File Backup software

Discussion in 'Application Software' started by titousky, Mar 30, 2015.

  1. titousky

    titousky MDL Novice

    Dec 23, 2013
    I'm looking for a File Backup software for some specific folders to an external hard drive.

    I tried the Backup and Restore functionality built-in Windows 7
    ... but that was an utter deception !
    Because after reformatting, it wouldn't locate my backup, and would move every file to backup to the external hard drive all over again in order to create a new backup, instead of reusing the old one and just update the changes. :death:

    I tried BackUp Maker,
    I created a backup of 300gb in my external HDD,
    And I tried to delete a single file in the original folder, and then relauch the backup
    ...And WTF!!! it recreated another backup and began to copy all the files !!! :mad:

    [TLDR] I just need ONE backup on my exteral HDD, I would prefer it to be compressed to have more space.
    And when in the future, I am launching the backup, I certainly don't want it to copy ALL my files again,
    I want it to act exactly like Dropbox: copy the new files, delete the files I deleted since the last backup.
    And don't screw-up everything if I reinstall Windows.
    Don't care about schedules, drive or system backup.

    Thanks for your attention :worthy:
  2. Neighbor395

    Neighbor395 MDL Novice

    Apr 23, 2010
    I've been using EaseUS Todo Backup Home and it meets my needs :clap:

    see post #1122 in the giveaway thread.
  3. titousky

    titousky MDL Novice

    Dec 23, 2013
    Ok I'll give it a shot, thx :)
  4. J4NY4R

    J4NY4R MDL Novice

    Oct 2, 2013
    If you don't mind about compression and want a mirror back up for example, Syncovery or Goodsync are good tools.
  5. EFA11

    EFA11 Avatar Guru

    Oct 7, 2010
    #5 EFA11, May 2, 2015
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