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  1. Aquarian3

    Aquarian3 Thread Starter

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    Hi all,

    After having a little scare with my PC not booting I've been looking on the net for some free software to backup my files, photo's, music etc.

    I have many discs with folders and photo's that I've done in the past just by using my burning software but I wondered is there anything that can be 'scheduled' to backup files so as I'm working each day I know it's sorted?

    I have tried the XP ntbackup but it says it can't connect to the Removable Storage service. I have only one HDD, no external drives.

    Thanks in advance,

    Lisa
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  2. Elvandil

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    You should consider an external drive. Backups made to your main drive will be of no use if it fails. CD/DVD backups are possible, too, but much less convenient than scheduled backups to an external drive.

    Free backup applications:

    FileHamster
    Karen's Replicator
    Cobian backup
    SyncBack
    DeltaCopy (Works like Vista's file transfer and only copies changed bytes so whole file not copied.)
    Allway Sync
    VersionBackup
    JaBack
    WinBackup

    An occasional backup of the entire system, operating system, programs, and files, so they could be restored to a new hard drive if need be, is also a good idea.

    Free Drive Cloners/Imagers:

    EaseUs Disk Copy (Copies disks or partitions)
    XXClone
    CloneZilla GParted LiveCD (Complete partitioning and drive imaging/restoration tools)
    CloneZilla
    Partition Saving
    PCI CloneMaxx
    Drive Image XML
    HDClone
    DriveClonerXP
    Self-Image
    copyr.dma (Copies disk with bad sectors for recovery)

    Commercial Apps:

    O&O DiskImage
    Acronis True Image Home
    EAZ-FIX Professional and Easy Image
    Drive Snapshot
    Keriver Image
    Avanquest Copy Commander
    Paragon Drive Backup
    NovaBackup
    R-Drive Image
    Norton Ghost
    HDClone Pro or Enterprise
    Terabyte Image for Windows
    Terabyte Image for DOS (can directly access FAT, FAT32, and NTFS partitions)
    Spotmau Disk Clone & Backup
     
  3. Aquarian3

    Aquarian3 Thread Starter

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    Many thanks for all the links, you're a star!

    Lisa
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    redoak Gone but never forgotten

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    Please go to Thread Tools and choose "Solved." That will indicate to folks that you no longer need assistance. The courtesy will be appreciated.

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