Drive Snapshot


Disk Image Backup/Restore for Windows

Drive Snapshot lets you create an exact image of your hard disk in one file.

The tool even backs up systems that are running around the clock.


Create Disk Image Backups for Windows

The Backup process will back up all of your data into a single file, including system data and registry, for total security should your computer ever crash.
There is no restart (to DOS) necessary. Ever.

Continue working while the Backup is in progress

The new Drive Snapshot technology ensures that all data is consistent, and reflects the PC's data at the start of backup. There are no difficulties with opened files. Ever.
This enables a very fast and easy way to back up servers and other computers that must run 24 hours a day.

Easy Use and Restore of single files or directories

Drive Snapshot creates a virtual drive, containing all of your drive's data. You may use, compare, or restore these files directly from the Disk Image file.
This works with any program of your choice, including (of course) Windows Explorer.

Complete Restore of a disk in the event of a disaster

If a disk is restored to its original state, it will be exactly the same as at the time of Backup - byte for byte. Restoring a system partition will require DOS; other drives can be restored using Windows

Compatible with all Windows file systems (FAT16, FAT32, NTFS)

Supports Linux EXT2/3/4/Reiser

Compatible with all Windows RAID methods

Drive Snapshot uses Windows to access your disk drive. Therefore it is possible to backup and restore all of your Windows RAID drives (in DOS mode to a limited extent). Hardware RAID is fully supported.

Very easy and comprehensive command line interface

This makes automation of regular tasks a breeze.

Drive Snapshot Installation & Setup


Specifically in a corporate environment, where dozens or hundreds of computers must be backed up, the need to install software (and usually reboot it after installation) can be annoying. Drive Snapshot does not require any installation.

It's sufficient to download SNAPSHOT.EXE (ca. 250KByte) and to start it.

If you prefer a ''normal'' installation, please download SETUP.EXE (about 1,9 MB).

SETUP copies Snapshot.exe into the \\Programs directory, create Start Menu entries, installs Help files (currently this website), and installs the necessary data to create a bootable FreeDOS recovery diskette.

  • A complete Drive Snapshot Setup requires about 2 MB free disk space.
  • Drive Snapshot/Setup will NOT copy anything into your Windows or system directory.
  • Drive Snapshot/Setup will NOT change anything in your system's configuration.
  • Everything necessary for Drive Snapshot's operation will be dynamically done and undone.
  • Drive Snapshot is intended to backup your computer in its present state, not to modify this state.
  • You do NOT need to exit other programs to install Drive Snapshot.
  • Just start it - and enjoy.

System Requirements:

  • Windows NT 4.0 Service pack 3, 2000, XP, 2003 Server, Vista, 2008, 7, 2008 R2, PE, Windows-X64
  • 2 MB disk space + space to save the disk images.
  • 8 MB RAM if active, 0 MB if inactive.
  • You need administrative rights to execute Drive Snapshot

Test it

We invite you to test Drive Snapshot, before you actually buy the software.

Download a trial version of Drive Snapshot; check it at your leisure, and see if it can be useful to you and your company. This allows you to verify its functionality and then decide if you'd like to buy it. The trial version has a built-in time limit of approx. 30 days. After the expiration date it will stop backing up your systems.

You may order Drive Snapshot via our online Shop.


If the integrated FreeDOS recovery diskette does not fit your needs please have a look at the 'Ultimate Boot CD for Windows', which is available here: You must not include Snapshot.exe in this CD - it is OK to start it from your backup drive (USB disk or network).