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Recomended Backup Software for W7?


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#1 Richardf77

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Posted 19 August 2015 - 04:37 AM

I have been expereincing a few problems with my 5 year old Packard Bell desktop. In the past my approach to backing up has been rather hit and miss but now under the circumstances i feel i really do need to sort it out and do regular backups. However i find the Windows Backup utility somewhat unsatisfactory so i was wondering what other  backup software was available (and free). Of course there are loads so i was hoping for a few recomendations please

 

Dont need any fancy tools with it just quick and reliable backing up of user data, both comprehensive and incremental. Doesnt matter if you cant schedule a backup, as i would backup manualy on an 'as and when' basis.

 

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Posted 19 August 2015 - 04:50 AM

http://www.backup-utility.com/free-backup-software.html

 

 

http://www.macrium.com/reflectfree.aspx


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Posted 19 August 2015 - 05:00 AM

Richardf77:

 

There is a comprehensive thread on this issue to be found here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/567989/free-backup-software/

 

I have personal experience with Easeus Todo Backup software, both paid and free.  BleepingComputer does not endorse any particular backup/imaging product.  The user must choose the product that best meets his or her needs.  I recommend that you give the thread a read and select the product that will best work for you.

 

Hope this helps.  Have a great day.

 

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Posted 19 August 2015 - 10:03 AM

I am also looking for a solution on those back up problems. Thanks for your post that I learned more about the topic.



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Posted 19 August 2015 - 04:17 PM

I use Aomei (first link in Condobloke's post) and have been very pleased with it.



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Posted 20 August 2015 - 03:12 AM

Thanks for replies.

 

Had looked at the Aomei software and thought it looked good. Wanted to get some other opinons first. Will have a read of the other thread as well.



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Posted 22 January 2017 - 09:18 AM

I recommend the free version of Veeam Endpoint Backup.  Soon, you will be making routine full images of both your OS partition and Data partition onto your external HD.  Test your first few backups by actually restoring a folder or two.

 

https://www.veeam.com/endpoint-backup-free.html



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Posted 24 January 2017 - 10:27 PM

According to techradar website's news, there are 5 good and free backup softwares. 

1. Easeus Todo Backup Free;2. Comodo BackUp;3.AOMEI Backupper Standard;4. Personal Backup;5. Genie Timeline Free.  

Some of them needs certain technical skills to use like comodo backup. and the news said easeus todo backup free is The best free backup software - a perfect balance of automatic protection and manual control.



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Posted 25 January 2017 - 02:27 AM

I still prefer to Backup personel files manually to an external Drive , but you can schedule those certain folders with most Backup Apps.

 

As i dont save any Data on the C:Drive , i save them on the D: Drive { 500G Partitioned C:\ D:\ } and then copy them to an External Drive {end of day}.

 

I personally use Acronis , but of late have also been using Macrium Reflect Free and have had no issues in Imaging the C:\Drive which only holds the Operating System. ......You can also do Incremental Images which will update the last one taken etc. 

 

Both have a Created Boot Disc in the event you cannot boot the System and then reload saved Images.

 

Also saved Images can be accessed via explorer to extract any files within the Image.






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