Free backup software for XP?

  webber_man 15:03 22 Aug 2007

Theres a whole host of great software programmes and utilites out there that are free, and i was wondering if there is a good backup programme anyone knows of?

I want something to backup all my files (documents, pics, mp3's etc.) as well as my emails in Outlook Express.

I don't know what i'd do if i lost the lot so something that can backup and restore if need be would be great.


  Totally-braindead 15:16 22 Aug 2007

There are some free ones but I have no experience of them.
The best thought of, of all the backup programs is probably Acronis True Image but it costs £20 click here which considering the hassle it can save you is still a bit of a bargain.

  mad1234 15:20 22 Aug 2007

click here this may help

  cocteau48 15:24 22 Aug 2007

Acronis is currently only £14.99 from
click here
I thought it was essential at any price but £14.99 has to be an absolute bargain.

  Pine Man 15:26 22 Aug 2007

'I don't know what i'd do if i lost the lot'

Says it all really.

It is a small price to pay for peace of mind. Either Acronis True Image or Norton Ghost. My preference having used both is True Image.

  Stuartli 15:29 22 Aug 2007

This lady (Karen) has several freeware offerings, including:

click here

  Pamy 16:55 22 Aug 2007

XP itself has backup prog

  pj123 17:13 22 Aug 2007

xxclone is free.

I use it to clone my C: drive and it has never let me down.

click here

  Stuartli 17:30 22 Aug 2007

Yes, but it's not as good as many third party offerings for various reasons.

  Stuartli 17:31 22 Aug 2007

I use Norton Ghost.

  Snec 17:44 22 Aug 2007

For system backup I think Acronis is the best I've ever used.

For data backup, Cobian click here is, in my opinion, by far the best of all the *free* backup programs available.

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