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Windows 7: Back-up Software Recommendation Sought

18 Aug 2015   #1

Win7 Home Premium x86/Win7 Pro x64
Back-up Software Recommendation Sought

I would appreciate software recommendations for backing up a non-networked 32 bit Win 7 PC with 600 gB of installed hard drives. Proprietary as well as open source software is of interest.

Is there any advantage to only regularly backing up the OS and e-mail files as much of the other data does not change with great frequency?

Thanks, in advance, for all advice and suggestions.

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18 Aug 2015   #2
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit

I strongly recommendimaging using Macrium Reflect Free (here is a good tutorial on how to use Macrium Reflect) for backing up System files (OS and programs; they should be kept on a separate drive or partition from data).

For data, I prefer a folder/file syncing program, such as FreeFileSync. Imaging, while necessary for backing up system files A folder/file syncing program works by comparing the folders and/or drives you have selected on a source drive to the ones on a destination drive to see what has changed, then copies and pastes new and changed files from the source drive to the destination drive and deletes files on the destination drive that had been deleted on the source drive as need to make the destination drive essentially an exact copy of the source drive.

An added feature of FreeFileSync is it can be configured to send files deleted on the destination drive to a versioning folder or drive. This helps to protect you from losing accidentally deleted files. I have a drive dedicated to versioning and I also back that drive up.
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19 Aug 2015   #3

Win7 Ultimate 64bit

Macrium! Superb! Dont forget to create the WinPE disk/ISO.

There are lots of freeware programs that work.

Acronis True Image WD Edition Software
WD Support

Acronis True Image Seagate Edition Software (DiscWizard)
Download Acronis True Image Seagate Edition Software (DiscWizard) - MajorGeeks

Some promo that's working:

Paragon Hard Disk Manager – Backup & Recovery 15 Compact

Register HERE for your license.

x32 Download
x64 Download

AOMEI Backupper Pro
Use this License code AMPR-443TV-87Z90-5LWFT
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23 Aug 2015   #4

Win7 Home Premium x86/Win7 Pro x64

My thanks to both Lady Fitzgerald and damien76 for the suggestions.
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25 Aug 2015   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HenriK37 View Post
My thanks to both Lady Fitzgerald and damien76 for the suggestions.
For files (not the Op. System) I have been using Second Copy (recommended in this forum) for a month now. It is not free but is very easy to set up and use.
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