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    Backup Software

    I have a portable Hardrive and am looking for software so I back up all my data automatically

    I would be appreciated if someone could kindly recommend which software to download. I am using Windows7


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    Windows 7 has 'Backup and Restore' in Control Panel.

    With the portable HDD connected go into 'Backup and Restore' and set it up to suit your needs.
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    3rd party backup programs are generally considered to be easier to use and lots are free.
    http://windowssecrets.com/forums/sho...backup-program

    cheers, Paul

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    Thanks for the input guys

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    There's always XCOPY and the task scheduler in Control Panel's Administrative Tools. If you're old school.

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    If you're looking for continuous backups of data that changes, I personally like Memeo.

    (Disclaimer: I haven't used it in a few years, so I don't know how it is these days.)

    You do an initial backup of the folders you want included in the backup; from that point forward, it backs up anything which changes in those folders.

    The archive is in standard Windows format, so you can copy stuff straight out of the archive if you lose something.

    Memeo is not free, but it's good stuff.

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