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Hey guys!

I'm just looking for a FREE backup software... I want it to be "programmable" so it can automatically backup the files selected every thursday at noon for example..

Any suggestions?


Thanks!
Edited by rockcoeur - 4/3/11 at 8:06pm
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Acronis True Image Home 2011

http://download.cnet.com/Acronis-Tru...-10168093.html
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It's a 30 days free trial! :/
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GFI Backup 2009 home edition is free for personal use:

http://www.gfi.com/downloads
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GFI Backup 2009 home edition is free for personal use:

http://www.gfi.com/downloads
I used this software once, I formatted my computer and the 5 backups I had were broken...
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Still on Vista? I don't know if vista had the image back ups like W7, but that is all I use now and have had no trouble using them to restore my rig.
    
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If you have either a WDC or Seagate drive in your system you can download the free version of Acronis True Image from their websites.
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If you have either a WDC or Seagate drive in your system you can download the free version of Acronis True Image from their websites.
If I have a seagate external hard drive, will it work?
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post #10 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by sdla4ever View Post
Still on Vista? I don't know if vista had the image back ups like W7, but that is all I use now and have had no trouble using them to restore my rig.
Only Vista Ultimate did. I've used Windows backup from Vista Ultimate to Windows 7 (every version of 7 has the backup) and it's all I need. Though I don't know if it's programmable, I'd never wanted it to spit out a new 60GB image every day anyways.
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