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pcdoctor305

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is it possible to use drag and drop to copy my first drive to a second one. or whats the best method to use if i need to back up my first drive to a second one with out using any third party software? please help...
 

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This is a no-brainer for me, if your data isn't worth $30, why bother to back it up?
 

dvk01

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If you want free backup software then I suggest

Winbackup 1.86

I have managed to obtain permission to distribute this older version from the developers in the hope that some users will upgrade to the newer version

Warning: you will probably get a nag from time to time to upgrade

It is a backup though and NOT an imaging program
 

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And I have moved this to all other software rather than tips & tricks where I feel it's more suited
 

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Backing up data to an external HD (or a second HD) is easy without software.
When I create something I want to backup - I just copy it to my external HD - using Windows commands.
To backup the Windows operating system (or the whole HD) ... exactly as it is now ... Takes Acronis True Image.
This is the cheapest and most reliable method I know of.
 

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If you want scheduled backups with an application that runs rings around the Microsoft free one, try Cobian Backup, also free.
 
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