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Paragon Backup & Recovery Free (64-bit)

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Editors' Rating:
Excellent
Average User Rating:
out of 279 votes out of 13 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    14
  • Total Downloads:
    1,864,556
  • Date Added:
    Nov. 24, 2014
  • Price:
    Free; paid upgrade available; $39.95 to buy (Buy it now)
  • File Size:
    369.97MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    2,326
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

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

    1.9

    out of 13 votes

    • 5 star 2
    • 4 star 1
    • 3 star 0
    • 2 star 1
    • 1 star 9
  • All Versions

    3.7

    out of 279 votes

    • 5 star 141
    • 4 star 43
    • 3 star 20
    • 2 star 13
    • 1 star 62
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1 stars

"False sense of security: worthless product"

November 16, 2016  |  By j-z

2016-11-16 17:44:15  |  By j-z

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

Pros

there aren't any

Cons

When that day comes and you actually need to recover something, you are really out of luck (at least I was). I was not able to recover my drive. A question posted to the forum was not answered. A question to tech support got a response that I could pay $100 for support. And I have the paid version of this product.

Summary

I would look elsewhere for backup options, or use those that come with your operating system.

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1 stars

"Doesn't work as advertised"

January 18, 2016  |  By CheBJP

2016-01-18 19:53:46  |  By CheBJP

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

Pros

Free and simple to install.

Cons

Can't create recovery media. Gives obscure errors when I try to do so. The website forum offers only complicated solutions to this fundamental problem.

Summary

If it works for you right away, good luck. I doubt most people test the full restore process until the really need it. That's too late if you really need it and it doesn't work as advertised. I couldn't produce either CD or USB recovery media successfully. A total waste of my time.

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1 stars

"Waste of Time"

January 08, 2016  |  By Macron

2016-01-08 06:36:09  |  By Macron

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

Pros

NONE
Can't think of any.
Don't waste your time on this one !!

Cons

Complex, backup by default results in collection of old school 4GB files by default.
Recover is key but the Linux CD created for full image recover does not show anything, no options, menu, drives. sources just drive on a blue screen.

Paragon would not even respond to this simple issue about the CD sending me to their forum which void of content.

Summary

Move on or find a version of you can use on all your family computers. NOT single machine license like Trueimage is now. Makes me want to pirate it.

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1 stars

"Utter Garbage"

December 20, 2015  |  By Andy_from_UK

2015-12-20 07:45:32  |  By Andy_from_UK

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

Pros

None, this is confusing and not user friendly, must be aimed more towards professionals that understand all the advanced terminology

Cons

Just flat out does not work, which is a pity because they use to be good!

Summary

Avoid

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2 stars

"A part of paragon system utilities has stopped working"

December 12, 2015

2015-12-12 02:50:13

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

Pros

None that I can think off

Cons

- Crashes/freezes regularly while backing up
- Incremental backups are way too big
- UI is very user-unfriendly
- Small Backups takes hours to complete

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5 stars

"OMG great solution"

May 13, 2015  |  By Revolution Recycling

2015-05-13 10:49:07  |  By Revolution Recycling

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

Pros

does a mirrow backup

Cons

Is little confusing at the beginning but once you get it is great solution

Summary

I used it only for Backup and did an extraordinary job.
I used the Dell Backup manager (always crashes), the MyBackup (never load), Microsoft Backup and recovery, naaa, prefer to save my comments on this one.
But Paragon eyes close recommended.

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1 stars

"five error messages before the software finally opened"

April 15, 2015  |  By RAudibertwp66

2015-04-15 11:00:53  |  By RAudibertwp66

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

Pros

There is a free version -- that comes with many links on every page urging an upgrade to the paid version.

Cons

You get what you pay for.
When the software finally opened, I was faced with a full screen of terms with which I was not familiar. e.g. what is a virtual drive? Can I use an external hard drive? So I went looking for the user manual. Got to be downloaded I was told -- visit the site to download I was told. Four more error messages, followed by me going to the Control Panel and deleting Paragon. This software may meet someone's needs, but it sure doesn't meet mine.

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1 stars

"DOS based screens. Cannot use USB3 without additional"

March 23, 2015  |  By johnchaffey

2015-03-23 13:48:26  |  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

2015-03-11 15:22:28  |  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

2015-02-24 11:06:51  |  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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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 14
Version 14:
  • Windows 10 support
  • 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 2000/XP/Vista/7/8/10
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 369.97MB
File Name br14-free_eng.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 1,864,556
Downloads Last Week 2,326
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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