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Windows 7: Looking for backup solution

13 Jan 2012   #1

Windows 7 Professional x64
Looking for backup solution

Hi, I'm looking for a realy simple to use backup/sync solution for my win7 prof 64bit desktop pc.

I want to do daily version backups to a nas but also an instant incremental - dropbox like - sync/mirror of my %userprofile% directory to an external usb drive.

What programs would you sugest? I've tried Acronis True Image Home 2012 which offers backup & sync but it didn't sync my hidden appdata directory.

Thanks in advance.

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13 Jan 2012   #2

Windows 7 Pro 64bit build 7601 SP1

Lots of people here recommend Macrium. The paid version would have all the functions you might need. The free one is limited. I've not used much myself so I don't know first hand.
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13 Jan 2012   #3


Syncback Pro would do all you want...

To me, backup and drive imaging are two different things.
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13 Jan 2012   #4

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FreeFileSync can Mirror and create versions among other things. And as the name suggests it's free. FreeFileSync | Free Security & Utilities software downloads at
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13 Jan 2012   #5

Windows 7 Professional x64

Thanks for all your fast replies! Let you know if any progam will fit my setting.
Btw does anyone have those hidden file problems with Acronis too?
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