Free backup tool

runs on Windows
screenshot of Drive Backup Free Edition

Nobody likes to think about disaster. Whether it's storms, floods, or a hard drive crash, it's all bad news, and we don't like to dwell on it. Unfortunately, we can ignore potential problems like these, but that doesn't keep them from happening, or make them go away. You can see the storm coming, so you batten down the hatches, You see the flood coming, so you move to higher ground. You may see a computer failure coming at you, or more likely you may try to boot your machine some day and get nothing. It's a little late to think about how you could have prepared. What you need is a good backup.

Backing your system up isn't very exciting, and it's not a lot of fun, but if you are about to lose your music collection, all your photos, and last year's taxes, it may be one of the most important things you do.

Drive Backup Free Edition makes it easy to protect yourself against catastrophic data loss. You can backup your whole hard drive, or separate partitions. Decide where you want to stick your backups—chooose another drive on your system, a removable drive, or even across the network. It works with FAT and NTFS file systems, as well as Linux ext2 and ext3.

It also includes tools to verify that you've got good backups, as well as all the pieces you need to restore your system. After all, a backup is no good if you can't do anything with it.

Drive Backup Free Edition is free for non-commercial use. It's compatible with systems running Windows 2000 and later.

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