Best Free Image Recovery Software for Windows 11, 10, 8, 7

Finding the best image recovery software can greatly improve your restore efficiency. AOMEI Backupper is the best choice for your requirements.


By Lily Updated on July 12, 2023

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Why restore image?

One of the worst thing that could happen to computer user is losing the contents of your hard drive, whether it’s through corruption, self inflicted damage or hardware fails. And it is essential to create a backup of your data. Image-based backup is one of the backup methods which creates a copy of the operating system and all the data associated with it, including the system state and application configurations. So if you have an image of your computer, you can restore your computer from the image when unexpected things happen.

Choosing an image recovery software

We all know the main purpose of creating an image is to enable you restore your data from the image if anything unexpected happens. Be aware of the importance of creating an image of a hard drive, it is also important for you to choose an best image recovery software since the success of the restore operation relies on the tool you use to complete this action.

AOMEI Backupper has a perfect imaging function and high efficiency when imaging a hard drive. And it can restore the image you created in a time-saving and energy-saving way. Meantime it has an intellectual user interface which makes the operation simple. What surprises you may be the price of AOMEI Backupper - you need not pay for it when realizing the utility. Therefore, AOMEI Backupper is the best image recovery software free for you.

How to make aimage recovery using AOMEI Backupper

Now let me show you how to restore from an image. We suppose that we have created system image to your external hard drive.

Step 1. Download AOMEI Backupper. Install it. Plug the external hard drive which used to store your system image. Launch AOMEI Backupper, click Restore and Select Image File.

Select Image File

Step 2. In the pop-up window, click This PC and navigate to the image file on your external drive.

Step 3. Select Restore this system backup and click Next.

Restore Entire Backup or Partition

Step 4. There will be an Operation Summary which indicates the operations that will be executed. Click Start Restore if all the details are right. Or select Back to reset.

Preview Restore


  • If you create the system image with AOMEI Backupper, you can see the backup details of it on the Home page. You can click Restore from the drop-down menu to begin the restoration process.
  • If you want to create a backup image of your hard drive, you can use the Disk Backup function to do it. And you can restore disk from the image you created using AOMEI Backupper.
Lily · Editor
Lily Green joined AOMEI in 2018 and has since become a professional in the areas of data protection and data transfer. She is committed to helping users protect their precious computer data and troubleshoot Windows system errors. She consistently stays vigilant about the latest trends in technology, guaranteeing that the given information aligned with the ongoing advancements in the field.