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Windows 7: best backup software for windows 7

02 Jun 2014   #11
Pete4

win7hp64
 
 

I use driveimageXML and it saved my butt more than once. The best thing about it is that it is portable, so I have a copy of it on my memory stick and if any disk fails on any of my computers, Ill take it out, put it into USB enclosure and as long as I have backup of it, I can restore it on any bootable computer or even from boot CD-ROM without running around and installing any software. It may be a little slower and is not as flashy, but it works, it copies disk bit by bit, can be scheduled for automatic backups with task scheduler and it's free for home use and very small. As far as "there are no good free things", it just makes me laugh. I guess that person never used CCcleaner, MPC, Firefox, OpenOffice/LibreOffice, 7Zip, CPU-z, Foxit, or VLC, the only program that can play 4k video on my laptop without hick up, where MS player is not even able to open it.


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03 Jun 2014   #12
lowie1

windows 7 x 64
 
 

You are so right Lady Fitzgerald. I have many free programs and they all work fine!!!
And DowLittle Rock, you think free programs are not "decent"? Think again. I see you still play with XP. I do, sometimes on my old pc. And I have found a way to still get new updates! 14 already, for free!!
But you don't like free so sorry for mentioning it.
Have a nice day.

L.
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03 Jun 2014   #13
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Out of curiosity, I looked at dowlittlerock's other two posts and he pushes Acronis in them also.
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03 Jun 2014   #14
lowie1

windows 7 x 64
 
 

Hello LadyFitzgelard, thanks for your message. Maybe he is a salesman...
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03 Jun 2014   #15
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lowie1 View Post
Hello LadyFitzgelard, thanks for your message. Maybe he is a salesman...
Who you callin' lard?
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03 Jun 2014   #16
lowie1

windows 7 x 64
 
 

hello Jeannie (what a nice name). English is not my first language. I don't know what you mean. Could you explane please

regard, Lowie
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03 Jun 2014   #17
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lowie1 View Post
hello Jeannie (what a nice name). English is not my first language. I don't know what you mean. Could you explane please

regard, Lowie
I was teasing you about the way you misspelled my last name. Lard is another name for animal fat. Thanks for the compliment on my first name.

Btw, your English is better than many people here who have spoken it all their lives.
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03 Jun 2014   #18
lowie1

windows 7 x 64
 
 

thanks for the compliment Jeannie and have a good night's sleep.
Lowie.
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06 Jun 2014   #19
andrewjs18

windows 7 professional 64 bit
 
 

Jeannie,

maybe you can help me as the instructions for using freefilesync are almost absent.

what I'd like to do is send data from computer A to computer B, and then have the two kept in sync so when something is changed/added/deleted/moved from computer A, it gets synced to computer B, but I do not want computer B to be pushing data to computer A.

each time I've tried to use the program, it keeps showing all of my data on computer B as if it's going to sync it over to computer A, which I do not want as it's like 50gb of data.
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06 Jun 2014   #20
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

It's been a while since I set up my Free File Sync, but as I recall you select the source location in the left window, select the destination in the right window, and then use the green gear icon in the upper right to choose "mirror", which will replicate the source to the destination---left to right.

As you can see in this pic, mine is set up to mirror from D to E\free file sync\all data.

There are filters available through which you can include or exclude certain folders, file extensions, etc.

It sounds like maybe you have chosen computer B as the source (left window) and computer A as the destination (right window), when those should be reversed.

I have no idea if Free File Sync can be used to copy from computer to computer as opposed to drive to drive.


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