How to setup a back up of work folders onto an external HDD


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    How to setup a back up of work folders onto an external HDD


    Hi, I am looking at how to setup a backup that automatically saves a copy of certain folders from our work server and saves it on an external drive, to make things less cumbersome, it should only update changed or added files, is this possible, every time I ask the question I get told how to back up my PC,which IS NOT WHAT I WANT.
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    Win 10 Pro (21H2) (2nd PC is 21H2)
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    Hi, there are various file/folder synchronising programs around that may help.

    E.g.
    The Top 11 Free and Open Source File Sync Software
    Best File Sync Software - Top Tools 2020 | GoodFirms
    What's the best free file synchronization software for Windows? - gHacks Tech News

    As it's for work, your IT staff may have a view as to how/whether this should be done, including any need for encryption, for example.
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    Windows 10 Home
       #3

    ...and if ransomware somehow hits, along with internal drives, any attached external drives will also be hit. Is this external drive disconnected except when the backup software is invoked?
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    Thread Starter
       #4

    RolandJS said:
    ...and if ransomware somehow hits, along with internal drives, any attached external drives will also be hit. Is this external drive disconnected except when the backup software is invoked?
    Hi, yes it is, just connected via USB when we need to do the backup
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