Paragon Backup & Recovery Free (64-bit)

Paragon Backup & Recovery Free (64-bit)

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.7
out of 272 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    14
  • Total Downloads:
    1,574,417
  • Date Added:
    Nov. 24, 2014
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    232.67MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    4,085
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Note: Click here to go to the 32-bit version of Paragon Backup & Recovery Free.

Editors' Review

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Paragon Backup & Recovery 14 Free (64-bit) creates full or partial backups of data or entire discs, on schedule or demand. More importantly, it addresses one of the two biggest obstacles keeping many Windows users from backing up their systems: cost. We tried the 64-bit version; a 32-bit download is also available.

Pros

It's free: Paragon's free recovery tool has the essential capabilities of its premium backup solutions, but with fewer options.

It's easy: The other obstacle to effective backups is usage: You can't rescue your system from a backup that doesn't exist. Too many users find backups confusing, but Paragon's Virtual Disc Wizard walks you through each step.

Recovery drive: The Recovery Media Builder creates bootable USB drives or ISO files that can help you boot a sick PC and run a backup.

Cons

User Manual: Clicking User Manual tells you to go the product's home page (no link) and download it yourself. A text Help file is included with the program files.

Go pro: Now that you're considering backup software, take time to be sure you don't need more than Paragon Backup & Recovery Free has to offer. Premium backup tools (like Paragon Backup & Recovery Home) cost much less than pro service or, worse, a new computer.

Bottom Line

No more excuses: Paragon Backup & Recovery 14 Free can back up and restore your Windows PC when things go drastically wrong -- but only if you run it before you need it! That's the other obstacle, and only you can address it.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    2.2

    out of 6 votes

    • 5 star 1
    • 4 star 1
    • 3 star 0
    • 2 star 0
    • 1 star 4
  • All Versions

    3.7

    out of 272 votes

    • 5 star 140
    • 4 star 43
    • 3 star 20
    • 2 star 12
    • 1 star 57
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1 stars

"DOS based screens. Cannot use USB3 without additional"

March 23, 2015  |  By johnchaffey

 |  Version: Paragon Backup & Recovery Free (64-bit) 14

Pros

This used to work for me when I had XP.

Cons

Will not work with USB3. Support said use USB2 or download and install separate software. I asked for a refund 5 days ago and they will not respond.

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4 stars

"Yes, it's still supported. Yes, it works just fine."

March 11, 2015  |  By Tryumph

 |  Version: Paragon Backup & Recovery Free (64-bit) 14

Pros

--64-bit version is faster than other backup apps I've tried.
--Backed up my system easily to an external USB hard drive with no problems or error messages -- usually takes me several tries to get backups to work properly (with other software).

Cons

--interface is only OK. A setup wizard would be nice.

Summary

--I don't understand a previous reviewer who said this wasn't supported. It IS supported, it IS on Paragon's web site, and it DOES work.
--I don't understand a previous reviewer who said this would only back up to the primary hard drive (which indeed would be pointless if the HD crashed). I had no trouble whatsoever backing up to an external USB drive. Jeez ...

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1 stars

"No Longer Supported"

February 24, 2015  |  By Lord_Glorfindel

 |  Version: Paragon Backup & Recovery Free (64-bit) 14

Pros

None - there are no pros

Cons

The product cannot be found on their Website.

Summary

Wake up CNet

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5 stars

"AWESOME PRODUCT and FREE"

February 11, 2015  |  By pkerbage1

 |  Version: Paragon Backup & Recovery Free (64-bit) 14

Pros

The person who made the comment that the product does not backup and does not work - not sure what is going on there but the product functions FLAWLESSLY on 6 of my personal PCs. I backup to an EXTERNAL USB Drive and I have already attempted one metal recovery restore and it functions FLAWLESSLY. BEtter than most paid apps. Running Windows 8.1 Professional latest edition

Cons

None - Works so well.

Summary

Simple, elegant, WORKS, and FREE!

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1 stars

"Awfully bad"

February 10, 2015  |  By zoorick

 |  Version: Paragon Backup & Recovery Free (64-bit) 14

Pros

Haven't found

Cons

Doesn't work

Summary

This is horrible. I've tried to copy my Windows so I could later run it in a Virtual Box, but the file got "Damaged" for some reason. So I've lost my Windows then. "Thank you", Paragon.

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1 stars

"only backs up to harddrive"

January 22, 2015  |  By Albino_Red

 |  Version: Paragon Backup & Recovery Free (64-bit) 14

Pros

NONE that I found. I would say free, but what good is free if it doesn't work.

Cons

it only backs up to a virtual file on the harddrive,, no good if your harddrive crashes.
sure it will back up Windows, but if windows crashes you are out of luck. so what's the point of having a back up that you can't use to restore your comp?
this wont even back up to a different harddrive, it has to be on the same harddrive as Windows.

Summary

if you are looking for a good back up program,,STAY CLEAR of Paragon.

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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 XP, Windows 8, Windows 2000, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 232.67MB
File Name br14_free_ea_x64.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 1,574,417
Downloads Last Week 4,085
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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