Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: need a backup solution

17 Sep 2014   #1

Windows 7 Proffessional x64
need a backup solution

I have a NAS and would like to backup/sync certain folders to it. What programs can be recommended for this?
*I have just recently started using windows again*

My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Sep 2014   #2
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit

My favorite syncing program for making backups is FreeFileSync. I suggest NOT connecting the NAS to the computer except when running a backup.

If you need continuous backups, I suggest also using Carbonite, an inexpensive cloud backup service. It runs quietly in the background so you won't ever know it's running. Last time I checked, the basic service was only $60/year.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Sep 2014   #3
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64

You can also try SyncToy
SyncToy - Backup User Data
My System SpecsSystem Spec

18 Sep 2014   #4

Windows 7 Proffessional x64

Thanks, I'll look into both of those.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 need a backup solution

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Samsung Recovery Solution: backup location, delete old backup
~~~~~~~~~~ Background ~~~~~~~~~~ I recently started helping my father in law get his Samsung NP-Q330-JA03HK laptop back to working order. He had not used it in a couple of years, and when I tried tuning it, I found that it was extremely slow. A Malwarebytes scan, Windows updates, and some...
Backup and Restore
Bootable backup/cloning solution
Hello forum, I am more of a Mac person but in general not completely bad with Windows, too (I own also two Windows PC's). So please forgive me if I don't speak the right Windows language ... I am trying to help a friend to create a bootable backup solution for her Windows 7 computer - she...
Backup and Restore
Need advice on a backup solution
I am in need of a Windows based backup solution that will keep selected folders and documents on my laptop and desktop, backed up to my Windows Home Server (V1), in addition I want the three synced to each other as well. I'm looking for something that I can schedule to run on it's own, and will...
Backup and Restore
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?...
Backup and Restore
Windows Backup vs 3rd party Backup solution.
Checking out the windows backup option bundled with the OS.. In the past, I have used an older version of Acronis to build backup jobs, etc. The new backup looks to be pretty good initially, but I am wondering if anyone has any experience with how well it performs... I know I have been asking a...
Backup and Restore
windows 7 Backup solution
there is a backup software for windows 7 ultimate? I mean like Apple Time Machine? Or I need 3rd party software? By the way, can i create bootable DVDs that will recover all the system files and software installed...(a.k.a. full recovery)
Backup and Restore

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 13:31.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App