Free backup software?

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Aquarian3

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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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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
 

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