TODO Free Backup, and General Backup Questions

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    TODO Free Backup, and General Backup Questions


    What a great Forum and folks.
    Sure do appreciate all the help I've received.

    Have a new HP Desktop running W10, and want to install
    a backup program on it.

    Will purchase an external HD for it.

    I see that: Best free backup software for Windows 10/8.1/8/7/vista - EaseUS® Todo Backup Free also called TODO,
    is highly recommended, and is also free.

    a. Is this the one to go with among the free ones ? pros and cons ?

    b. Also, will it back up, initially at least, the complete program also, or only files, documents, photos, etc. ?

    c. If not, any way of backing up full programs, like, e.g., WORD, and all sorts of other programs I use ?

    Much thanks,
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    Todo is ok but Macrium Reflect Free is better - faster, very reliable and flexible. See tutorial section for guidelines.

    You can make full image backups with both including all programs.
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  3. storageman's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro 1809 17763.475

    I'll second that. Macrium Reflect has been my choice for many years. Read about it here -> Backup and Restore with Macrium Reflect
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    Much thanks for the suggestions and advice.
    Very appreciated.

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  5.    #5

    I never could get Macrium Reflect to work properly. Always threw up an error message. So I went with Todo backup. Works great and I'll never look elsewhere.
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    Hi ram 1220, et al,

    Guess I'll download and play with both of them.
    And see which, at my very advanced age now, I can master best.

    Am very desirous of being able to backup, fully, the full actual Programs I have, not just files, documents, etc.
    Guess that's called an image backup. Right ?

    Easy to do on Todo (talso) ?

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  7. SIW2's Avatar
    Posts : 553
    trying to install win10

    Guess that's called an image backup. Right ?
    Yes. There are many imaging programs. most have free versions. If you keep a lookout, often they do giveaways of their Pro versions. They have different features, interfaces, etc. Depends what you prefer, and what your requirements are.

    Free versions come from - Aomei Backupper, Todo, macrium, and others. O&O has a giveaway Pro version at the moment , etc, etc.

    Some of them are simpler than others - which might be good thing if you don't want extra features - such as exclusions, or ablity to restore without overwriting anything else on the target - a choice of image formats, and so on.
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    Don't have a backup software recommend, but wanted mention how nicely the Samsung T5 drives are working for me as external backup drives. They're really fast and relatively inexpensive. They come with both a type-C cable and SuperSpeed Type A cable. I prefer the type-C connectors, but some computers may not have them.
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    ram1220 said: View Post
    I never could get Macrium Reflect to work properly. Always threw up an error message. So I went with Todo backup. Works great and I'll never look elsewhere.
    You should try Macrium again and compare speed difference.
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    cereberus said: View Post
    You should try Macrium again and compare speed difference.
    Nope. Always throws up an error message. And when I tried to get help I was told I was out of luck because I didn't have the paid version. That has turned me off to Macrium. I am very happy with Todo.
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