Complete Guide to Lacie Backup Software for Windows 10

This article will introduce all Lacie backup software for Windows 10, which helps to backup your files or and systems. Or you can use more specialized software.


By Ivy Updated on January 11, 2023

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What Is Lacie Backup Software for Windows 10?

Lacie is the premium brand of Seagate technology and it designs world-class storage solutions for photographers, videographers, audio professionals, and other power users. And it also offers backup software for their Lacie hard drive or other disk brands.

Here we will introduce you to 3 Lacie backup software for Windows PCs below:


Lacie Genie Backup Assistant

Lacie Genie Backup manager

Lacie Genie Backup manager Pro

User Groups

Home users

Business users

Business users

Key Features

Backup your pictures, music, or documents and restore its previous version

Backup files and offers additional “Computer Recovery” feature to prevent system failure or similar problem.

Backup digital assets including documents, emails, and settings;restore previous version of critical documents and the entire system.

Latest Version




Supported OS

Windows 7, 8, 10, 11

Windows 7 and previous version

Windows 7, 8, 10

Please note that the download link for Lacie Genie Backup Assistant is no longer available. What you see on the download page is Genie Timeline 2.1. It’s said to be a time machine for Windows that performs real-time and continuous data protection.

And it can seamlessly backup different data types, such as, system files, emails, documents, music, pictures, and practically anything else on your machine. For more details, check the Genie Timeline user manual documents.

How to Backup Files to Lacie Hard Drive Safely

Step 1. Go to the Genie Backup Assistant download page. Scroll down to the Downloads section and click the download link. Then, install and start the Genie Timeline wizard.

Download Genie Backup Assistant

Note: You can also find it in the System Tray Agent or Start > > All Programs > Genie9> Genie Timeline.

Step 2. On the Setup Wizard, click Select Backup Drive.

Select Backup Drive

Step 3. Select your Lacie hard drive to backup the files you want. Then, click the Next button.

Select Lacie Hard Drive

Note: If you want to backup files to Lacie external hard drive, click Select a different destination and choose it.

Step 4. By default, this software uses Smart Selection and will check all the important PC folders. You can choose to uncheck the one you don’t want and check other folders like Offline Files. Then, click the Next button and it will start to backup your files.

Select Data


  • You can use Select All or Clear All to change it quickly.
  • You can also click My Computer and select your files or folders manually. And it allows you to enable the file filter to exclude certain file extensions.
  • You can pause and resume backup at any time.
  • If you want to backup computer to Lacie external hard drive, try Lacie Genie Backup Manager Pro.

Lacie Toolkit Backup and Mirroring Software Limitation

Genie Timeline is very easy to use and all of the backup tasks are 3 steps only after installing it. But its free edition lacks some features essential for a backup task, such as, backup schedule, email notification, compression, disaster recovery startup disk, etc.

It only supports local drives and external hard drives as backup drives. So you cannot backup Windows 10 to network drive or NAS as well as cloud drives.

In addition, it does not support disaster recovery to protect your system partition. If your system partition or disk is damaged, you will only be able to reinstall Windows.

To enjoy more features, you need to upgrade to its Home, Pro, or Server edition. If you don’t want to pay for it, try the best alternative to Lacie toolkit. And I’ll introduce it in the next part.

Best Alternative to Lacie Toolkit - AOMEI Backupper Standard (FREE)

AOMEI Backupper Standard is a free backup software for Windows 11, 10, 8, 7, XP, and Vista, which allows you to backup files, system, disk and partition according to your preference. All storage devices recognized by Windows can be used as backup drives. And you can enjoy the following features:

Daily, Weekly, or Monthly Schedule Backup. You can select them based on how often you will change your files and wake the computer to run scheduled tasks automatically.
Backup only changed files with incremental backup. It is enabled by default as long as you set a scheduled task and helps to save disk space.
Other backup settings: At the same time, it will enable normal compression to make backup image smaller and you can enjoy high compression, email notification, automatic splitting, etc.

In addition, it still supports creating Windows 10 boot repair USB, which is the same as the disaster recovery startup disk in Genie Timeline.  With it, you can boot your computer and enjoy all features of this software including file backup and recovery.

Please download it and protect your files now.

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Step 1. Launch the best alternative to Lacie toolkit and click "Backup" and "File Backup" subsequently.

File Backup

Step 2. Click “Add File” or “Add Folder” to select the files you want to backup. Also, click the second box at the lower location and select your Lacie hard drive as the backup destination.

Add Folders Files

Note: The backup destination can be a local drive, external disk, USB flash drive, network location, or cloud drive.

Step 3. Confirm the backup task and click"Start Backup" to backup files to Lacie hard drive. To make it run automatically, click “Schedule Backup” and enable "Daily", "Weekly", or "Monthly" settings.

Schedule Settings General


  • The "Event trigger", "USB plug in" are only available on the professional version. You need to upgrade before using it. Check the edition comparison page.
  • You can also set other backup settings in Backup Options or Backup Scheme. Keep the default options including normal compression, automatic splitting, incremental backup, etc or customize it.

FAQs about Lacie backup software and Lacie drive

1. Does LaCie Backup Assistant work with Windows?

The answer is Yes, and the latest LaCie Backup Assistant works with Windows Windows 7, 8, 10, 11. But the download page does not provides the download link and uses Genie TimeLine 2.1 instead.

2. Does LaCie automatically backup files?

The LaCie Backup Assistant does not supports features like schedule backup or backup schedule. The Genie TimeLine Home or Pro/Server supports.

3. Why is Lacie's backup drive not recognized?

There are many reasons why you are experiencing Lacie backup drive not recognized issues and it is not dependent on this backup software. And it is supposed to be detected in normal situations without installing drivers, software, or firmware updates. If not, please try the following basic troubleshooting.

  • Connect the drive to a different port or cable. You can also refresh the backup drive before selecting it. 
  • If possible, insert the drive into a different computer.
  • Verify the drive light is on. If not, you may not connect it to a power adapter. If you use a desktop drive, please connect it. 
  • If you use a surge protector or power strip, plug the power adapter directly into the wall outlet instead. (For desktop drives)
  • If you use a USB adapter, try connecting it without the adapter or use a different adapter. 


Seagate offers you 3 Lacie backup software for Windows 10, among them, Genie Backup Assistant is replaced with Genie TimeLine, and both of them helps to backup files to Lacie hard drive easily. The Genie TimeLine is very easy to use, but the downside is that it lacks many features that are essential for backup software and it only supports file backup.

So if you want more practical features, try the best alternative to Lacie toolkit - AOMEI Backupper Standard and it’s free of charge. And you can use it to backup files, systems, disks, or partitions and make it run automatically with less backup space. Moreover, its advanced edition still supports deleting old backups automatically to free up space. 

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.