Second Copy

Second Copy

Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
4.5
out of 328 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
7.1.0.3
File Size:
6.15MB
Date Added:
December 30, 2008
Price:
Free to try (30-day trial); $29.95 to buy
Operating Systems:
Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/Vista
Total Downloads:
585,115
Downloads Last Week:
48
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

The program provides standard functionality for backing up and synchronizing your data. Like many similar applications, Second Copy is based on profiles that store information about what files to back up, where and when to do so, and so on.

The program can back up 25 versions of the same file, handy for those users who routinely make a lot of changes. All you have to do to create a new profile is modify a similar one. You can group numerous profiles and run backups automatically in the background. For more advanced users, the program offers FTP support, command-line options, and macros.

Its otherwise handy and clear interface would gain from integrating dialog and option windows in the common shell, but what it really lacks is a tree view for profiles. However, Second Copy's functionality and price are adequate for both small-business and home users, especially those comfortable with technology.

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All User Reviews
  • All Versions:

    4.5

    out of 328 votes

    • 5 star: 255
    • 4 star: 30
    • 3 star: 18
    • 2 star: 7
    • 1 star: 18
  • Current Version:

    4.2

    out of 11 votes

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    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

    Summary

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

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  • 5 stars

    "Great Program"

    January 31, 2014

    Version: Second Copy 8.1.2

    Pros

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

    Cons

    None that I have.

    Summary

    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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    -none that I know of

    Summary

    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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