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#1 sswartzdog

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Posted 31 March 2009 - 08:58 PM

Hi. i recently bought an external HD that came w/ memeo backup software. in a nutshell i hate it. it takes forever and is so unable to distinguish between things that were previously backed up and hence moved or deleted to create space and things that remain that need to be backed up, that it never actually finishes a backup and creates a ton of error msgs about all these files it can no longer find. anyone have a suggestion on a backup software that actually works and doesn't slow your computer down to a crawl? i'm running XP. thx.

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Posted 01 April 2009 - 10:48 AM

Cobian Backup is well recommended
http://www.educ.umu.se/~cobian/cobianbackup.htm
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Posted 07 April 2009 - 07:01 PM

thanks for the info. how do i close out this post?

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Posted 07 April 2009 - 07:19 PM

thanks for the info. how do i close out this post?


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Posted 07 April 2009 - 07:34 PM

Before you go, Shaun,

You might also be interested in Titan Backup v2. It's a commercial backup software that you would normally have to pay for, but is now available for FREE.

See THIS article.


Please note I don't personally use this software, just came across it recently and thought it might be what you're looking for. Titan Backup is a well known backup software and the offer is both legitimate and legal.

Edited by RedDawn, 07 April 2009 - 07:35 PM.


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Posted 08 April 2009 - 09:04 AM

I use the Back-up in Vista. Is there any advantage in using another program to do this?

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Posted 08 April 2009 - 11:17 AM

I use the Back-up in Vista. Is there any advantage in using another program to do this?

Hi golfdude,

That is all I use too and I would assume it would be sufficient enough for the average user also.

From what I see, third party backup utilities such as Titan offer a more comprehensive backup solution with extra options such as encryption and registry backup to name two.

Titan Backup lets you easily backup settings for Internet Explorer, Firefox, Opera browsers, email and rules for Microsoft Outlook, Outlook Express, Thunderbird, Eudora, Windows settings, Address Book.


The backup utility in Vista is uncomplicated and covers everything I need at the moment, so I've never really looked to deeply into the option of using alternative software.

Edited by RedDawn, 08 April 2009 - 11:22 AM.





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