best backup software for Vista Home Ultimate that will allow me toselect files and folders to backup

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Performance' started by Lisa Hetherington, Oct 20, 2007.

  1. I basically have 10 GB of music, 5 GB of pictures and 1 GB of documents
    plus a couple of folders on my Desktop (containing downloads) that I
    would like to be able to backup. I have a restore CD to restore to
    factory settings...it's my data I'm worried about.

    Vista doesn't let me select the files and folders I want.

    I don't want to spend a lot of $$ but I do want easy backup and restore.

    What are my best options?

    ....Lisa
     
    Lisa Hetherington, Oct 20, 2007
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  2. Consider investing in a good external drive.

    Example: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148233

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    I basically have 10 GB of music, 5 GB of pictures and 1 GB of documents
    plus a couple of folders on my Desktop (containing downloads) that I
    would like to be able to backup. I have a restore CD to restore to
    factory settings...it's my data I'm worried about.

    Vista doesn't let me select the files and folders I want.

    I don't want to spend a lot of $$ but I do want easy backup and restore.

    What are my best options?

    ....Lisa
     
    Carey Frisch [MVP], Oct 20, 2007
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  3. I have an external HD plugged into my XP desktop but Vista won`t backup
    to the external HD plugged into an XP machine....I don`t want to be
    switching the external HD between laptop desktop all the time...so I`m
    going to use DVD`s on laptop...but want good backup software for it.

    ....Lisa
     
    Lisa Hetherington, Oct 20, 2007
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    Kerry Brown, Oct 20, 2007
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    Iain, Oct 21, 2007
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    Good point. I didn't know that. I assume you can reinstall Vista, install
    Novabackup, then restore from there.
     
    Kerry Brown, Oct 21, 2007
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  8. Lisa Hetherington

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    I'm using Mozy. It also gives you 2 gigs free.

    Do a google search *online backup & reviews*. I found it interesting
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