Best Free Backup4all Alternative for Windows 7/8/10

How to backup files or folders with the Backup4all alternative - AOMEI Backupper? Refer to the detailed steps listed in this post to backup files easily and safely.


by Ivy Updated on October 17, 2022

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User Case

Any Backup4all Alternative?

I created a backup job and started to run it, but I realized the destination is not what I want, so I canceled the backup process. But since that I cannot do anything with the Backup4all. I tried to uninstall and reinstall the Backup4all software. It’s still not responding. Is there any Backup4all alternative?


You may get the Backup4all not responding issue sometimes or encounter backup4all scheduler not working problem when you create a schedule backup within Backup4all, you can see that scheduled task, but it won’t do the backup.

About Backup4all

Backup4all is a paid backup software that performs data protection for your essential documents in Windows 10, 8.1 , 8, 7, Vista, XP (32-bit and 64-bit) and Windows Server 2019/2016/2012/2008/2003 (including R2). Backup4all offers three editions: Lite, Standard, and Professional. Backup4all Professional is the full edition with all features enabled. Backup4all could do the following things:

1. This software can backup data to cloud, including Google Drive, OneDrive, Box, Dropbox, Amazon S3, etc. Besides, you could backup to FTP/FTPS/SFTP, CD/DVD, external hard drive, network drives, USB drives, local hard drive, etc.

2. Encrypt, compress the backup, and enable email notification.

3. Backup4all supports full backup, incremental backup, differential backup, backup with Command line utility, restore to different folder, and more

Backup4all Main Console

Considering these above mentioned problems, you probably turn to other backup software. As a matter of fact, it’s wise to use Backup4all alternative.

Best Backup4all Free Alternative - AOMEI Backupper

In the view of stable performance and reliable backup function, AOMEI Backupper Standard could be the best free Backup4all alternative. Why it’s the best Backup4all alternative? In the following chart 1, you will find the difference of Backup4all Standard and AOMEI Backupper Standard.

Chart1: Backup4all Standard VS AOMEI Backupper Standard

  Backup4all Standard AOMEI Backupper Standard
Cost $39.99 Free
Windows Operating System
Windows XP/Vista/7/8/8.1/10

Windows Server 2019/2016/2012/2008/2003

Cloud Backup -

Backup to Local HDD, external hard drive, USB flash drive, CD/DVD, NAS device, network share

Main Features
Full/Differential backup

Incremental backup -

File/Folder sync -

Command line utility

Disk/partition clone -


Create bootable media -

Compress backup

Encrypt backup -

Explore, Split, Check, Comment backup image -

Email notification

Tips: √: Supported; -: Unsupported.

According to the Chart 1, you’ll discover:

1. AOMEI Backupper Standard, the best alternative to backup4all, with more features enabled.

2. AOMEI Backupper Standard is a freeware while Backup4all Standard is a $39.99 paid backup software.

Backup Files to Cloud with Backup4all Alternative in Windows 10/8/7 

AOMEI Backupper Standard allows you to backup data to cloud, like Google Drive, OneDrive, Box, Dropbox, Hubic, Cloudme, Sugarsync, etc. It’s just a few clicks, and everything will be done.

To show you how to backup files with AOMEI Backupper Standard, please download Backup4all alternative - AOMEI Backupper Standard and follow the guides to easily backup in Windows 7/8/10 (take backup files to Dropbox for example): 

Download Freeware Win 10/8.1/8/7/XP
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1. Perform free Backup4all alternative after installation, click Backup -> File Backup subsequently.

File Backup

2. Press the button named + Add Folder or + Add File to choose the files or folders to backup. 

Add Folder File

3. Tap the inverted triangle icon -> Select a cloud drive -> choose the Dropbox as destination, and click OK

Select A Cloud Drive


4. Click Start Backup >> to backup files to Dropbox easily. 

Start Backup

There are some other settings you may interest in at the lower left corner (Its optional):

1. Options: Tap it and you could set up the comment, compression, splitting for the backup image, and enable email notification, etc.

2. Schedule: It provides 6 modes for you to backup files via daily, weekly, monthly, event triggers, USB plug in, and real time sync. The last three options are the premium features, please upgrade to AOMEI Backupper Professional or other advanced editions to enjoy.

Schedule Settings General

3. Scheme: It’s a premium feature that enables you to delete old backup images automatically after the number of backups exceeds the number you specified before.

Backup Scheme

After a while, you will find the files and folders will be backed up to an image file included in Dropbox. As a matter of fact, it allows you sync files to other locations as you want. Or real time sync will sync files immediately as soon as the change happened.

Backup4all Professional vs AOMEI Backupper Professional

AOMEI Backupper offers another edition for ordinary users: Professional (Paid). If you would like to know more about the difference of Backup4all Professional and AOMEI Backupper Professional, please refer to the Chart 2.

Chart 2: Backup4all Professional VS AOMEI Backupper Professional

  Backup4all Professional AOMEI Backupper Professional
Cost $49.99 $49.95
Windows Operating System
Windows XP/Vista/7/8/8.1/10

Windows Server 2012/2008/2003

Cloud Backup

Backup to Local HDD, external hard drive, USB flash drive, CD/DVD, NAS device, network share

Main Features
Full/Incremental/Differential backup

File/Folder sync -

Command line utility

System/Disk/Partition clone -

Dissimilar hardware restore -

PXE boot tool -

Compress backup

Encrypt backup

Explore, Split, Check, Comment, Merge backup image -

Backup USB when plug in -

Email notification

As you can see from the chart 2, AOMEI Backupper Professional contains all features of Backup4all Professional except for Windows Server OS and also provides you to backup with command line utility, clone systemdissimilar hardware restore, migrate OS to SSD without reinstalling, PXE boot tool and so on. For Windows Server systems, please try AOMEI Backupper Server to enjoy more.

To some extent, the content in these two charts may be one-sided. But it also reflects some facts.

In the end

If you’re looking for Backup4all free alternative, AOMEI Backupper Standard could be your best choice. Because It owns the following characteristics:

  • It’s reliable and highly recommended by 20 millions loyal users worldwide, and contain the more backup solutions you need compared to Backup4all.

  • It’s easy to use due to the wizard-like interface.

  • Provides different users with different versions. Besides the above mentioned editions, for IT technician who is dedicated to managing backups for unlimited PCs and Servers, please try AOMEI Backupper Technician Plus.

Backup data on a regular basis will save your life sometimes, find the proper way to safeguard your memory. 

Ivy · Editor
Ivy is an editor of AOMEI Technology, she covers backup & restore,hard disk & partitions management and cloud files transfer and so on for AOMEI. She is an outgoing girl and enjoys helping people find solutions to their problems. She loves traveling, eating, reading and so on. She usually hangs out with friends at her leisure time.