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MiniTool ShadowMaker Pro

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Platforms: Windows XP (all editions, 32 & 64 bit), Vista, 7, 8/8.1, 10
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What’s your disaster recovery plan? Is it intuitive? Is it fast? If the answer to either of these questions is “no”, then you’ll eventually slack off on backups until the inevitable disaster strikes! Time to step up to a reliable and superior backup strategy with today’s discount software promotion, MiniTool ShadowMaker Pro!

MiniTool ShadowMaker Pro offers you a reliable data protection and disaster recovery solution for Windows 7, 8, and 10. With MiniTool ShadowMaker Pro, you’ll be able to quickly and easily backup files, your system, and disks/partitions. Best of all, you’ll be able to customize your backup strategy to your needs using full, differential, incremental, and scheduled backups.

What else do you get with MiniTool ShadowMaker Pro? How about File and Folder sync with other locations? Or the power to use a Disk Clone feature to copy an entire hard drive in just a few clicks? You can even choose from two data encryption methods to safeguard your image backup files, plus add a password!

Review Written by Constantin Florea
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Skylly This is a friendly reminder that TODAY is the MiniTool ShadowMaker Pro Promotions on BitsDuJour and don't miss the chance to save 60% to get it.
MiniTool® Software Ltd. - May 8 2019 at 12:38am Copy Link
Hourglass94 I was about to buy this until I saw that the GBP price was more expensive than the $ price. I know the GBP to $ conversion is low but it's not that low. For that reason I will pass on this offer.
May 8 2019 at 1:29am Copy Link
J S Currently I only have 1x working PC, but within 12 months I hope to have up to 5x PC's networked again - purely for HOME USE (eg; 1 pc for email, 1pc for web browsing, etc).

I have 2 QUESTiONS not covered in the promotion/deal information OR the SHOPPiNG CART (for home owners):

1. Are LiFETiME MAJOR Upgrades & MiNOR Updates included in the Promotion/Deal Price?

2. Is the Deals LiCENSE: per-PC or per-USER (Home User, No Commercial usage), as there is no mention of this in the shopping cart.

As a current MiniTool PAiD LiCENSE Owner with Lifetime Upgrades/Updates I look forward to MiniTool's Reply - Thanks
May 8 2019 at 1:43am Copy Link
Skylly @J S
Thanks for asking. The license key is for one PC and 1 year upgrade service , so it can only be used on one and the same computer. To use the program on 2 or more computers, you can consider upgrading to the Ultimate version which supports 3 computers as well as lifetime upgrade service from MiniTool . Thank you. Have a nice day!
MiniTool® Software Ltd. - May 8 2019 at 2:18am Copy Link
PortablesFan What is the upgrade cost from this BdJ version to the Ultimate version you mentioned to “J S”?

Also, I’m trying to find a program where I can run my OS and programs off a smaller SSD, but clone/mirror/sync those live and in-use partitions to the first part of a larger HDD which could be a replacement bootable drive in case of SSD failure. The rest of the HDD is a non-mirrored Files partition though, which I obviously wouldn’t want to over-write with the partition(s) from SSD every time.
Is something like this possible with your product?
May 8 2019 at 2:28am Copy Link
Skylly @Hourglass94
Thanks for your asking. MiniTool product is listing as US dollar, so, your bank might use the current exchange rate for conversion. In addition, the total price may contain the tax which is charged by Mycommerce. Thank you. Have a nice day.
MiniTool® Software Ltd. - May 8 2019 at 2:37am Copy Link
Skylly @PortablesFan
Thanks for supporting.
1. There is no discount of the Pro Ultimate version from Bitsdujour, you can consider upgrading to the Ultimate version from MiniTool Official website.
2. Yes, sure, but all the data on the target drive will be erase during clone operation. If your rest of HDD contains data or partition you want, we are afraid that we coun't help anymore.
Thank you. Have a nice day.
MiniTool® Software Ltd. - May 8 2019 at 3:13am Copy Link
Richard Blake On page I see that Pro edition includes "1 Year Free Upgrade Service" while Pro Ultimate (an unfortunate name considering its 3-computer limit) and the Business licenses include "Lifetime license". Since it is stated [here] that Pro includes lifetime use of the purchased version, that page implies either that
a) Pro Ultimate and Business do not include one year of major upgrades, or
b) for those, "Lifetime license" means something other than lifetime use of the purchased version - for example, lifetime major version upgrades are included.
Please clarify.
If you were to offer a personal license that covered use on all the computers owned and used by the licensee, what would you call it - Beyond Ultimate?
May 8 2019 at 8:26am Copy Link
J S Skylly many thanks for your reply.

QUESTiON: Could you please advise me what the US Dollar Price would be to upgrade as you've advised: "... To use the program on 2 or more computers, you can consider upgrading to the Ultimate version which supports 3 computers as well as lifetime upgrade service from MiniTool ..."

I'm assuming there is no deal price on the upgrade but I have to go to hospital now (kidney stone pain) and I hav'nt got the time to search out those details. Ambulance has arrived Regaards
May 8 2019 at 9:24am Copy Link
Skylly @Richard Blake
Hi, Richard, First, I'd like to express our thanks for your ever trust and support of our MiniTool SahdowMaker. The Ultimate version supports 3 PCs, and it contains the 1 year free upgrade service. That is to say, within 1 year of the purchase, if we release a new version, you can upgrade to the latest version for free.

In addition,You also mentioned the MiniTool ShadowMaker remote PC backup feature.Remote management means you can manage a computer remotely. Just type the IP of the computer you want to manage, connect, and then you can manage that computer using MiniToo l ShadowMaker. But the Remote requires that the target computer is in the same LAN. Thank you, Have a nice day!
MiniTool® Software Ltd. - May 8 2019 at 6:55pm Copy Link
Skylly @J S
I am so sorry to hear that, hope you could be better soon.
There is no deal price of the Pro Ultimate version from BDJ, you can consider upgrading to the Ultimate version from MiniTool ( Thank you.
MiniTool® Software Ltd. - May 8 2019 at 7:20pm Copy Link
J S DEAR Skylly,

I'm now back at home and full of pain-relieving drugs.

I found your reply and went to the page of the URL You kindly provided and then I went to the STORE.

I CANNOT FiND ANY 'LiFETiME UPGRADE' OPTiON for either Home or Business Users, the only option I could find for the Pro Ultimate option was the following:


Pro Ultimate
Single license for 3 PCs
1-Year upgrade service
Support Workstation
For Windows 10/8.1/8/7
US $79.00

"BUY NOW" [https://shopper.mycommerc...nkid=store]

In fact, unless my browser is not functioning correctly, when it comes to MiniTool's ShadowMaker product and all four purchase options (Both: 2x Home & 2x Business) that I found in MiniTool's STORE, there is ONLY a "1-Year Upgrade Service" available to customers.

And that is not at all what You have written in your first reply (see: commentId=144187) to my first post including 2 questions from yesterday, and which I quoted a partial excerpt (see: commentId=144195), in my last post to You.

So, unless there is a "Lifetime Upgrades" Option in purchase steps beyond Step One (1) of the SHOPPiNG CART, OR, a Purchase URL that only You/ MiniTool knows of (which includes LU), then I'm afraid that I'll very likely Not be Buying this Deal or the Pro Ultimate. Which I think is a real shame because I've always found 'Paid For' MiniTool products to be user friendly as well as very good too.

I have been a Bits-du-Jour follower for more than 10 Years now, and Lifetime Upgrades (Major Upgrades v3, v4, v5 etc) as well as Minor Updates seem to be something that is very important to the clear majority of those BdJ Followers who post comments, no matter whether LU are already included in the license package or even if they are an optional extra.

Here's hoping that you can help me find Lifetime Upgrades or a 'Buy Now' URL that I couldn't find.


May 9 2019 at 3:02am Copy Link
Lifetime Upgrades When trying to use the PayPal link, I am receiving an error code:

"We're sorry, but we are unable to complete your transaction at this time. Please try again."

Will someone look into this error?
May 9 2019 at 6:09am Copy Link
lisba f Does this backup service have file versioning?
May 9 2019 at 12:53pm Copy Link
Skylly @J S
You should pay more attention to rest and avoid fatigue. I sincerely make an apology to you. It's like you said that all the version of MiniTol ShadowMaker just support 1 Year Free Upgrade Service. This is my major mistake, I hope you can forgive me and continue to support MiniTool software.Sorry again.
MiniTool® Software Ltd. - May 9 2019 at 6:37pm Copy Link
Skylly @Lifetime Upgrades
Thanks for supporting. Advice is frequently about changing browser and check that the information you’ve submitted are correct. If it still have this problem, you can try to ask Mycommerce itself for assistance. Thank you. Have a nice day!!!
MiniTool® Software Ltd. - May 9 2019 at 6:56pm Copy Link
Skylly @lisba f
Thanks for supporting.
Yes, Sure. File backup will back up each file you select on the PC. MiniTool ShadowMaker can quick file backup solution. It enables you to quickly choose files/folders from Users, Libraries and This PC and then save the image files to a safe location.Thank you. Have a nice day!!!
MiniTool® Software Ltd. - May 9 2019 at 7:07pm Copy Link
Kelly Hamblin I would like to clone my whole C drive and then be able to see and use all the files on the clone - AND I would like to be able to take my C drive out of the computer and replace it with the clone I just made. Would I be able to do those two things?

These are probably stupid questions, but I've always had trouble understanding the difference between a clone and an image. I also want to be able to use files from a backup without doing a whole restore.
May 10 2019 at 8:07am Copy Link
Tony Ng @Kelly, I think you'll be able to do that, that's what I did with other Software (free M.R.) Once in a while, I clone the C drive (plus Boot) to an external drive as a backup. Don't know about the disk Image/mirror .

Just a question for Minitool: after 1 year will the Shadow Maker Pro still functioning? (of course there won't be any more updates)
May 10 2019 at 2:32pm Copy Link
Linton User @ Tony Ng, Now that's a VERY good and relevant question you asked!

I wonder why they never answered it?

I asked them the exact same question myself after obtaining a copy of the program with pretty much the same deal from another site several moths ago and ALSO never received any answer to this question... even though they responded to most of the other questions from other patrons of that giveaway site.

I'm basically just waiting the 12 months out now to see whether the program continues to function (without updating it) or not once the 12 months is up.
Jan 25 2020 at 12:38am Copy Link

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