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  1. mat United Kingdom

    mat Well-Known Member

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    Hi guys,

    I have a WD passport running the software that it came with, but I am finding that it does not work as I really wanted.

    I only really backup daily to the passport in case my computer has a problem so bad that I need to format everything and reinstall Windows.

    Yesterday that happened and when trying to get my data restored I found it was a far harder job than expected. I found that I could not simply just restore the files back, but had to manually go onto a certain part of the hard drive and drag and drop my files back which were mixed in with older saved files etc.

    I simply want software that allows me to backup and restore from my Windows user folder even after I have had to format or say I want to restore to another computer. I am not backing up loads of stuff, just important spreadsheets and documents etc.

    When I bought the hard drive I guess I was expecting that it would just automatically do the job of what I was previously doing manually each week onto a usb stick. I just want the files, non encrypted mirrored onto the external hard drive.

    I am happy with software which does far more, as I may also want to take a Full Disk Image Backup once a week or something as well if this will make it easier for me to restore my computer when it fails.

    I was looking at Acronis True Image but saw quite a few bad reviews for the latest 2016 product.
     
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    I use an old version of Acronis, if you search the forum around black friday there were some indepth conversation :)

    Second for Synology, I have a few of them.
     
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    I'm not surprised you don't touch ZipCloud. ;)
     
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    Ha! Hence why I didn't endorse it (or it's sister products, come to that). :)
     
  9. mat United Kingdom

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    Thanks guys! Will check these out.
     
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    +1 for Synology. I am running 3 of these at the moment on different sites. Superb !
     

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