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Windows 7: EZ Back-it-up

01 Oct 2012   #1
Mark Bacon

Win7 64 bit
EZ Back-it-up

Has anyone tried EZ Back-It-Up on Win7?

I recently moved to Win7 from XP where I used the back up program called EZback-it-up. It is very unsophisticated and simple--but easy to use and reliable. What I liked about it was that you could view your backed-up files with WinExplorer. That way I knew they were there and I could easily restore a file by looking at it.

I use the new back up and restore program that comes with Win7 and it seems to work fine. BUT, I want to separately archive my photos (about 175 GBs) on a regular basis and be able to go back and view them with WinExplorer.

Any suggestions for a program that will do that? It looks as if EZ Back-it-up only runs on XP and earlier versions.

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01 Oct 2012   #2

win 7 X64 Ultimate SP1
Take a Peek

Have a look at this one.

Cobian's site
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01 Oct 2012   #3
Mark Bacon

Win7 64 bit

Thanks for the suggestion.
It looks promising, but my McAfee site advisor says the Cobian site may have unwanted adware in the downloads.
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01 Oct 2012   #4


It would be wrong then, Cobian is a really respected site and it's Cobain backup that I use for our servers here.
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03 Oct 2012   #5
Mark Bacon

Win7 64 bit
Cobian works

Many thanks. I have tried a couple of test downloads with Cobian and with the right settings it seems to do what I want: create backups that can be easily viewed with Windows Explorer. I'm not quite sure the difference between incremental and differential backups, but I'm learning.
Thanks again.
Mark Bacon
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03 Oct 2012   #6

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1

Try FreeFileSync. The link is in my sig.
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03 Oct 2012   #7

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit

Others to look at:

Karen's Replicator, SyncToy, Synchromagic.

Any decent file by file backup program should let you view the backups in Windows Explorer and simply drag the backed up files anywhere you desire.

They can be configured to back up only those files that are new or modified since the last backup.
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