By Lily / Last update December 13, 2021


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 imagerecovery 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 maybe 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 makeanimagerecovery using AOMEI Backupper?

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

Step1. Download AOMEI Backupper. Install it. Plug the external hard drive which used to store your system image. Launch AOMEI Backupper, click System Restore under the Restore option.

System Restore

Step2. Click the Path to browse path to select an image file and restore data from the file.


Step3. The program will give you a prompt “The program detects the selected backup is a system image, would you like to do a system restore? “ Select Yes.


Step4. Select a backup time point to restore. Click Next.

Backup Point

Step5. 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 Backup to reset.



●If your create the system image on AOMEI Backupper, you can see the backup details of it in the Home page. There are three options: Restore, Backup, Advanced. You can click the Restore to directly begin the restore.

●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.