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Free Backup MBR Windows 10

Updated on Apr 23, 2019 by Jean to Todo Backup Resource

EaseUS Todo Backup Free helps with a safe and fast MBR backup in Windows 10. MBR backup helps you create a backup of your Master Boot Record in Windows 10 and restore MBR when it gets damaged or corrupted or virus infected.

Why Do You Create MBR Backups in Windows 10?

Windows 10 users now go to This PC -> Management -> Disk Management. Then right-click the disk you installed on your Windows 10 computer, choose Properties -> Volumes. There you'll find that the hard disk partition style is either Master Boot Record (MBR) or GUID Partition Table (GPT). They are two different ways of storing the partitioning information on a drive, including information on how a hard drive is partitioned and which partition is bootable. Here in this article, we focus on analyzing MBR disk and telling you why it is necessary to backup MBR in Windows 10.

MBR standards for Master Boot Record, which is a special type of boot sector that tells your computer what to do when it starts. So it plays a significant part in booting up Windows system normally, if the MBR is damaged or corrupted or infected by a boot sector virus, malicious software or ruined by some other fatal factors, you'll lose all the data on the MBR disk, I mean which is irretrievably lost.

How to Backup MBR Windows 10 Automatically?

How to prevent an irretrievable loss of data on an MBR disk effectively? The best bet is to create an MBR backup on a regular basis so that you can restore the backup timely in case of failure or corruption or virus infection on the drive.

To enable an automatically regular backup of MBR disk on Windows 10 computer, you can try this very simple but intelligent free backup software - EaseUS Todo Backup, with which you can set up an automatic backup at every day, week, month and upon an event. Please refer to the following guide to backup MBR freely.

Step 1. To back up an entire hard disk or simply its several partitions, the best backup plan is "Disk/Partition Backup". Choose this backup mode and let's begin.

choose disk/partition backup mode

Step 2. On the popup window, choose the hard drive or partition(s) you're going to back up. A check symbol appears after you clicked the mouse.

choose the hard disk/partition you want to back up

Step 3. Click the "Browse..." button in the "Destination" area to choose a backup location. Here, you can choose any location that is available to you, such as the local hard disk, folders, Network drive, NAS device or Cloud storage, including GoogleDrive, DropBox and OneDrive. You can explore all the connected drive by clicking the icon in front of each directory.

choose a backup location

Step 4. Now edit your disk backup image by adding a "Plan name" and "Description" to it.

Do not forget the advanced backup plans in " Backup options", where you can compress the backup image, encrypt the backup for privacy protection and even enable a sector by sector backup.

choose disk/partition advanced backup options

At the same time, you can turn on the "Schedule" in order to create a hard disk/partition backup on a regular basis like daily, weekly, monthly or upon an event according to the schedule set on your own. 

set a disk/partition backup schedule

And the "Image-reserve strategy" lets you manage the increasingly growing backup images economically, you can preserve the backups in a setup time or quantity.

set a disk/partition backup image-reserve strategy

Step 5. Not all the customizable hard disk/partition backup solutions are necessary but try to make full use of the necessary ones. Finally, click "Proceed" to start at once.

For safety, disconnect the physical storage device you used as a backup drive after the backup process is over.