MiniTool ShadowMaker User Manual

Get Started

This part includes the basic requirements to run MiniTool ShadowMaker and how to install/uninstall this program. MiniTool ShadowMaker requires the following hardware:

System Requirements

Processor Pentium 1 GHz
1GB RAM for 32-bit OS
2GB RAM for 64-bit OS
1.5 GB free disk space

Supported Operating Systems

Windows 11 (all editions)
Windows 10 (all editions)
Windows 8 (all editions)
Windows 7 (all editions)
Windows XP (all editions)
Windows Server 2019
Windows Server 2016
Windows Server 2012/2012 R2
Windows Server 2008/2008 R2
Windows Server 2003/2003 R2

Supported File Systems

FAT 16

Supported Storage Media

MiniTool ShadowMaker supports almost all storage devices that can be recognized by Windows, such as HDD, SSD, USB external disks, Hardware RAID, Network Attached Storage (NAS), Home File Server, and so on. It is recommended to save backup files to another location rather than the original data location.

Install and Uninstall

To install MiniTool ShadowMaker:
Run the setup program -> Accept License Agreement -> Select destination location -> Follow the installation guide -> Finish

To uninstall MiniTool ShadowMaker:
Go to Start Menu -> All Programs -> MiniTool ShadowMaker -> Uninstall
Go to Windows Control Panel -> Programs and Features -> MiniTool ShadowMaker -> Uninstall
Go to Windows Control Panel -> Uninstall a program -> MiniTool ShadowMaker -> Uninstall


Online Registration

After installing and launching MiniTool ShadowMaker Trial, a register window pops up. At this time, you need to copy the license code you received and paste it into the text box, then press Activate. By doing these, you have finished online registration.

register MiniTool ShadowMaker online


For a successful registration, please make sure no blank is left in any location of the license code.

Offline Registration

If your computer is not connected to the internet, you will receive the Offline Registration window when entering the license code and pressing Activate. At this time, you should make your PC network connected. Otherwise, you will have to go through the offline registration shown below.

Step 1. Connect a removable drive to your machine on which you need to activate MiniTool ShadowMaker. Create a Text document on your removable drive, copy the two URLs as well as the License Information, and save them to the Text document. After that, please safely remove the removable drive and leave the registration window there.

Offline Registration

Step 2. Connect the removable drive to a computer that has internet access and open the Text document. Visit one of the two URLs listed, copy the License Information from the Text document and paste it into the box shown on the page. Finally, click Activate to get the Activation Code. After that, copy the Activation Code to the Text document in the removable drive.

Activation Code

Step 3. Connect the removable drive back to the machine, copy the Activation Code from the Text document and paste it into the text box of the registration window, and finally click the Activate button.


Now MiniTool ShadowMaker should be activated successfully.