • Split a large image file into multiple smaller files during backup process.
  • Set backups compression level.
  • Add backup comment.
  • Exclude items from backup.
  • Shutdown computer when backup is completed.
  • Encrypt backup images.
  • Verify backup after creation.