Free Backup Software

  RobCharles1981 19:20 25 Mar 2015
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Hi (Not able to find the search box) I'm presently using Acronis True Image, to back up my PC on a Daily/Weekly Basis, but Id like to dip my toes on the freebies on the free backup software any recommendations, would be welcome!

Cheers Rob

  wee eddie 21:35 25 Mar 2015

There's one built into Windows

  beeuuem 23:01 25 Mar 2015

I bought TI11 many moons ago, the best £20-00 I ever spent on my PC. Macrium Reflect Free, click here is straightforward to use and is well regarded by many.

  alanrwood 11:25 26 Mar 2015

Used FBackup for a few years with no problems and it is completely automatic.

  RobCharles1981 16:47 26 Mar 2015

Hi thanks for your suggestions,

basically the scenario is this - I upgraded my SSD yesterday and I used Acronis True Image before hand to make a backup of my old SSD that contained my Programs and Games.

I fitted the SSD and made a new part ion in Windows, and proceeded to attempt to restore my backup image but It said it couldn't do the restore (can't remember the name of the error) I attempted to boot in with the Acronis Disk to try that way and still had the same problem.

So weather the software was to blame I don't know, so I decided to dip my toes and go for free software, so far it's doing a better job.

Will update what I downloaded latter.

Cheers Rob

  alanrwood 19:00 26 Mar 2015

If I understand you correctly you did not need a backup program, you needed a cloning program to reproduce your original disk structure on the new disk.

  DennyT99 11:11 27 Mar 2015

Hi, There are lots of free backup software available on the web such as COMODO Backup, AOMEI Backupper, EaseUS Todo Backup etc.

  RobCharles1981 21:33 27 Mar 2015

That's what I downloaded Denny.....

  BRYNIT 22:13 27 Mar 2015

To copy the hard drive from one to another you need something like AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard Edition 5.6 CLICK HERE

  john bunyan 08:15 29 Apr 2015

I use Acronis True Image on one PC, but for several others of young relatives etc I use (free) Macrium Reflect - this is recommended by many on this forum.

Filehippo macrium.

  john bunyan 08:19 29 Apr 2015

PS. To be clear, I have my main HD partition partitioned into C: for OS, Programmes. For this I use Macrium (or ATI). The other (data) partition is backed up very frequently using Frefilesynch on a mirror image basis. Much quicker and enables copies of data to be backed up to several other drives

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