Where can I get free backup software? -- revisited

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Last week, I received a question pertaining to a free Windows backup program. I took this opportunity to ask the readers of the Infopackets Gazette newsletter, and received MANY suggestions.

So, without further adieu, here are some top picks:

Karen's Power Tools: Replicator: Replicator copies from any source to any destination; it works with ZIP, CD-R, and HD. It can be set to freshen files that are updated/deleted and can be set for unattended operation. Required: Visual Basic 6.0.

My Own Backup (MOB): A flexible piece of software that allows for Disk Spanning (CD-R backups). Some features include DOS command line support, Backup History and an Internet Live Update function. Screen Shots available.

Backup, Archival, and Synchronization Kit: BASK is a synchronization based backup and restore utility. It allows you to specify a source and destination, along with a mapping, a pattern to include, and a pattern and folders to exclude. You can determine file set differences through the date, time, and size of the source and destination files; by checking the source file's Archive attributes; or by comparing a single file's version number in the source and destination folder.

Free Byte Backup: Allows one to easily copy (and filter) a large number of files and directories from various sources into one backup directory. It is possible to backup all files found in the specified set of input directories, or to have only certain file types copied. Files can be filtered according to file-extensions.

Thanks to all who wrote in!

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