Paragon Backup & Recovery Free (64-bit)

Paragon Backup & Recovery Free (64-bit)

Average User Rating:
3.8
out of 266 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    14
  • Total Downloads:
    1,520,551
  • Date Added:
    Nov. 24, 2014
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    232.67MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    3,602
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

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1 stars

"Can't build usable recovery disk with the RMB utility."

November 09, 2014

 |  Version: Paragon Backup & Recovery Free (64-bit) 2014

Pros

I couldn't find out.

Cons

I tried to build a WinPE recovery disk, however the program stopped with an error ("Cannot mount wim image") every time I tried. I looked at the logs and apparently it tried to copy files from the "C:\Windows\Boot" directory that either are simply not there or are in a different directory. The user manual is useless and anyway it seems to refer to a different software version (maybe the paid version) because many options are not available and the screenshots look different from what I see.

The linux recovery CD boots, however it does not recognize my mouse (a Logitech mouse that works otherwise flawlessly, for example with TrueImage 2014 recovery CD) and therefore it is completely useless. I haven't tried with a different mouse: just deleted the program and looked further.

Summary

No point to test the software further with no usable recovery media.

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3 stars

"No Capable of Selective Backup"

September 24, 2014

 |  Version: Paragon Backup & Recovery Free (64-bit) 2014

Pros

I did not use long enough to report

Cons

I saw no way to select the individual folders/files I wanted to back up. I don't want the entire system and state backup up, I just want to backup a few main folders. Useless to me...

Summary

I saw no way to select the individual folders/files I wanted to back up. I don't want the entire system and state backup up, I just want to backup a few main folders. Useless to me...

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5 stars

"Works perfectly under Win 7 and 8.1 64bit"

June 22, 2014  |  By Haphaistios

 |  Version: Paragon Backup & Recovery Free (64-bit) 2014

Pros

I am using it under 7 and 8.1 64 bit editions, creates fantastic recovery media on bootable USB (or DVD, if you prefer). The best backup, in my tests beats Macrium Reflect.

Cons

Does not restore to dissimilar hardware - you need paid version for that.

Summary

Fantastic program, all I need, use it on four different computers. Together with Paragon Partition Manager free makes unbeatable and FREE set of recovery and disk management tools! Now comes with bootable Win PE media (also free).

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1 stars

"Waste of Time and Effort - Useless !!!"

June 18, 2014  |  By Mike_in_Brazil

 |  Version: Paragon Backup & Recovery Free (64-bit) 2014

Pros

none: you may try to use Paragon Backup & Recovery 2013 [which works flawlessly] if you are lucky enough to use a 32 bit operating system; now if you have a 64 bit OS then you are scr*wed...

Cons

1) What is the point of a RECOVERY program (even a free one like this cr*p) if you CANNOT make a bootable rescue disk to use when you need the aforementioned RECOVERY program ???

Summary

This program is completely WORTHLESS and its only reason to exist is to force you to buy the paid version...

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1 stars

"Disappointed-Does not work on Win8.1x64 Update1 disks"

April 18, 2014  |  By VictorIT1

 |  Version: Paragon Backup & Recovery Free (64-bit) 2014

Pros

Nice interface.

Cons

It will not allow selection of any Windows 8.1 disks and partitions.

USB drives, SD cards, etc. can be selected.

Summary

Not a viable product currently for Windows 8.1 Update 1. This is not the only product tried that has this problem, so it may be something Microsoft had done.

Nonetheless this product does not work at this point.

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1 stars

"Would not install"

March 21, 2014  |  By Rickajho

 |  Version: Paragon Backup & Recovery Free 2013

Pros

I have no idea, because:

Cons

The installation gets all the way to the end, throws up "Error 1751..." & reports something is missing from the installation package, and then rolls back the install and quits.

Summary

There is no info on Paragon's site or in the PDF manual about installation errors or how to fix them. If the download on CNET is corrupted all I can say is this isn't the first time I have found truncated/crapped download files on CNET.

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1 stars

"Use Paragon Backup & Recovery 2013 FREE"

March 05, 2014  |  By fujitsulover

 |  Version: Paragon Backup & Recovery Free (64-bit) 2014

Pros

did not work for me

Cons

did not work for me

Summary

Even though this version of Paragon Backup & Recovery 2014 did NOT work for me, the previous version "Paragon Backup & Recovery 2013" works! I just tested another competitor backup product and it ended up not working as well. However, I will say that if you backup to 4.7gb DVDs then make sure you grab a bootable media from Acronis True Image WD Edition. Paragon Backup & Recovery 2013 FREE was only able to restore the 4.7gb DVDs "after" using the WD Edition from Acronis to format the hard drive as GPT structure. The reason this is important is that the partition was locked and could not be modified. So Microsoft Windows 8 could not be installed on a locked partition. That is why Acronis True Image WD Edition was used to format the hard disc. Obviously, the boot-disc on a 4.7gb DVD disc had to be created "before" a crash. Thank you Jesus Christ.

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5 stars

"Jesus Christ!"

February 26, 2014  |  By fujitsulover

 |  Version: Paragon Backup & Recovery Free 2013

Pros

It saved me. Thank you Paragon for a job well done. God bless you.

Cons

You just have to grab a bite to eat while it is working.

Summary

I just want to give credits to God for leading me to this working program first of all. I have Microsoft Windows 8 (64-bit) and intentionally with much hesitation formatted and erased my one partition which I had backup with Paragon Backup & Recovery 2013 FREE. I was unsure whether it would work seeing it is from the year 2013 and my version is 64-bits as well as the more recent Microsoft Windows 8. Anyways, to make a long story short, after spending an hour or more waiting for it to restore my formatted and erased partition, it booted up successfully. I know that the erase damaged my startup process because I tested to make sure it could not start Microsoft Windows 8 (64-bit). After my test shows that it failed to start with an error message, I used Paragon Backup & Restore 2013 FREE rescue media disc which had previously been prepared for emergency like this. The end result is that is works!! I am writing this review from a restored laptop using Paragon Backup & Recovery 2013 FREE. Thank you Paragon Group for working so hard to make a utility like this reliable. Of course, mom pays the bill for all my use in the first place; However, I try to help out where I can by getting goodies and freebies like this. I hope I did my job and paid for the program by testing this program to make sure it works. I repeat that I did NOT get paid for this review. It worked for me in this case. Anyways, to conclude for this session: "Thank you God for all your help!"

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5 stars

"Great program and works with windows 8.1"

February 15, 2014  |  By angmalta

 |  Version: Paragon Backup & Recovery Free (64-bit) 2014

Pros

Does what it promises
Works with windows 8.1
Free
Good manual

Cons

Pretty complicated to use

Summary

Works well and very glad with this program

Updated on Feb 15, 2014

Very glad this version works with windows 8.1. I also had trouble to register (and therefore finding Recovery Media Builder add on), but finally it appeared to work using the tile in Express launcher. That way I could register and after that the download link for the Recovery Media builder add on appeared in my account (products > PBR 2014 free).

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1 stars

"What a con!"

February 11, 2014  |  By gavinzn

 |  Version: Paragon Backup & Recovery Free (64-bit) 2014

Pros

The backup seemed to work OK, and the interface was easy to use.

Cons

No way to register the free product on their website. The product help was useless. The registration process demanded a serial number and asked you to go back and click on the FREE option, which I'd done. So no way to register, therefore no way to download bootable media. So no way to recover, so what use is a backup?

Summary

Back to an old version of ACRONIS TrueImage Home ...

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 14
Version 14:
  • New Embedder Recovery Media Builder 3.0
  • Reviser User Interface. The Windows 8 like streamlined, tile-oriented interface has been enhanced by predefined views, which enable to adjust the working environment to particular customer needs.
General
Publisher Paragon Software Group
Publisher web site http://www.paragon-software.com
Release Date November 05, 2014
Date Added November 24, 2014
Version 14
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Backup Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows, Windows 7, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows 8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 232.67MB
File Name br14_free_ea_x64.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 1,520,551
Downloads Last Week 3,602
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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