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  1. SIW2's Avatar
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       #11

    You could try Karen's replicator - free for personal use.

    To create a New Job, or edit the settings of an
    existing job, click the program's "Edit Settings..." button.

    A job consists of a description, the "Source", or directory where the
    files to be copied reside, and a "Destination", or place where copies of
    files will be stored.

    Additionally, a job can contain a File Filter, one or more wildcards that
    determine which files will be copied.

    Options include:

    • Repeated copies at intervals as short as a few minutes, or as long as several months
    • Copying only the files that have changed
    • Removing folders and files from the destination if they have been deleted from the source
    • Ability to exclude files, specifying which files should not be copied
    • Ability to exclude days, specifying which days a job should be skipped

    and more

    Karen's Replicator the Backup Utility for Windows v3.7.4 Released February 18, 2019 | Karen's Power Tools | Utilities for Windows | KarenWare.com

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  2.    #12

    Bob:

    If you have 2 computers, it may be that Second Copy would demand that you buy 2 licenses after 30 days, since you'd be installing it on each. I'm not sure. If your 2 PCs are networked together some way, rather than completely free-standing, maybe you only need 1 license. You'd have to ask.

    Therefore--it may be better to try Karen's replicator as SIW2 suggests. If I recall dimly, I think it has a pretty simple interface and is free all the way as far as I know.

    But you could certainly play with Second Copy as well.

    Do some tests on a folder or two or a file type or two (.jpg, .mp3, etc) till you get the feel of what's going on. Exclude this folder, include ONLY that file type, etc.

    The thing to worry about is a disastrous mistake in configuration that wipes out your source drive. Not easily done, but likely possible.
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  3.    #13

    I am puzzled: on my PC, the FileHistory folder contains a user folder, and under that a Computer-name folder, and the data is under that:
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    so unless your 2 PCs have identical names, the data should be separate. If for some odd reason that is not the case, have two different user names. I think File History is brilliant, although I've never had to recover a file yet.
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