MiniTool ShadowMaker Software Introduction & Specification [MiniTool Wiki]

What Is MiniTool ShadowMaker

MiniTool ShadowMaker is an all-in-one data protection and disaster recovery solution for PCs. It can back up your Windows operating system, important files/folders, selected partitions, and even the whole disk. With a copy of the backup, you can restore data once a disaster occurs, like a system crash, hard drive failure, and more.

mian interface of MiniTool ShadowMaker

MiniTool ShadowMaker also lets you create a bootable media to restore the system to a normal state when a computer fails to boot. With MiniTool Media Builder and MiniTool PXE Boot Tool, a hard drive maintaining is not a difficult issue.

Main Features

  • Back up system, disk, and files.
  • Sync files and folders.
  • Schedule and Event trigger backup.
  • Differential and Incremental backup schemes.
  • Restore system to dissimilar hardware.
  • WinPE Bootable Media Builder and PXE server included.
  • Password Protection and AES Encryption.

Note: Some of the features are not available in MiniTool ShadowMaker Free. View the edition comparison to get details.

Tech Specifications

System Requirements

  • Processor Pentium 1 GHz
  • 1 GB RAM for 32-bit OS
  • 2 GB RAM for 64-bit OS
  • 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 Server 2022
  • Windows Server 2019
  • Windows Server 2016
  • Windows Server 2012/2012 R2
  • Windows Server 2008/2008 R2

Supported File Systems

  • FAT 16
  • FAT32
  • NTFS
  • Ext2/3
  • exFAT

Supported Storage Media

  • HDD
  • SSD
  • USB external disks
  • Hardware RAID
  • Network Attached Storage (NAS)
  • Home File Server
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