Best free backup software for Windows?

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  1. fossda
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    I'm currently using Windows Backup and Restore to backup my C drive to my backup hard drive, but I don't want to have to keep manually deleting old backups. Is there any free backup software that can do backups and automatically auto-purges old backups? Thanks
     
  2. Hayato213

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    Windows backup suck, I would suggest paying twenty dollars or so and get a copy of Acronis True Image, to make a clone of your HDD just in case something happen.
     
  3. Ryccardo

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    I ultimately don't really trust anything that's not a plain file copy or optical disc (a full disk/partition image also works but it's more annoying to mount and access, especially on Windows, and considerably less efficient)

    Vista/7's backup (and deja-dup for Linux) wrap things in archives making manual (and/or cross platform) restores extremely annoying, which I consider a very serious downside; 8/10's fixed it but it still uses an annoying folder scheme (and, I think but haven't verified, doesn't use hard links to save space wasted by unmodified files between backups)

    Apple's Time Machine was the only pre-made solution I mostly liked, and even then it had its potential improvements...
     
  4. alexander1970

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    Hello.:)

    I have gained good experience with AOMEI Backupper.I use it mostely for cloning,it have also Backup function.It´s a little expensive (60 Euro) but very reliable.

    I´ve leave it with "free" software solutions,i don´t need "nail-biting events".:D
     
    Last edited by alexander1970, Feb 16, 2019 at 9:44 PM
  5. fossda
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    Yeah I really like Time Machine, would love something that does the same on my PC.
     
  6. alexander1970

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    Hello.:)

    GENIE TIMELINE is for i know the CLOSEST free application to Apples Time Machine.
     
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