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Old 05-15-2011, 04:58 PM
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Location: San Antonio/Houston/Tricity
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I need to back up my computer to an external HD. After everything is there I need to set up the back up to back up everything new on a weekly basis. What is the best free software easy to use and fully automatic, that will do the work for me? I am not interested in any internet service, just a back up to my HD.
What are your recommendations??
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Old 05-15-2011, 08:16 PM
 
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There is probably something better out there but since noone has posted a suggestion yet, you might take a look at Synctoy a freebie from MS. It is a bit old (may not be updated for Win 7?) but I still use it to copy files/folders. Simple but elegant.

Download details: SyncToy 2.1
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Old 05-15-2011, 10:29 PM
Status: "Enjoying life..." (set 9 days ago)
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston/Tricity
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I am still with XP, so it should work just fine
than you!!!

BTW: yeah, no one posted any suggestions, maybe no one is using a freeware, or worse .. no one do back up??
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Old 05-15-2011, 10:43 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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I use Second Copy.

Automatic backup software - backup data | encrypt files with Second Copy
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Old 05-16-2011, 12:25 AM
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That's not free
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Old 05-16-2011, 08:39 AM
 
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Doesn't XP have a backup program that comes with it?

Edit: Yes it does. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/308422
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Old 05-16-2011, 10:41 AM
 
Location: Tyler, TX
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xcopy c:\*.* x:\ /e /v /c /h /k /o /y
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Old 05-16-2011, 04:23 PM
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Location: San Antonio/Houston/Tricity
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^^^ I am not that computer literate
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Old 05-17-2011, 06:04 PM
 
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i use PureSync to keep certain directories backed up to my NAS

Jumping Bytes Software - PureSync - Synchronize and backup files and folders
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Old 05-19-2011, 12:19 AM
 
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I've found Cobian to be good.
Cobian Backup
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