What is the best software backup of Windows 10?

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  1. aboskolo

    aboskolo MDL Novice

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    What is the best software backup of Windows 10?
     
  2. kaljukass

    kaljukass MDL Addicted

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    #2 kaljukass, Sep 5, 2016
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    Copy to or Command Promt - these are the best always.
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    PS: Do you have enabled in the right click context menu (Win8-Win10) Copy To Folder and Move To Folder?
     
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  3. PhaseDoubt

    PhaseDoubt MDL Expert

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    I like the built-in System Imaging for full drive or partition backups, and simply DOS copies (copy and xcopy commands) for files and folder.

    DOS commands (think batch files), coupled with a scheduled task, puts immediately usable files and folders on the [several] external drives (and internal data drives) of my choosing on my schedule. With them being simple DOS copies, they do not require any sort of “restoration” to be usable. With one external drive being a 64GB SD card, I can immediately read my most critical data from another Windows machine and in many cases my Mac.


    [FONT=&amp]Not the “elegant” solution afforded by true backup software, but it’s worked for me for many years and the impact on my system performance is virtually nil[/FONT]
     
  4. W3rn3r

    W3rn3r MDL Novice

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    Aomei Backupper, used it many times to restore image backups, never failed me.
     
  5. amajmon

    amajmon MDL Junior Member

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    Macrium Reflect or Acronis no better.;):D
     
  6. Katzenfreund

    Katzenfreund MDL Expert

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    Windows 10 has its own tools for backing up, even a choice there of.
     
  7. as9j0das90d

    as9j0das90d MDL Novice

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    #8 as9j0das90d, Sep 5, 2016
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    my personal favorite is ZPAQ

    usage examples:
    zpaq.exe a backup.zpaq c:\Folder\To\Backup
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    zpaq.exe a backup.zpaq c:\Users -not *\appdata\ -not *\Downloads\ -not *\%username%\ntuser.*
    or
    zpaq.exe a docs.zpaq c:\ -only *.pdf -only *.doc -only *.docx -only *.txt
     
  8. lobo11

    lobo11 TOMAHAWK CHOP

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    Acronis is cool :D
     
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  9. bbd2259

    bbd2259 MDL Novice

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    Been using Macrium for years and am very satisfied.
     
  10. EFA11

    EFA11 Avatar Guru

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    This is like asking what is the best AV to use for A or B. LostEd's post above will be the most informative information as it talks directly about this subject and many different types of backup/imaging software.

    now use Paragon Hard Disk Manager already lol
     
  11. T-S

    T-S MDL Guru

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    Aside the classic imaging SW like ones from Acronis or Paragon, one of the most seamless is the background backup done by Windows Home server 2011 and his brother Storage Server 2008 R2 Essentials. (it still works perfectly with w10 clients) The same easy way is available on later servers if the Essentials role is installed (and configured).

    It's the kind of "set and forget it" things, rarely seen on MS products.
     
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