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Windows 7: FREE Great Programs for Windows 7 [2]

09 Dec 2015   #671
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

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FreeFileSync

FreeFileSync | Free Backup and File Synchronization Software

I have been using this for a couple of months and it is now my backup program for all my personal files (Documents, Music, Movies, Pictures, Desktop etc.) on to two (rotated) external USB HDD. It is simple, reliable and flexible. Although it allows you to create individual routines for individual folders (eg., Documents) I have set up a single routine to backup all of my X: drive (which has all my personal files and nothing else) in one operation. That's very simple and quick to do, and you can set up timed backups in the background.

I used to use Second Copy which is similar (not free) but having got fed up with how Windows randomly messes up Drive Letters I could not get Second Copy to recognise Drive Name (which Windows does not change) whilst FFS can and does so easily.

I think it should be added to this list.
I agree FFS is also my file and folder backup of choice. One caveat however. The installer will install OpenCandy if you are not careful.
Actually, the installer doesn't install OpenCandy. OpenCandy only runs when the installer runs and all it does is "offer" up suggested PUPs, such as Google Chrome and Google Toolbar, which you can choose not to use (if you use Unchecky, PUPs will automatically be unselected). If using MBAM Pro, it will strip OpenCandy from the installer.


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09 Dec 2015   #672
BorisTheAnimal

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

I'll try my luck again, saw that AdwCleaner wasn't on the list, is it worthy?
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09 Dec 2015   #673
kado897

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Stevekir View Post
FreeFileSync

FreeFileSync | Free Backup and File Synchronization Software

I have been using this for a couple of months and it is now my backup program for all my personal files (Documents, Music, Movies, Pictures, Desktop etc.) on to two (rotated) external USB HDD. It is simple, reliable and flexible. Although it allows you to create individual routines for individual folders (eg., Documents) I have set up a single routine to backup all of my X: drive (which has all my personal files and nothing else) in one operation. That's very simple and quick to do, and you can set up timed backups in the background.

I used to use Second Copy which is similar (not free) but having got fed up with how Windows randomly messes up Drive Letters I could not get Second Copy to recognise Drive Name (which Windows does not change) whilst FFS can and does so easily.

I think it should be added to this list.
I agree FFS is also my file and folder backup of choice. One caveat however. The installer will install OpenCandy if you are not careful.
Actually, the installer doesn't install OpenCandy. OpenCandy only runs when the installer runs and all it does is "offer" up suggested PUPs, such as Google Chrome and Google Toolbar, which you can choose not to use (if you use Unchecky, PUPs will automatically be unselected). If using MBAM Pro, it will strip OpenCandy from the installer.
My bad. You are of course correct milady.
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09 Dec 2015   #674
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

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I agree FFS is also my file and folder backup of choice. One caveat however. The installer will install OpenCandy if you are not careful.
Actually, the installer doesn't install OpenCandy. OpenCandy only runs when the installer runs and all it does is "offer" up suggested PUPs, such as Google Chrome and Google Toolbar, which you can choose not to use (if you use Unchecky, PUPs will automatically be unselected). If using MBAM Pro, it will strip OpenCandy from the installer.
My bad. You are of course correct milady.
You were correct about being careful. When given the chance, one should always use Advanced Install to make sure one catches PUP "offers" since they often don't show up in basic installation.
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09 Dec 2015   #675
kado897

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post

Actually, the installer doesn't install OpenCandy. OpenCandy only runs when the installer runs and all it does is "offer" up suggested PUPs, such as Google Chrome and Google Toolbar, which you can choose not to use (if you use Unchecky, PUPs will automatically be unselected). If using MBAM Pro, it will strip OpenCandy from the installer.
My bad. You are of course correct milady.
You were correct about being careful. When given the chance, one should always use Advanced Install to make sure one catches PUP "offers" since they often don't show up in basic installation.
A good point. As you mentioned Unchecky is very helpful.
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09 Dec 2015   #676
Stevekir

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

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I totally agree that FFS should be added to the list.

I also use FFS to backup entire drives (except my C: drive: I image that one with Macrium Reflect). The ability to recognize a drive by its drive name instead of its letter is golden for the reason you stated and, I believe, is unique to FFS.

Btw, one has to be careful about timed backups in the background. A backup isn't secure unless the drive the backup is on is kept disconnected from the computer except when updating the backup. That said, I do use FFS to automatically back up my Favorites folder, keeping the backup in a folder on my main data drive, but that folder gets backed up with the rest of the drive to another drive that I connect only when updating it.
I remember now: you were the one who recommended it to me. Thanks for that.
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09 Dec 2015   #677
Stevekir

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

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You were correct about being careful. When given the chance, one should always use Advanced Install to make sure one catches PUP "offers" since they often don't show up in basic installation.
What is "Advanced Install" please?
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09 Dec 2015   #678
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

Many installers offer an Advanced option, here is an example for the TeamViewer installer.

FREE Great Programs for Windows 7 [2]-advancedinstall.png


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09 Dec 2015   #679
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

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Many installers offer an Advanced option, here is an example for the TeamViewer installer.

Attachment 377601
Couldn't have said it better myself. Thanks, David!
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09 Dec 2015   #680
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

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Many installers offer an Advanced option, here is an example for the TeamViewer installer.

Attachment 377601
Couldn't have said it better myself. Thanks, David!
You're most welcome
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