Second Copy

Second Copy

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Date Added:
April 21, 2006
Free to try (30-day trial); $29.95 to buy
Operating Systems:
Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP
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Windows (all)

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    out of 328 votes

    • 5 star: 255
    • 4 star: 30
    • 3 star: 18
    • 2 star: 7
    • 1 star: 18
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    out of 44 votes

    • 5 star: 39
    • 4 star: 0
    • 3 star: 2
    • 2 star: 2
    • 1 star: 1
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  • 1 stars

    "Problems with copying and deleting files not on size"

    August 31, 2014   |   By jhmac77

    Version: Second Copy 8.1.2


    Most folders are copied correctly but not based on size but date only.


    some drives will not copy due to some "network interference" which is usually drives with "odd named" empty folders or other blocked folders. Large numbers of folders disappear and have to be reentered to be backed up


    Not reliable to copy as is but must keep tract of what is and is not copied.

    Updated on Sep 18, 2014

    zero stars sent this to second copy and ripoff report:
    PLEASE EXPLAIN !!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Using windows 8.1
    program files/google/crashreports is an empty folder that has no restrictions. This was an unexpected network error. I deleted it and it came back again same problem. I was working on this same drive and a few minutes earlier with no problems. It also removed all entries and left nothing to backup. I put the following back in:
    TaxACT 2013 Documents\*.*
    taxes 06\*.*
    TAXES 2012\*.*

    profiles.dat show in BOLD



    DestLocation=F:\Medion Laptop BKUP



    Include2=TaxACT 2013 Documents\*.*


    Include4=taxes 06\*.*

    Include5=TAXES 2012\*.*




    Updated on Sep 18, 2014

    Second Copy 8.1.2 was give 0 stars at CNet by me. Backup files are being erased without my knowledge. I am getting many network errors without explanation. Second Copy has not updated since the problem about over 1 year. They are getting rave reviews without good reason. They have stopped communicating.

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  • 5 stars

    "Great Program"

    January 31, 2014

    Version: Second Copy 8.1.2


    I have used it for over 10 years. Great for what it does.


    None that I have.


    Lost SC8 profiles when computer crashed. Lost all profiles. Setup new profiles. Profile "A" copies files to Drop box. Profile "B" copies files to Network drive. Shuts down computer. How simple is that. I start the Program and walk away. Always does what it is supposed to do. Love It. I also have Acronis, I use it to make an image and sends it to the Network Drive. Both are Great.

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  • 5 stars

    "Simple, Reliable, easy to use"

    April 03, 2013   |   By dougfield

    Version: Second Copy 8.1.2


    -Simple, yet very functional interface
    -Set it and forget it


    -none that I know of


    I have been using Second Copy for over 10 years and never had any problems with it other than log entries showing excess characters once in a great while. That problem was fixed by clearing the log & starting fresh. It has been very reliable for backing up my documents, saving older versions in a separate folder in case I need to revisit that version. Other profiles back up Quicken and TurboTax files along with many other important documents. Backups to cloud drives & external drives insure data preservation in case of fire, theft of PC, or just needing some information while on the road with some other laptop, etc.

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