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Backup & Recovery 16 Free

The free backup solution with professional functions

Create backups of individual files, partitions or the entire Windows system in seconds flat and take advantage of the flexible restoration options if things get serious

Reliably protect systems and data

The new Backup & Recovery Free keeps your PC and data safe! Hardware failures such as defective hard disks, sudden system errors after a program update, computer viruses and ransomware Trojan horses are only a few of the threats against computer data. A sudden data loss can easily cause your Windows system to cease functioning. Even worse – important documents such as your master’s thesis or your family photos could suddenly no longer be available. Paragon Backup & Recovery Free protects you from these and other threats – at no cost whatsoever.

Full flexibility

Many backup targets, powerful file filters, a variety of restoration options, integrated WinPE recovery environment

Easy to use

Intuitive interface, easily understandable software assistants, set-and-run: Plan your back up once and execute it automatically

6 million users

More than six million users already rely on Backup & Recovery Free editions. Get started right away and create a backup now – FREE!

  • A comprehensive and powerful backup and recovery application that enables you to perform incremental backups on external storage devices, disks or hidden partitions (…) Paragon Backup & Recovery Free is a handy solution that provides advanced backup and recovery tools designed to help you prevent data loss and avoid program reconfiguration in case of a system failure.

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  • Paragon Backup and Recovery 2014 Free comes packed with options, yet remains easy to use, and the program maintains its position as the best free drive backup tool.

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  • Set up automated backups quickly and easily!
    Set up automated backups quickly and easily!
    The brand-new software interface leaves nothing to be desired! Backup tasks for partitions, hard disks, folders or individual documents are established within seconds. Or would you rather back up your entire Windows system, including all data, programs and settings?
  • Flexible recovery
    Flexible recovery
    Backup & Recovery Free allows you to restore your entire system* – including the operating system, installed programs, settings and data – in the event of a hardware defect – even on different hardware. Don’t need all of that? Thanks to selective recovery options, you can determine exactly what must be restored. Do you need quick access to a single file from a backup? Backup & Recovery 16 makes it easy to integrate backup archives as a drive in Windows. This way, you can browse the backup archive just like a hard disk and access your files.
  • Emergency rescue: WinPE recovery medium
    Emergency rescue: WinPE recovery medium
    We recommend that you create a WinPE recovery environment the first time you use the software. To do so, simply call up “Create a rescue environment” in the Assistant and create your rescue environment on a storage medium like a USB stick. This way, you’ll be ready for emergencies and will still be able to access your PC hard drives, rescue data and restore the PC, even if Windows won’t boot up.

Full Features

With Paragon Backup & Recovery Free you get a powerful tool to automatically backup and restore your Windows PC and data.




Disk Backup

Save not only all on-disk information but also the system service structures. It is ideal for making a backup image of an entire hard disk (including GPT-disks) or system partitions to guarantee the operating system’s working capability.

Differential Backup

Backup to a sector image to only archive changes since the last full sector-based image, thus considerably saving backup storage space. To restore this kind of backup you will require a full image and one of its differentials.

Incremental Backup

The most memory saving approach! Unlike differentials, it may not only contain data changed since the time of creating a full sector-based archive, but one of its increments as well.

Backup Jobs

Choose from our pre-defined strategies and automate PC-backups with just a few clicks. There is no easie way to completely protect your System, single partitions or particular files.

Flexible Restore

  • Restore an entire disk, separate partitions or only files you need from the previously created backup image
  • Restore with Shrink to restore a backup amount of actual data of the image
  • Create bootable USB Flash drive, CD or DVD to recover your PC on demand
  • Restore entire hard disks, separate partitions, or certain files and folders from pVHD (available under Windows and Linux)
  • Restore contents of a 512-byte hard disk to a 4K hard disk with no additional actions from your side

WinPE based Recovery Environment

With Backup & Recovery Free, you can create a full-fledged Windows based recovery environment and store it on a bootable media (such as CD or USB thumb drive).
The recovery medium will allow you to start up your computer for maintenance or recovery purposes, even when the OS is corrupted or cannot be used. With the Backup & Recovery Free recovery environment, you can (for example) recover your Windows, fix boot problems or restore a backup image.


Current Version

Backup & Recovery Free functionality is available as a part of Hard Disk Manager for Windows:

Download Paragon Hard Disk Manager for Windows 32bit

Download Paragon Hard Disk Manager for Windows 64bit