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Windows 7: Best Free Software to do a Backup of Selected Folders?

02 Oct 2011   #1
cooldudeclan

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Best Free Software to do a Backup of Selected Folders?

Besides the native program in windows 7, what's a trust worthy good program to backup selected folders like Documents, Pictures, and other random folders I want to backup..

Maybe even something that does it incremental, so say if I connect it every sunday it only backs up changes in the folders and doesn't need to re do everything so that it won't need to re backup my 600GB movies folder, etc because it won't have any changes.

Thanks for the help.


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02 Oct 2011   #2
marsmimar

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Besides the native Windows 7 tool the free programs recommended most on this forum are:

Macrium Reflect FREE Edition - Information and download

Free Backup Software: Paragon Backup & Recovery Free Edition - Overview

Best free data backup software. Hard drive backup and recovery freeware. Hard Disk image freeware.

Since they're all free my suggestion is to try each one out and see which one does the best for your needs.
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02 Oct 2011   #3
profdlp

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

Those are all good suggestions.

One I might add is Cobian Backup 10.
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02 Oct 2011   #4
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I have no problem using Windows 7 built in backup. All those programs mentioned by marsmimar are used by many members. For my self I don't use 3rd party programs when I can use Windows 7 to get the job done.
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03 Oct 2011   #5
kado897

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

I think most of the other free versions are image only. EasUS free has a folder backup option. Best free data backup software. Hard drive backup and recovery freeware. Hard Disk image freeware.
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03 Oct 2011   #6
Phone Man

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

Check out the Free SyncToy by Microsoft.

Download Details - Microsoft Download Center - SyncToy 2.1

Jim
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03 Oct 2011   #7
cooldudeclan

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Thanks everyone all great program options I'm going to try them out.
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03 Oct 2011   #8
kado897

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

You are welcome. Please report back on your findings. it may help others.
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03 Oct 2011   #9
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

For file backups, you can't beat Karen's replicator.

Karen's Replicator
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03 Oct 2011   #10
cooldudeclan

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I'm trying the native backup program on Windows 7 first, and it is taking SO long. I've had this problem before, the bar is probably 10 percent after 6 hours. What gives?
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