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Mirror
Zeno Systems Mirror is an easy to use freeware tool that duplicates a folder structure to a new location. Mirror is portable, requires no formal installation, and is multi-threaded so it has little to no impact on system resources. Only files and folders that have been added/modified are copied, so disk writes are held to a minimum with the result being a much faster backup compared to traditional methods.
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Bart
Bart is a file and folder backup tool, which transfers changes from multiple source directory trees to destination trees. When run, it will copy any files which have changed since the last run, bringing the destination up to date with the source in an efficient way, copying only files required.
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EVACopy
EVACopy is a backup program that has versioning and easy restoration in mind. It's light-weight, portable (no setup required, no dependencies, no repository, no database), easily deployed to multiple workstations, simple to use. ideal for home users too.
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Ocster Backup Free
The software that keeps your data safe without being a hassle.
- Install and forget: creates fully automatic backups
- Easy to use: no technical knowledge required
- State of the art technology: incremental backup, encryption, compression, open file support, ...
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deVault
Create digital vaults for storing, organizing and sharing files.
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Renaissance 2006
Renaissance is a simple yet powerful Backup application that provides every user the peace of mind by its ease, comfort and security. Renaissance enables user to select files and data with a quick and easy to wizard interface. After a quick setup, Renaissance does the rest. You never have to worry about lost files again.
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FBackup
FBackup is freeware backup program for Windows. FBackup protects your important files and folders from partial or total loss by automating backup tasks, password protecting and compressing it to save storage space. Using FBackup you can easily backup to any local or network drive or to external drives (such as USB drives).
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Macrium Reflect FREE Edition
A complete disk image and backup software solution for your PC.
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Bax It!
Provides computer owners with a quick, simple and easy means of protecting against data loss.
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AceBackup
AceBackup is a powerful tool to create completely secure backups of your data. Store your data on any local storage device, on CD, DVD or on your remote FTP server!
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Readmesoft Office Backup Free
Readmesoft office backup is a data backup software designed to help computer users of all levels of computer expertise.
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AutoVer
AutoVer is a configurable automatic or real time backup and version control system. It can be used as a simple real time backup or as a more complex, but transparent version control system (like a realtime incremental backup). The beauty of this system is that once you set it up (which is extremely simple) it does everything. No remembering to backup or to check in or check out files. Every time you save a file it is copied to your backup folder or drive. You can include and exclude certain files and browse the backups with the Backup Explorer.
Great for backing up (or one way syncronising) your work or home documents to flash memory or saving every change you make to your source code or image files.
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GrapeBackup Basic
GrapeBackup is a backup program that is extremely fast and easy to use. Supports incremental backups, multiple versions of a directory are saved in a repository and may be retrieved independently. Create your backups daily or even twice a day, only changed files will be stored. This is also very useful if you want to be able to access different stages of your work. Allows you to limit I/O throughput (it is limited to 1 MB per second in the basic version). This unique feature allows you to continue to work during a GrapeBackup run. Your computer will not become unusable just because you run a backup. Uses ZIP format for storing files or single file repository. English and German translations.
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Genbak
Provides faster and reliable backup of material from directories (folders) and their sub-directories and has provision for making 'Action Lists' for regular backups of mixed groups of data. You must have a facility to format your CD to prepare it for writing before you can use this or most other writing-to-CD program.
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Safe Backup
There are many excellent programs which allow you to backup your whole main drive or complete system, but sometimes all you want to do is backup those important files you've created, like letters, address book, emails, browser favourites etc. This of course can be done manually, file or folder at a time, but this can be time consuming, and at the end of the day, there is always that one important file you forgot to backup.
Safe Backup allows you to search and build a database of these files or directories and once the database has been built, by a press of a button, makes a backup of your selected files, which you can then keep safe in case you ever need to restore them.
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Equalise
Program written to synchronise folder structures on two different computers over a network, or between a computer and a floppy disk. It can be used to keep up-to-date safety copies of files on floppy disks, or to allow program development on two different computers - perhaps one at work and one at home.
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Febees Backup
Febees Backup is a backup tool designed to work in mixing Unicode and non-Unicode environments. It also equips with a flexible file/folder filter, which even supports Regular Expression. FTP to FTP backup, UNIX permissions backup and UNIX symbolic links backup are all possible.
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- Transparently backup between Windows, FTP, Amazon S3 and ZIP
- Works in multilingual environments - both Unicode and non-Unicode
- Unique fast backup - initial full backup is not necessary
- Full featured filtering w/ preview capability
- Flexible scheduling system
- Customizable fault tolerance backup
- Visual backup job simulation
- User-defined variables
- Command line interface for script integration.
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Freebyte Backup
Freebyte Backup is a freeware backup program for Windows. It allows one to easily copy (and filter) a large number of files and directories from various sources into one backup directory. It is possible to backup all files found in the specified set of input directories, or to have only certain file types copied. Files can be filtered according to file-extensions. E.g. you can specify that you want to backup all .doc, .rtf, .jpg, .bmp files, but none of the .exe, .dll and .txt files. You can also very easily define new file extensions inside the filter.
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EZBackitup
EZBack-it-up is a personal file backup utility. It is designed to be very easy to learn and use. It is not an archival tool that compresses all your files and folders into one file, but instead, it copies your data to a destination of your choice where you can readily access your backed up files any time you need. All directory structure is preserved and you can optionally choose to delete files from the target that are not in the source. EZBack-it-up includes a built-in scheduler, command-line switches, logging functionality, and more.
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Lazy Mirror
Lazy mirror is FreeWare for Microsoft Windows XP, 2003, 2000, NT, ME, 98 and 95. It copies changes made to one or more sources and archives the previous versions of the copied files. If all storage allocated to a destination has been consumed, the oldest archives will be disposed off to make room for new files.
Why use Lazy Mirror instead of traditional backups? Because of its speed, backup thousands of files in a few seconds, accessibility, the mirrors are stored in the file system, accessible by all your favorite view, find and other tools. It delivers more backup with less management and if you did your configuration job, restoring your system can been reduced to switching drives instead of spending hours watching the progress bars of Windows Setup and restore software.
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Karen's Replicator
Automatically backup files, directories, even entire drives! Karen's Replicator copies selected files from one drive/folder to another. Source and Destination folders can reside anywhere on your network.
Options include repeated copies at intervals as short as a few minutes, or as long as several months, copy only files that have changed, and the replication of file deletions.
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Snap Backup
Backup utility for individual computer users who need a simple and convenient way to backup their valuable files.
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WinDriversBackup Personal Edition
WinDriversBackup Personal Edition 1.0.9 (last freeware version) is a free utility provided by JerMar Software Corp. specifically for backing up your Windows system driver files.
WinDriversBackup can identify all of your Windows driver files and save them to a secure location in two simple mouse clicks. Backing up your Windows driver files means they will be available to you the next time you need to reinstall the driver or the whole operating system. WinDriversBackup places the driver files in one organized location of your choosing.
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Allway Sync Free
When you work, even just occasionally, on multiple computers, you probably have to copy files from one device to the other. Although you could keep file modifications in your mind, there is a better way to apply your skills. Let Allway Sync take care of recent changes to your files. It looks for the latest version of a file, in specified folders, and copies it to the other folder, i.e. it synchronizes them. Unlike other file synchronization software which just copies file with the most recent file modification time, Allway Sync implements a sophisticated algorithm which does not depend on system clock accuracy. Allway Sync is fast, safe, stable and easy-to-use. All you need to do is to specify the local or network folders (directories) to be synchronized and the program does the rest. If your computers are not connected, use a removable drive to synchronize them.
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SyncBack
Easily backup, synchronize, or restore your files to another drive, FTP server, ZIP file, networked drive, or removable media. Highly configurable, SyncBack includes: detailed and easy to read log files; email results; simulated backups and restore; file filters; sub-directory selection; copy verification; background backups; auto-close of programs; easy and expert modes; profile groups; compare files, and an extensive context sensitive help file. SyncBack, developed by 2BrightSparks, is a multi-award winning solution with tens of thousands of users. SyncBack provides a dependable way of ensuring digital files are safe with a simple interface that enables the first time user to backup and save their valuable data within minutes. As well as an 'Easy Mode' for essential backup, restore, and synchronization tasks, SyncBack has an 'Expert Mode' that delivers advanced functionality. If you need to backup to an FTP server or network and email the results this is where you'll fine-tune the software.
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Cobian Backup
Cobian Backup is a multi-threaded program you can use to backup your files and directories from their original location to other directories/drives in the same computer or other computer in your network. Now you can altso backup to a FTP server. Cobian Backup exists in two different versions: application and service. The program uses very few resources and can be running on the background on your system, checking your backup schedule and executing your backups when necessary.
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Backup4all
Backup4all 1.3.0 (last freeware version) is a powerful backup utility. Backup4all provides an intuitive interface to help you define customized backup configurations. Use it to protect your valuable data from total or partial loss. Using the wizard, setting up a backup configuration is easy. It allows you to setup powerful file filters and schedulers. You can set up multiple backups and schedule them any way you like. Once a backup is performed, you can see what files have been changed since last backup using the tree view mode or you can read the statistics for next backup execution. You can use context menu from the tree mode to launch any custom action associated with the file type. Backup4all uses ZIP compression. You can set the compression level to speed up the backup process or to minimize the archive size. Backup4all performs incremental backup to keep track of file versions. You can easily restore any version of files. You can filter files to restore. Restores can also be done via any standard zip software, giving you more flexibility if you need to restore on a different computer. Backup4all works with any drive letter, including mapped network drives and UNC paths. You can back up to inexpensive CDR/CDRW media, if the appropriate drivers have already been installed.
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