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Windows 7: Backup/Automatic Synchronization Software

15 Aug 2009   #1
AllMac

Windows 7 Enterprise
 
 
Backup/Automatic Synchronization Software

Hi everyone,

I'm looking for some good backup software.

What I want it do is to back up a specific folder from the C drive to my external WD drive. If I add data to that specific C folder, I want the back-up utility to silently copy all the data I've added and back it up to the external WD drive without me even knowing about it.

What can everyone recommend?


Cheers


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15 Aug 2009   #2
tw33k

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AllMac View Post
Hi everyone,

I'm looking for some good backup software.

What I want it do is to back up a specific folder from the C drive to my external WD drive. If I add data to that specific C folder, I want the back-up utility to silently copy all the data I've added and back it up to the external WD drive without me even knowing about it.

What can everyone recommend?


Cheers
I use Second Copy and it works perfectly. Once you install and set it up you'd never even know it was running.
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15 Aug 2009   #3
Guy Scharf

Win 7-32, XP Pro-32
 
 

SyncBack SE from 2brightsparks.com. They also have a free version which sounds like it will do what you need.

Microsoft also has the free SyncToy; I don't know whether it works with Win7. I prefer SyncBack to SyncToy.

Second Copy is good too and I used it for a while but found SyncBack SE met my specific requirements better.
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15 Aug 2009   #4
AllMac

Windows 7 Enterprise
 
 

Thanks everyone! I'll definitely check out your suggestions.
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15 Aug 2009   #5
Barman58

Windows 8.1 Pro x64 x3 + Windows 10 Preview, Ubuntu
 
 

Hi Allmac you may want to add GFI Backup to your list of apps to check out ... have used a lot of other solutions in the past but this just works for me

Free backup software for Windows - GFI Backup Home Edition
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