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Windows 7: Please recommend Data Recovery Software (folder structure required)

27 Feb 2017   #11
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RolandJS View Post
"...I'm now looking into backup options such as RAID 1..." If I understand RAID 1 a little bit, I do not recommend this; if a viri or malware or worse - ransomeware - hits your computer, both RAID 1 created original and second copies could become lost in an instant. I recommend making weekly, bi-weekly, bi-monthly, u-pick-how-often, using Macrium Reflect or anything similar, full images of your OS and Data partitions onto affordable reliable external media.

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Your advice is dead on. I personally recommend keeping System files (OS, programs, and games) segregated from data files, either on separate drives (that also has the advantage allow to use a smaller, thus less expensive, SSD for the OS and programs, and, maybe, games) or on seaporate partitions (OS, programs, and games on one partition and data on another partition). That allows one to use an imaging program, such as Macrium Reflect Free for backing up the System files and a folder/file syncing program, suchas FreeFileSync, to back up the data.


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