I recently moved to Windows 7 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 Windows 7 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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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.
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1TB Iomega Prestige USB 2 Drive
1.5TB Iomega Prestige USB 2 Drive (Samsung)
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