Whether you’re moving or updating data across websites or devices, you’ll need a good backup service to ensure you don’t lose your information. We review the top applications for all platforms while sharing any news and features you should look at.

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Backup software Macrium Reflect Free is being retired

Many Ghacks users use the backup software Macrium Reflect Free for their backup tasks on their Windows devices. The free for non-commercial use version is being retired by parent company Paramount Software […]

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Hasleo Backup Suite 3.0 launches with file backups and other improvements

Hasleo Backup Suite 3.0 is the latest version of the free backup solution for Windows, which I reviewed back in mid-2021 for the first time. Just like previous versions, Hasleo Backup Suite […]


Rescuezilla: open source backup, restore and recovery environment

Rescuezilla is a free open source disk imaging solution that supports data backups, restores and recovery actions. The application is operating system agnostic, as it needs to be put on an optical […]

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How to clone a Windows 11 system disk for free

This guide walks you through the steps of cloning the system disk (or any other disk) of a Windows 11 PC for free. The method should work on devices running previous versions […]

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Macrium Reflect 8 Free is now available

Paramount Software UK Limited released commercial editions of Macrium Reflect 8 some time ago. The free version, Macrium Reflect 8 Free, is now also available. Macrium Reflect 8 Free is compatible with […]

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Ashampoo Backup 2021: free but good enough?

German software publisher Ashampoo released Ashampoo Backup 2021, the free version of its backup application for Windows, recently. Free backup solutions are a dime a dozen on Windows and new releases need […]

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First Look at Hasleo Backup Suite Free, a new Windows backup software

Windows users have lots of choice when it comes to backup software, and Hasleo Backup Suite Free is the latest entry in the free backup software category for the operating system. Tip: Our […]

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A first look at the backup software Macrium Reflect 8

Macrium Reflect 8 will be released in March 2021; reason enough to take a first look at the latest beta version of the popular backup software and to find out what the […]

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Google will replace Backup and Sync client with Drive for desktop later this year

Google announced plans to unify its desktop Google Drive clients yesterday on the Google Workspace Updates blog. Two clients are in use currently: the Backup and Sync client, available to Home customers […]

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Macrium Reflect 7.3 backup software update introduces native task scheduler

If you are using the backup software Macrium Reflect, you may know that it relied solely on the Windows Task Scheduler for backup tasks. The new Macrium Reflect 7.3 update introduces support […]

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A look at the backup software Acronis True Image 2020

Acronis True Image 2020 is the latest installment in Acronis' long-standing backup product series. It is a commercial backup program, a trial version is provided on the Acronis website that interested users […]

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Backup Program Macrium Reflect 7.2 released with lots of changes

Macrium Reflect 7.2 is a new version of the popular backup software for Microsoft's Windows operating system. The new version adds a host of new features and improvements to the application; reason […]

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A look at Paragon Backup & Recovery Free for Windows

Paragon Backup & Recovery Free is a free backup program for Microsoft's Windows operating system. The program is available for all client versions of Windows that Microsoft supports but not for server […]

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Backup tool Macrium Reflect 7 Free Edition released

Macrium Reflect 7 Free Edition is the latest version of the data backup program for Microsoft Windows devices. The new version of the application can be downloaded from the developer website. It […]

Minitool ShadowMaker Free backup software review

Minitool ShadowMaker Free is a backup software program for Microsoft Windows that you may use to create automated system and disk backups. The main feature of the program is to create backups […]

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Backblaze Personal Backup review

Backblaze Personal Backup is a $5 per month online backup plan that promises unlimited storage, no file size and unrestricted bandwidth. The California based company Backblaze has been in business since 2007. […]

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CrashPlan shutting down Home consumer backup service

CrashPlan CEO Joe Payne announced today plans to shut down the company's consumer backup service CrashPlan for Home entirely. According to the announcement, CrashPlan for Home subscriptions are not offered anymore already, […]

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Acronis True Image 2018 protects against ransomware

Acronis True Image 2018 is the newest version of the company's personal backup software for devices running Windows and Mac operating systems. The commercial backup software comes with a range of new […]

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Google Backup and Sync is here: let's take a look

Google Backup and Sync is a new program by Google that combines Google Photos and Google Drive functionality in a single client application. The new client replaces the old clients that Google […]

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Veeam Endpoint Backup Free 1.5 released

Veeam Endpoint Backup Free 1.5 is a new version of the backup program for the Windows operating system that we reviewed back in 2014 for the first time. The program has come […]

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Renee Becca is an all-in-one backup solution for Windows

Renee Becca is the world's most advanced data backup software according to Reneelab, lets see if that holds after our review of the program. Renee Becca is available as a free and […]

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AOMEI Backupper 3: backup schemes and command line improvements

A new version of the popular AOMEI Backupper backup software for Windows was released yesterday introducing new features such as support for backup schemes and improved command line support. The program, available […]

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Macrium Reflect 6 Free gets differential backups and auto verification

Macrium Reflect made the best free drive backup programs for Windows listing here on Ghacks. Not only is it in active development, it is quite powerful when compared to other free disk […]

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AOMEI Backupper 2.8 introduces File Sync feature

AOMEI Backupper made our top drive backup programs list and the most recent update of the application to version 2.8 confirms that we have made the right choice in this regard. The […]

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DAYU Disk Master Free: all-in-one backup and management software

DAYU Disk Master Free is an all-in-one hard drive backup and management software for Windows that offers backup tools, disk health information and options to create and manage virtual disks including RAM […]

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First look at Veeam Endpoint Backup Free

Veeam is best known for its enterprise and business offerings in the cloud. The company released a free backup application recently called Veeam Endpoint Backup Free which is currently available as a […]

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EaseUS Todo PCTrans supports indirect transfers now

Most users who buy, build or get a new PC want to move data from the old one to the new. This includes personal files such as photos, videos or music but […]


Transfer files and programs to another Windows PC with Todo PCTrans

Whenever you build or buy a new PC, you may want to transfer data from the old to the new. Maybe you want to move documents or media to the new PC […]

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IObit PCtransfer is a one-click backup solution for important documents

One of the hassles of buying or building a new PC has to do with moving data from the old to the new. This can be programs that you have installed on […]

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Hekasoft Backup & Restore backs up browsers and other program data

It is relatively easy to backup a web browser profile. Most browsers either use the program directory to store information such as bookmarks, passwords, the browsing history or form data, or special […]

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The easiest way to create an encrypted Windows system backup

Hard drives do not last forever. While you may be able to run some five or more years without any issues, largely depending on use in that time but also manufacturing related […]


Lazy Mirror backs up old file versions for safe keeping on Windows

Making sure that you have a backup of important files -- for instance photos, documents or code -- is one of the most important but yet overlooked computer related tasks. While some […]

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FBackup 5.0 Final has been released

Our last review of FBackup dates back to the year 2009, which makes today's release of FBackup 5.0 final a great opportunity to take another look at the backup software. The first […]


HardlinkBackup uses hardlinks to save backup storage space

Most backup programs support multiple options when it comes to backing up data on computer systems. This usually includes options to save a fresh independent backup every time the program is run […]

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DrivePop presents an interesting new cloud backup option

For sometime now I have used CrashPlan to backup all of my home computers to the cloud. I have no problems with it, in fact I love it. I previously tried using […]

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DataRescue's DD creates disk images of corrupted storage devices

A failing hard drive should not be taken lightly. Maybe you are noticing that you can't load some of the files on the drive anymore or that write processes sometimes fail, or […]

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Trovebox can backup your online photos

Online services can always go away, though I doubt the major ones like Facebook, Instagram or Flickr are in any immediate danger of suffering that fate. Still, that is a scary prospect […]

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Malwarebytes Secure Backup Beta launches

Malwarebytes, makers of the excellent Anti-Malware program for Windows, seem to be busy releasing new products lately. After releasing Anti-Rootkit Beta in 2012 the company released Secure Backup Beta today. Unlike the […]

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MailStore Home 8.0 update brings Outlook 2013 support

When it comes to backing up emails, MailStore Home is that trusted companion that I have been using for a long time. What I really like about the product is that you […]

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Google Takeout now offering Blogger and Google+ Page exports

Google Takeout is a service by Google that enables account owners to save some of their data to a local system. The takeout service makes available data from a variety of Google […]



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