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Paragon Backup & Recovery Free

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All User Reviews
  • All versions:

    3.8 stars

    out of 262 votes

    • 5 star: 138
    • 4 star: 42
    • 3 star: 19
    • 2 star: 12
    • 1 star: 51
  • Current version:

    3.9 stars

    out of 17 votes

    • 5 star: 9
    • 4 star: 4
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 1
    • 1 star: 3
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  • 5.0 stars

    "Can Use A Flash Drive ON Paragon Backup & Recovery 10.2"

    March 11, 2013  |   By Gold Dust

    Version: Paragon Backup & Recovery Free 2012

    Pros

    You can use a flash drive. It's very easy to use on the Paragon Backup & Recovery 10.2.

    Cons

    The Paragon Backup & Recovery 2012 would not install, something about the dvd player not working. I do not know if you can still get the Paragon Backup & Recovery 10.2. I did install the Paragon Backup & Recovery 2011 but I did not like it so I went back to the 10.2.

    Summary

    The Paragon Backup & Recovery 10.2 works better than the Paragon Backup & Recovery 2012. I think that you have to have a dvd player without errors and I do believe that you can not use a flash drive. I know that the Paragon Backup & Recovery 10.2 works great because I had to use it when my computer crashed and all I had to do to get back onto my computer was to use the flash drive and go to the backup set than wait about one hour, now that was Awesome.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Best in its category"

    March 6, 2013  |   By s_paul_ss

    Version: Paragon Backup & Recovery Free 2012

    Pros

    a very decent functionality for free

    Cons

    nothing found

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Worked perfect!"

    March 5, 2013  |   By OmegaApex

    Version: Paragon Backup & Recovery Free 2012

    Pros

    It was very fast in creating an image of an 8 GB partition, taking just over five minutes and creating an image that was just over half the size of the partition with the default option for compression.
    The interface's color scheme is friendly, and it took me no time to get going with the version of the program.

    Cons

    Well it's free and reliable. For me it's a great option for disk imaging.

    Summary

    Reliable program with some great features that is well suited to handle my needs. Thanks!

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Exactly what I needed to replace Drive Image Pro."

    March 4, 2013  |   By Pilgramspirit

    Version: Paragon Backup & Recovery Free 2012

    Pros

    You can restore the entire hard drive or any individual file.

    Cons

    None that I can see.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Quality, easily and quickly"

    March 1, 2013  |   By AnnaMona

    Version: Paragon Backup & Recovery Free 2012

    Pros

    This is the best product I've used. Simple and intuitive interface makes the work fast and easy.

    Cons

    I have not found it. This product has not competition

    Summary

    I am impressed by. Quickly and clearly did what I needed. It is good and the quality and price

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Simple and fast - excellent!"

    March 1, 2013  |   By natia_k

    Version: Paragon Backup & Recovery Free 2012

    Pros

    Just downloaded and used the version, excellent job! The main reason (for me) to have an image back-up is to be able to restore in case of a drive crash problem etc. With my previews software, I faced with a restore problem, so I recommend any backup and restore software you try that you test the restore to insure it works prior to the day you really need. Paragon's Backup & Recovery worked just great!

    Cons

    So far no cons

    Summary

    Paragon's Backup & Recovery is the best backup software that I have come across (and I have tested a number of them).

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Without a Hitch"

    February 22, 2013  |   By Non_Quixote

    Version: Paragon Backup & Recovery Free 2012

    Pros

    Easy to install. I received my free serial and key in my email quickly, no idea what went wrong for the folks that didn't. I was looking for a free backup application that would allow me to back up single partitions and this fit the bill. Backed up a 28GB OS partition in about 20 minutes to an external USB HDD.

    Cons

    None so far.

    Summary

    Easy to install, easy to use and works as advertised. The GUI is about as easy as it gets!

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Why am I asked for a product key???"

    February 14, 2013  |   By shalebing

    Version: Paragon Backup & Recovery Free 2012

    Pros

    None, because I can't load it!

    Cons

    Trying to run the installer and first thing it asks for is a product key. Its supposed to be a free version so why the product key prompt!!!

    Summary

    Will need to try elsewhere.

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  • 2.0 stars

    "Like Windows, recovery can't access Network"

    February 13, 2013  |   By MILESCFA

    Version: Paragon Backup & Recovery Free 2012

    Pros

    I had feature to add drivers to recovery DVD

    Cons

    but even though I'm 95% sure I had the right networking drivers, it still failed. It seemed to have a "direct IP address" access method too, but I'm a "little" geek and could not get that to work either.

    Summary

    You can BUY a Paragon version that supposedly includes the ability to recover from the network (ie, the "WinPE" feature, which is Windows Preinstall Environment, ie the Windows OS is NOT already on the drive and you're using a DVD to recover). There appear to be "free" versions of the recovery disk that includes this feature, but I decided not to try one for safety reasons (my "new" PC is finally working right on 1 drive - 11 months later - and I'm trying to transfer image to another drive to test it before running a RAID1 system. I am NOT risking using possible virus-recovery image from a stranger).

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Didn't work for me"

    February 11, 2013  |   By Laoshi_K

    Version: Paragon Backup & Recovery Free 2012

    Pros

    It looked good at CNET; it was free.

    Cons

    It didn't work for me on Windows 7, 64 bit. Error message (both tries) "VSS: Can't read volume data. (source: Hard Disk Manager)". I'm not a geek, and didn't know how to fix it, so I removed it and looked for other software. Windows BUP isn't working either, apparently a conflict between Windows Update and Western Digital 1TB drives; maybe this is related. I simply want to make a system image and BUP data--Paragon didn't let me, and neither does Windows BUP.

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