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  • 5.0 stars

    "Excellent for both backing up AND restoring you critical Windows files"

    November 4, 2007  |   By johnvndnbrk

    Pros

    When I backup my computer I am primarily interested in backing up specific files, inclucing MS Office files, MS Outlook pst files, music, pictures etc. I am equally interested in being able to restore these files, most of the time because I will install a new OS or want to install a clean OS in place of one that has become sluggish. Most other backup solutions will compress your files into a proprietary format, use incremental or differential backups, and in the end taking up more room and requiring more effort to restore your files. With SmartSync Pro your files are copied in their original format or type (i.e. MS Word documents), so restoring is as simple as using Windows Explorer, or using SmartSync Pro, of course. You can choose to use (or not use) templates to help determine what you want to backup, i.e. Outlook, or My Music files, or you can select the files yourself. SmartSync Pro checks for modified files, and copies only files which have changed. There are many other options for scheduling and notification making this both the easiest and feature full backup and restore solution I have used.

    Give it a try! I think you will find its interface and features, and ease of use a welcomed departure from so many other backup/restore solutions out there!

    Cons

    Although this software runs on Vista (x32 for sure, anyway) I am not sure that the templates are up-to-date, so you may want to manually select your folders and files as needed. No big deal but something to be aware of.

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  • Reply by johnvndnbrk on November 4, 2007

    I was able to test this product on WinVista. The templates work great and finds the accurate folders w/o issues. Thanks! John

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