Paragon Backup & Recovery Free

Paragon Backup & Recovery Free

Average User Rating:
3.8
out of 266 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2012
  • Total Downloads:
    1,502,660
  • Date Added:
    Dec. 05, 2012
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    232.67MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    3,246
  • Platform:
    Windows
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  • Current Version

    3.9

    out of 17 votes

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

    3.8

    out of 266 votes

    • 5 star 139
    • 4 star 42
    • 3 star 20
    • 2 star 12
    • 1 star 53
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5 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 stars

"Best in its category"

March 06, 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 stars

"Worked perfect!"

March 05, 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 stars

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

March 04, 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 stars

"Quality, easily and quickly"

March 01, 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 stars

"Simple and fast - excellent!"

March 01, 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 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 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 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 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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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2012
Version 2012 includes new program engine, full Windows 8 and Storage Spaces support.
General
Publisher Paragon Software Group
Publisher web site http://www.paragon-software.com
Release Date December 03, 2012
Date Added December 05, 2012
Version 2012
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Backup Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 232.67MB
File Name br14_free_ea_x64.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 1,502,660
Downloads Last Week 3,246
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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