Free Alternative to HP SimpleSave for Windows 11/10/8/7

HP SimpleSave is a backup software for protect files on HP SimpleSave Desktop or portable hard drive. Do you want a free alternative to HP SimpleSave?


by Delia Updated on December 30, 2022

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Why need an HP SimpleSave alternative

HP SimpleSave is good for users who are not too tech-savvy and don’t ask for advanced backup requirements. This program will automatically scan all possible files to be backed up on your system as long as you plug in the HP SimpleSave portable hard drive. In this way, you’d better keep the drive plugged in your USB port, or the program will re-scan your whole computer and ask you to back up as long as you re-plug the drive.

This mechanism brings some convenience, but also has some disadvantages:

▶ Since HP SimpleSave cannot know you’ve already been into this process before, and it doesn’t have a file versioning backup so updated files will simply get overwritten;
▶ It cannot do full system backup or folder-based backup;
▶ You may meet HP SimpleSave cannot access files issue now and then...

Therefore, when you want more beyond what HP SimpleSave can do, for example, you want to create a system backup so that you can restore computer to earlier date, then you should try a powerful alternative.

Free alternative to HP SimpleSave software for Windows 11/10/8/7

AOMEI Backupper Standard is one of the best free HP SimpleSave backup software alternatives. It works well on Windows 11/10/8/7 and offers various features to meet all your needs related to computer backup.

  • 4 backup types. You can use it to do system backup as well as file backup, disk backup, and partition backup.

  • Schedule backup. You can set it to automatically run on an exact time: daily, weekly or monthly.

  • Different backup modes. It offers Full Backup, Incremental Backup and Differential Backup for you to better manage backups.

  • Backup to different destinations. It allows you to save the backup files to your disk, external hard drive, USB drive or the network.

What’s more, AOMEI Backupper’s interface is user-friendly and the timely notification will guide to complete the backup in minutes. Next, we’ll show you how to automatically backup system with it.

HP SimpleSave software alternative tutorial

Step 1. Download, install and launch AOMEI Backupper. Select System Backup under Backup tab.

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System Backup

Step 2. System will be chosen automatically. You just need to decide a destination path, then click Start Backup to operate. (The destination can be local disks, external hard drives, removable USB flash drives or NAS.)

Select Destination Parh


Options and Schedule Backup are both optional. You can click Schedule Backup to set a schedule to run backup job daily, weekly or monthly of exact time.

And in Bacup Scheme tab, you can use Backup Method (full/incremental/differential), or enable Automatic Backup Cleanup (available in Professional edition) to auto delete older backups and save storage space. 

Schedule Settings General


As you see, AOMEI Backupper will automatically backup your system within a few mouse clicks. In addition, it is useful when you want to clone and restore. AOMEI Backupper is more than an HP SimpleSave alternative for Window 11/10/8/7, actually, it has already been an independent and powerful third-party software.

If you upgrade to the Professional version, you can enjoy more functions like Backup Scheme. It can help you delete old image files automatically so there is no need for you to delete them manually

Delia · Editor
Delia owns extensive experience in writing technology-related blog posts, and has been a part of AOMEI since 2020 to provide expertise in data security and disaster recovery. She works with Windows operating systems, SQL databases, and virtualization platforms such as VMware and Hyper-V, specializing in troubleshooting and advising on data protection and migration.