What is the best backup software to backup files locally?

Discussion in 'Application Software' started by mechanicweb, Jul 26, 2015.

  1. mechanicweb

    mechanicweb MDL Member

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    Hi,

    What is the best backup software to backup files and folders from different drives to another drive on the same PC? I am running windows 10 x64.

    I am not asking for a drive clone or image software like macrium refect or ghost or acronis. I am asking for a software which is light weight but reliable. Any paid / freeware suggestion will help.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. mechanicweb

    mechanicweb MDL Member

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  3. timster

    timster MDL Senior Member

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    you can backup files and folders from within Windows.

    Settings -> Update & Security -> Backup
     
  4. oneextraid

    oneextraid MDL Member

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    I want to copy a Windows OS partition to another partition on the same GPT drive. Will freefilesync do this as well?
     
  5. Mr.X

    Mr.X MDL Guru

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  6. mechanicweb

    mechanicweb MDL Member

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    Thanks for mentioning it. i use macrium reflect to create drive image. Purpose of creating this thread is to find a suitable software to create local offline back up of large number of text files. With synchronization support or incremental backup?

    The software you mentioned earlier has a rich feature set. Did you used it with large number of files? How is the performance? (System slows down, takes too long, reliability etc.)

    I do not really want to rely on windows backup.


    As Mr. X. said, for that purpose you might want to look into that thread. I use macrium reflect. It turned out good for me.
     
  7. crazyquay

    crazyquay MDL Novice

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    Bvckup 2

    Suggest you try the free 2 week trial of Bvckup 2 @ bvckup2.com... its a great piece of software that fits your stated requirements.