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Norton GoBack

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by moranacus, Jul 27, 2006.

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  1. moranacus

    moranacus Thread Starter

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    I have the last version of GoBack which was put out by Roxio. Would I benefit upgrading to the Norton GoBack program? I've only tried one other Norton product in the past and didn't like it too well!!!!
     
  2. raybro

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    I cannot say whether upgrading would be of any practical advantage because I have not tried it. I tend to stick with something that works and GoBack v3.0 (the original Roxio version) has worked for me with unfailing consistency. One rule dominates my actions... If it aint broke, don't fix it.

    In addition to this, I would advise that, IMHO, Norton has screwed up every software they have taken over.

    Raybro
     
  3. moranacus

    moranacus Thread Starter

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    Thanks for the info!!!! Thats what I thought.
     
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    What if you uninstalled a program and want it back but you don't have Norton Go Back installed? I do have Norton though.
     
  6. moranacus

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    How does Norton GoBack work if you install a program, you don't like it and want to goback before it was installed? My the GoBack program I have I basically have to remember the time before installed the program and revert the whole harddrive.
    Do you actually have to revert the whole harddrive with Norton GoBack?
     
  7. raybro

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    Using the Deluxe Edition of GoBack, here is what I do routinely.

    I have many times downloaded and installed a utility or other program that I later decided I did not want. Rather than going through the usual uninstall process (which many times leaves some residue), I click on the GoBack tray icon and select Advanced Features. This brings up a menu of full history recorded by GoBack. Scroll thru the list until you where you installed the program you don't want, then highlight a Safe Point prior to that event. Now click the Revert Drive button at the bottom of the window. Your computer will reboot and you are back to where you were before the installation.

    This feature is not present in the Personal Edition version of GoBack which comes bundled with some progs (like Norton SystemWorks). The Personal edition has only a revert times menu of points that you can revert to. One must know the exact time and date when you installed the program you don't want. If you do know the time, that works too.

    You do have to revert the entire drive, but the Deluxe Edition allows you to retrieve files you do not want to lose. The Personal Edition does not. One way around this is to do another revert and Go Back forward to the point when you did the original revert and save the file(s) you don't want to ,lose to external media (CD, Floppy, DVD, etc.), then revert the drive again to the desired point. You can go back and forth like that using GoBack. Hope I explained that clearly... It's kinda like a time machine.

    Raybro
     
  8. Uriel-TOF

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    Perhaps Symantec has done away with versions such as personal and delux. I have Norton System Works and Goback has the advanced features included. It also has a feature called Safe Try Mode. It is handy if you want to be sure to create a restore point before trying new software.
     
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    Basically, you revert the whole harddrive but can rescue any files you want. After reverting the hardrive, there is File And Version Rescue and Post Restore File Rescue options that you can use if you would like to restore a file that you created after the reverted the hard drive point. I have used it a couple of times and it works.
     
  10. moranacus

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    Thanks for the info!!!! I don't think my Roxio GoBack program has the Safe Try Mode
    feature. When I installed a program I don't like I sometimes just can't go back 5 to 10 minutes before I installed the progam. I need to back an hour or more.
     
  11. Uriel-TOF

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    You need Goback if you don't want to reinstall the program the usual way and you act before the buffer overwrites the history.
     
  12. chrishteenie

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    Nevermind I did a system restore but thanks anyway.
     
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