Top 5 Backupper Software for Windows


See the best 5 free backup and recovery software. See why we have rated these software as the best in their class and what features these free backup utilities provide.

To prevent yourself from losses like viruses or a sudden hard drive crash, the safest way is to take a back-up of your data at regular intervals.
Here are the top five free backup software which are ideal for your Windows Operating System computer.

1. Cobian Backup


With Cobian you get full, incremental and differential backups all at one place along with a strong scheduler, inclusion and exclusion filters, a 7zip compression, a facility of to and fro FTP servers backup, and much more. Cobian Backup has a very straightforward user interface that is beautified by a set of colourful command buttons which are surprisingly intuitive.

Pros
It is a Backup Software for both personal and commercial usage that backs up files and folders easily and it is FREE. With multiple options customizable, Cobian can be called as an expert in Remote management capabilities.

Cons
Sometimes a VSS problem is cropping up in Windows 8. The only other complaint found till date is that it doesn't have any built-in restoration facility.

2. Comodo Backup


COMODO Backup too has great features which are not normally expected out of a free backup program. It backs up files and folders, registry files, email accounts, browser data, partitions, IM conversations or the entire disk like the system drive.
COMODO Backup combines the best of several backup programs into one master program. It can save files and folders to an FTP folder with password protection enabled and specific scheduling options.

The restoring system mounts a backup like a virtual drive, copying out the chosen files. You can also restore the whole backup to its original location.

Pros:
Simple interface with a helpful wizard to guide you through a host of useful features that meet all the backup requirements.

Cons:
No comparison option available. During setup, a cloud storage program tries to get installed with COMODO Backup. One has to be careful while installation that you don't install it along with the main set up.

3. Paragon Backup & Recovery 2014


Paragon is a conglomerate of features that covers up every need that you can associate with a reliable and complete backup system. To name some of them, they are Differential Backup, Easy & Fast Recovery, Need based Recovery, Backup Capsule, Rescue Media Configurator and Cyclic Backup. This software is supported by a strong Customer Support.

Pros
It is a complete program that takes image backup of an entire system Free of cost.

Cons
Does not restore on dissimilar hardware.

4. EaseUS Todo Backup Free


EaseUS Todo Backup is a software that backs up your entire computer creating a disk image – which will be an exact replica of your hard drive. You only need to specify and command the hard drive you want to be backed up, it will do the rest for you. In EaseUS Todo, all the backups are done as incremental backs up, which means that only changed files are updated in the previous existing backups. This saves space and makes room to store more backups. Features include compression, scheduling and email notifications.

Restoring files can be done via a desktop program or a bootable recovery disk. EaseUS Todo will create a recovery disk within the program itself using your USB drive, blank CD or DVD.

Pros
Its Full disk imaging backs up the entire computer including individual files and folders. It is a free software loaded with useful features.

Cons
It doesn't have any encryption, the Boot recovery doesn't support some USB drives.

5. SyncBackFree


SyncBackFree is a free file backup as well as a file synchronization program that not only helps you keeping a backup of your data but helps you keep your files at all your computing systems. It works with Easy and Expert modes. The Easy mode is for new users and the Expert mode is for advanced settings. Features include ZIP compression, encryption, logging scheduling and lots more.

Pros
Lightweight and fast. Good synchronization because of the Easy and Expert modes.

Cons
Unable to copy locked or open files.

Wrap Up


While Paragon comes with a lengthy list of features, Cobian is more reliable because of its speed and performance. The other three also will do the backup job but they may skirt out few advanced utilities that Paragon and Cobian offers.


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